"Terrorism and the Russia-Ukraine conflict are the biggest geopolitical threats to world markets, according to a Bloomberg Global Poll of investors, analysts and traders."
Asked which of nine possibilities posed the greatest risk to financial markets, twenty-six percent of respondents singled out global terrorism, the same percentage that said the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and separatist rebels was the top threat.
Fifty-two percent of Bloomberg subscribers polled said that the threat to markets from geopolitical instability is rising, up from 46 percent in November.
Only 4 percent forecast a drop, according to the quarterly survey.
Thirteen percent of participants said hacking and the vulnerability of major companies to cyber-crime was the top risk, followed by the rise of Islamic State at 9 percent, South China Sea tension and the effects of climate change at 6 percent each.
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