What can we expect from the world economy in 2016?

posted by John Glen
in Risk
18 January 2016

As we look forward into 2016, what are the key macroeconomic risks facing the global economy?

The first factor to take into account is the failure of Western developed economies to recover robustly from the 2008 financial crisis, most notably the European Union economies.

The second is a slowdown in emerging economies, which have driven global economic growth in the post-2008 era, with a lot of focus on the declining growth of the Chinese economy.

The third is the impact of conflict and political instability on economic growth and risk, most notably in and around Syria, Iraq and Ukraine.

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