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]
Vaccine rollouts have begun quickly in some countries while others wait. We examine the divergent impacts on diplomatic relations between states prioritising domestic vaccination and others sharing their doses overseas.
Our analysts explore the preliminary and potential impact of the tumultuous past month on duty of care, business continuity and exposure to political and external communications risks for foreign businesses in Myanmar.
We have identified ten key issues to watch in Africa in the year ahead. Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout will remain the top priority for governments in 2021. But as a second wave has seen cases reach a new peak, vaccination campaigns will be uneven and slow to take off.
Join Control Risks' Jonathan Brown for a conversation with Thomas Sandgaard -- CEO and founder of medical device company, Zynex Inc -- who acquired Charlton Athletic in September 2020. They chat about the challenges Thomas faced during the club takeover, as well as the importance of ethics in club ownership and business more generally.
Israel has started administering COVID-19 vaccines to demographics that present lower health risks, including teenagers and individuals over 40 years old. Meanwhile, ten states across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are yet to receive their first shipment of vaccine doses.