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When emerging markets stop growing: Bangladesh and COVID-19

When emerging markets stop growing: Bangladesh and COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Bangladesh has come a long way in the past decade, achieving record growth that has averaged between 6-8% in the past five years. This has made Bangladesh something of a darling amongst foreign investors comfortable with frontier markets. However, the competence of its unique government, which is effectively styled after one sole leader – Sheikh Hasina (who will turn 73 this year) – is being tested by the COVID-19 crisis. Like many emerging economies in Asia, the country is reliant on just a few sectors, which has left it particularly vulnerable to COVID-19-related economic shocks, and this is beginning to result in some signs of social unrest due to mass layoffs of workers. Dane Chamorro is joined by Reema Bhattacharya, Control Risks Analyst for South Asia, to discuss the outlook for Bangladesh in the months and years ahead.

The Supply Chain Episode 5: A conversation with Daniel Fombonne of Kinross Gold

The Supply Chain Episode 5: A conversation with Daniel Fombonne of Kinross Gold

June 3, 2020

Daniel Fombonne, Senior Legal Counsel and Director of Global Compliance at Kinross Gold, chats with Charles Hecker, one of our Partners, about supply chain challenges created by Covid-19, solutions he has found to meet them and what he thinks recovery might look like.

The Supply Chain Episode 4: Security Risks

The Supply Chain Episode 4: Security Risks

May 27, 2020

Philip Songhurst, Senior Director of Crisis, Security and Risk Consulting across Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Control Risks, discusses some of the supply chain risks our clients have been facing in the wake of Covid-19 and some key aspects of best practice.

The Supply Chain Episode 3: Compliance and third party due diligence

The Supply Chain Episode 3: Compliance and third party due diligence

May 27, 2020

Rosie Hawes, Partner in Control Risks' Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in Greater China and North Asia, discusses the importance of supply chain visibility in the wake of Covid-19 disruption.

The Supply Chain Episode 2: A discussion with Matthew Rigby of Unilever International

The Supply Chain Episode 2: A discussion with Matthew Rigby of Unilever International

May 27, 2020

Matthew Rigby, Business Head for Australia and New Zealand at Unilever International, chats with Charles Hecker, one of our Partners, about supply chain challenges created by Covid-19, solutions he has found to meet them and what he thinks recovery might look like.

The Supply Chain Episode 1: Vulnerabilities and resilience

The Supply Chain Episode 1: Vulnerabilities and resilience

May 27, 2020

Cormac Mc Garry, one of Control Risks' senior analysts, talks about how Covid-19 has exposed supply chain vulnerabilities and what businesses can do to develop greater resilience going forward.

 

COVID-19: How data analytics can help businesses in crisis

COVID-19: How data analytics can help businesses in crisis

May 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen governments and organisations turn to data for their decision-making like never before, reflecting not only the increased prevalence of data, but also the speed at which leaders have come to understand how to harness its power. But numbers alone can be misleading. Dane Chamorro chats to Allanna Rigby, our data analytics lead in the Asia Pacific region, about how COVID-19 is the “limelight crisis” for data scientists, and how data has helped businesses navigate the pandemic's trickiest challenges – including supply chain breakdowns, labour availability issues, and spotting corporate wrongdoing.

 

COVID-19: No easy fix for food security challenges in Africa

COVID-19: No easy fix for food security challenges in Africa

May 20, 2020

Barnaby Fletcher, Control Risks’ lead analyst for Southern Africa, speaks with Halima Aden and Rose Mumanya, two of our researchers based in Nairobi, to discuss the growing threat of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa. This is part of a regular series of podcasts exploring the impact of COVID-19 on this dynamic, but vulnerable, region.

COVID-19: Vietnam’s formula for investment growth

COVID-19: Vietnam’s formula for investment growth

May 18, 2020

If there has been a winner in South-East Asia in terms of foreign investment over the last five years, it is undoubtedly Vietnam. The country’s economy has grown quickly, driven in part by healthy levels of manufacturing investment. Even in terms of the COVID-19 crisis, Vietnam so far appears to have emerged strong and organised, especially compared with many of its regional peers. Dane Chamorro chats to Linh Nguyen, a leading consultant on Vietnam, about the benefits and risks for businesses operating in the country.

Business ethics during an economic downturn

Business ethics during an economic downturn

May 8, 2020

Dane Chamorro chats to Andrew Macintosh, who leads Control Risks’ Asia Pacific forensics and investigations practice. Fraud and corporate malfeasance typically rises during periods of economic fragility, and Dane and Andrew discuss how business can avoid problems such as asset loss, IP theft, and wrongdoing by employees.

COVID-19: Considerations for investors in Africa

COVID-19: Considerations for investors in Africa

May 6, 2020

Vincent Rouget, our lead on West and Central Africa, and Clare Morton, an associate director in our business intelligence focused on Africa, discuss the effect that the uncertainty created by COVID-19 is having on investors and lenders in Africa, both in the short term and the longer term.

COVID-19: Africa’s battle with disinformation

COVID-19: Africa’s battle with disinformation

May 4, 2020

Barnaby Fletcher, Control Risks’ lead analyst for Southern Africa, and Bukola Bolarinwa, one of our Africa analysts, discuss the perils of disinformation in Africa, how it spreads and what governments are doing to combat it. This is the second in a regular series of podcasts exploring the impact of COVID-19 on this dynamic, but vulnerable, region.

How can the United States safely reopen the economy amid conflicting electoral dynamics?

How can the United States safely reopen the economy amid conflicting electoral dynamics?

April 28, 2020

Federico Saleri and Jonathan Wood discuss the United States’ reopening strategy, the influence of the upcoming Presidential Elections, and what businesses should do to navigate the different state and local guidelines of policies and restrictions.

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