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Obvious hot spots not only geopolitical risk

March 1, 2016

Your business faces unparalleled geopolitical risks today, but you can help mitigate those risks for a more positive future.

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Geopolitical risks have real repercussions for businesses, and the global scenario for 2016 will only increase vulnerabilities to investments and operations. These interconnected risks are not just emerging from the usual “hotspots” such as the Middle East, either. The strain will be felt worldwide: multiple governments in South America are under extreme stress; a worldwide commodities dip is rattling the foundations of even major economies. In the assessment of Jim Thomas, Head of Credit and Political Risk, Zurich Insurance Group, the state of play is challenging, but businesses that focus on becoming more resilient will be best positioned for future success.