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India a 'bright star', 'inward focus' on globalisation as WEF Annual Meet ends

India a 'bright star', 'inward focus' on globalisation as WEF Annual Meet ends

Amid rising uncertainties on political as well as economic fronts in different parts of the world, India continued to be seen as "bright star" even as clamour picked up momentum for speedier reforms and decision-making process to catch up with neighbouring China.

Jan 20, 2017, 23:36 PM IST

WEF 2017: World economy improving, but be wary of 'black swans'

As the annual talkfest of the rich and powerful from across the world reached its last day here, top economic leaders felt the global economy is improving though mostly on internal factors even as they warned of new 'black swan' events post elections in various countries.

Jan 20, 2017, 18:19 PM IST
WEF 2017: Gadkari promises to make India's own Davos

WEF 2017: Gadkari promises to make India's own Davos

As over 3,000 leaders from across the world huddle for their annual talkfest in this snow-capped Swiss ski resort town in sub-zero temperatures, senior union minister Nitin Gadkari has got a full city to take back home literally -- he wants to create India's own Davos in hilly terrains of Himalayas.

Jan 19, 2017, 15:43 PM IST

Colombia, ELN rebels agree to peace talks: President

The Colombian government and the country`s last active rebel group, the ELN, have reached a new agreement to launch formal peace talks, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday.

Jan 19, 2017, 00:06 AM IST
'Very friendly' investment destination India seeks to woo foreign investors at WEF meet

'Very friendly' investment destination India seeks to woo foreign investors at WEF meet

With the message of being a "very friendly" investment destination, India on Wednesday sought to woo foreign investors at the WEF annual meet where leaders pored over the benefits of globalisation amid concerns over the impact of automation on jobs worldwide.

Jan 18, 2017, 23:35 PM IST

Terrorists using social media 'very effectively': Pakistan ex-Army Chief

Terrorists are using social media and digital platforms very effectively, including for recruitment, Pakistan's former Army chief Raheel Sharif has said while pitching for intelligence sharing at international level.

Jan 18, 2017, 16:00 PM IST

Wealth creation must for wealth distribution to happen: Mukesh Ambani

Amid rising concerns about globalisation benefitting the world's richest more, India's wealthiest man Mukesh Ambani today favoured free market economy and said wealth creation should not be constrained as it is a precursor to the distribution of wealth.

Jan 17, 2017, 23:58 PM IST
'Consumers uneasy with immense size and power of big biz'

'Consumers uneasy with immense size and power of big biz'

With less than 10 percent public companies globally accounting for 80 percent of the entire corporate profits, business leaders including India's Sunil Mittal today acknowledged that consumers are increasingly becoming uneasy with the immense size and power of big firms.

Jan 17, 2017, 20:02 PM IST
`No point` in blaming globalisation for world`s problems: Xi Jinping

`No point` in blaming globalisation for world`s problems: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that there is "no point" in blaming economic globalisation for the world`s problems, adding that no one would win a trade war.

Jan 17, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
World Economic Forum meet starts with call for responsible govts

World Economic Forum meet starts with call for responsible govts

With a call for governments to become more 'responsive and responsible' in the backdrop of falling trust in all kinds of institutions and various studies painting a dismal picture for India including on inclusive development, rich-poor gap and talent competitiveness, World Economic Forum started here on Monday.

Jan 16, 2017, 23:52 PM IST
WEF Davos 2017: Xi Jinping to open meet; over 100 from India to attend

WEF Davos 2017: Xi Jinping to open meet; over 100 from India to attend

Chinese President Xi Jinping will open the Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Swiss ski resort town of Davos next week, which will be attended by a record 3,000 global leaders from business, government and civil society, including over 100 from India.

Jan 10, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
EU is 'falling apart', George Soros warns

EU is 'falling apart', George Soros warns

The European Union is "falling apart", American financier George Soros warned as part of wide-ranging remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.

Jan 22, 2016, 08:55 AM IST

WEF Davos 2016: Asylum seekers' inflow to have expansionary effect on economy

The refugee challenge facing Europe can be harnessed for the benefit of all, with the help of appropriate policies, especially effective integration into the labour market, IMF said.

Jan 20, 2016, 19:40 PM IST
World Economic Forum annual meet opens in Davos

World Economic Forum annual meet opens in Davos

Schwab, who is WEF Founder and Executive Chairman, hoped that when participants go home they would be convinced that the future of our small global village can only be managed by collaboration and cooperation.

Jan 19, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016: Some sessions open for public

The high-profile WEF meeting here will not be entirely for the elite only as some of the 300-odd sessions will be open to general public and few sessions would connect with millennials in select few cities worldwide, including Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad in India.

Jan 19, 2016, 20:50 PM IST
World Economic Forum 2016: It's not only about elite talkathon at Davos

World Economic Forum 2016: It's not only about elite talkathon at Davos

Home to the annual talkathon of the rich and powerful from across the world for over four decades, this Swiss resort town has its own history of being a place of eminence for medical tourism as also for winter sports.

Jan 19, 2016, 17:59 PM IST
Indian power sector at 'inflection point', says WEF report

Indian power sector at 'inflection point', says WEF report

India's power sector is at an inflection point and most of its electricity demand in the next two decades will be met by burning fossil fuels despite huge investments in renewables, WEF said Tuesday.

Jan 19, 2016, 17:27 PM IST

WEF Davos 2016: 40 heads of state, government expected

The headline guests include British Prime Minister David Cameron, US Vice President Joe Biden, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Jan 13, 2016, 21:17 PM IST
FM Jaitley to lead over 100-strong Indian delegation to WEF Meet in Davos

FM Jaitley to lead over 100-strong Indian delegation to WEF Meet in Davos

On the agenda of Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution are the acute challenges of geo-economics, global security, public health, education, gender parity and climate change, WEF said.

Jan 13, 2016, 17:45 PM IST

World Economic Forum revokes invite to North Korea for Davos

Organisers of the World Economic Forum in Davos say they have revoked an invitation to a delegation from North Korea in the wake of the secretive Communist country's latest nuclear test.

Jan 13, 2016, 17:30 PM IST