Business leaders, investors and politicians gather at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos this week.
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That's according to some of the investors, Nobel laureates and academics attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which kicked off Monday.The fastest global growth since the start of the decade and strong forecasts for corporate earnings appear to be creating near perfect conditions for many investors, with stock buyers' optimism hitting an eight-year high. The IMF sees global growth accelerate to the fastest pace in seven yearsThe International Monetary Fund Monday used Davos as a stage to update its economic outlook.Here, according to some who will be in Davos, are the potential threats to the current outlook.China, the world's second-largest economy, surprised on the upside through 2017, but is beginning to show renewed signs of cooling. How the Chinese authorities rein in borrowing without tipping the economy over will be one of the year's biggest challenges.Trump makes his debut in Davos this year, days after comments that took aim at African nations and the United Kingdom.
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