Asia-Pacific

  • North Korea poses security risks to the Winter Olympics

    January 11, 2018

    The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea takes place amid heightened geopolitical uncertainties on the peninsula, despite the games bringing about a thawing in relations between Seoul and North Korea. This presents complicated economic and security risks for visitors and foreign businesses.

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  • 2018 Global Risk Forecast – Asia

    January 5, 2018

    Trade relations between China and the U.S. are likely to deteriorate in 2018 as U.S. lawmakers from both major parties call for tougher measures against Chinese investments and trade practices. One such effort is the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (Firrma) introduced in November 2017. If enacted, this bill will significantly tighten the U.S. foreign investment review process, with China widely viewed – not least in Beijing – as the principal target.

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  • Crime in India – What the data says

    December 23, 2017

    The 2016 figures for crime in India are out. The report, published by the Ministry of Home Affairs, suggests that the country’s crime hotspots often overlap with areas frequented by foreign nationals.

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  • A U.S. probe into China’s intellectual infringement raises trade risk

    December 19, 2017

    The U.S. government continues to depict China as a practitioner of unfair trade practices. Its growing threats to impose countermeasures pose a direct threat to companies with trans-Pacific supply chains.

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  • Election Watch: New Maoist violence in Nepal

    November 29, 2017

    Most of Nepal’s Maoist ex-guerrillas have transitioned into peaceful democratic politics. Now, however, a splinter faction of hardliners is using violence to promote itself ahead of general elections. Their activities are likely to intensify should their former Maoist comrades win power.

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