Risk is the potential of gaining or losing something of value. Values (such as physical health, social status, emotional well-being or financial wealth) can be gained or lost when taking risk resulting from a given action or inaction, foreseen or unforeseen. Risk can also be defined as the intentional interaction with uncertainty. Uncertainty is a potential, unpredictable, and uncontrollable outcome; risk is a consequence of action taken in spite of uncertainty.
Risk perception is the subjective judgment people make about the severity and probability of a risk, and may vary person to person. Any human endeavor carries some risk, but some are much riskier than others.
The Oxford English Dictionary cites the earliest use of the word in English (in the spelling of risque from its Arabic original "رزق" ) which mean working to gain income gain and profit (see Wikipedia Arabic meaning ) as of 1621, and the spelling as risk from 1655. It defines risk as:
Risk is an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has an effect on at least one [project] objective. (This definition, using project terminology, is easily made universal by removing references to projects).
It is a moderated forum concerned with the security and safety of computers, software, and technological systems. Security, and risk, here are taken broadly; RISKS is concerned not merely with so-called security holes in software, but with unintended consequences and hazards stemming from the design (or lack thereof) of automated systems. Other recurring subjects include cryptography and the effects of technically ill-considered public policies. RISKS also publishes announcements and Calls for Papers from various technical conferences, and technical book reviews (usually by Rob Slade, though occasionally by others).
Maintains Caa3 rating with high risks of liquidity, external vulnerability ... “The country’s very weak fiscal strength and elevated political risks also constrain its credit profile,” it said ... risks.
The country’s very weak fiscal strength and elevated political risks also constrain its credit profile ... In addition, political risks are high, following a highly controversial general election held on 8 February 2024.
... from any such statement, including but not limited to the risks under the following subheadings in “RiskFactors” in the Company's AnnualReport on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2023.
(1) to avoid the shortages experienced amid supply chain constraints in 2021 and 2022, the Company's Tier 1 customers had purchased inventory in excess of demand during fiscal 2023; (2) as a result, ...
Ltd. (Nasdaq... More detailed information about the risks and uncertainties affecting the Company is contained under the heading "RiskFactors" in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the U.S.
... wash into the core of financial markets and expose the fragility of fiscal accounts in the periphery ... Yields promptly fell, though the curve did steepen to reflect heightened long-term fiscal risks.