Allianz Risk Barometer 2019: Cyber joins BI as leading global risk for companies

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.

Germany economic outlook 2019: Difficult growth environment ahead

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.

Trade 2019: War or Peace

Trade war or trade peace, what’s in store for global import-export next year? Allianz Research does the math as we say goodbye to 2018…

France takes the lead as top G20 market for renewable energy investments

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.

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Where's the Money?

One in every seven person on Earth is now middle class. And China alone accounts for half of the roughly 1.1 billion middle-class people worldwide, finds the Allianz Global Wealth Report 2018...

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Toxic Trio

Health risks could be lurking in that pretty pink nail polish adorning your fingertips. And these three toxins could threaten the financial health of companies too...

AGCS Safety and Shipping Review 2018
AGCS Safety & Shipping Review 2018: Freaky Fridays

Fridays are the days to look forward to, but not if you’re a sailor. Freaky Fridays, the new Bermuda Triangle, the unluckiest ship and a lot more is on the radar in the Safety & Shipping Review 2018 by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)...

Allianz report: Failure to manage natural resources brings increasing interruption and liability risks for businesses
The Natural Cost of Business

Think that depletion of natural resources hurts only individuals? Think again. Companies are at risk too. A new report by AGCS identifies the sectors most vulnerable to natural capital risks...

Euler Hermes oil price outlook: Look beyond geopolitics
Euler Hermes oil price scenarios: Look beyond geopolitics

Oil price strength in the second quarter of 2018 has been driven by geopolitics, in particular heightened tension in Syria and in the Middle East, and subsequently the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Hence, the EH model confirms that the market is now being driven by concerns over geopolitically induced supply shortages that may or may not materialize.