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]
South Asia has been hard hit by a second wave of COVID-19 infections over the past few months, with India alone registering at least 150,000 fatalities since April 2021. As the region slowly recovers from the devastating public health crisis, we discuss the prospects and challenges for South Asia’s post-pandemic economic recovery.
Control Risks has experience working on thousands of pre-investment management due diligence assignments and have identified four key themes that investment teams should consider when scoping their diligence.
The Control Risks Americas team answers frequently asked questions and concerns from US and Canada-based companies as they begin to look beyond the pandemic and re-assess their approach to risk management in this critical moment of transition post-covid.
Is renewable energy development the silver bullet for global climate change? Such projects across Asia’s emerging markets actually come with hidden costs, such as social and human rights risks, writes Reema Bhattacharya, Senior Analyst at Control Risks.
The recent G7 summit was an opportunity to project the leadership of “Global Britain”, a term used since the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016, but successive governments have struggled to define what it means. We examine the challenges facing Boris Johnson’s government as it tries to make it a reality.