[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

quinta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2018

Watch out for the next crisis, gloomy Davos report tells leaders

Thursday, 18 January 2018
DIGITAL WEEKLY
US President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands at a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 13 July 2017. Both leaders will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.
[Julien De Rosa/EPA]


The economy has stopped functioning as the emotional metronome of world affairs. Global output has improved over recent years, and the recovery continues at a strong pace in all the major economies ten years after the financial crisis began. Business and consumer sentiment is robust.
 
Still, the mood will be rather gloomy again this year in Davos, the Swiss resort where 2,500 leaders from business and politics, including 70 heads of state and government, will meet next week (23-26 January).

Over the last couple of years, the elite was concerned about the potential risks emerging from the ongoing digital revolution and the flaws of globalisation.

Both phenomena are weighing on the equality between nations and within nations.

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