Risky business still on the agenda

A global risk conference last week suggested that 2012 would be an improvement on 2011, but uncertainty remains throughout the eurozone, writes Nicola Cooke.

22nd January, 2012
Risky business still on the agenda
Early indications are that 2012 will be a slightly less fraught year than 2011, but there will still be plenty of danger. Photo: Thinkstock

Just what will 2012 bring - more market shocks or a final solution to the eurozone crisis? An increasing upswing for Asian economies or a slightly rosier picture for the US?

While economists tend not to trust crystal ball predictions - and no one can second-guess the prospects for the European or world economy this year, after the chaos in countries such as Greece in 2011 - a gathering of experts last week set out their...

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