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World Economic Forum elects four new foundation board members

World Economic Forum elects four new foundation board members

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:39

The Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum Thursday said it has elected four new members -- MIT's Susan Hockfield, Alcoa's Klaus Kleinfeld, Jack Ma of Alibaba Group and Jim Hagemann Snabe, who is board member in a host of German firms.

AirAsia plans flights in India soon

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 18:48

Asia's leading budget carrier, AirAsia, is hoping to begin operations in India in two to three months, the airline's CEO said on Friday.

Sunil Mittal to co-chair World Economic Forum on Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 14:49

Bharti Enterprises founder and Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal will co-chair this year?s edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa.

India slips to 83rd spot on leveraging ICT for growth: WEF

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 18:16

India slid down to 83rd spot among 148 economies in terms of leveraging information and communications technologies (ICT) for growth and well being, says a World Economic Forum report.

Little progress made in bridging digital gap: World Economic Forum

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 09:18

World Economic Forum (WEF) in its latest report released Wednesday said little progress has been witnessed in bridging the digital gap across countries and regions.

14 Indians in WEF's Young Global Leaders class of 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 18:35

Out of the 214 Young Global Leaders (YGLs) who were honoured for leadership and service to society, 109 are women.

14 Indians in WEF's Young Global Leaders class of 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 17:03

As many as 14 Indians, including Flipkart's Sachin Bansal and noted film director Farhan Akhtar, have made it to the list of over 200 young global leaders recognised by the World Economic Forum.

Rupee has recovered smartly to about right level: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 18:06

The Indian rupee has recovered "smartly" against the US dollar and has stabilised around 61, which is "more or less correct exchange rate", Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said.

India ranked 155th in global environment performance list

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 21:43

India has been ranked at a low 155th position in a global list that evaluates countries on how well they perform on high-priority environmental issues.

Davos 2014: Time for central banks to take a hard look at bitcoins, says Kotak

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 17:26

As Bitcoins and other virtual currencies become more popular, prominent banker Uday Kotak says central banks, including India's RBI, would have to take a hard look at this phenomenon and take a decision on the future of such currencies.

Anand Sharma meets WTO chief in Davos, discusses post-Bali progress

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 13:23

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma met the Director General of the World Trade Organization (DG WTO),Roberto Azevedo, here on Friday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting.

Emerging markets bid to reassure Davos amid currency woes

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 10:25

Officials from top emerging market economies, the star performers of recent years, were at pains to reassure the World Economic Forum of their countries` stability amid turmoil in the currency markets.