Americas

  • Growing Pains: Supply-chain risks posed by marijuana legalisation in North America

    April 18, 2018

    The legal cultivation and sale of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States and Canada as lawmakers move towards legalisation. In the U.S., state governments are making the decision to legalise and regulate the drug, while in Canada, the federal government is hoping to legalise marijuana this summer. Firms operating in the marijuana business face unique compliance challenges and supply-chain risks in this rapidly growing industry.

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  • 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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