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Trump Presidency Rated Among Top 10 'Global Risks'


According to the Economic Intelligence Unit, a Donald Trump presidency would pose the same risk to the world as "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilizing the global economy." (file photo)

According to the Economic Intelligence Unit, a Donald Trump presidency would pose the same risk to the world as "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilizing the global economy." (file photo)

Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a British research group.

The researchers said in a new report published on March 17 that the Republican frontrunner would disrupt the global economy and heighten political and security risks in the United States.

Trump is rated riskier than Britain leaving the European Union or military clashes in the South China Sea.

The EIU ranking uses a scale of one to 25, with Trump receiving a rating of 12, the same level of risk as "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilizing the global economy."

EIU cited Trump's alienation toward China, his hostility towards free trade, and his "right-wing stance on the Middle East and jihadi terrorism."

Russia's interventions in Ukraine and Syria preceding a new "cold war" are among the events seen as more dangerous.

Based on reporting by BBC and AFP
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