Davos 2019: Global elites in crisis as they gather amid populist assault and accusations of failure

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  • World leaders meet as once-dominant ideology of global trade threatened by nationalism

Facing populist backlash and a worrying economic outlook, the world’s financial and political elite will gather in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday to discuss the future of global politics.

  • Conrad Duncan
  • Independent

The influential World Economic Forum (WEF) takes place as nationalist movements continue to gain strength across Europe and the Americas, and the event’s once-dominant ideology of unrestricted global trade and…

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