A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), in partnership with Zurich Insurance Group and Marsh & McLennan Companies, spotlights the risks that are top-of-mind for world business leaders.

WEF's "Regional Risks for Doing Business 2019" report highlights the results from a survey of nearly 13,000 business leaders in more than 130 countries who were asked to select from a list of 30 global risks the five risks they believe to be of most concern for doing business in their country within the next 10 years.

Globally, three of the top five risks are economic-related, with "fiscal crisis" being the leading risk to doing business on a global scale, according to the report. The third and fourth top risks globally, "unemployment or underemployment" and "energy price shock," respectively, are strongly linked to social disruption, which contributes to the fifth top risk, "failure of national governance."

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].