The WEF has outlined its primary concerns for the next 12 months...
The World Economic Forum's annual Global Risks report for 2017 has highlighted its primary economic concerns.
Its panel of over 700 expert contributors are most worried about these issues:
"This [instability] points to the need for reviving economic growth, but the growing mood of anti-establishment populism suggests we may have passed the stage where this alone would remedy fractures in society: reforming market capitalism must also be added to the agenda," the report notes.
It also points to links between economic inequality and the rise of populist movements such as the 'Leave' side winning in the UK's EU membership vote and Donald Trump's victory in the US.
The report cites Sinn Fein's performance in Ireland's General Election as an example of "parties stressing national sovereignty and/or values" prospering across the EU.
The WEF says that unemployment or underemployment are often linked with globalisation - but it notes that advances in technology are likely to create disruption in the coming year (and years) which will add to this problem as fewer workers will be required.
It has previously estimated that 7.1 million jobs could be lost through these disruptions - while 2.1 million new highly specialised jobs will be created.