WEF report cautions on positive headline economic indicators

While the world seems to be getting back on track ten years after the global financial crisis, the thirteenth edition of the Global Risks report 2018 reveals that the positive headline economic indicators mask numerous concerns. The World Economic Forum (WEF) report, tabling a new question to gauge expectations for this year, found that only 7% of respondents point to a reduction of risk, compared with 59% pointing to an increase, with persistent inequality and unfairness, domestic and international political tensions, environmental dangers and cyber-vulnerabilities highlighted as concerns.