October 24, 2018
In this Control Risks podcast we hear from Thomaz Favaro, the firm's lead political risk analyst for Brazil and the Southern Cone.
As Brazil slowly recovers from an economic recession and a series of high profile corruption scandals, voters head to the polls on Sunday in what will be the country's most significant presidential election in recent history. Thomaz dials in from São Paulo to discuss the outlook for Brazil and what the final round vote will mean for the business environment.
August 22, 2017
Control Risks currently records more incidents of so-called ‘tiger kidnapping’ in Brazil than in any other country around the world, with one case on average every ten days this year. In this podcast Joseph Smith, our Special Risks Analyst for the Americas region, explains what this type of kidnapping involves and who is most at risk.
February 25, 2017
In this edition of the RiskMap podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Maria Knapp, we discuss the African countries who are vying to build the continent’s first Dubai-like megahub; US-EU and NATO relations in the wake of the Munich Security Conference; and the outlook for Brazil and Argentina as they liberalize their economies.
October 1, 2016
In this edition we discuss the EU's refugee crisis and Hungary's referendum on migration; the upcoming presidential election and potential for violence in Haiti; and the challenges facing the BRICS nations on the eve of their annual summit.
July 22, 2016
In this edition, we discuss NATO's plans, security challenges at Brazil's Olympics, and South Africa's political future.
May 13, 2016
In this edition we discuss the reforms Saudi Arabia is enacting amidst the downturn in global oil prices; the outlook for business in Brazil, where the president has been temporarily removed; and the controversy that is fueling massive protests in Poland.
April 15, 2016
In this edition of our look ahead at the coming two weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss corruption as a driver of political upheaval around the world and zoom in on Brazil and Malaysia, where corruption scandals are impacting the business environment.
September 11, 2015
In the coming weeks, Brazil faces a deepening crisis as a corruption scandal spurs a credit downgrade, Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to the United States against a backdrop of geoeconomic uncertainty, and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni seeks a fifth term. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.
March 13, 2015
The coming weeks will see continued fallout from the US decision to impose sanctions against Venezuela in the midst of that country’s economic and social struggles; newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first visit to Washington where he will seek to prolong US support for his precarious government; and a scandal involving senior Brazilian politicians and the country’s oil company Petrobras underscore corruption risk in Brazil. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.
October 24, 2014
In the coming weeks, global businesses will continue grappling with how the Ebola outbreak affects West Africa’s emerging markets, plummeting oil prices will bring joy to some and pain to others, and Brazilians’ choice of presidents will have major business implications.
December 10, 2013
Thomaz Favaro, Control Risks lead analyst for Brazil looks ahead to an extremely important year for the country with elections in October and the FIFA World Cup in June.