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Conflict trumps economy as top risk to world

The risk of international conflict is now the biggest threat facing countries and businesses in the coming decade, trumping concerns about the economy, the World Economic Forum said. The group's annual assessment of global haz

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Desert camp sites at risk in Bahrain are relocated

Dozens of desert camp sites in the Sakhir, Bahrain camping grounds have been relocated by officials over health and safety fears. More than 70 camp sites have been moved so far this season, after tents were pitched too close to hi

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Hedging 'is useful tool to manage risk on LME'

Members of the global metal community can use hedging to manage their price risk on the London Metal Exchange (LME), an expert told participants of a workshop in Bahrain yesterday (November 25). According to LME's senior busin

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Risk appetite lifts as growth expectations pick up

Global investors have a restored appetite for risk amid greater optimism over the outlook for profits and the economy, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for November. A net 47 per cent of the global panel exp

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Bapco in new push to raise risk awareness

Bahrain Petroleum (Bapco) organised a Business Resilience Management (BRM) overview session, conducted by the Emergency Planning College from the UK. Bapco chief executive Dr Peter Bartlett opened the session at the Bapco Club in

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Dubal, MetricStream win risk management award

Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), an operating subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and MetricStream, a leading provider of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions, have been jointly honoured with the GRC 20/20 Research “2014 GRC

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Falcon Group appoints new risk management team

Falcon Group, a leading alternative financier, has appointed Mark Wyatt as its chief risk officer, in an effort to expand its institutional capabilities. In his new role, Wyatt will develop a devoted risk management department wit

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Abu Dhabi property price rise ‘no risk to banks’

The price rise in Abu Dhabi’s residential real estate does not pose a serious risk to the emirate’s banks as the industry is not reliant on leverage but backed by stinger fundamentals, said a report. According to the l

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‘Air travel is low-risk for Ebola transmission’: WHO

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated.   “Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” sai

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Cyber risk insurance ‘an increasing trend’

Cyber risk insurance is an increasing trend as businesses become targets of cyber crime, according to a report. The cyber insurance market is set to double this year over the last, as the need for cyber insurance becomes more acut

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