Said likelihood of recession is around 25%
Equities already entered a bear market
55% chance of global recession
Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has warned major economies are entering a recession that will be "remembered in a hundred years".
Vladimir Putin has said Russia could take as long as two years to recover from its burgeoning economic crisis.
Acknowledging that the forecasting consensus has missed many of the big stories of recent years, analysts at HSBC have attempted to outline the biggest potential risks for investors in 2015.
Japan's economy shrank more than initially estimated in the third quarter of 2014, according to revised gross domestic product (GDP) figures.
It has been a turbulent couple of months for policy makers in Japan.
The UK will narrowly escape a triple-dip recession with economic growth for Q1 forecast to be 0.1%, acccording to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research(NIESR).
The UK economy will post growth of 0.6% this year, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), a downward revision from its December forecast.
Threadneedle's head of US equities Cormac Weldon considers how far along the road to recovery the US really is, as well as which sectors will support and benefit from the economic revival.
Britain is on track for a triple-dip recession, one of the nation's leading forecasters has signalled, as new figures on the UK's manufacturing industry dealt a blow to recovery hopes and sent sterling crashing to a fresh two-and-a-half year low.
UK GDP contracted 0.3% in the last quarter of 2012, according the second reading of the data.
The UK will avoid falling into a 'triple-dip' recession but external forces still pose a danger to the economy, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
A leading thinktank has urged the government to take drastic steps to stimulate economic growth in the UK, as another forecast a 50/50 chance of a triple-dip recession.
Business secretary Vince Cable has said the UK could see a triple-dip recession, and event a Japan-style 'lost decade' of zero growth.
The global economy remains beset with problems, from low or non-existent growth in developed Western economies, to a slowdown in China.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has downgraded its outlook for the UK economy.
The eurozone has officially entered recession, the latest GDP data shows, as growth in core economies was offset by a surprisingly weak figure from the Netherlands.
The UK is out of recession and had its strongest quarter in two years over the three months to September, according to NIESR.
Bank of England governor Mervyn King has called the end of the recession in the UK and pointed to signs of growth returning to the economy.
July US employment figures have come in well ahead of economists' estimates, helping stave off fears of a new US recession, despite a small rise in the unemployment rate to 8.3%.
A top Bank of England economist has said his profession should take part of the blame for the financial crisis, according to the Telegraph.
Developed nations are stuck in a "never-ending cycle of recession" which will lead to a huge growth crisis in the summer of next year, Ignis' chief economist Stuart Thomson has warned.