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With the S&P 500 Index poised for only modest gains this year, analysts and economists have told CNBC that plenty more shocks could be on the horizon before year-end.
A big risk for global markets is ironically one that could emerge from an improving U.S. economy and further declines in unemployment.
A downturn in China's once red-hot property market poses one of the greatest threats to the world's second biggest economy.
In conjunction with "The World's Biggest Risks" special report, CNBC's Pauline Chiou and Adam Bakhtiar discuss some of the biggest financial crises in the past century.
A number of economic and geopolitical pressure points are hovering over stock markets right now. Which do you think poses the biggest risk?
Conflicts over the ownership of mining and energy resources could be a growing concern for investors in the natural resources sector.
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.
Illness can be costly. We look at the leading causes of death assess the impact they have on both individuals and the economies.
CNBC asked people what they thought the next big risk would be. Here is an info graphic of the results.
Almost three years on from Fukushima, concerns about the expansion of nuclear power plants especially in developing economies run high.
EM monetary policy - as seen in Turkey's interest rate hikes - is raising more questions than answers, writes Nicholas Spiro.
Over 10 percent of countries are increasingly vulnerable to "global risks" like terrorism and pandemics, according to a report out on Thursday.
As economic growth slows in emerging markets, there are fears that capital outflows could be the first signs of a credit crunch.
The CEOs of European companies tell CNBC about the biggest challenges facing their business.
Human history is littered with pandemics that have killed millions. What though, are the financial costs of outbreaks such as SARS?
A "hard landing" for China, the world's second-largest economy would have global repercussions. What are the risks and who's most vulnerable?
Global market volatility is not just down to the U.S. Federal Reserve's tapering, influential investor Marc Faber told CNBC.
Analysts are worried the Hungarian forint could be the next emerging markets currency to take a dive, like the Argentinian peso.
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.
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.
From family-run companies to public companies with family ownership, we tackle challenges and rewards facing family businesses.
It’s been a decade since Google came public with a $23 Billion valuation. We take a look at the search giant since its big day.
To kick off our year-long anniversary, we created a list of top leaders, icons and rebels.