DAVOS WATCH: Global Leaders Tackle Uncertain Outlook

January 21, 2015 2:37 PM

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Unusually, host country Switzerland is itself the subject of many discussions this year at the World Economic Forum. The reason: the massive surge in its currency's value last week.

The jump in the Swiss franc, which at one point Friday rallied 30 percent against the euro and the dollar in a matter of minutes, is seen as a sign of the jitteriness in the global economy.

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