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Terror Takes Aim at Bottom Line

Kidnappings have a more damaging financial impact on companies than other forms of terrorist attacks, a recent study found. The study, co-written by a Canadian finance professor, examined 75 terrorist attacks of all types between 1995 and 2002 on publicly traded companies. The study found that the share prices of the affected companies fell on average by 0.83 per cent immediately after the attack. That translated into an average loss in market value of $401-million (U.S.) for each affected company. Full Story

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