With the global economy sputtering, the United States can expect to see more foreign investment from China. Meanwhile, low oil prices have some producers worried, but not Saudi Arabia, which is taking the strategic long view.
The coming weeks will see an election in Libya, trade talks between the United States and European Union, and a “Three Amigos” summit in North America tempered by Mexico’s energy reforms.
The inaugural edition of Control Risks' fortnightly look at business risks in the week ahead. In this episode, security at the Olympics, naval tensions in the Pacific, and a new head of the US Federal Reserve.
Control Risks Chief Executive Richard Fenning talks to the BBC World Service about the impact of Hurrican Sandy and its implications for business continuity.