Geopolitics

February 25, 2019

“Britain was aghast when it failed to get a judge reappointed to the International Court of Justice in 2017. The number of British nationals on human-rights bodies is at an all-time low, says the Universal Rights Group, a Geneva-based think-tank. British candidates for special committees have been rejected 35 times since 2016. There is “increasing …

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February 18, 2019

“South Africa’s major financial institutions have formally notified African Global Operations –better known by its previous name Bosasa –that they will be terminating the hugely controversial facilities management company’s accounts, according to a statement from the company.” The CitizenFebruary 18, 2019 “The banks have reportedly cited reputational risk as their reason for cutting ties.” Reputations …

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February 14, 2019

“I permit myself to say that I’ve perceived a bit of an inflated expectation,” (Pope) Francis said. “We need to deflate the expectations.” The four-day meeting — scheduled to begin Feb. 21 and to be attended by the heads of more than 100 national bishops’ conferences — marks the first time a pope has brought…

February 12, 2019

“These communications cement AMI’s long-earned reputation for weaponising journalistic privileges, hiding behind important protections, and ignoring the tenets and purpose of true journalism,” In a blog, Mr Bezos accused the National Enquirer, America’s best-known tabloid, of carrying out a political attack, and linked it to President Donald Trump and the Saudi government. February 12, 2019Financial …

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February 6, 2019

Deutsche Bank rejected a loan request from Donald Trump in early 2016 after deciding the reputational and financial risks were too high, according to a person familiar with the matter….The request was discussed and ultimately rejected unanimously by Deutsche Bank’s group reputational risk committee. February 6, 2019Financial Times A loan request from Donald Trump in …

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January 30, 2019

Along with the deficit and health care, Americans grade Trump the worst on issues dealing with women and race relations, both areas in which the president started with low expectations. About one-third say he has done an excellent or good job on each in his first two years, with more than 6 in 10 adults …

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January 2, 2019

“Setting expectations without an adequate plan for meeting them is a dangerous game…if you stumble, angry, disappointed stakeholders will make you pay a price.”  “Like BP’s brand promise of being “beyond petroleum ,” like GE’s “imagination at work ” portrayal of solving the world’s problems, like Wells Fargo trumpeting its new ethical standards , Trump …

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December 19, 2018

In a frank confrontation with the EU’s high command on the margins of a European Council meeting in Brussels, Mrs May said if she could not win any more concessions she might as well hold a snap vote by parliament on her Brexit deal next week. Theresa May on Friday threatened to crash the Brexit …

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November 14, 2018

“David Davis, the former Brexit secretary and an ardent Leaver, pointed out…’If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.’” November 14, 2018The Economist “Brexiteers promised the advantages of EU membership with none of the disadvantages …disillusionment was inevitable.” Reputation risk is born in the gap between expectations and experience. Reputations …

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