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  • Last week in the U.S., oil and gas producers shut down offshore platforms ahead ofHurricane Michael’s arrival in the east and northeastern Gulf of Mexico. 
  • Also last week in the U.S., it was reported that around 850,000 business and residential customers from Florida to the Carolinas are without power. 
  • Last week in Ukraine, a massive explosion took place in the largest ammunition depot of the Ukrainian army, in the province of Chernigov, north of the country.
  • In Mexico, a report prepared late last month by the area of Municipal and Regional Affairs of the Senate of the Republic was published and discussed the presence of organized crime in the municipalities of Mexico.

Operational and Physical Risks

  • Last week in Colombia, Minesa Company interrupted operations at the goldmine in the municipality of California, located northwest of Colombia, in the department of Santander. 
  • In Haiti last week, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 
  • In The Netherlands last week, the government lost an appeal against a petition made by the NGO Ugenda.

Technology and Information Risks

  • Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a report warning of an increased cyber-threat to the agriculture industry. 
  • Across the globe, cyber-security researchers announced the identification of a new, sophisticated Android trojan. 
  • Earlier this month, the US Department of Justice reported a cyber-attack by the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. 
  • Last week, global cyber-security researchers identified a “significant number of vulnerabilities” in products manufactured by the Chinese company,WECON.

Market and Economic Risks

  • Last week in Germany, a Berlin Court issued a partial ban on diesel vehicles in areas of the city central business district. 
  • In the Philippines last week, a presidential spokesperson announced the decision to reverse the no-imports measure that was implemented in the country since the beginning of the year.
  • The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that urges an immediate and drastic reduction in global fossil fuels use to limit the global warming increase to 1.5°C, or just over 2°F, by 2050.


October 15, 2018

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