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The Global Insight: Key findings from the Latin American Capacity to Combat Corruption Index

The Global Insight: Key findings from the Latin American Capacity to Combat Corruption Index

July 16, 2020

Join Charles Hecker for a discussion around some of the key findings from our Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index for Latin America, an index and report assessing Latin American countries’ ability to uncover, punish, and deter graft. We co-produce the CCC Index annually with Americas Society and Council of the Americas. The panel this week includes Geert Aalbers and Thomaz Favaro from our São Paulo office and Francisco Garcia in our Mexico City office.

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In Focus: Development finance institutions in Africa: a critical role to play

In Focus: Development finance institutions in Africa: a critical role to play

July 8, 2020

Join Control Risks experts Tom Griffin, Joanna Turner and Clara Bonnor for a close look at how environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have become more pressing in Africa as a result of COVID-19 and how development finance institutions (DFIs) will play a critical role in supporting companies to prioritise these challenges. Both Joanna and Clara work with a number of our DFI clients across Africa and have been talking to a number of them about ESG priorities and solutions.

Tom Griffin is Partner for our Middle East and Africa region, Joanna Turner is our Geomarket head for East Africa and a Partner in our consulting business, and Clara Bonnor is a consultant in our Business Intelligence practice in Africa.

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The Global Insight: Domestic violence in a world under lockdown

The Global Insight: Domestic violence in a world under lockdown

July 3, 2020

Join Charles Hecker for a discussion about the global impact of Covid-19 on domestic violence. This week's panel of experts includes Kimberly Brunell from our DC office and Joseph Smith from our London office. Subscribe to stay updated with new episodes of The Global Insight every other Thursday. And be sure to check out our other podcasts as well, available on our website or by searching Control Risks wherever you listen.

The Supply Chain Episode 8: A discussion with Jasper Neuteboom of BW Offshore

The Supply Chain Episode 8: A discussion with Jasper Neuteboom of BW Offshore

June 29, 2020

Jasper Neuteboom, Vice President of Insurance at BW Offshore, 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 7: Labour Rights

The Supply Chain Episode 7: Labour Rights

June 29, 2020

James Lewry, Director leading our labour rights practice team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, discusses how businesses can look after their employees, as well as their supplier's employees, during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Looking ahead in the Philippines

Looking ahead in the Philippines

June 26, 2020

Long referred to as the "Sick Man of Asia" for its less than impressive economic performance and often volatile politics, the Philippines has shown record GDP growth in excess of 6% over the last 6-8 years. Under President Rodrigo Duterte, the country has launched an ambitious "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure program and a strategic pivot to China. But how much has really changed? Unlike many of its neighbours, the Philippines economy is still dominated by consumption and services and remains controlled by a handful of big family enterprises. The sudden lockdown of metro Manila and southern Luzon during the COVID-19 crisis will no doubt send the economy into strongly negative territory. Dane Chamorro is joined by Dereck Aw, Control Risks Senior Analyst for the Philippines, to discuss the outlook for the country in the months and years ahead.

 

Activism and unrest in a pandemic

Activism and unrest in a pandemic

June 16, 2020

Join Charles Hecker and a panel of Control Risks experts for a discussion about the global impact of Covid-19 on activism and unrest. This week's panel includes Jonathan Wood in DC, Pratyush Rao in Delhi, and Leandro Lima in São Paulo. Subscribe to stay updated with new episodes of The Global Insight every other Monday, and be sure to check out our other podcasts as well.

Beyond the great firewall – the evolution of cyber risk in Asia

Beyond the great firewall – the evolution of cyber risk in Asia

June 12, 2020

Though China’s cyber laws may be the most well-known, governments across the Asia Pacific – such as those in India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – are implementing new and evolving legislation and requirements on cyber security. The trend is so significant that we’ve seen demand for guidance on cyber issues expand exponentially in recent years. Requirements can vary hugely from one jurisdiction to the next, presenting unique challenges for multinationals. Dane Chamorro chats to Jim Fitzsimmons, a Director in our Cyber Security practice based in Singapore, about how businesses can best avoid the regulatory and reputational damage that can stem from poor cyber governance.


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Economic trends across Asia

Economic trends across Asia

June 9, 2020

Asia was the first region to experience the Covid-19 virus, but the economic effects have varied widely across the region. Northeast Asia, Korea and Taiwan have emerged stronger than others, while structurally open economies like Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand are facing historic downturns. Some sectors, like online commerce and tech, have sailed through, while others, like tourism, have taken a hit. Dane Chamorro is joined by Priyanka Kishore, Global Macro Services Lead at Oxford Economics, to discuss current economic trends across the Asia Pacific region.

The Supply Chain Episode 6: Political challenges

The Supply Chain Episode 6: Political challenges

June 3, 2020

Oksana Antonenko, Director at Control Risks' global risk analysis team focusing on global geopolitical risks covering Europe, as well as the middle east Africa and Eurasia, discusses how geopolitics, domestic policy and activism have been and will continue to have an effect on supply chains amid the Covid-19 pandemic.


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India’s new economic era?

India’s new economic era?

May 29, 2020

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month announced a financial assistance package totalling INR 20 trillion (USD 265bn) to help mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the measures are aimed at increasing credit availability to small and medium-sized companies, many of which are now suffering acute financial distress as a result of over two months of one of the world’s harshest pandemic lockdowns. Dane Chamorro is joined by Pratyush Rao, who leads Control Risks’ analysis on India and South Asia, to discuss how Modi – once dubbed the great economic reformer of India, and now well into his second term – is hoping to lead India on the long road out of the crisis.

COVID-19: Vietnam’s formula for investment growth

COVID-19: Vietnam’s formula for investment growth

May 15, 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.


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COVID-19: How  COVID-19 has changed China’s operating environment

COVID-19: How COVID-19 has changed China’s operating environment

May 1, 2020

Dane Chamorro and Kent Kedl – two of our partners based in Singapore and Shanghai – discuss China, its growth prospects in the wake of COVID-19, and how what happens in China will affect global supply chains.


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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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COVID-19: Opportunities and obstacles for Asian markets

COVID-19: Opportunities and obstacles for Asian markets

April 24, 2020

Dane Chamorro and Steve Wilford, two of our partners based in Singapore, discuss the opportunities and obstacles in key Asian markets as businesses reopen after months of lockdown. This is the first in a regular series of podcasts exploring the impact of COVID-19 on this vital region.


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