Posts Tagged ‘macroeconomic’

January 22nd, 2019

GC Videocast - Global Risks Report 2019

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John Drzik, President of Global Risk and Digital at Guy Carpenter’s sister company, Marsh, explains the key findings and takeaways from The Global Risks Report 2019. The 14th edition of The Global Risks Report is prepared by the World Economic Forum with the support of Guy Carpenter’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies.

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January 17th, 2019

Global Risks Report: Heightened Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Tensions

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extreme-weather-2Profound political, economic, societal, technological and environmental transformations are occurring at an unprecedented scale and pace and have become a part of day-to-day business life, according to the 14th edition of The Global Risks Report, prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies and other partners.

This year’s report highlights a divided and disrupted world, characterized by heightened geopolitical and geoeconomic tensions, rising technological instabilities and increased environmental concern due to climate change. Continue reading…

December 19th, 2018

Report: New Zealand’s Agriculture Lacking Risk Mitigation Measures

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14shades_thumbnailNew Zealand’s vulnerability to climate-related risks such as extreme weather events is rising due to rapid urbanization and an increase in the frequency and severity of these events, according to the recent report 14 Shades of Risk In Asia-Pacific: Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia-Pacific Risk Center.

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November 29th, 2018

Asia Pacific: Cyber Dependency and the Increased Frequency and Sophistication of Cyberattacks

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_offset_472526_smallIncreasing dependence on technology by businesses and cities in Asia Pacific leads to two major implications for the region, says a study by the Asia-Pacific Risk Center of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Guy Carpenter’s parent company.

From Threats to Impact - Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific says this dependence will lead to a growing demand for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, which is currently not being met. On the other, it also means that cities and businesses in the region are progressively under the threat of a systemic breakdown from a cyberattack.

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November 26th, 2018

Terrorism: The Need for Expanded Capacity

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terrorism_121x120Terrorists are increasingly able to modify, adapt and reinvent their tactics and quickly spread their methodologies to their worldwide support base. Economically, the effect of this change across the globe has been significant. Tourism, trade and investments are examples of areas affected as countries grapple with terrorist actions, both direct and indirect. According to the Institute for Economics and Peace, although the peak of global economic impact from terror events was reached in 2014, it remains at historically high levels.

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November 21st, 2018

Risks from Infrastructure Shortfalls in Asia Pacific

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_offset_472526_smallIn the Asia Pacific region, it is important to address the risk of critical infrastructure failure or shortfall, as analyzed by the latest annual report by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia-Pacific Risk Center titled “From Threats to Impact - Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific.” Continue reading…

November 19th, 2018

Regional Risks for Doing Business

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banner-image_editedhmj-500x500The recent World Economic Forum’s 2018 Executive Opinion Survey provides a snapshot of the global risks that executives say are of highest concern for doing business in their respective countries.

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November 14th, 2018

Safeguarding Development in Asia-Pacific – Upgrading Infrastructure to Match Demand

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_offset_472526_smallIn many parts of Asia-Pacific, infrastructure development does not meet the region’s rapid economic growth and urbanization, according to the latest report by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia-Pacific Risk Center. The study, titled “From Threats to Impact - Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific,” notes a finding by Asian Development Bank (ADB) that developing countries in Asia-Pacific and central Asia will require an additional USD 22 trillion for infrastructure development to maintain economic growth and eradicate poverty between 2015 and 2030.

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October 16th, 2018

From Threats to Impact: Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific

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_offset_472526_smallIn recent years, there has been an increase across the globe in the scale, diversity and impact of risk events. From cyber-attacks to major hurricanes and floods, and from the US-China trade war to unexpected developments around relations with North Korea, recent norms have been turned upside down and uncertainty reigns.

The Asia-Pacific region has been at the center of many of these developments and businesses operating in the region need to adapt accordingly. Continue reading…