From the monthly archives:

January 2010

Recently, the World Economic Forum released its “Global Risks 2010” report, in which partners, including Swiss Re and other corporate and academic entities, collaborated to analyze the most serious global risks for the current year. This was the one of several posts we have run recently about the biggest risks ahead for 2010, whether economic, political or […]


In a move that will undoubtedly make America’s roads a safer place, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued a full ban on texting while driving any bus or truck. The ban, effective immediately, states that truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to […]

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Munich Re was very happy to recently announce that billionaire Warren Buffett has invested even more money in the company. He now holds a 3.045% stake in the company and news of the investment boosted share price by 2%. In early 2008, Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, bought a 3% stake in Swiss Re. During […]


It’s a dangerous world for business people, and it is well known that some areas of the world are definitely more dangerous than others. Maplecroft, a risk intelligence organization, has released its analysis of the 175 most dangerous countries for business. Its Global Risks Index (GRI) measures a combination of different risks that have an […]