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January 10th, 2007
Climate change and the possibility of a flu pandemic are among the global threats that most preoccupy the world's business leaders, according to a study released Wednesday by the World Economic Forum.
A shock in the world's oil supplies and the threat of international terrorism are the other biggest risks, but there is less worry over proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or dangers in nanotechnology, said the "Global Risks 2007" report, which is based on workshops involving corporate leaders, professors and risk analysts.
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