THE GLOBAL financial system, and in particular its American players, coped well with the attack on the World Trade Centre on September 11th but doubts remain about the robustness of the financial services sector in general, and some individual companies in particular, to withstand any new outrages. Many companies still overlook the human and the external aspects of such disasters and confine their contingency planning to the replacement of in-house hardware.

These conclusions arise from a 2-day conference this week in London on ...

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