Asia-Pacific

  • China’s complex geography lands multinationals in public relations crisis

    June 22, 2018

    This year, Beijing has stepped up its policing of the language foreign companies use to refer to Chinese-claimed territories and regions. China’s increasingly assertive behaviour heightens political and reputational risks for corporates, at the same time as the Chinese market is becoming more important for many major industries.

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  • Philippines snapshot: Battle of Marawi anniversary

    May 25, 2018

    As the first anniversary of the start of the Battle of Marawi approached, the Philippines military announced that it had uncovered sleeper cells linked to Islamist extremists. What are the risks to foreign corporations?

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  • India braces for 2018 monsoon

    May 23, 2018

    The major incoming risk in the three-month outlook are the monsoon rains, which will bring torrential rains and fatalities to southern India. They are forecast to hit the Kerala coast on 29 May. Before that point, extremely high temperatures will cause water-shortages, discomfort and will elevate the risk of civil unrest across a broad range of agricultural and political axes.

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  • Mounting scrutiny of ethnic Chinese poses risks to corporates

    May 23, 2018

    Ethnic Chinese workers and business owners face mounting scrutiny from Western governments fearful of Beijing’s industrial and intelligence strategy. This paranoia poses risks to the many global enterprises which find ethnic Chinese staff and partners to be extremely valuable, whether it be for their technical quality or their ability to bridge the cultural and linguistic obstacles to doing business in China.

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  • Malaysia regroups

    May 17, 2018

    After a momentous week that saw Malaysia’s post-colonial political model rearranged in a manner few believed possible, the nation is drawing breath and assessing what the defeat of the only form of government the country has ever experienced means, when it is replaced by … what?

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