World fragility in 2016 lower than predicted, new index shows

World fragility in 2016 lower than predicted, new index shows

World fragility in 2016 was not as worse as the news suggested, according to a new index of global fragility by the Find for Peace.

The index measures the fragility of each country by a score from zero to 120, based on “100 measures are blended into 12 indicators of fragility, from group grievances to the quality of public services,” according to the Economist.

The results showed that there was little change from 2015 and 2016, as better stability ion Asian and European Union has been offset by higher fragility in South America and sub-Saharan Africa.

Finland emerged as the world’s most stable country while South Sudan was the least.

Last year’s Presidential election in the United States pushed the country’s fragility index higher by 1.6 points.


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Ahmed Mamdouh

Ahmed Mamdouh, Co-Founder and Head of English Fundamental Analysis at FXComment.com, with 7 years of experience in the financial markets. Mamdouh holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from The American University in Cairo and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from The Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

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