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Key 2010 global political risks that financial markets face

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on January 6, 2010

by Peter Apps, for The China Post, January 6, 2010.

LONDON (Reuters)– The risk of sovereign debt default, looming elections, social unrest, populism, and thorny relations between the United States and China could all hit global markets in 2010.

Reuters has moved a series of fact boxes on the key political risks facing each region of the world.

Sovereign Default Risk

For global markets, probably the main political risk would be one of the world’s more troubled economies defaulting or coming close to default on its sovereign debt — ultimately a political decision.

Worries over Dubai, Ukraine and Greece have all spilled over into global markets in the last month, and all three look set to remain under economic and political pressure in the coming year, even as most other countries return to growth…(continue reading)

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