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Asia in Focus - The end of Shanghai lockdown: What’s next for businesses in China?

Asia in Focus - The end of Shanghai lockdown: What’s next for businesses in China?

June 22, 2022

Over the past few months, China's COVID control measures - as highlighted by the Shanghai lockdown - have not only created new operational disruptions for companies, but also amplified the underlying and long standing challenges of operating in China. With life now returning to normal in Shanghai, it’s time for companies to shift their focus from short-term COVID response to the longer-term challenges of doing business in China.

Angela Mancini, Partner, and Yifei Zhang, General Manager for East China, discuss the lessons that should be learnt from the Shanghai lockdown, the prospects of China’s next zero-COVID chapter, and what organisations should focus on and prepare for right now.

Read further analysis here on the impacts of China lockdowns.

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Asia in Focus - Biden’s first presidential visit to Asia: Key takeaways for businesses

Asia in Focus - Biden’s first presidential visit to Asia: Key takeaways for businesses

May 31, 2022

US president Joe Biden’s inaugural trip to Asia reflects an acceleration in geopolitical shifts in recent years. With geopolitics increasingly reshaping the regional environment, how will business be affected by these changes?

Angela Mancini, Partner, speaks to Andrew Gilholm, Principal and Director of Analysis for Greater China and North Asia. They discuss the big-picture significance of the visit, the future of the flashpoints in the region, and what business should do to strengthen resilience against the potential risks.

Read further analysis here on the updated geopolitical landscape in Northeast Asia.

 

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The Global Insight - What’s ahead for France and the EU?

The Global Insight - What’s ahead for France and the EU?

May 26, 2022

Emmanuel Macron may have won the 2022 presidential election, but he still has a lot on his plate. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with Control Risks expert Alexandra Kellert about the challenges France and the EU will face in the coming years, from rising energy and living costs to security concerns.

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Asia In Focus - Philippine presidential election: What does a return to history mean for businesses?

Asia In Focus - Philippine presidential election: What does a return to history mean for businesses?

May 20, 2022

The recent Philippine presidential election saw Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr – the son and namesake of the late long-time dictator – winning convincingly by a landslide, but what does this mean for the Philippines and for businesses in the country?  

Join Angela Mancini, Partner, as she discusses with Dereck Aw, Senior Analyst and lead analyst for the Philippines, and Charlie Warren, Partner and Head of Business Intelligence for Southeast Asia, about the impact of this election outcome, the concerns of businesses and investors on the ground, how business outlook might change, and what businesses should be considering right now. 

Read more about what Dereck has written in his analysis about the Philippine election, from which much of the conversation in this podcast is based on. 

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In Focus Cyber - Ransomware and cyber-attacks after Ukraine-Russia: what’s changed?

In Focus Cyber - Ransomware and cyber-attacks after Ukraine-Russia: what’s changed?

May 9, 2022

Since the start of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, there have been drastic changes to the cyber threat landscape, including a sharp increase in ransomware attacks. In this episode of In Focus, Control Risks Partner Nicolas Reys talks with experts Joe Buckley and Mark Fawcett about these changes, how they might develop and what this means for organisations preparing for and responding to ransomware attacks.

The Global Insight - How will the Ukraine-Russia conflict impact food?

The Global Insight - How will the Ukraine-Russia conflict impact food?

April 1, 2022

How will the Ukraine-Russia conflict effect food in the longer term? Join Control Risks Partners Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house expert Jonathan Wood about the impact food shortages and price increases will likely have on a range of risks, exacerbating political instability, social unrest and the effects of climate change.

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Legal and Compliance Insights - Exploring ESG: ESG conduct and human rights

Legal and Compliance Insights - Exploring ESG: ESG conduct and human rights

March 22, 2022

Join Maria Knapp for a discussion with Control Risks experts Michael Zimmern and Joyce Nkini-Iwisi about the challenges organisations face when investigating breaches to human rights, such as workplace harassment and labour violations. Get insight into how organisations can better prepare for conduct and human rights investigations, including issues around evidence gathering, cultural sensitivities and stakeholder rights.

