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WEF 2018: At Davos, delegates talk down Donald Trump but bet big on America

The economy is strong, and the American consumer is spending, say delegates

Reuters  |  Davos, Switzerland 

Since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, business has been booming for Monaco-based businessman Manfredi Lefebvre d‘Ovidio. His privately owned luxury cruise operator, Silversea Cruises, registered an immediate pick-up in bookings from its main U.S. market and demand has continued to grow. “Let’s face it, we should be grateful to Trump,” said Lefebvre d’Ovidio, a delegate to the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos where Trump will speak on Friday. “The economy is strong, and the American consumer is ...

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First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 07:37 IST