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Davos 2024: The High Rate Reality

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While tackling inflation, higher interest rates have wider repercussions: slowing down growth, increasing pressure on global markets, creating debt sustainability risks and changing the nature of investment.

Will high rates become the new normal and what might a new equilibrium look like?

This is the full audio from a session at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024.


Steve Sedgwick, Anchor, CNBC

Gita Gopinath, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor, Central Bank of France

Chuck Robbins, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

This is the full audio from a session at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024

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Geo-economics, or the application of power politics by economic means, is a contest waged via global trade and investment rather than on a traditional battlefield. Countries have been increasingly participating in this form of active economic intervention by applying sanctions, export controls, and subsidies, while developing investment-screening mechanisms and data-localization measures. In general, there is a growing concern about the security risks posed by economic interdependence in terms of sovereignty and economic resilience. This convergence of economic and security thinking is placing added pressure on the norms and rules that have governed the global economy for decade...

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