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Hazard and Event Risks 

  • Last week, tensions between India and Pakistan erupted when a group of presumed Kashmir militants attacked an Indian Army contingent in the Pulwama District in the Jammu and Kashmir state, during a military operation.
  • In Nigeria, an attack allegedly organized by herdsmen took place last week at the town of Agatu, in the state of Benue, where the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers have been escalating during the past few years.
  • Health authorities in the U.S. reported last week 11 more confirmed measles cases in Rockland County and areas of Brooklyn in New York. 

Operational and Physical Risks

  • Last week, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines confirmed that the country is undergoing a shortage of skilled construction workers.
  • Recently, it was announced that another climate protest is expected to take place in several cities in the U.K. and other cities across Europe. 
  • In the U.S., Southwest Airlines publicly apologized last week for the operational and technical difficulties the airline is facing. 

Technology and Information Risks

  • American government agencies and business have been the target of many malicious attacks by nation-state actors.
  • Carbon Black, a cyber-security research firm, announced last week the discovery of a new macOS malware variant of “Shlayer” targeting operating system version10.10.5-10.14.3. 
  • Last week, the cyber-security firm CrowdStrike issued its 2019 Global Threat Report: Adversary Tradecraft and The Importance of Speed. 

Market and Economic Risks

  • In Algeria, after a government administrative injunction to cease their operations last week, the Bariq 21 non-governmental organization took its case to court. 
  • The Japanese company, Honda, announced last week the closure of its car plant located in Swinton Village at the South West part of England in 2021. 
  • A court charged the Swiss bank UBS for helping clients evade taxes and for money laundering in France. 

February 25, 2019

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