January 23, 2013, 7:36 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Investors around the world say the fiscal woes of the U.S. — highlighted by the ongoing fight over the debt limit — pose the biggest risk to the global economy this year, according to poll results released Wednesday.
More than a third of the respondents in the Bloomberg Global Poll — 36% — said the troubles in Washington addressing the huge U.S. budget deficit were their biggest concern. That topped the European debt crisis at 29% and the slowing of China’s economy at 15%.
Although the poll found the divisive political atmosphere was chilling investment in the U.S., the nation still easily ranked first as the best place to invest this year.
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