IMF head Christine Lagarde speaks in Davos - 25 January 2018

  • International trade is growing even faster than economic growth
  • Any measure that could try to slow down trade would also slow down growth
  • Calls for fair rules on international trade
  • Rules of the game on trade have to be clear, fair, and enforced

She's speaking on a panel discussion this time around, so less snarky as compared to her earlier comments here. Just some general commentary on global growth and also playing the role of a neutral observer on the US-China trade tirade.

In other news, Trump just arrived in Davos. So, be prepared as I'm sure he'll have a lot to say during his stint here.