Business leaders say economic nationalism is biggest growth threat

Poll of CEOs finds backlash from political populism among leading concerns

Business leaders around the globe have said the rise of economic nationalism triggered by Brexit, Donald Trump and populist politics poses the greatest threat to their growth.

According to a survey of 1,300 chief executives from some of the world’s biggest companies, carried out by the accountancy company KPMG, British business leaders are notably more pessimistic than their peers.

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