As a CEO, board member or top executive, you’re often under scrutiny. Expectations are high and mistakes can be costly. Against the backdrop of social and business changes, what are the biggest threats facing directors and officers these days?
A decade after the onset of the great financial crisis, the Eurozone as a whole appears to be in relatively good shape again. This positive economic development is reflected in the results of this year's Euro Monitor. However, the Monitor also shows major areas of concern.
Eurozone savers have been caught between a rock and a hard place: interest rates linger around zero but inflation is nudging living costs higher. What has set one saver apart from another is the saving strategy. Allianz Research goes across the eurozone money trail to find out where the smart savers live...
In the wake of mega data breaches and privacy scandals, major IT outages and the introduction of tighter data protection rules in the European Union and other countries, cyber risk is now a core concern for businesses in 2019 and beyond. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2019, Cyber incidents are neck-and-neck with Business interruption as the top business risks globally.
Despite the increased risks, Germany's overall economic capacity utilization will continue to increase in the coming year, according to Allianz Research. But with real GDP growth of 1.7 percent versus estimated 1.5 percent for 2018, the rate of 2016 and 2017 will not be reached.
Most G20 countries including several of emerging countries enhanced their conditions for investments in low-carbon energy in the past year. Nonetheless, more renewable energy investments have to be undertaken in order to meet the Paris climate targets, according to the Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2018.