This was first published by International Accounting Bulletin on 29 Jan 2018.
The World Economic Forum doesn’t just test the temperature of the world economy, it helps to set it.
I think the ‘anxious optimism’ described in the title of PwC’s annual CEO survey – one of a skew of reports and surveys launched during the week – caught the mood about right.
The debates in Davos also signposted where governments might well be turning their minds in the next 12 months. Expect action on crypto-currencies, on exchange rate devaluations and hot words (at the very least) on trade.