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In Davos, leaders fret over fragmenting global economy

By Greg Ip

18 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Technology decoupling between the U.S. and China, geopolitics and trade protectionism are some of the threats that could disrupt global economy, fear business experts. A report by The WSJ from Davos.

DAVOS, Switzerland—Geopolitical rivalry, technology decoupling and protectionism have increasingly altered the world’s business and political landscape, adding new risks and threats and, for some, opportunity, say executives and officials meeting this week at the World Economic Forum.

“We are very concerned about geoeconomic fragmentation,” said Gita Gopinath, the number two official at the International Monetary Fund, in an interview. In conversations with member countries and in Davos, “this is something that comes up a lot.”

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