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World Economic Forum: All Eyes on European Central Bank

January 23, 2015 | By More
World Economic Forum: All Eyes on European Central Bank

Davos – Clearly enjoying her role as the real moneybags of the World Economic Forum (WEF), German Chancellor Angela Merkel – small in stature but as ever a commanding presence – lashed out at Russia yesterday for its “flagrant violation” of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. While willing to accommodate “Russian sensitivities,” Mrs Merkel only […]

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World Economic Forum: Less Is More and Other Wisdom from Davos

January 22, 2015 | By More
World Economic Forum: Less Is More and Other Wisdom from Davos

Less is more, and you better get used to it. That is the message US real estate tycoon Jeff Greene brought to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. One of the hundred or so billionaires to attend the annual powwow of the world’s decision makers, Mr Greene warned that Americans’ lifestyle expectation are […]

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The New Global Context – Uncertainty Unveiled

January 21, 2015 | By More
The New Global Context – Uncertainty Unveiled

The emergence of a global market place may already be grinding to a halt. Before long, economic integration, a process only just begun, could be derailed or superseded by fast-paced political, social, and technological developments over which states and their governments often have but limited control. That won’t do. This New Global Context, now being […]

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Nordea’s Sasja Beslik on Davos 2015: Rising Inequality Unsustainable, Inclusiveness Answer

January 20, 2015 | By More
Nordea’s Sasja Beslik on Davos 2015: Rising Inequality Unsustainable, Inclusiveness Answer

Davos – A participant of earlier World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings in Davos, Sasja Beslik, head of Responsible Investment and Governance at Nordea Investment Funds, applauds the attention awarded to rising income and wealth inequality at this year’s get-together in the Swiss Alps. “This is a huge topic and one of immense importance. Questions regarding […]

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Davos: Azerbaijan Making a Splash at World Economic Forum

January 20, 2015 | By More
Davos: Azerbaijan Making a Splash at World Economic Forum

Davos – One of the world’s fastest growing economies for ten years in a row, Azerbaijan is set to showcase its accomplishments and promising future outlook at the annual meeting of World Economic Forum set to kick off tomorrow in Davos, Switzerland. The Azerbaijani delegation, headed by President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban, has […]

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Klaus Schwab – Portrait of a Man on a Mission

January 20, 2015 | By More
Klaus Schwab – Portrait of a Man on a Mission

Long before Google came up with the motto, Don’t Be Evil was the sort of maxim Professor Klaus Schwab regularly employed to remind students and businesspeople of their responsibilities beyond turning a profit. Prof Schwab (76) advocates for the stakeholder concept which argues that the most efficient way to pursue one’s own interests is to […]

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Davos: Getting It Right Some of the Time

January 19, 2015 | By More
Davos: Getting It Right Some of the Time

Davos – Pundits and assorted others in-the-know flock to the Swiss mountain village Davos in their hundreds on an annual pilgrimage that aims to explain the state of the world – invariably described as worrisome – and offers ways to improve matters – without fail rather impractical. The thin Alpine air seems to obfuscate, or […]

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US Welcomed at Davos as the New Emerging Market

January 16, 2015 | By More
US Welcomed at Davos as the New Emerging Market

The annual meeting of top businessmen, leading public officials, and a host of other VIPs in Davos usually sees emerging markets claim centre stage and draw attention to the marvels of their booming economies. Save for China, at this year’s Davos happening the world’s erstwhile movers and shakers are expected to tone down some. Three […]

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UK Economic Growth: Beyond the Glitter

January 15, 2015 | By More
UK Economic Growth: Beyond the Glitter

The UK economy may be growing at an impressive clip; the spurt is powered by borrowed money and, as such, akin to a bubble. The same holds true for the seemingly impressive economic performance of the United States. With a current account deficit equal to a whopping 4.8% of GDP, Britain’s most successful export commodity […]

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World Economic Forum: Who’s Packing for Davos

January 14, 2015 | By More
World Economic Forum: Who’s Packing for Davos

The ultimate networking event is set to kick off in a week with a record-setting 2,633 participants. The World Economic Forum (WEF) today released its list of invitees the organisation hopes to welcome in Davos, the posh Swiss ski resort where the event unfolds annually since 1971. Close to 300 heads of state, heads of […]

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