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    China: Why the most populous country on earth is shaping the global economy


    With GDP and growth envied by many Western countries, China is increasingly shaping the global economic landscape

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    Is the UK still open for business?


    Despite increasing restrictions on immigration and the likely need to backtrack in the future on some of the more extreme measures, the UK remains a popular destination for migrants

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    What is the best way to resolve disputes?


    DLA Piper litigation and regulatory partner Richard Norman on methods of dispute resolution and their pros and cons

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    Does your insurance cover you for Ebola-related claims?


    With the disease spreading further and further, corporate policyholders would be wise to assess their insurance coverage

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    Crimes against commerce on the rise in MENA


    Organised crime against businesses is becoming more prevalent in the MENA region and companies should invest more time and money into preventive measures Part of a multinational risks series supported by

  • Eduardo Ustaran

    Five minutes with: data and privacy legal expert Eduardo Ustaran


    Hogan Lovells partner and head of European privacy and informaiton practice on data protection, regulation and privacy impact assessments

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    Getting to grips with global sanctions


    Trade embargoes and other legal restrictions are an increasing concern for businesses operating around the world

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    Are major corporations buying reputation insurance?


    About 95% of corporations have suffered a major reputation crisis in the past 20 years, according to Willis, but adoption of reputation cover has been sluggish

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    How can risk managers protect something as intangible as a brand's reputation?


    Most companies do not value reputation as an asset on their balance sheet, despite its influence on so many aspects of business

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    Is there a way out of the abyss?


    Political and economic analysts are sounding the death knell for the EU as well as the eurozone   

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    Cyber Terrorism


    Experts agree that the cyber threat is growing as hackers develop novel strategies for infiltrating governments, individuals and businesses of all sizes online.

  • Risk Innovation

    Risk in numbers: Switzerland

    Switzerland remains less exposed to the macroeconomic imbalances that have beset the southern European eurozone periphery countries in the past three years. It has a balanced budget, a large current account surplus, low inflation and a government debt level among the lowest for advanced economies. Further, its high national savings ...

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    Risk in numbers: Luxembourg

    Luxembourg continues to be the class leader in the Benelux region. Good macro-economic fundamentals, such as a high current account surplus, low inflation, high savings and low sovereign debt are paired with political stability and sound governance. Some residual risks remain, however, above all a disorderly eurozone breakup scenario. In ...

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    Risk in numbers: The Netherlands

    A member of the core eurozone countries, the Netherlands is currently positioned in between Belgium and Luxembourg in the macroeconomic riskiness sphere. Although fiscal risks, for example, are indisputably higher than for Luxembourg, they remain relatively contained, especially when compared to southern eurozone members. Government debt is lower than the ...

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    Risk in numbers: Belgium

    Belgium is in many ways an outlier among the Benelux countries in that, from the point of view of macroeconomic fundamentals, it bears closer resemblance to France, its southern neighbour, than to Germany, its eastern neighbour. Furthermore, as opposed to Luxembourg and the Netherlands, it displays a current account deficit, ...

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    Risk in numbers: Spain

    With respect to macroeconomic imbalances, Spain has severe exposure to fiscal risks (the potential for sovereign debt default due to unsustainable borrowing practices), inflation, government debt and budget balance. The current account deficit level is also worrisome, especially compared to the rest of Western Europe, however, the trade balance is ...

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    Risk in numbers: Sweden

    With respect to macroeconomic imbalances, Sweden seems currently well positioned and comparatively little exposed. A low budget deficit means the risk of fiscal austerity measures and/or a sovereign debt crisis is very remote, while the large current account surplus and low inflation environment point to favourable external competitiveness, especially with ...

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    Risk in numbers: Norway

    Thanks to a well diversified economy, sound economic policies and - not least - its oil wealth, Norway remains the least risky of the Nordic nations. Low exposure to fiscal risks, a high current account surplus, low inflation and a high budget surplus all contribute to an enviably sound and ...

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    Risk in numbers: Finland

    With its Nordic peer group, Finland shares good economic fundamentals such as low inflation, relatively low government debt and low exposure to fiscal risks. In its favour it can also count a low budget deficit, which it seeks to narrow further in 2013. Some risks remain, however, above all the ...

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    Risk in numbers: Denmark

    Denmark has a relatively low exposure to macroeconomic imbalances, especially compared with its western European peers. The country’s low current risk score is predominantly the result of low inflation, a high current account surplus and low fiscal risk. The flip side to Denmark’s high current account surplus, however, is that ...