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How Shrinking Populations Can Affect Pensions
November 18, 2022

How Shrinking Populations Can Affect Pensions

Global fertility rates are on the decline and may have a significant impact on how individuals plan for their retirement years. 

The Dollar Is At Its Strongest Value in 20 Years
September 18, 2022

The Dollar Is At Its Strongest Value in 20 Years

The U.S. dollar is at its strongest value relative to the Japanese yen and British pound since the 1980s and trading on par...

China’s Government Is Struggling to Stimulate Economic Growth
September 18, 2022

China’s Government Is Struggling to Stimulate Economic Growth

China’s economy has shown signs of weakening since April after a respectful first quarter outcome, when GDP grew by...

The 5 Best Assets to Protect Against Inflation
September 7, 2022

The 5 Best Assets to Protect Against Inflation

Inflation was always set to be the hot topic at our 2022 U.S. Global Investment Forum (GIF), given the economic and...

Which Way Is Inflation Heading?
September 6, 2022

Which Way Is Inflation Heading?

The latest economic data shows inflation in the U.S. running at 8.5% in July. This is a drop from 9.1% in June. July’s retail...

How the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Is Impacting Insurance Across Industries
August 25, 2022

How the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Is Impacting Insurance Across Industries

Nearly six months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the conflict’s long-term impact is coming into focus. The conflict...

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in Second Quarter 2022
August 18, 2022

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in Second Quarter 2022

Global commercial insurance prices increased 9%, on average, in the second quarter of 2022, a decline from 11% in the...

Why SEC Emissions Rule May Benefit Retail and Consumer Goods
August 15, 2022

Why SEC Emissions Rule May Benefit Retail and Consumer Goods

Given vast product lines and far-flung supply chains, retail and consumer goods companies face a harder task than many...

Global Economic Growth Slows Amid Gloomy and More Uncertain Outlook
July 28, 2022

Global Economic Growth Slows Amid Gloomy and More Uncertain Outlook

The global economy, still reeling from the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is facing an increasingly gloomy and...

How Inflation Is Impacting Pension Savings
July 20, 2022

How Inflation Is Impacting Pension Savings

The emerging high-inflation landscape has the potential to erode a decade of increased “real” capital value. Actual and...

Historic Carbon Credits Are a Time Bomb
July 14, 2022

Historic Carbon Credits Are a Time Bomb

As companies are forced to set more and more rigorous carbon reduction targets, they increasingly rely on purchasing...

Quantum Computing Will Breach Your Data Security
July 10, 2022

Quantum Computing Will Breach Your Data Security

Quantum computing (QC) represents the biggest threat to data security in the medium term, since it can make attacks...

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...

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