Summary of World Risk Alert April 18th 2013

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World Risk Alert April 18th 2013 summary
The world faces numerous threats to its economic well-being. Forewarned is forearmed.


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The Economist Intelligence Unit’s April 2013 global risk analysis discusses 10 potential scenarios that could tilt the economic status quo. Though this short, candid overview lacks details, its conclusions are significant. getAbstract recommends it to business leaders and risk managers seeking a checklist of situations and their likelihood.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the economic status quo could change and
  • What the Economist Intelligence Unit views as the 10 biggest risks to the global economy.


Any number of geopolitical and economic scenarios could affect global businesses for better or worse. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks 10 potential outcomes according to “risk intensity” (on a 25-point scale), a product of “probability” and “impact”:
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