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UK: INNOCENTS ABROAD. - 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 conspic

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.

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