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]
Join Jonathan Brown, Partner, and Alecia Futerman, Associate Director, from Control Risks' forensics team for a discussion with Kieran Maguire, author of The Price of Football and co-host of the popular podcast of the same name.
As the conflict in Tigray continues we assess it will come to an end in the coming months, however the security implications and political ramifications will have impacts on business interests in the region.
Pharma and life sciences stand apart due to the sheer variety of third-party risks
As interest rates remain relatively low and financial liquidity levels remain high, investors with a higher risk appetite will continue to find increased opportunities with distressed assets. In Brazil, these have already reinvigorated the trend of M&As in Q3 of 2020.
As we appear to have moved past the “contested US election” scenario, President-elect Joe Biden is quickly sketching out his transition plans for his forthcoming administration. Much has changed in the past four years, both within the US and elsewhere in the world, and an entirely new playbook is needed for US foreign policy, including engagement with Asia.