Davos: Top quotes on eve of Trump visit


Here is a serving of quotes from the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, as anticipation grew for the arrival of US President Donald Trump.

“That’s a difficult case. It is very difficult to handle that kind of person because they have absolutely no consideration for others. They are so focussed on themselves that they do not listen.” — Matthieu Ricard, French Buddhist monk and author, on what he would say if he crossed paths at Davos with Donald Trump. Ricard has been encouraging stressed-out delegates to meditate.

“Obviously a weaker dollar is good for us, it’s good because it has to do with trade and opportunities.” — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in comments that sent the dollar plummeting and were seen as a green light from Washington to let the value of the greenback crumble to support US exports.

“Trade wars have been in place for quite a…

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