The Infortal Blog

Tag: Risk Management

Impact of the Russian War on Turkey
Explore the impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on Turkey’s economy and trade in our latest blog. Learn how Turkey navigates political pressures from Europe and Russia, and its potential role as a mediator. Understand the effects on Black Sea trade and energy imports.
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Argentina – Political and Economic Overview
Explore Argentina’s political and economic landscape in our latest blog. Understand the challenges of public trust, corruption, and human rights issues, including protests, economic crises, and gender violence. Learn about the impact of these issues on the nation’s democracy and society.
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Africa’s Agriculture Processing Industry
Africa's agro-processing industry is ripe for investment, essential for economic growth, and crucial for combating food insecurity and poverty.
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Mexican Drug Cartels and the Avocado Industry
Understanding the impact of drug cartels on avocado supply chains and recommendations for US companies to mitigate risks and ensure ethical sourcing.
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New Restrictions on Outbound Investment
In August of 2023, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order (EO) establishing new outbound investment regulations targeting Chinese development of certain technologies deemed to be risks to US national security.  The order gives the Department of the Treasury oversight into US investors seeking to fund Chinese firms involved in developing sensitive technologies, including […]
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  Europe is once again experiencing intense, active military conflict on its doorstep. Accordingly, many European countries, motivated by Russia’s ongoing violent campaign to seize Ukraine, are now forced to re-examine their defense plans, capabilities, and, importantly, defense budgets.  For some EU countries, this is the first time they have had to seriously consider military […]
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In 2022, Europe was overrun by war for the first time since World War II due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Though Russia’s onslaught has featured all the trappings of conventional warfare, like heavy artillery, ballistic missiles, and the mobilization of troops, it has also revolutionized the role of the cyber realm in armed conflict.  […]
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In today's interconnected world, the global landscape is constantly evolving and presenting new challenges. These challenges arise from various factors, including economic fluctuations, social dynamics, and regional conflicts. Understanding and navigating these dynamic landscapes is crucial for businesses and decision-makers. It allows them to anticipate and adapt to changes, mitigate risks, and seize opportunities. By […]
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  Iran in the context of the Middle East’s geopolitical situation has long provided both political risks and business opportunities. The oil and gas sector, service and agriculture sectors, and a “noticeable state presence in manufacturing and finance services” dominate Iran’s economy. Aiming to move Iran away from a heavily oil-dependent economy, Iranian authorities have […]
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The FTX Saga Continues   On November 2, 2022, the news website CoinDesk published an article that left many people wondering just how solvent the cryptocurrency trading platform FTX truly was. With questions about other companies founded by FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, many who held FTT, the platform’s cryptocurrency token, began selling their tokens. Within […]
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Bribery Schemes in Brazil to Win Exclusive Business Demonstrate Lack of Strong Due Diligence and Compliance Program. At the close of 2022, when some were paying for holiday celebrations, Honeywell International Inc., agreed to pay over $160 million to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This was part of a parallel enforcement […]
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When preparing to hire an executive, form a partnership, acquire another company, or even hire a vendor, you need to do a full risk assessment so you know what potential dangers your company faces. This allows you to make an informed decision about whether the rewards are worth the risks. Make no mistake: while some […]
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