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Global Risks 2011

Global Risks 2011

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World Economic Forum
in collaboration with :
Marsh & McLennan CompaniesSwiss Reinsurance CompanyWharton Center for Risk Management,University of PennsylvaniaZurich Financial Services
Global Risks
Sixth Edition
An initiative of the Risk Response Network 
World Economic ForumJanuary 2011
 The information in this report, or on which this report is based, has been obtained from sources thatthe authors believe to be reliable and accurate. However, it has not been independently verified andno representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the accuracy or completeness of anyinformation obtained from third parties. In addition, the statements in this report may provide currentexpectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does notdirectly relate to a historical fact or a current fact. These statements involve known and unknown risks,uncertainties and other factors which are not exhaustive. The companies contributing to this reportoperate in a continually changing environment and new risks emerge continually. Readers are cautionednot to place undue reliance on these statements. The companies contributing to this report undertakeno obligation to publicly revise or update any statements, whether as a result of new information, futureevents or otherwise and they shall in no event be liable for any loss or damage arising in connection withthe use of the information in this report.
World Economic Forum
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ISBN: 92-95044-47-9978-92-95044-47-0
REF: 050111
Figure 1 | Global Risks Landscape 2011:Perception data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Survey
Economic Risks
 Asset price collapseExtreme commodity price volatilityExtreme consumer price volatilityExtreme energy price volatilityFiscal crisesGlobal imbalances and currency volatilityInrastructure ragilityLiquidity/credit crunchRegulatory ailuresRetrenchment rom globalizationSlowing Chinese economy (<6%)
Environmental Risks
 Air pollutionBiodiversity lossClimate changeEarthquakes and volcanic eruptionsFloodingOcean governanceStorms and cyclones
Societal Risks
Chronic diseasesDemographic challengesEconomic disparityFood securityInectious diseasesMigrationWater security
Geopolitical Risks
CorruptionFragile statesGeopolitical confictGlobal governance ailuresIllicit tradeOrganized crimeSpace security TerrorismWeapons o mass destruction
 Technological Risks
Critical inormation inrastructurebreakdownOnline data and inormation security Threats rom new technologies

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