The World

With populism ascendant, the WEF’s choice of ‘Globalisation 4.0’ as the theme of Davos 2019 sounds defiant. But the forum has survived over time by adapting to change

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With the US absent, it will be much easier for China to make its case unchallenged

Much depends on evolution of domestic politics in richer countries, especially the US

Lobbyists fight regulation but privacy and antitrust are ripe for reform

Past year has seen Donald Trump act on his protectionist instincts.

Debate centres on whether data indicate temporary slowdown or slide into recession

Will global climate co-operation survive pressure on the liberal democratic order?

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Traditional journalism has suffered but new forms have keen sense of mission

Washington emphasises a new and ominous theme

Beijing wants a higher value economy, while Washington aims to retain global primacy

A chill has descended on international business that WEF pow-wow will not easily shrug off

Challenge for Brussels shifts to defending common rules-based order