Uncertainty in the Global Economy
Uncertainty seems to be the buzzword for the global economy in 2012. Mounting debts and strict austerity measures are lending to public fear. Hilary Walsh, economy, finance and trade manager at Euromonitor, says the Eurozone debt crisis is perhaps the biggest economic factor contributing to unrest in 2012. However, since a Eurozone breakup would cripple the global economy, that worst-case scenario is unlikely to happen. Still, the Eurozone cannot handle any more bailouts, and with Spain contemplating asking for a bailout for its entire economy, the Eurozone must decide to either deny the request if asked, or face bankruptcy.