The world's biggest risks

  • Posturing by U.S. politicians in the run-up to midterm elections could potentially scupper talks with Iran.

  • 'Real momentum' behind Iran deal: Expert

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, describes the interim deal with Iran as a "genuine breakthrough" but highlights that "plenty can interfere" with progress towards a longer-term deal.

  • Will investors run scared of Europe's right wing?

    Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, and Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, discuss how investors could react to rising euroskeptic sentiment in Europe.

  • Dubai Marina, UAE

    As the Federal Reserve starts to wind down its stimulus program, concerns are rising that "tapering" could generate new risks for global property markets.

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The global economy has to convert the current improvement into a springboard for a medium-term recovery, says PIMCO's Mohamed El-Erian.

  • With the world becoming more interconnected, it's getting harder to anticipate and manage global risks. What do you think is the next big risk?

  • Supporters of the nationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS) rip apart the EU flag.

    The rise of right-wing, anti-big government parties in Europe could threaten the work of the European Union.

  • The combined wealth of the world's richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world's population – or 3.5 billion of the poorest people – according to a new report from Oxfam.

  • While the end of the global economic crisis is insight, geopolitical tensions continued to increase in 2013. So how do you prepare for 2014?

  • People worried about income inequality: Pro

    Mike Konczal, Roosevelt Institute Fellow, and Scott Winship, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow, discuss income inequality and President Obama's class warfare politics.

  • BP outlook: Oil demand to decline before 2035

    Christof Ruehl, BP's chief economist, comments on the group's 2035 energy outlook and says it expects oil demand in 2035 to be at the level seen in 1985.

  • The recent data breach at U.S. retailer Target is an all-too harsh warning of the global threat of cybercrime.

  • Hack attacks spur cybersecurity growth

    With the rise in cybercrime many companies will be working to improve their security. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on which cyber security stocks are set to benefit.

  • Iranian oil won't reach market in 2014: Pro

    Richard Mallison, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, explains that Iranian oil exports may not increase in 2014 while talks for a deal with Western countries continue.

  • Progress in solving this problem could send oil prices sharply lower, according to the Eurasia Group risk assessment consultancy.

  • US top global risk is America's foreign policy

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, shares his firm's annual list of top global risks for the nation, including America's troubled alliances, diverging markets and the new China. This is a do or die year for Iran, says Bremmer.

  • Case-Shiller October home prices up 13.6%

    Robert Shiller, Yale University professor, shares his outlook on the housing recovery as home prices post the highest annual gains in eight years. I think these markets have a lot of momentum, says Shiller.

  • How China-Japan tensions are different under Abe

    Tobias Harris, Analyst at Teneo Intelligence, says Japanese policymakers are moving away from hedging against China's rise to seeking to counter it.

  • Changing expectations for today's youth

    As China becomes more economically stable, more younger people are accessing information beyond the country's borders. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • Euro Crisis: Greek Austerity

    Will Greeks will better accept austerity if the banks take some pain? Insight with Antonio Garcia Pascual, Barclays Capital and Jim Rickards, Omnis,Tangent Capital.

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