International

The World Economic Follies

The World Economic Follies

Each year, the world’s elite economic minds gather in Davos. But is it the right group to ask about risk?

 
The Economy Mirrors the Construction Sector

The Economy Mirrors the Construction Sector

As the economy goes, so does the construction industry.

 
Improving Supply Chain Resiliency in China and Beyond

Improving Supply Chain Resiliency in China and Beyond

Avoiding the consequences of a supply chain disruption.

 
Europe’s Cargo Theft Troubles

Europe’s Cargo Theft Troubles

Violent attacks on cargo delivery vehicles in Europe represent a frightening and expensive trend

 
The Growing Pirate Threat in the Gulf of Guinea

The Growing Pirate Threat in the Gulf of Guinea

The dangers of Somali pirates are well known. But risk also swirls in the waters on the other side of Africa.

 
In the Wake of the Quake: A Supply Chain Unlinked

In the Wake of the Quake: A Supply Chain Unlinked

The quake disrupted supply chains globally, calling into question whether the savings of just-in-time manufacturing are worth the risk.

 
In the Wake of the Quake: Building Code Lessons

In the Wake of the Quake: Building Code Lessons

Countless lives were saved by Japan’s stringent building codes, which are based on lessons of its past disasters. Can others learn from this?

 
In the Wake of the Quake: Rethinking Nuclear Safety

In the Wake of the Quake: Rethinking Nuclear Safety

The Fukushima Daiichi crisis was triggered by an unprecedented chain of events but may still cause the world to spurn nuclear energy.

 
BRIC Economies Lack Adequate Risk Management

BRIC Economies Lack Adequate Risk Management

Brazil, Russia, India and China are great places to do business. Just don’t expect much risk management help.

 
EU Debt Crisis: Far From Over or Nearing the End?

EU Debt Crisis: Far From Over or Nearing the End?

The European Union continues to struggle with its fiscal policy.

 
Q&A: A World of Risk

Q&A: A World of Risk

Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer discusses the largest international threats for 2011.

 
The Perils of Climate Change in Brazil

The Perils of Climate Change in Brazil

Climate change will eventually affect most nations. But its influence in Brazil is already being felt.

 
Clinical Trial Insurance in South Korea

Clinical Trial Insurance in South Korea

Companies are flocking to Korea for clinical trials, but the insurance landscape there poses new risks.

 
Iran Sanctions and Insurance

Iran Sanctions and Insurance

Tougher sanctions against doing business that assists Iran were passed, but enforcement questions remain.

 
Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

Why isn’t microinsurance taking off in Africa?