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  • Epidemics are often followed by unrest

    The social and psychological unrest arising from epidemics tends to crowd out the conflicts of the pre-epidemic period, but at the same time, it constitutes the fertile ground on which global protest may return more aggressively once the epidemic is over.

    Asia Risk | 09 Sep 2020
  • Pandemic makes politically risky world even riskier

    As the Asia Pacific region was hit first by COVID-19, many countries in the region experienced a sharp rise in economic risk early in the year.

    Asia Risk | 26 Aug 2020
  • MENA: High risk levels could pose a challenge for insurers

    AM Best has released its 2020 Country Risk Assessment Reports, providing economic, political and financial system risk assessments on 137 countries.

    Middle East | 24 Aug 2020
  • Lebanon: Insurers' association estimates up to 30% of blast losses are insured

    The Association of Insurance Companies in Lebanon (ACAL) has said that about 70% of the damages resulting from the 4 August devastating explosion in the Beirut port are not covered by insurance.

    Middle East | 11 Aug 2020
  • 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

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