Venezuela- Food firms are likely to see profit margins squeezed because of price controls and inflation

Perils: Regulatory Risks Sectors, Assets or Individuals Affected: Food Industry/All Sectors Analysis: On 3 May 2011, the Central Bank announced that annual inflation had reached 22.9% in the first quarter of 2011. Although Planning Minister Jorge Giordani portrayed this as a victory, stating that the government had planned to lower annual inflation to 20% by 2012, there are worrying signs that lead


Overcoming Enterprise Disruptions – New Risk Tools Help Companies with the “Uninsurable”

Ian Harrison

The commercial and operational realities of today’s global business environment are creating a whole new class of risks that do not fit neatly into the traditional categories of insurable risk for organizations. We call these “contingent enterprise disruptions,” and they can cause significant financial loss to your organization, as well as inflicting costly damage to your corporate reputation. Counterfeit goods

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast): The risk of disruption to cargo and cocoa exports is likely to rise over the next month due to a resurgence of violence in Abidjan.

Rafael Gomes

Perils: War, Terrorism Sectors, Assets or Individuals Affected: All Sectors, Cargo Analysis: Following the arrest of former President Gbagbo on 11 April 2011, Exclusive Analysis assessed that the levels of violence in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, would drop for a period of no more than three months before intensifying. There are now growing indications that violence will once again increase in the