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Brexit impact on Africa

African markets will suffer from market volatility. Long-term implications subject to global agenda

The short-term implications of Brexit for African economies will be mainly noticeable through market volatility. However, according to Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and NKC African Economics, the longer-term impacts on Africa from Brexit are speculative and depend as much on the attitude of future British governments as on the terms of…

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Governments and Telecoms Top Targeted Sectors for Cyber Attacks in East Africa

Cyber breaches are not confined to developed markets

In East Africa, governments are the top target sector for cyber attacks (33%). Telecommunications (22%) and financial services (17%) follow in close succession. Contrary to the perception that cyber breaches are a problem unique to the large multinational companies based in developed markets, East African organisations are fast becoming a…

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African deal making reaches turning point – major obstacles remain

290 deals recorded in 2015 – the highest volume since 2007

After several years of steadily increasing M&A activity, African deal making has made the final step to firmly entrench itself into the global marketplace. Despite political turmoil in many countries, a prolonged downturn in the commodities cycle and related currency risk, Africa’s top economies have maintained investor interest with strong…

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RiskMap 2016: West African nations striving to escape the commodities downturn in an era of increasingly transnational security threats & issues

African governments will need to be resilient to withstand the electoral, constitutional and financial pressures that will test governments across the region in 2016. This is one of the key messages of RiskMap 2016, published today by global business risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com). RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying…

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RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016

People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents…

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RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016

People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents…

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Disconnect between perceived and actual resilience threatens reputation of companies

Control Risks, the global business risk consultancy, today published its survey “The state of organisational resilience”

Control Risks (www.controlrisks.com), the global business risk consultancy, today published its survey “The state of organisational resilience”. Defining resilience as the ability of an organisation to assess, anticipate, mitigate, and recover from disruptive events, the survey assessed the degree to which the concept of resilience has gained currency and become…

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South African businesses willing to cut losses when corruption risks are too high

Corruption risk deters investors. 55% of South African companies surveyed state that they avoid certain countries if the corruption risk is perceived to be too high. This is one of the key findings of the annual survey “International attitudes to corruption” published by Control Risks, the global business risk consultancy.…

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Corruption remains a major cost for honest companies

34% of African businesses reported losing out on deals to corrupt competitors

Control Risks, the global business risk consultancy, today publishes its annual survey of business attitudes to corruption, comprising interviews with 824 companies worldwide.        Corruption is still a major cost to international business. 34%* of respondents from Africa reported losing out on deals to corrupt competitors. Corruption risks continue to…

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Corruption is high on the corporate agenda in Nigeria, however rigorous implementation and enforcement are lacking

84% of companies with Nigerian headquarters responding to Control Risks’ annual survey “International Attitudes To Corruption” have formal policies in place that explicitly forbid bribes, almost closing the gap on the global average of 87%. This is one of a number of positive developments highlighted in the report, published today…