Americas

  • Snapshot: May Day risks

    April 30, 2018

    May Day on 1 May is marked by workers’ rallies and marches around the globe, bringing risks that range from traffic disruption through to violence involving protesters and the authorities.

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  • 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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