The Goldilocks scenario about the lower price of oil fuelling an economic boom has a few big holes, mainly when it comes to emerging markets.
The rising difference between the rich and the poor is the second most quoted trend for next year in a list compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which surveyed experts from all areas of the globe.
The overall results of a survey of 1,500 global experts show rising social tensions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on top of the list of worries, followed by widening income disparities.
Turkey, Argentina, India, Egypt and Vietnam are the five emerging markets where risk is highest, according to a new E&Y report.
The consultancy looked at 25 countries and drew up a “heatmap of vulnerability,” ranking each country under seven indicators of risk.