http://www.weforum.org/06.09.2007Despite recent financial volatility and high energy prices, the world economy is widely expected to continue its robust growth path in 2008, with emerging and developing economies leading the way. Yet, some concerns remain. This session will highlight the main trends and critical challenges to the global economy over the next 12 to 18 months.1) What are the potential spillover risks from the expected slowdown in the US? How might they be mitigated? 2) How would an increase in financial volatility affect the growth prospects of developing countries?3) What are the implications of the economic outlook for companies expanding internationally?Simultaneous interpretation in English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and RussianMohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, United Arab Emirates; Global Agenda Council on the Future of Real EstateKristin J. Forbes, Professor of Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Economic ImbalancesHeizo Takenaka, Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University, Japan; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Global Agenda Council on Economic ImbalancesWei Jiafu, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, China Ocean Shipping Group Co., People's Republic of ChinaChaired by Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, United Kingdom; Global Agenda Council on Systemic Financial Risk
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