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Hazard and Event Risks 

  • In Haiti, global media reported that at least three people were injured after a confrontation between protesters and police officers near Campos de Marzo Park in the city of Port-au-Prince last week.
  • Recently in the U.S., the Detroit Free Press published that the U.S. State Department warned about the high rates of sexual assaults in hotels and other touristic areas of Jamaica.
  • Last week, it was reported that Thailand continues working to contain the outbreak of measles in its southern provinces. 
  • Recently in Tanzania, the Governor of Dar es Salaam announced the creation of a special surveillance squad who will investigate, via social media, people who identify themselves as part of the LGBT community to arrest them.

Operational and Physical Risks

  • In France, supporters of the protest group dubbed Yellow Vests are expected to block roadways throughout the country on November 17, 2018 in protest of rising fuel costs and a planned fuel tax increase.
  • Last week, the U.S. government announced that they would reimpose oil sanctions on Iran beginning next week.

Technology and Information Risks

  • Last week, it was reported that unauthorized users accessed online information of some HSBC Bank customers in the United States. 
  • Also last week, information from the October Security Week’s Cyber Security Conference regarding industrial control systems became available. 
  • Reports regarding an internet relay chat bot targeting internet of things devices and Linux servers became available last week. 

Market and Economic Risks

  • Recently in Argentina, the Argentine Federal Government announced that by November 21 they will create a new organization tasked with reassessing the value of all real property registered in the country. 
  • After conducting a four-day “facing-finding mission” to Myanmar last week, the European Union stated it was considering imposing trade sanctions on Myanmar if the country does not address a crackdown on the Rohingya and other ongoing conflicts throughout the country.
  • As reported last week, Japan and South Korea are amid bilateral talks due to a disagreement regarding the subsidies given by the Korean government to Daewoo Ship building & Marine Engineering. 
  • And in our last story this week, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed final anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese aluminum sheet products. 

November 12, 2018

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