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The Middle East and North Africa Risks Landscape

The Middle East and North Africa Risks Landscape briefing paper comes at a time when technological and geopolitical forces are reshaping regional landscapes. The technological breakthroughs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are bringing opportunity but also risk for those unprepared to adapt. At the same time, fractures between global stakeholders—including geo-economic tension—are adding another layer …
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The Global Risks Report 2019

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2019. The Global Risks Report 2019 is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. If unresolved, these tensions will hinder the world’s ability to deal with a growing range of collective challenges, from the mounting evidence of environmental degradation to the …
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The Global Risks Report 2018

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2018. The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth. Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs …
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The Global Risks Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2017. For over a decade the Global Risk Report has focused attention on the evolution of global risks and the deep interconnections between them. This year’s report examines the five greatest priorities facing the world in 2017, their interconnections and the actions necessary to …
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Global Risks Report 2016

In its 11th edition, The Global Risks Report 2016 by the World Economic Forum  draws attention to ways that global risks could evolve and interact in the next decade. The report features perspectives on the perceived impact and likelihood of 29 prevalent global risks, divided into five categories: economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological. The report …
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Business Risks in 2013

The UK insurance giant Lloyd’s of London has just released the Risk Index 2013, its annual report of risks facing global business. According to the Index, the biggest risk businesses face is high taxation, followed by loss of clients/cancellation of orders, cyber-threats, commodity prices and excessively strict regulation. To view the full report, click here.

IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published the Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere, “Time to Rebuild Policy Space.” According to the REO, growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is set to pick up from 3 percent in 2012 to 3½ percent in 2013, supported by stronger external demand, favorable financing conditions, and …
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IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Economic Crisis

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just launched a report on the Fund’s performance in the period up to the global economic and financial crisis, and broadly endorsed with recommendations: “IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis” It finds that the IMF provided few clear …
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D&B International Risk Report

D&B has just published the “Global Outlook for 2011: International Risk Report”. The report provides an outlook for the global economy in 2011. It also identifies the key risks by region and offers recommendations for minimizing risk exposure for companies doing business or considering doing business in these regions.  The main findings are that: -The …
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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2011

The department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the five United Nations regional commissions have just launched the report, “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2011”. The study highlights the continued challenge posed by high unemployment rates in many economies and outlines a number of risks …
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