The Global Insight - How will the Ukraine-Russia conflict impact energy?

The Global Insight - How will the Ukraine-Russia conflict impact energy?

March 18, 2022

What will be the longer-term impact on energy of the Ukraine-Russia conflict? Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house expert Oksana Antonenko about the tensions between energy security and energy transition, the uncertainty facing both importers and exporters and why organisations should be prepared for major supply disruption.

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In Focus - Special Report: Angola avoids a debt crisis, but is it out of the woods?

In Focus - Special Report: Angola avoids a debt crisis, but is it out of the woods?

February 22, 2022

Join Control Risks analyst Marisa Lourenço and Gerrit Van Rooyen from Oxford Economics Africa as they discuss the outlook for Angola’s economy in 2022 and how Angola managed to pull itself back from the edge of a fiscal cliff. They also discuss lessons for other countries in the region with mounting debt loads and if Angola’s government can still produce enough of its most precious commodity: oil.

 

The Global Insight - Is sport reshaping risk, or is risk reshaping sport?

The Global Insight - Is sport reshaping risk, or is risk reshaping sport?

February 10, 2022

Amid rising geopolitical turbulence, the business of sport is not only a bellwether for emerging trends, but shapes and is shaped by them. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house experts Daniel Heal, James Lewry and Kent D. Kedl about the work we're doing in the world of sport and what sport can tell us about geopolitics, sustainability and the role of risk in decision making.

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After Merkel: business and the new German era

After Merkel: business and the new German era

January 24, 2022

What does Germany’s new coalition government mean for the risk landscape both within and beyond the nation’s borders? Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation for a discussion with in-house expert Florian Otto about the implications for geopolitics, energy transition, and digitalisation as Germany enters a new era.

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Asia In Focus - Asia Pacific: A look ahead at 2022

Asia In Focus - Asia Pacific: A look ahead at 2022

December 29, 2021

All eyes are on Asia Pacific as it emerges from the pandemic, but questions remain as to how fast its recovery will be and what the “new normal” will look like. COVID-19 has created a backdrop for a rise in state intervention in several parts of the region. 2022 is poised to kick start the decade where transition dynamics, climate risk and climate action raise major implementation challenges for Asian economies and businesses. With many of the world's supply chains originating in Asia, risks of supply chain disruption remain high.

However, opportunities abound for companies that understand these operational nuances and have the skills to navigate the growing plethora of ESG-related regulation, the nativist backlashes, and the geopolitical tensions. In this podcast, Angela Mancini speaks to our panel of experts from China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India as they discuss the key risks to businesses in Asia Pacific in 2022, as well as the key opportunities for growth.

The Global Insight - COVID-19: What do governments get wrong that companies get right?

The Global Insight - COVID-19: What do governments get wrong that companies get right?

December 23, 2021

While governments scramble to respond to the Omicron variant, many companies, particularly those with global footprints, are finding success working from their own pandemic playbooks. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house expert Allison Wood about where the pandemic is headed and why your organisation needs to evolve with it.

Asia In Focus - Asia‘s geopolitical dynamics

Asia In Focus - Asia‘s geopolitical dynamics

December 17, 2021

Angela Mancini, Partner, speaks to Andrew Gilholm, Global Issues lead for Asia Pacific, about Asia’s geopolitical dynamics and some of the key big picture issues that are keeping our clients awake at night. They discuss the key themes in Asia as we head into 2022, US-China dynamics, and China.

The Global Insight - Cyber threats: can your organisation keep up?

The Global Insight - Cyber threats: can your organisation keep up?

December 13, 2021

 As more and more of our lives move onto the internet, risk is intensifying – from cyber security to carbon footprints. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house cyber experts Nicolas Reys and Stina Connor about current trends in cyber and why the decisions organisations make today will determine whether they exist at all in the decades to come. 

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