Tuesday 27, June 2017 by Georgina Enzer

Global economic balancing act: BIS warns we could be on the cusp of a crisis

A rise in inflation; financial stress as financial cycles mature; weaker consumption and investment, mainly under the weight of debt; and a rise in protectionism are four risks that the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) are concerned could threaten the sustainability of global economic expansion in the medium term, despite the strengthening global economy that has been seen during the latter part of 2016 and 2017.

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