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  • Asia in Focus - Key takeaways from China’s historic CPC National Congress

    04/11/2022 Duração: 24min

    Few National Congresses of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in history seem to have generated as much global media attention and market response as this year’s, underscoring how business is increasingly driven by politics. Companies are concerned about how China's political trajectory and business environment will evolve over the next five years or more. Have the fundamentals of China's long-term growth changed? Join the discussion between Angela Mancini, Partner, and Andrew Gilholm, Director of Analysis for China and North Asia. They discuss the outcomes of the CPC National Congress, the short-term market reaction, the outlook for China, and key takeaways for businesses. Read our article on the CPC National Congress for more insights about this significant political event, or subscribe to our Asia In Focus podcast series to keep track of dynamics in the Asia market. If you are looking for more analysis on other issues from our experts all over the world, please visit the Our Thinking section on Control Ris

  • The Global Insight - Cost of living: how can companies weather the uncertainty?

    03/11/2022 Duração: 33min

    Which factors are driving inflation and, in turn, how is the rising cost of living driving social unrest worldwide? What do businesses need to know when evaluating the efficacy of government policies and moves by central banks? Join Claudine Fry and Jonathan Wood for a conversation with Ben May, Director of Global Macroeconomic Research at Oxford Economics about the impacts of inflation on global economic performance, on social and political stability, and on the business environment right around the world.    Find out more about how Control Risks can help your organisation succeed.

  • Asia in Focus - The new geopolitics in the Pacific Islands region

    17/10/2022 Duração: 22min

    The Pacific Islands are gaining attention amid the great power rivalry. All sides are stepping up their engagement with the region to expand influence. But the Pacific islands are not just pawns in the geopolitical contest – they are taking it as a chance to promote their own agenda, which may lead to new interest from businesses. Angela Mancini, Partner, has a talk with Daniel Rechtschaffen, Analyst, and Harrison Cheng, Director. They discuss the growth of big powers’ presence in the region in the past years, the view from Pacific Island nations and the key priorities and areas they would like to address, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for companies. For more discussions on the Asia market, please subscribe to our Asia In Focus podcast series. If you are looking for more analysis on other issues from our experts all over the world, please visit Control Risks’ Our Thinking section.

  • Responding to double extortions: What do you need to know?

    14/10/2022 Duração: 40min

    With hard-built reputations on the line, the increasing prevalence of double extortion ransomware attacks are costing organisations more than just their financial stability. Control Risks Partner Nic Reys sits down with experts Luke Fardell and Mark Fawcett to discuss the dangers from threat actors around double extortion and what makes for an effective response to them. Find out more about our cyber and digital services.   Email [email protected] to get in touch.

  • The Global Insight - Digital currencies: what are the risks for business?

    11/10/2022 Duração: 28min

    Cryptocurrency, bitcoin, blockchain, distributed ledgers, CBDCs – the flood of new terms and concepts surrounding digital currency can make your head spin. How should companies be approaching this fundamental shift to the way the world transacts, and why are central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) a key development to watch? Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with Josh Lipsky, Senior Director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center, as he demystifies digital currencies and the risks they pose for business. Dive deeper with the Atlantic Council’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Tracker, which takes you inside the rapid evolution of money all over the world. Learn more about cybersecurity risks around digital currency in this report from the Atlantic Council. Find out more about how Control Risks can help your organisation succeed.

  • Asia in Focus - Sri Lanka: Navigating the economic crisis has implications for other emerging markets

    26/09/2022 Duração: 22min

    Sri Lanka still faces political uncertainty and deep economic turmoil. Global attention remains on the country. Economies with the potential for similar issues see its plans to manage debt with international creditors and set for IMF bailout to be replicable, and – despite the challenges – there are still opportunities in Sri Lanka for international businesses. Join Angela Mancini, Partner, as she talks with Steve Wilford, Partner based in Singapore, and Khalid Bashir Shah, Analyst based in Delhi. They discuss the most recent developments in Sri Lanka and its outlook, what the country’s trajectory means for similar economies, and how companies should learn from the crisis to harness opportunities in key industries and mitigate risks. For more discussions on the Asia market, please subscribe to our Asia In Focus podcast series. If you are looking for more analysis on other issues from our experts all over the world, please visit Control Risks’ Our Thinking section.

  • The Global Insight - Weaponised energy: how does business adapt?

    15/09/2022 Duração: 27min

    The energy crisis spurred by the Russia-Ukraine conflict has led to the weaponisation of energy by governments and blocs on all sides to protect their energy security. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for conversation with Control Risks experts Oksana Antonenko and Patrick Osgood about how energy weaponisation is manifesting differently around the world, the implications for energy transition, and what steps businesses can take to adapt and even thrive amid energy instability and fragmentation.  Find out more about how we can help your organisation succeed.

