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May. 16, 2013


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Business continuity management is mission critical in the medical device industry
Disaster Recovery Journal
Hurricane Katrina and the most recent Hurricane Sandy, as never before, opened the eyes of many U.S. businesses to their liability to disaster as never before. The need for disaster recovery and business continuity planning has soared to an all-time high, yet surveys like the one released by FM Global, report that despite great media attention given to the on-going spate of natural disasters worldwide and their high financial and human costs, many individuals and businesses do little to address their vulnerability to these hazards through physical risk management practices.
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Strong catastrophe bond issuance stimulates secondary portfolio rebalancing in April
Artemis
Liquidity increased in the secondary market for catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities notes in April, helped by continued strong primary cat bond issuance stimulating portfolio rebalancing among investors looking to accommodate new deals. This trend began in March, but liquidity increased in April as the need to adjust portfolios for diversification and rebalancing purposes grew.
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It is no secret that the U.S. has fallen behind many other nations in the fight against climate change. While the preponderance of scholarly research unequivocally demonstrates a warming planet and human cause-and-effect, the K-Street lobbyists in Washington have cast doubt on these studies, and Congress has been slow to act on any meaningful climate change legislation.
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Enron, ethics and today's corporate values
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Enron's heyday has long ended. But its lessons will long endure. The company's failure in 2001 represents the biggest business bankruptcy ever while also spotlighting corporate America's moral failings. Surely, if there are profits to be made, some type of scheme that attempts to skirt the law or even cross boundaries will occur. It's been that way throughout history. But with each passing scandal, new rules and codes emerge that surpass those of the past. And while Enron won't be the last case of corporate malfeasance, its tumultuous tale did initiate a new age in business ethics.
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Economic recovery still a 'slow recovery'
The Courier-Journal
Political paralysis in Washington won't stall an economic recovery that's revving up across the rest of the country. That's the consensus of economists surveyed by USA Today, who predict the recovery will accelerate late this year even without a deal by Congress and the White House to lessen the impact of automatic federal budget cuts.
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Central banks want to hold emerging-market currencies
The Wall Street Journal
Central banks want to add Chinese yuan and other emerging market currencies to their emergency cash stocks, according to a new International Monetary Fund survey, a change that could redefine the world's reserve currencies. The shift, should it occur, would broaden reserve holdings from dollars, yen and euros and modernize countries' emergency stockpiles of foreign cash.
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Maintaining wage and hour compliance in 2013
AccountingWEB
Over the past six years or so, wage and hour lawsuits have become, if not commonplace, extremely prevalent. This trend, fueled by a large number of workers displaced following the financial crisis and stoked by successful settlements and court rulings over the past several years, is unlikely to end anytime soon.
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Your 7 biggest IT security questions answered
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Whether it be shifting data storage to the cloud, allowing your employees to bring their own devices to work, or reaching a new customer base via e-commerce, the potential of technology to cut overheads and drive growth for small to medium sized businesses seems boundless. But you'd be forgiven for not jumping in with both feet given the equally booming world of IT risks that threaten to negate those gains, and worse.
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Cat modeling makes it hard to differentiate good risk management
Business Insurance
As underwriters become increasingly reliant on catastrophe modeling, it is becoming harder for risk managers who deploy good property loss control to differentiate their risks from those who do not.

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Business continuity and disaster recovery
SmartData Collective
When considering business continuity and disaster recovery options, there's really only one constant from business to business: It's important to have a plan.

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Top 10 mistakes employers make that lead to employment-related litigation
DentistryIQ
Employers across the nation are served with lawsuits from former employees nearly every day. No matter the preventive steps taken by employers, they may still face lawsuits.

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New risk management tools for a post-financial crisis era
Pensions & Investments
Institutional investors are reaching out for new risk management tools to address shortcomings in estimating risks that left them more exposed to losses in the financial market crisis than they expected. To improve systemic risk management, some investors have embraced new tools, although each has its limitations.
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Businesses ill-prepared for natural disasters
VietNamNet
Few Vietnamese enterprises have paid proper attention to handling natural disasters or preparing business continuity plans, putting themselves and the community at risk. Poor infrastructure and lack of precautionary measures made enterprises, especially small and middle sized ones, more vulnerable to catastrophes.
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