Trump presidency could disrupt global economy, warns EIU

Washington, Mar 17: The British research group Economist Intelligence Unit has said that the propsect of Donald Trump winning the US presidency represents a global threat on a par with jihadist militancy destabilising the world economy.

The British research firm sees his winning among one of the top 10 risks facing the world, BBC reported.

Trump victory a major global risk: EIU

The firm finds Hillary Clinton as most likely Democratic contender against Trump. However, the organisation said it did not expect Trump to defeat Clinton,

Even the EIU has found Trump's winning as riskier than Britain leaving the European Union (EU) or an armed clash occurred in the South China Sea.".

"He has been exceptionally hostile towards free trade, including notably NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), and has repeatedly labelled China as a 'currency manipulator'." it said. .

"Thus far Mr Trump has given very few details of his policies - and these tend to be prone to constant revision," the EIU said in its global risk assessment, which looks at impact and probability.

Trump has been given a rating of 12 in a scale of 1 to 25 used by the EIU.

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The same level of rating has been given to "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilising the global economy".

It warned his strong language directed towards Mexico and China in particular "could escalate rapidly into a trade war".

Trump has also announced to contruct a big big wall on the US-Mexico border to keep its illegal immigrants and drug dealers out of the US.

OneIndia News  (With agency inputs)

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