Thursday September 24, 2020

Investors weigh up political risks as EU leaders struggle to agree

The French downgrade and the threat of a Greek default add to Europe's risks, writes Jon Ihle, Markets Correspondent.

15th January, 2012
German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Photo: Getty

Political risk has emerged as a key concern for financial markets and policymakers alike in the early days of 2012 as the European Union struggles to agree an intergovernmental treaty on the debt crisis.

Political risk has typically predominantly affected developing economies with unstable governments - by inhibiting foreign investment. Now it is a factor in rich, developed countries - especially those in the EU - as investors weigh up the capacity of leaders to push...

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