Regional Risks for Doing Business 2019

13'000 business decision makers share their top risks for doing business in 130 economies in this report.

The world in 2019 is both more intertwined and more complex than ever before. While interconnections have brought some measure of stability in past decades, through dependable trading relationships, for example, tightly wound systems are becoming more vulnerable. Across every realm – cyber, environmental, economic, geopolitical, societal – we are seeing fraying threads in the fabric that cloaks society. The World Economic Forum global risks work serves to signal which threads, when pulled, could lead to an unravelling of entire systems. This complex and interconnected global system affects developments at the regional level as well as the global. For this reason, since 2018 the World Economic Forum develop its annual Regional Risks for Doing Business report in collaboration with Zurich Insurance, offering a business perspective on the impact of global risks and illustrating how they are experienced differently in each region.


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