IMF, global finance leaders fret over populist backlash
World finance leaders on Thursday decried a growing populist backlash against globalization and pledged to take steps to ensure trade and economic integration benefited more people currently left behind.
Their comments at the start of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank fall meetings signalled frustration with persistently low growth rates and the surge of public anger over free trade and other pillars of the global economic system.
The meetings are the first since Britain voted in June to leave the European Union and U.S. billionaire Donald Trump secured the Republican... read more
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