Americas

  • Crime and corruption provide an opening for outsider candidates in Brazil

    March 29, 2018

    With Brazil's presidential election upcoming in October 2018, crime and corruption are featuring prominently on the campaign trail.

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  • Snapshot: Easter risks

    March 29, 2018

    Easter, the most important Christian festival, brings significant security and travel risks, spanning everything from potential terrorist attacks on places of worship to striking airline cabin crew disrupting holiday plans. Here are some.

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  • Snapshot: Impact of Trump blocking Broadcom deal

    March 15, 2018

    Donald Trump blocked Singapore-based semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom's planned takeover of US chipmaker Qualcomm on national security grounds. While China was not named, Broadcom was presumably targeted over perceived links to Beijing. How will this impact other non-Chinese companies with ethnic Chinese ownership or management?

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  • Canada’s Pipe Dream: Infighting threatens the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

    February 26, 2018

    Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline (TMP) expansion project is due to begin construction in December 2020 but infighting between provincial governments could push back the start date. The project faces an array of risks, including opposition from the British Columbia provincial government, environmentalists, and indigenous groups.

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  • The criminal and political risks of digital currencies

    January 30, 2018

    Digital currencies have attracted the attention of everyone from government regulators and major businesses through to organised crime syndicates and rogue states, bringing criminal and political risks.

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