With heightened economic uncertainty and increasingly decentralized threats, regional understanding of risks – and the opportunity for cooperation – is critical.
Results from the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Executive Opinion Survey suggest that the threat of a major economic slowdown is high on the minds of business leaders worldwide, with growing apprehension about a wide range of geopolitical shock.
Globally, three of the top five risks identified by executives are economic-related, with “fiscal crises” topping the list, and “unemployment or underemployment” and “energy price shock” ranking as third and fourth, respectively. Fears of an “asset bubble” and “failure of critical infrastructure” are new entrants to the 2019 global top ten.
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