Asia-Pacific

  • From ground to cars: Mapping risks in the cobalt supply chain

    November 22, 2018

    Demand for electric vehicles is witnessing explosive growth. Meeting this demand requires the metal cobalt. The following report traces the cobalt supply chain and explores the risks related to its production.

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  • SNAPSHOT: China targets Australian farming as Pacific tensions grow

    November 21, 2018

    • On 19 November, the Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China announced the immediate start of a year-long anti-dumping probe into imported barley from Australia.

    • China is Australia’s largest export market for barley; in 2017, it exported two-thirds of its crop – 6.48 million tonnes – worth USD$1.5 billion, to China.

    • China uses ...

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  • 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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