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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...

Ransom – Nigerians Are Being Kidnapped For

Infants, school children and now hospital workers are among the thousands of people being kidnapped for ransom in Nigeria. According to one analyst, more than 1,300 Nigerians were abducted in June. That's about 45 people a day. And ransom kidnappings by heavily armed...

Cyber – Ways To Protect Your Business From Attacks

As companies extend their commitment to remote workforces, they must also find ways to address their increasing exposure to cyber-related risks. The speed at which organisations have made the transition to a digital business environment has given rise to new and...

JBS Pays Ransom To Get Malware Off It’s Systems

JBS USA – the US subsidiary of Brazilian meat processing company JBS S.A. – has paid an US$11 million (around AU$14.2 million) ransom to hackers after a cyberattack disrupted its operations in the US, Canada, and Australia. This was a difficult decision to make for...

Four Arrested Over Alleged Stuart MacGill Kidnapping

Stuart MacGill former Australian Test cricketer was reportedly kidnapped and held for ransom by an alleged criminal group on Sydney’s north shore. Four men have been arrested over the alleged kidnapping. MacGill played 44 Test matches for Australia and three One Day...

Stening Simpson Group Announce 25th Work Anniversary Of David Wright

We are incredibly proud to announce the 25th Work Anniversary of David Wright. David commenced employment with Stening Simpson in 1996 and is a Director of the Group. What a milestone - Congratulations, David. It has been a pleasure working with you over the past 25...

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

The 279 Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls snatched by gunmen from a boarding school in Nigeria last week were beaten and threatened with being shot, they ­revealed after their release on Tuesday. “They started hitting us with guns so that we would move,” ­Farida Lawali,...

Boko Haram Spread into Northwest Nigeria

On 17 December, 344 schoolboys by Boko Haram who had been abducted from their school dormitory in northwest Nigeria were suddenly released after six days in captivity. Nigerians collectively sighed with relief. However, the involvement of Boko Haram in the...

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