In Davos, World Leaders Worry About a Fragmenting Global Economy

From a Wall Street Journal story by Greg Ip headlined “In Davos, Leaders Fret Over Fragmenting Global Economy:

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.”