The long, hot summer

Alexander Campbell

The hot summer of 2011 continues. In the past month, we’ve seen the world’s richest nation brought to the brink of default by political deadlock, the UK’s cities in flames after an outbreak of rioting unequalled in a generation, and the world’s largest currency zone heading for (depending on who you listen to) break-up, fiscal union or lasting depression. Riots and civil unrest pose significant operational risks – the most obvious being business continuity and loss of trade as businesses close

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