Top 10 op risks: Political intervention

Top 10 op risks: Political intervention

Friends...for now: Angela Merkel and Antonis Samaras, political leaders of Germany and Greece

The largest single economic uncertainty facing the world – and, not coincidentally, one of the largest potential sources of operational risk – remains, as it was a year ago, the eurozone debt crisis. The November agreement on aid to Greece and the €37 billion deal to restructure Spain’s debt-laden banking sector are signs of hope, but the crisis is far from over and a break-up of the eurozone has still not been definitively averted.

Meanwhile, in the US, a self-inflicted crisis of almost equal m

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