It's election year for major emerging market economies and political risk falls at a time when investors are assessing just what an unwinding of U.S. monetary stimulus means for the developing world.» Read More
Defense spending around the world is expected to rise for the first time since 2009 in 2014, as Asian and Middle Eastern countries buy up weapons.
CNBC asked people what they thought the next big risk would be. Here is an info graphic of the results.
Over 10 percent of countries are increasingly vulnerable to "global risks" like terrorism and pandemics, according to a report out on Thursday.
The CEOs of European companies tell CNBC about the biggest challenges facing their business.
Illness can be costly. We look at the leading causes of death assess the impact they have on both individuals and the economies.
Almost three years on from Fukushima, concerns about the expansion of nuclear power plants especially in developing economies run high.
Human history is littered with pandemics that have killed millions. What though, are the financial costs of outbreaks such as SARS?
As economic growth slows in emerging markets, there are fears that capital outflows could be the first signs of a credit crunch.
Global market volatility is not just down to the U.S. Federal Reserve's tapering, influential investor Marc Faber told CNBC.
Marc Faber, author of Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, says household debt becoming "burdensome on the system" and an economic slowdown is ahead.
Charles Biderman, TrimTabs Investment Research Chairman, says investors aren't buying US stocks. Here's where they're going instead.
A "hard landing" for China, the world's second-largest economy would have global repercussions. What are the risks and who's most vulnerable?
Bill Rhodes, president and CEO of William Rhodes Global Advisors, told CNBC that he had been expecting a selloff in emerging markets ever since the Fed first started tapering.
Investors should be "concerned about China" as it's "going through a major change" and its banking system is experiencing a "real difficult time" warns Bill Rhodes, president and CEO at the William Rhodes Global Advisors.
Bill Rhodes, president and CEO at the William Rhodes Global Advisors and author of "Banker to the World", says the turmoil in emerging markets was "a long time coming" and that a lot more tightening will be needed "before we're through."
Analysts are worried the Hungarian forint could be the next emerging markets currency to take a dive, like the Argentinian peso.
Despite efforts from policymakers and central bankers, the emerging markets sell-off continues – and there are warnings this might be a long haul.
Rodolfo Martell, director and portfolio manager at BlackRock, says the Fed tapering is a "tough medicine to swallow" for emerging markets but it forces them to take "necessary steps" to correct imbalances.
Elizabeth Stephens, head of credit and political risk analysis at JLT Group, says the biggest risk in Ukraine is that opposition leaders are "losing control" of the protests.
Extreme weather poses one of the biggest risks to the global economy, experts warn, with some of world's largest cities in danger of being caught off-guard.