Category: <span>Economic</span>

Integrity Due Diligence
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Integrity Due Diligence

Expanding your business abroad is one of the most challenging tasks faced by entrepreneurs and managers. At home, it’s easy for skilled businessmen and women to decide whether to trust a local partner based on a gut feeling. You can visit your prospective partners in person and visit their office to determine whether they are trustworthy. When conducting business abroad, or with foreign partners, this decision is usually more difficult to make.

Information Security Elements
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Information Security Elements

When companies consider information security, they mainly refer to the cyber aspect. Not unimportant but certainly not everything. As can be seen above, there are significant human, procedural, systematic and physical aspect to information security. Based on our experience in the world of intelligence, we have developed a three-step approach that takes every factor into account.

Employment screenings
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Employment screenings

Organisations that improve their information security usually take measures to tighten company procedures, enhance the protection of their systems or even limit the physical access within their office. One crucial element of information security is often overlooked though: the human factor. In the end, even if all other procedures and systems are fully secured, your information could still be vulnerable through the people who have access to it.

Business travel in 2021
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Business travel in 2021

After a lot of companies cancelled their business trips last year because of COVID-19, 2021 will be the year to restart international projects. Sadly, however, travelling for business will never be the same. The ongoing change is perhaps best illustrated by an example of a project of one of our clients in Israel.

Resumption of international flights
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Resumption of international flights

Multiple countries are reopening their airspace for international flights, despite the continuous growth of the number of daily new COVID-19 cases. This provides ample opportunities for companies to ensure business

Availability of commercial flights
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Availability of commercial flights

Commercial flights are picking up pace again, although the availability of flights remains lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of flights has more than doubled since its low point in March. This means that business travel has become possible again in large parts of the world.

Restarting international projects
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Restarting international projects

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international business operations has been enormous. As governments implemented entry restrictions and curbed internal freedom of movement, conducting international business became extremely challenging. Unable to navigate through the complex regulations, many companies scaled down or temporarily cancelled their operations. Although the virus will not disappear anytime soon, business...

Lebanese Woes
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Lebanese Woes

Lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis. The country’s unemployment rate has risen above 30% and the currency has lost 80% of its value since October. This has had detrimental effects on Lebanese youth’ prospects. As a result, there have been widespread and violent protests which have elevated the security risk environment.  In order to...

COVID-19 Fatality Rate
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COVID-19 Fatality Rate

When looking at the countries across the globe that have been worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, we tend to focus on the number of confirmed cases in a country. While using this unit of measurement provides a good indication of the severity of a country’s crisis, it does not paint a complete picture. If...

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