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WEF 2022: The reasons to worry just keep piling up for Davos executives

World economic forum (WEF) 2022: The risk of a global recession -- a repeated topic at meetings -- was just one reason for wanting a ceasefire as the Russia-Ukraine war enters its fourth month

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Philip Aldrick and Natalia Drozdiak | Bloomberg
War in Ukraine, rampant inflation and now a brewing global food crisis. If attendees at this year’s World Economic Forum came to Davos worried, they left with little to comfort them.

As guests of the first in-person WEF conference in two years prepare to head home, they do so increasingly concerned about the economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of its neighbor and signs that the conflict will run longer than they initially imagined.

While politicians, executives and investors vocally declared support for Ukraine’s resolve, those with money to make and shareholders to pacify privately hoped and assumed that

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First Published: May 26 2022 | 3:12 PM IST

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