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Preview of Assessing Risk in New Emerging Markets

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Course Description

This is a free preview (10 minutes) of the Assessing Risk in New Emerging Markets course. The description of the full course (60 minutes) is provided below.

Why is risk so important? This course answers this question by exploring various topics on risk assessment, including the balancing of risk and opportunity. Different types of risks are discussed with a focus on exogenous risk such as geopolitical, security infrastructure, and so on.

Real life examples are provided to give you insight into successes and help you learn how to cope with risk and build your resilience.

After taking this course you'll be able to: 

  • understand risk assessment and why you need it
  • understand the different types of risk 
  • balance risk
  • apply strategies for coping with risk, and
  • understand why risk management is currently the fastest growing business discipline in the world

 This course is for professionals within the following business functions: 

  • Risk management
  • Strategy and planning
  • Supply chain management
  • Distribution and logistics
  • Finance
  1. Introduction - 6 minutes

    1. Welcome and what to expect
    2. Pre-quiz
  2. Balancing Risk - 6 minutes

    1. Balance of risk
    2. Types of risk
  3. Coping with Risk - 7 minutes 

    1. Setting the ground rules
    2. Beefing up your partnerships
    3. Cheap ain't always cheerful
  4. Case Studies -  6 minutes

    1. Legal and regulatory risk
    2. Labour market risk
    3. Infrastructure risk
  5. Wrap Up - 5 minutes

    1. Be prepared
    2. Post-quiz

About the Expert

The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit

We are the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper. Created in 1946, we have nearly 70 years' experience in helping businesses, financial firms and governments to understand how the world is changing and how that creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed. A British company, we are intensely global. We service clients across the world from our 24 offices, our staff speak over 25 languages and we embrace foreign cultures with a passion.
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Robert Powell

Robert Powell

Robert Powell joined the Country Analysis department of the Economist Intelligence Unit in May 2001. He is responsible for reports on the Middle East, but also focuses on wider issues, in particular, macroeconomic policy and the hydrocarbons sector. Robert moved from London to New York in 2007 and plays an important role in presenting the Economist Intelligence Unit's views on the global economy to clients and industry leader. He also maintains very active contacts with the media, including frequent TV interviews for the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, ABC and CNN and coverage by major global newspapers.
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