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What is the World Economic Forum’s theme for Davos 2016?

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The Annual Meeting program comprises over 250 sessions of which over 100 sessions will be webcast live

Recovery of global economy in 2013 is ‘fragile’: Largarde

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The susceptibility of the Eurozone to political crisis coupled with its slow decision-making will make the recovery of the world’s economy “fragile and timid,” a press release by the World Economic Forum reported Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as saying on Saturday. “Some good policy decisions have been made in the various corners of the world, including by central banks,” said Lagarde. “In 2013, they have to keep the ...

Kuwait wealth fund eyes infrastructure projects in Europe and U.S.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Kuwait is aiming to invest in infrastructure projects especially in Europe and the United State, head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, Badr al-Saad, told Al Arabiya at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Saturday. “We think that these countries need to develop their infrastructure. We think that investments in infrastructure will be big in the next five years,” Saad, the managing director of Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), said. He named Texas ...

Arab leaders tell Davos sweeping reforms cannot happen overnight

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Amid the Arab insurgencies in the region, extensive leadership reformations have been observed. However, progress on issues such as women’s rights, corruption and freedom of the press cannot happen overnight, Arab heads of government said in a televised debate at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on Friday, World Economic Forum online news reported. In response to a question by the discussion moderators Fareed Zakaria, Anchor - GPS, CNN, USA- Prime ministers of Egypt, Morocco and ...

Under-represented women seek Davos equality

Saturday, 26 January 2013

One of the most noticeable aspects of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a gathering of the world's top CEOs, politicians and officials, is the male dominance on the various panels. Of the 2,500 movers and shakers who have descended on the picture-postcard Swiss ski resort, a mere 17 percent are women -- a discrepancy that organizers tried to address on Friday by holding a top-level panel on gender equality. While speeches by the likes of Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor and Forbes ...

Saudi prince calls for Syrian rebels to be armed, warns of extremists

Friday, 25 January 2013

A senior member of Saudi Arabia’s monarchy called on Friday for Syrian rebels to be given anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to “level the playing field” in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad. Insurgents in Syria have seized territory in the north of the country and control suburbs to the east and south of the capital, but Assad’s air power and continued army strength have limited their advances 22 months into the conflict. “I’m not in ...

Door closing on two-state solution: Jordan’s king

Friday, 25 January 2013

The door is closing on the chances of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will be firmly shut by the end of U.S. President Barack Obama’s second term, Jordan's King Abdullah II warned Friday. “If we’re not too late, the two-state solution will only survive as long as President Obama’s term. If we don’t fix it in the next four years, I don’t believe it will ever happen,” Abdullah told political and business leaders gathered at ...

In Davos, examining the Arab Spring's mixed bag

Friday, 25 January 2013

The convulsions of the Arab world are taking center stage at this year's World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, where leaders and experts are much preoccupied with the region's bewildering combination of high hopes, deep disappointments and grave dangers that threaten to spill over borders. Along the way, a divide seems to be emerging between those fundamentally impressed with the startling presence of once-unimaginable people power in long-repressive countries - and others more troubled by ...

Arab world takes center stage at Davos

Friday, 25 January 2013

The Arab world takes center stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II set to address global political and business leaders. The premiers of Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia and the Palestinian Territories will discuss transformations in Arab countries, while U.S. Senator John McCain is taking part in a panel on the future of conflict-torn Syria. Abdullah’s speech comes after preliminary election results Thursday showed pro-regime loyalists ...

Human condition improving faster than ever before: Bill Gates

Friday, 25 January 2013

Speaking at the 43rd World Economic Forum, Bill Gates said that positive advances have been made in the reduction of international child mortality. The former head of Microsoft believes that further improvements are to come. “We’ve improved the human condition faster than ever before,” he said, referring to the impact of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and specifically MDG number four, which addresses child mortality. “At the base year ...

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