Tag Archives: Risks

IMF World Economic Outlook – Jan 2014 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Is the Tide Rising?” According to the report global activity strengthened during the second half of 2013, as anticipated in the October 2013 WEO. Activity is expected to improve further in 2014–15, largely on account of recovery in the advanced economies. Global growth is …
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Working for the Few

Oxfam has just published the report “Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality.” According to the study almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population, and seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years. The …
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Global Risks 2014

The World Economic Forum has just released its “Global Risks 2014” report. The study highlights how global risks are not only interconnected but also have systemic impacts. Based on a survey of the WEF’s multistakeholder communities, the report maps 31 global risks according to level of concern, likelihood and impact and interconnections among them. Ten …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – Oct 2013

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Transitions and Tensions,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Transition Challenges to Stability;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Taxing Times.” According to the WEO, global growth is in low gear, and the drivers of activity are changing. These dynamics …
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Good Practice Guidelines on Conducting Third-Party Due Diligence

The World Economic Forum has just published the report titled, The Good Practice Guidelines on Conducting Third Party Due Diligence. According to the study companies conducting business beyond their domestic markets face growing legal and reputational risks. The publication is meant as a practitioner’s guide to managing these risks and are intended for all types …
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Global Risks 2013

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Global Risks Report 2013.”  The study analyses 50 global risks in terms of impact, likelihood and interconnections, based on a survey of over 1000 experts from industry, government and academia. This year’s findings show that the world is more at risk as persistent economic weakness saps our …
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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2012

The IMF has just published chapters 3 and 4 of the April 2012 Global Financial Stability Report, “The Quest for Lasting Stability”. Chapter 3, titled “Safe Assets: Financial System Cornerstone?,” examines the various roles of safe assets, the effects of different regulatory, policy, market distortions, and potential future pressure points that may arise from these. …
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Africa: Open for Business. The Potential, Challenges and Risks

Africa is drawing increasing attention, not only from the perspective of businesses based in China and Europe, but also from operators within Africa itself. In particular, closer economic ties between Africa and China have been covered extensively by the media recently – with fairly mixed reviews. This study by the Economist Intelligence Unit highlights the …
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Expect the Unexpected

KPMG has just published the report, “Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World,” for which KPMG’s network of firms analyzes a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years: • Climate Change • Energy & Fuel • Material Resource Scarcity • Water Scarcity …
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Insurance Banana Skins Survey 2011

The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), in association with PwC, has published its biannual Insurance Banana Skins Survey. The report identifies the risks facing the global insurance industry in early 2011, based on a global sample of 500 insurance practitioners and observers in 40 countries. This year’s survey has produced dramatic changes …
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