For some people, even to discuss the impact on an economy, let alone financial markets, of a tragedy such as the Paris attacks is poor taste. But one of the aims of terrorists is to cause economic and financial damage; hence the attacks on Wall Street on 9/11 or on tourists in Tunisia earlier this year. So the issue is worth considering.
The rapid evolution and growth of internet-connected "smart" devices and systems - from phones and tablets to commercial truck telematics networks - is exposing businesses and consumers alike to a higher risk of cyber-attack, one that small businesses may not prepared to meet, according to a new survey.
With cyber risks looming ever larger, CFOs must avoid "starving" information technology security budgets, the author of a recently released survey concerning cybersecurity and corporate governance warns.
With President Xi Jinping of China beside him at a news conference in the White House Rose Garden last month, President Obama said the two had come to an agreement that China and the United States would refrain from cyberattacks aimed at pilfering company intellectual property or trade secrets for commercial advantage.
In 2014, a total of 11,625 heavy equipment thefts were reported to law enforcement - an increase of 1.2 percent from the 11,486 reported in 2013, according to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register.
Large cargo losses are having a significant impact on the marine insurance sector, says Nick Derrick, chairman of International Union of Marine Insurance's cargo committee. He spoke in Berlin, at IUMI's annual conference.