A strong global economy masks a multitude of risks that could raise turmoil in various arenas. Tightening labor markets in the euro area, higher commodity prices and greater Chinese consumption all bode well for worldwide economic growth, but a tectonic shift in the global power structure could expose the vulnerabilities of political systems. This sobering assessment from the Economist Intelligence Unit may give readers pause, but its clear-eyed analysis offers some important warnings. getAbstract recommends it to leaders in business and government.
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