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Geopolitical instability remains a top concern for multinational businesses in 2018 with events such as the North Korea missile crisis, Euroscepticism, and increased trade protectionism, driving political risk that could boost demand for credit and political risk re/insurance.

Marsh’s 2018 Political Risk Map found regions facing political turbulence or increased protectionist trends include several nations across Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the U.S.

Multinationals cite major concern over growing political risk: Marsh

The recently released Allianz Risk Barometer ranked the top business risks for 2018, based on the views of more than 1,900 risk management experts globally. Here, we look at the top three identified business risk for Australia and discuss how they can be effectively managed.

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The end of net neutrality could slow down more than internet speeds, according to Netflix Inc.‘s annual report. The 10-K report, released Monday afternoon, lists changes in net neutrality laws as a risk to the media streaming company’s business.

https://www.law.com/therecorder/sites/therecorder/2018/01/30/ending-net-neutrality-is-now-a-business-risk-netflix-says/?slreturn=20180102124610

ZEBULON, N.C. — At this century-old farm just outside Durham, symmetrical rows of shining blue solar panels have replaced the soybeans and tobacco that Tommy Vinson and his family used to grow here. It is one of many solar farms that have sprung up around North Carolina, transforming a state long battered by global offshoring into the second-largest generator of solar electricity after California.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/us/politics/trump-solar-tariffs.html

 

As the Southern California wildfires blaze on, people in the path of the flames may be making an unlikely wish: that if the damage happens, it happens before the clock strikes midnight on December 31. It's morbid, but practical — because now that the new tax bill has passed, some significant disaster tax deductions will disappear.https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/new-tax-plan-won-t-help-small-businesses-after-hurricane-n831191

 

(Reuters) — Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc. faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171122/NEWS06/912317418/Uber-faces-scrutiny-from-regulators-in-US-UK-over-breach-of-57-million-accounts

 

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