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The World Economic Forum has published the Global Risks 2012 report. One of the key takeaways from the report is the graphic below that shows the top global risks this year with their likelihood of occurring and what their impact would be:

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It is interesting to note that the risk of “Chronic fiscal imbalances” is ranked high but “Hard landing of an emerging economy” is ranked low.

The graphic below shows the interconnection between the risks:

Source: Global Risks 2012 – Seventh Edition, World Economic Forum

Source: World Economic Forum: The Global Risks In 2012