  • Asia in Focus - Malaysia: Political stability is an issue, but not the whole story of doing business

    13/09/2022 Duração: 22min

    The imprisonment of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak made headlines recently. The scandal tied directly to him is not just a personal blow, but also affects the prospects of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), Malaysia’s leading political party. While political stability is a perennial issue in Malaysia, it remains a well-placed investment destination for companies looking for opportunities, especially in the sectors that are on the rise. Listen here as Angela Mancini, Partner, and Harrison Cheng, Director, discuss the impacts of Najib’s jailing on Malaysia’s political spectrum and governance standards as the 2023 elections approach. They will look at the country’s investment climate and the promising industries, as well as the key challenges for investors and operators. For more discussions on South-East Asia, please listen to our podcasts about Vietnam and the supply chain diversification. If you are looking for more analysis on other issues from our experts all over the world, pleas

  • EMEA In Focus - The Africa Risk-Reward Index 2022

    12/09/2022 Duração: 39min

    The Africa Risk-Reward Index -- produced jointly by Control Risks and Oxford Economics Africa -- is an authoritative guide for policy makers, business leaders and investors, that illustrates the evolution of the investment landscape in major African markets and provides a grounded, longer-term outlook of key trends shaping investment in these economies. In an era of exacerbated global uncertainty and geopolitical change, Africa’s role with the world is being redefined. With the challenges this will present will also come significant opportunities for African countries and investors. Seizing them will be more imperative now than ever.  Join Robert Hutchinson, Partner for our East Africa region for a discussion about the Index with Patricia Rodrigues, a Senior Analyst for Africa; Vincent Rouget, an Associate Director who leads Control Risks analyst team for Africa; Zainab Animashaun, Senior Analyst; Seamus Duggan, Head of Tactical Intelligence; and Jacques Nel, head of Macro at Oxford Economics Africa, the Afri

  • Decrypt - What’s going on with global cyber regulations?

    05/09/2022 Duração: 42min

    Having a strong grasp on where cyber compliance and regulations are headed should be a top concern for any organisation, especially those with global footprints. Control Risks Partner Nic Reys sits down with experts Stina Connor and Jim Fitzsimmons for a conversation about key regional divergences around data privacy, how politics and national security agendas are driving cyber regulations, and what organisations can do to adapt to a perpetually shifting and fragmented cyber landscape.  Email [email protected] to get in touch or visit our website for more information.

  • The Global Insight - Elections in Latin America: where is the region headed?

    25/08/2022 Duração: 27min

    Against a backdrop of overwhelming humanitarian and an economic strife, an extraordinary election cycle has been playing out this year across Latin America. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for conversation with Control Risks experts Gavin Strong and Silvana Amaya about how organisations should understand the candidates, policies and populations in a region ready for change.  Learn more about how we can support your organisation.

  • Asia in Focus - The shape of things to come following Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

    18/08/2022 Duração: 22min

    A few weeks after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, media attention started to dwindle, but the ripple effect is long-lasting. Pelosi's trip may have ushered in a new normal of increased US-China tensions, growing actions and countermeasures around Taiwan and more broadly, and a deepening dilemma for businesses. From security to supply chain, the risk exposure is greater than what companies may have expected. Please join Angela Mancini, Partner, as she talks with Andrew Gilholm, Director of Analysis for China and North Asia, on the outlook of the regional and global impacts following Pelosi’s visit, the top issues faced by businesses in the long term, and what organisations should do to mitigate existing and emerging risks. For more written analysis around this, read our article on the various geopolitical flashpoints in the Northeast Asia region. If you are looking for more analysis on other issues from our experts all over the world, please visit Control Risks’ Our Thinking section.

  • Decrypt - Ransomware and cyber-attacks after Ukraine-Russia: what’s changed?

    16/08/2022 Duração: 31min

    Decrypt is the podcast making sense of cyber and technology issues impacting your organisation. Since the start of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, there have been drastic changes to the cyber threat landscape, including a sharp increase in ransomware attacks. In this episode of In Focus, Control Risks Partner Nicolas Reys talks with experts Joe Buckley and Mark Fawcett about these changes, how they might develop and what this means for organisations preparing for and responding to ransomware attacks. Email [email protected] to get in touch or visit our website for more information.

