Rise in UK inflation highlights WEF’s commodity price risk concerns

Rise in UK inflation highlights WEF’s commodity price risk concerns

Rise in UK inflation highlights WEF’s commodity price risk concerns

An unexpected rise in the UK’s inflation figure on the back of energy and fuel price hikes has brought into sharp focus warnings made last week in the World Economic Forums Global Risk 2011 report that business and governments alike face a new age of commodity price volatility, which will have serious consequences for both.

Security chiefs focus on risks posed by emerging markets

Security chiefs focus on risks posed by emerging markets

Security chiefs focus on risks posed by emerging markets

Multinational companies will have to deal with an increasing volume of security risks as they look for growth in emerging markets, many of which suffer from political or social instability. But they have no choice other than to make inroads into places like the BRIC countries or even Iraq, as the economic situation in the western world is set to remain bleak for quite some time.