Indigenous Peoples - Country Risk

By: Ian Campbell | Wed, Oct 3, 2012
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Why Read: Because Country Risk is an increasingly big deal, and indigenous peoples generally are not dealt with today as they were in the past.

Featured Article: A July 2 article discusses a new report generated by London-based Minority Rights Group International ('MRG'). According to the article, that report says:

The article goes on to discuss displacement of indigenous peoples in various countries. Indigenous peoples are said to number about 370 million persons, being about 5% of the world's population, with about two/thirds of them residing in Asia. Indigenous persons are said to be "overrepresented among the poor, illiterate, malnourished and stunted".

Commentary: Going forward, companies - be they resource companies or not - are likely to have to focus increasingly on the circumstances and plight of indigenous peoples. This is now, and will in the future to an increasing degree, involve exhibiting in real ways:

This all goes directly to increasing Country Risk, a topic likely to get far more play in investment and trading circles than it has in the past.

Topical reference: Indigenous peoples threatened by resource exploitation, from Deutsche Welle, Ron Corben, July 2, 2012 - reading time 4 minutes, thinking time longer.



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