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World’s Rich Nations Jostle to Lead Globalization Clubhouse

  • OECD plays key role in setting standards in the global economy
  • Trump’s pick will face rivals from EU, Canada, Australia
Angel Gurria retires next year as Secretary General of the OECD.

Angel Gurria retires next year as Secretary General of the OECD.

Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg
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The race to fill a role at the heart of world economic policy making is turning into a new battleground for the future of globalization.

Angel Gurria retires next year as Secretary General of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Washington is proposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Christopher Liddell, as a successor.