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]
Control Risks Blog: on a recent trip to Tokyo, Charles Hecker found the Japanese to have a clear and present sense of geopolitical risk.
In this issue of Middle East Riskwatch we talk about how geopolitical uncertainty is here to stay, cyber threat readiness and the impact of failure, third parties role in bribery cases, our top geopolitical risk drivers for the MENA region and finally, our next issue of our worker welfare digest.
Control Risks Blog: In Kyrgyzstan, as well as 11 other former Soviet countries and a number of others further afield, International Women’s Day is a national holiday. Eimear O’Casey finds that not all Kyrgyzstani women are happy about the way it is marked.
What global and regional trends do businesses need to know about? Our Special Risks Analysis team has created a review of the kidnapping landscape in 2017.
The well-established crime of kidnapping-for-ransom saw notable developments in 2017. Alongside this dynamism, there was also a broad continuity in global trends which will allow businesses to plan for 2018 and mitigate this threat.