On Building the Roads to Rio

Enduring years of anxiety and self doubt about our own transport system in the lead up to this Summer’s Olympics, Londoners probably worry more about such things but even the fun loving Cariocas who live, work and party in Rio de Janeiro must have wondered whether the IOC delegates had knocked back one too many caipirinhas on Ipanema beach before awarding the 2016 games to … Continue reading On Building the Roads to Rio

On Iran, MV Alead, The Flame Virus, Nano Technology, Rio+20

As the West steps up its pressure on miscreant nations, insurance finds itself as the economic weapon of choice. In a matter of days now the EU sanctions against Iran, and specifically a ban on oil imports, come into force. However the ramifications extend beyond Europe because the EU is also preventing its cargo insurers covering tankers shipping Iranian oil. For so long the Arab … Continue reading On Iran, MV Alead, The Flame Virus, Nano Technology, Rio+20