Donald Trump as president is one of the top global risks, says world analyst group

Donald Trump as president is one of the top global risks, says world analyst group

The Economist Intelligence Unit has listed the top events that could cause a global crisis, and Donald Trump being elected as the next president ranks third on the list.

The lack of a clear, concise platform and his off-handed comments about ISIS, NATO, Mexico and China could potentially hurt U.S. foreign relations.

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Though the firm doesn't believe Trump will beat Hillary Clinton, it does warn about security risks and economic repercussions if he were to win.

The Economist also listed out other potential risks.

The collapse of the oil industry could spell future problems even if you are enjoying the lower gas prices. Less investment in oil industries around the world poses problems for the world economy and future energy endeavors.

The threat of terrorism could also impact the global economy. If attacks continue to escalate from groups like ISIS and Boko Haram, consumer confidence could decrease meaning global stocks could take a hit.

The repercussions from the 'Brexit' have sent the E.U. into an uncertain time. The Economist believes that the E.U. could further fracture because of growing uncertainty and the rise of insurgent parties within Europe.

While the group lists ten events as possible global risks, China experiencing a sharp economic slowdown ranks as the number one potential problem. Further economic decline in China would cause a global economic meltdown.

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Mitt Romney has been critical of Trump's rhetoric. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Senator John Thune (R-SD) addresses delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush has not endorsed Trump, and insiders revealed in September he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.


Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, was one of Donald Trump's primary targets during the primary season. 

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Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich stayed in the primary longer than most other candidates, and notably refused to appear at the GOP convention in the same arena with Trump, attending other events instead. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close friend to Sen. John McCain, has been a vocal critic of Trump's. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Although he didn't endorse Trump during the 2016 convention, Ted Cruz eventually changed his mind, saying in September he'd vote for the GOP nominee (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) 
Pictured: George Pataki participates in CNBC's 'Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate' live from the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday, October 28th at 6PM ET / 8PM ET -- (Photo by: David A. Grogan/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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