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  • COVID-19 likely to accelerate interconnected geopolitical risks

    The 2020 Risk Maps report published by Aon in partnership with the Risk Advisory Group and Continuum Economics has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely transform the geopolitical landscape and have profound socioeconomic implications.

    Asia | 30 Jul 2020
  • Middle East: Qatar resilient but Iran hit by sanctions -- Aon

    While Qatar has managed to avoid a major economic hit from a Saudi Arabia-led blockade, the imposition of US sanctions has hurt growth in Iran, says the "Aon Risk Map 2020 - Crisis Management" report which is a guide to political risk, terrorism and political violence worldwide.

    Middle East | 23 Jul 2020
  • Protectionism most likely long-term outcome of COVID-19 pandemic

    Majority of international companies with a large presence in the United States feel that the United States and other advanced economies will "become more protectionist in terms of cross-border mergers and acquisitions and trade and government procurement."

    Asia Risk | 13 May 2020
  • Risk: What the latest political action means for Hong Kong businesses

    The world is gripped in the tight fist of the coronavirus, but life tries its best to carry on. This is best exemplified in Hong Kong - the city recently announced its first day with no new cases in seven weeks - where pro-democracy political action has continued all this while, culminating in arrests for protest leaders on Saturday.

    AIRPlus | 22 Apr 2020
  • Africa: Islamic credit insurer leverages its capital to provide guarantee solutions

    Jeddah-headquartered Islamic credit insurer, Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment & Export Credit (ICIEC), says that it has the ability to leverage its capital through the reinsurance market.

    Africa | 09 Mar 2020
  • Hong Kong medical workers protest government inaction on coronavirus

    Around 2,500 medical workers began a five-day strike Monday in opposition to the government's handling of the coronavirus. The Hospital Authority Employees Alliance, a workers' union which was only recently created, said the industrial action would swell in size with each consecutive day if the borders were not fully closed.

    Asia Risk | 12 Feb 2020
  • Banks need to take Belt and Road environmental risks seriously

    China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which is intended to catalyse the economies of countries around the globe, has several of its projects overlapping some of the most ecologically fragile places on earth writes Ms Divya Narain in an article on China Dialogue.

    Asia Risk | 05 Feb 2020
  • Gulf: Marsh sees higher demand for coverage against political violence

    Marsh, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisers, has seen a spike in clients' enquiries for political violence cover in the Gulf after attacks on tankers and oil installations rattled the region last year, reported Reuters.

    Middle East | 26 Jan 2020
  • Middle East: Insurers expected to revise covers and premiums amidst higher US-Iran tensions

    The latest chapter of turbulence in the Middle East will undoubtedly lead to insurers and reinsurers, particularly in lines such as hull, war, piracy, terrorism, cargo and construction raising premiums, renegotiating terms of cover and introducing riders and endorsements to policies to reflect the increased risks of trading in the region, said Mr Jonathan Moss, head of marine and trade at DWF, a multinational law firm headquartered in Manchester.

    Middle East | 13 Jan 2020
  • Gulf: Joint War Committee declares "No dramatic change" to maritime strategic situation

    The Joint War Committee (JWC) in London has commented that, based on current information, there is no dramatic change to the strategic maritime picture at present.

    Middle East | 09 Jan 2020

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