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Hazard and Event Risks 

  • Recently, a security incident was reported at the United States Consulate in Guadalajara, Jalisco State.
  • In Indonesia, 24 workers were killed when gunmen stormed a governmental bridge construction project in a village in Nduga district in Papua province last week. 
  • India’s Health Department last week warned the population of Kerala State, about a new outbreak of the Nipah virus.

Operational and Physical Risks

  •  Last week in Mexico, local media reported that members of the Military Police took control of the security checkpoint at the entrance to Cancun, on the highway 180D from Merida, Yucatan state.
  • Last week in the UK, the Rail, Maritime, and Transport Union announced further walkouts and strike action along the Northern rail line. 
  • In Spain, the Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, last week delimited an area in the city center where cars are not able to enter, except for residents or public transportation, as part of the Plan A of the Air Quality project. 

Technology and Information Risks

  • Marriott International disclosed a data breach in its system, particularly on Starwood’s guest database, as we reported last week. 
  • As reported last week, question-and-answer website Quora disclosed through e-mail that the personal information of about 100 million users was compromised due to a data breach orchestrated by “a malicious third party” on November 30. 
  • Last week, cyber-security researchers discovered several fraudulent, malicious applications that masqueraded as fitness apps on the iOS store. 

Market and Economic Risks

  • A commerce ministry spokesman announced last week that China will immediately implement the consensus both China and the U.S. sides already reached on agricultural products, energy, autos, and other specific items. 
  • The Qatari government announced last week that they are leaving the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC. 
  • French President Emmanuel Macron announced the end of further fuel-tax hikes for inclusion in the coming budget following large scale protest activity last week.

December 10, 2018

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