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How Persistent Inflation Is Causing Procurement to Adapt
June 15, 2022

How Persistent Inflation Is Causing Procurement to Adapt

It has been almost two years since the first signs of inflation, ignited by the COVID-19 pandemic, began appearing across...

Cyber Disaster Risks Are Mounting
June 1, 2022

Cyber Disaster Risks Are Mounting

As the U.S. kicks off the 2022 hurricane season, another potential disaster looms large. With the Russian invasion of...

9 Takeaways From Davos
May 29, 2022

9 Takeaways From Davos

The annual World Economic Forum took place in Davos last week for the first time in three years. The high-profile...

How the Ukraine Conflict Is Impacting India’s Economy
May 11, 2022

How the Ukraine Conflict Is Impacting India’s Economy

India’s trade with Russia is approximately $10 billion, which is 1.3% of India’s total trade. India imports a significant...

How Long Can China’s Economy Handle Zero COVID?
April 24, 2022

How Long Can China’s Economy Handle Zero COVID?

President Xi Jinping’s policy of zero tolerance toward COVID kept cases down during the first two years of the pandemic.

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in First Quarter 2022
April 24, 2022

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in First Quarter 2022

Global commercial insurance prices rose 11% in the first quarter of 2022, marking the fifth consecutive reduction in rate...

Global Trade Is Battling Demand and Price Shocks
April 21, 2022

Global Trade Is Battling Demand and Price Shocks

The invasion of Ukraine and renewed COVID-19 outbreaks in China will hit global trade with a double whammy in 2022:...

The Changing of the Guard in South Korea — What Does It Mean for Business?
April 10, 2022

The Changing of the Guard in South Korea — What Does It Mean for Business?

Last month saw a new president elected in South Korea. Yoon Suk Yeol is a populist conservative politician, who...

European Banks Brace for Fallout From the Crisis in Ukraine
March 9, 2022

European Banks Brace for Fallout From the Crisis in Ukraine

The unprecedented wave of economic and financial sanctions against Russia has not yet caused panic in financial...

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Amplifies Growth and Inflation Risks in Asia
March 4, 2022

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Amplifies Growth and Inflation Risks in Asia

The sharp escalation of the Russia-Ukraine crisis has led us to change our global baseline. This assumes a prolonged...

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in Fourth Quarter 2021
March 2, 2022

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in Fourth Quarter 2021

Global commercial insurance prices increased 13%, on average, in the fourth quarter of 2021, a decline from 15% in the...

The Cybersecurity Playbook for 2022 and Beyond
February 14, 2022

The Cybersecurity Playbook for 2022 and Beyond

Recognize the pervasiveness of the threat and overhaul operations and culture to strengthen preparedness and...

The Metaverse: A 5-Year Forecast of How It Will Affect Your Business
February 8, 2022

The Metaverse: A 5-Year Forecast of How It Will Affect Your Business

The metaverse is having its moment internationally, accelerated by COVID-19’s impact on digital-based economies and...

What Surprised You the Most About 2021?
December 27, 2021

What Surprised You the Most About 2021?

To round out 2021, we asked a cross section of our BRINK experts to name — in a couple of sentences — what they...

What Will Be the Greatest Challenge of 2022?
December 27, 2021

What Will Be the Greatest Challenge of 2022?

On December 26th, we asked a cross section of our experts to name — in a couple of sentences — what had...

Why the Cybersecurity of the .1% Is Relevant to You
December 17, 2021

Why the Cybersecurity of the .1% Is Relevant to You

The 0.1% are particularly rich targets for cybercriminals and hackers, but their strategies for deterring hackers hold...

Are Apps Becoming Gateways for Cybercrime?
November 28, 2021

Are Apps Becoming Gateways for Cybercrime?

How we travel and where we can go now depends on a smartphone. Freedom of movement is app-based. This is a major...

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in Third Quarter 2021
November 12, 2021

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in Third Quarter 2021

Global commercial insurance prices increased 15%, on average, in the third quarter of 2021, the same rate of increase...

Data Localization Is Now a Big Part of Doing Business Globally
October 21, 2021

Data Localization Is Now a Big Part of Doing Business Globally

More than 100 countries now require their citizen data stored in servers physically located inside their borders. These laws...

What Does Globalization Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World?
October 11, 2021

What Does Globalization Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World?

The global economy is emerging from the pandemic with global supply chains in disarray and companies struggling to...

How Will Digital Currencies Change the Financial Sector?
October 4, 2021

How Will Digital Currencies Change the Financial Sector?

Digital and crypto currencies are rapidly changing the nature of money itself. Digital currencies issued by central banks...

The Era of Cash Is Ending
October 3, 2021

The Era of Cash Is Ending

Digital and cryptocurrencies are rapidly changing the nature of money itself. This will have big implications for currency...

Evergrande Is the Consequence of An Unsustainable Model
October 1, 2021

Evergrande Is the Consequence of An Unsustainable Model

The Chinese real estate sector has long been too big and too risky, and it is not coincidental. It was central in the Chinese...

What Have Treasury Professionals Learned From the Pandemic?
September 20, 2021

What Have Treasury Professionals Learned From the Pandemic?

In May 2021, as the dust was beginning to settle from a worldwide shutdown and some semblance of “normalcy” had...

Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Are Surging
September 12, 2021

Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Are Surging

According to Temple University’s Cybersecurity in Application, Research & Education Laboratory, ransomware attacks...

ASEAN Economies Are Starting to Falter Because of COVID
August 22, 2021

ASEAN Economies Are Starting to Falter Because of COVID

COVID-19 is raging across the five ASEAN countries, and the reliance on mobility suppression to control the virus is taking...

Decentralized Finance: The Next Big Threat for the Finance Sector
July 13, 2021

Decentralized Finance: The Next Big Threat for the Finance Sector

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a fast-growing segment of the financial markets. Based on a blockchain platform, DeFi...

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