  • Asia in Focus - Vietnam: Immense opportunities in a complex market

    26/07/2022 Duração: 25min

    Despite the global headwinds, Vietnam continues to offer a strong value proposition for investors, and has continued to attract keen investor interest with its strong growth story. However, Vietnam is also known for its opaque regulatory and political landscape. Join Angela Mancini, Partner, as she discusses with Stephen Norris, Partner and lead analyst for Southeast Asia, and Linh Nguyen, Associate Director, about the challenges that foreign companies face in the country, what they should be doing to mitigate those risks, the opportunities and growth sectors that lie ahead, and finally, can Vietnam really replace China in global supply chains? Read our article on the great supply chain relocation where we explained how companies can expand operations into Southeast Asia in light of China’s COVID-19-related disruptions, or listen to our discussion on this topic in our podcast episode, The future of the global supply chain: China and South-East Asia. If you are looking for more of such analysis and insights fr

  • The Global Insight - A changing of the guard: who will lead Kenya?

    15/07/2022 Duração: 27min

    Kenya’s general elections will be held on 9 August, 2022, and the outcome is far from certain. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for conversation with Control Risks experts Patricia Rodrigues and Rose Mumanya about the roll ethnicity, inflation, misinformation and the Ukraine-Russia conflict are playing in the elections and what businesses need to watch. Learn more about how we can support your organisation.

  • Asia in Focus - The future of the global supply chain: China and South-East Asia

    13/07/2022 Duração: 29min

    Rising concerns in the context of geopolitical tensions and COVID-19 have intensified the focus on global supply chains. Judging by the numerous headlines and discussions about diversification from China to South-East Asia, it would appear that the supply chain landscape is in the process of being completely reshaped. But in fact, many businesses underestimate not only how reliant on China their supply chains are, but also the operational challenges in South-East Asia, a region known for its diversity. Angela Mancini, Partner, speaks with Julia Coym, Director based in Shanghai, and Harrison Cheng, Associate Director based in Singapore. Referring to field observations and experience in supporting clients, they discuss the changing supply chain landscape in China, the opportunities and risks of running supply chains in South-East Asia, and what businesses should be considering no matter which market they will focus on in the future. Read further analysis here on the great supply chain relocation. If you are loo

  • The Global Insight - Taking a stand: is your organisation ready to engage with geopolitics?

    01/07/2022 Duração: 28min

    One of the broad implications of the Ukraine-Russia conflict is the acceleration of a trend already in motion: the pressure on companies to engage with geopolitics and take clear stances. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with Control Risks expert Maria Knapp about what organisations need to keep front of mind when engaging with thorny issues and why staying silent is no longer an option. Learn more about how we can support your organisation.  Subscribe to our twice-weekly Russia-Ukraine Monitor straight to your email, including dashboard summary, likely scenarios, scenario triggers and implications, and summaries of key developments.

  • Asia in Focus - The end of Shanghai lockdown: What’s next for businesses in China?

    22/06/2022 Duração: 20min

    Over the past few months, China's COVID control measures - as highlighted by the Shanghai lockdown - have not only created new operational disruptions for companies, but also amplified the underlying and long standing challenges of operating in China. With life now returning to normal in Shanghai, it’s time for companies to shift their focus from short-term COVID response to the longer-term challenges of doing business in China. Angela Mancini, Partner, and Yifei Zhang, General Manager for East China, discuss the lessons that should be learnt from the Shanghai lockdown, the prospects of China’s next zero-COVID chapter, and what organisations should focus on and prepare for right now. Read further analysis here on the impacts of China lockdowns. If you are looking for more of such analysis and insights from our experts all over the world, please visit Our Thinking section.

  • Asia in Focus - Biden’s first presidential visit to Asia: Key takeaways for businesses

    31/05/2022 Duração: 19min

    US president Joe Biden’s inaugural trip to Asia reflects an acceleration in geopolitical shifts in recent years. With geopolitics increasingly reshaping the regional environment, how will business be affected by these changes? Angela Mancini, Partner, speaks to Andrew Gilholm, Principal and Director of Analysis for Greater China and North Asia. They discuss the big-picture significance of the visit, the future of the flashpoints in the region, and what business should do to strengthen resilience against the potential risks. Read further analysis here on the updated geopolitical landscape in Northeast Asia.   If you are looking for more of such analysis and insights from our experts all over the world, please visit Our Thinking section.

  • The Global Insight - What’s ahead for France and the EU?

    26/05/2022 Duração: 25min

    Emmanuel Macron may have won the 2022 presidential election, but he still has a lot on his plate. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with Control Risks expert Alexandra Kellert about the challenges France and the EU will face in the coming years, from rising energy and living costs to security concerns. Find out more about how we're helping organisations here.