WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Control Risks, one of the
world’s leading business risk consultancies, today launches RiskMap
2011 – its annual review and forecast of business risk
for the year ahead, including regional outlooks, and a rating of
political and security risk in 173 countries.
2011 will be marked as a year of increasing national self
interest, both politically and economically, as the world’s
emerging economies use their economic strength and resilience to
project global power and influence. In response, the established
powers will respond to these new uncertainties by focusing on
pragmatic engagement to achieve their geopolitical goals.
efforts will become the key boardroom agenda point as regulators
become ever more vigorous in their pursuit of wrongdoing, armed
with stronger legislation in the form of the new UK Bribery Act and
the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
Richard Fenning, Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks,
comments: “2011 will be a dynamic year on the global stage, with
significant implications for international business strategy.
Businesses will need to understand and anticipate the impacts of
geopolitical competition and co-operation.”
2011 report focuses on the following geopolitical and security
trends of particular interest to multinational businesses for the
coming year: a re-ordering of geopolitical influence,
anti-corruption and intensifying urbanization.
Additionally, Control Risks’ report provides regional overviews
of Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and identifies
its five “states to watch” in 2011: Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan
and Turkey. The first four co