RiskMap Podcast: Venezuela; Power shifts in Southern Africa; The global cyber threat
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RiskMap Podcast: Venezuela update; Power shifts in Southern Africa; The global cyber threat
The RiskMap Podcast - A conversation about what's happening in the world and what it means for global business.
In this edition:
- Laura Sharkey, an analyst covering the Andean region, provides an update on the crisis in Venezuela and the outlook for businesses operating there as the government of President Nicolas Maduro continues making moves to completely centralize power. [Minute 1:15]
- A series of high profile cyber attacks in recent months have highlighted the significant risks facing global businesses. Nicolas Reyes, Associate Director for Cyber Security, discusses how companies can get ahead of the ever-shifting cyber threat. [Minute 7:58]
- Barnaby Fletcher, an analyst covering Southern Africa, discusses the upcoming presidential election in Angola that will close the 38-year tenure of president José Eduardo dos Santos, South Africa's recent vote to continue the controversial rule of president Jacob Zuma, and how the varying questions around power and leadership throughout the region will impact the business environment. [Minute 16:30]
Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died on 8 July, depriving the governing Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) of their leading candidate for the October presidential election.
The pandemic has created additional challenges around the difficult task of terminating employers, events which - if handled poorly - can precipitate incidents of workplace violence.
If anyone doubted the importance of digital transformation to business, Covid-19 has underlined that reality with a vengeance.
The Development Finance Institution (DFI) community has a critical role in supporting the rehabilitation of the private sector in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and promoting positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices that will result in more resilient and sustainable businesses.
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?