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Globalisation 'easy scapegoat' for global angst: WEF chief

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Geneva - The man behind the annual Davos forum, which for decades has been singing the praises of global trade, insists that globalisation is only one factor in dramatic shifts provoking angst and anger.

Klaus Schwab, the 78-year-old founder and executive chairperson of the World Economic Forum, told AFP in an interview this week he understood that rapid changes in our societies were provoking anxiety, but stressed that globalised trade was not the sole culprit.

"It's not just a backlash against globalisation," he said, adding that "what we are witnessing is a time of enormous change."

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