Double dip seen as most likely threat to financial system

Echoing warnings that stimulus spending might have given way too soon to 'austerity' budgets, a Risk poll this month has found that a second global economic slowdown is now seen as the most likely threat to the recovery of the financial system.

Thirty-seven percent of respondents agreed that "global economic slowdown" would be the most likely cause of a second period of financial crisis, with "property crash in China" second at 21%, well ahead of other potential problems such as a default on

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