Emerging markets are full of opportunities. And not just for businessmen but for terrorists, gangsters, kidnappers, muggers, pickpockets and the like. For the latter, foreign business travellers - with their combination of conspicuous wealth and gullibility - frequently offer tempting targets.
Witness the kidnapping of a Sanyo executive in Mexico. Also in recent months two French gas workers were murdered in Nigeria, and a Scottish lawyer was fatally caught up in a gangland shooting in St Petersburg.
New markets evidently mean new dangers - and for businesses as well as their employees.