Surety Bonds – Benefits and Types

Stening Simpson were recently asked the benefits and types of Surety Bonds. Below is a brief summary. Benefits of Surety Bonds Surety Bonds are widely accepted form of contract security and accepted by the private sector, federal, state and local municipalities. Are...

Afghanistan Country Report – Taliban

Afghanistan – Executive Summary The speed of the Taliban’s capture of Afghanistan during August 2021 has been driven in principle by the complete collapse of Afghan security forces. With no meaningful resistance from security forces, the Taliban leadership will...

Nigeria – Swiss National Kidnapped in Ogun State

Nigeria – Unidentified gunmen attacked a police-guarded vehicle convoy along the Ibese to Itori route in Ogun State. Following clashes between the gunmen and police, the assailants abducted a Swiss national and his driver. Two people were injured during the...

Protests are Spiking – Demand for Insurance Rising

The number of large protests and demonstrations – those with at least 100 participants – has spiked 36% since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008-2009, from an average of 355 per year in the 10 years to 2009 to 483 per year in the decade following. This rise in...

UK Warns Businesses Over Rising Political Risks in Hong Kong

The UK highlighted increasing political risks in its latest guidance on conducting business in Hong Kong, pointedly dropping references to relations with its former colony as “positive” and “beneficial.” The UK government updated its  Tuesday for the business risk...