Political Risk


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Political Risk

The risk that a foreign government will significantly alter its policies or other regulations so that it significantly affects one's investment. More broadly, it can apply to the risk that a nation will refuse to comply with an agreement to which it is a party, or that political violence will hurt an investment or business. For example, if one exports goods to a foreign nation, and that nation elects a new government that enacts protectionist tariffs, this will negatively impact the export business.
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Global Banking News-February 8, 2018--Everest Insurance hires executive to lead European Credit & Political Risk
announced the appointment of Russell Fisher as Vice President of Political Risk and Trade Credit to underwrite European business lines, based in London.
Political risk has always been an international business concern, but rarely has it received as much focus as in the past year.
The first component is the political risk, which arises from uncertainties resulting from purely political issues.
But even after so much turmoil, you can readily access political risk insurance to protect your business against a variety of global risks.
A low interest rate environment and the continued softening of the property/ casualty market are luring more insurers into the political risk and trade credit sector.
Hudson in this new position will oversee the development and profit and growth of ACE's global trade credit business and continue to be based in London, reporting to Julian Edwards, head of Political Risk & Credit for ACE Global Markets.
Coupled with strong competition and all-time low pricing, market conditions are favorable toward buyers of political risk cover.
Another type of risk gaining the attention of multinational businesses, outstripping normal business risks and the risk of natural disasters, is political risk.
11 April 2014 -- London-based insurer Aon plc's (NYSE: AON) Aon Risk Solutions risk management business has released its 2014 Political Risk Map which identifies an increased risk rating for all five emerging market BRICS countries.
World Investment and Political Risk 2013: World Investment Trends and Corporate Perspectives: The Political Risk Insurance Industry: Breach of Contract
difficulties related to measuring political risk and to international

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