part four: physical risk

Companies can face dangerous situations that are risks to their employees and to their property. The oil and gas industry has responded by using drones. This video is part of an FT series that examines how to protect against political risk, reputational risk, cyber risk and the risk to life and limb.

Drones to the rescue

Risk coverage from the rest of the FT

Drones dispatched to assess flood damage

©Guy Carpenter/Geospatial Insight

Aberdeenshire latest part of the country to be affected

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The recent collapse in the Chinese stock market illustrates the sharp losses distant investors can suffer ©AFP
This report considers personal risk factors, from investing in exotic funds to protecting company employees when they are abroad

Camera drones and cow fitness trackers help drive farm yields

Smallholders could benefit from precision technologies — if they can get access to them

US military: Robot wars

More money must go to technology to confront China and Russia, say some people in the Pentagon

Future of farming depends on technology

To cope with population increase, agriculture must become smarter and less wasteful

Hackers shut down Ukraine power grid

Russian group accused of power outage cyber attack

Call for companies to fight online crime

Departing police commissioner dismisses greater regulation

Cyber security: Attack of health hackers

Breach of Anthem database, probably from China, is part of a 2015 wave of 100m hacked medical records

Natural but wrong to blame executives

Bad things that happen are generally the product of bad systems rather than bad people

Markets strain to price in historic shocks

How to calculate the likelihood and scale of catastrophes remains problematic

Geopolitical perils drive insurance demand

Single-risk protection of about $2bn is now available to companies seeking cover

Conflicts will become the new norm

The business danger is that analysis of risk can beget paralysis

‘Little England’ risks under scrutiny

Economists ponder risk of UK fracture from Scotland and EU

Investing in sovereign debt markets

A broad grasp of political, macroeconomic and market dangers is key