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Hazard and Event Risks 

  • Last week in Pakistan, an outbreak of Human Immunodeficient Virus was reported in the cities of Ratodero and Naudero, in the district ofLarkana in the province of Sindh. 
  • The Nigerian Interior Minister informed last week that at least 55 people were killed and at least 30 were injured after a gasoline tanker truck exploded during the evening of May 5.
  • In Russia, Flight SU 1492 of the Russian airline Aeroflot had to make an emergency landing right after take-off last week. Due to technical problems, the aircraft caught fire at the Moscow international airport. 

Operational and Physical Risks

  • Different businesses and hotels in western Jamaica declared last week their support for the declaration of States of Public Emergency in St. James, Hanover, and Westmoreland.
  • Open sources reported recently that Sudanese demonstrators pledged to organize protests in several embassies across Europe and the United States. 
  • In Turkey, the High Election Board announced last week that the Istanbul elections will be held again on June 23, after the board dismissed the previous results, blaming irregularities in the counting process. 

Technology and Information Risks

  •  In the UK, it was reported last week that 100 seller accounts on Amazon were compromised during May–October 2018, as hackers managed to siphon funds from the identified merchant accounts.
  • Cyber-security analysts reported recently that malicious actors had exploited a Confluence Server vulnerability to install a Monero cryptocurrency miner. 
  • In the US, malicious actors recently targeted the Baltimore City Hall server network with a ransomware virus that forced the government to shut down most of its servers. 

Market and Economic Risks

  • As reported recently, Russians being forced to cut its oil production by 10% for five days due to contaminated oil issues. 
  • As reported late last month, the United States are showing a declining trend; C.H.Robinson Worldwide Inc. considered the largest freight broker in North America declined 10%.
  • U.S. car manufacturers announced recently their expectation that President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported cars and vehicle parts will be postponed as negotiation talks continue. 

May 13, 2019

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