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Japan PM to launch `Davos meeting for women`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 12:34

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to launch a female-focused version of the Davos economic forum, as part of a wider push to boost the number of women in the workforce at home, he said in an interview published Tuesday.

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.

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.

World Bank for creating $50 billion 'green bond' market

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 20:48

Underlining the need for urgent action to tackle climate change, World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim on Saturday called for developing a USD 50-billion green bond market by 2015.

India ranked 155th in global environment performance list

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 20:14

The overall list is topped by Switzerland followed by Luxembourg, Australia, Singapore, and Czech Republic.

WEF 2014: Indian business leaders cautiously optimistic at Davos

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 19:55

Diversified group Mahindra & Mahindra's senior executive Pawan Goenka said: "There is enough optimism about India. Therefore, I don't think that India story is dead at Davos".

Growth in Europe remains fragile, says ECB chief Draghi

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 18:47

With economic growth remaining fragile, European countries cannot afford to relax their efforts towards implementing structural reforms, according to ECB chief Mario Draghi.

BRICS economies grappling with midlife crisis: Roubini

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 18:39

The economist said in the World Economic Forum blog that China grew at a rate of over 10 percent for 30 years but its growth rate has now slowed to around 7 percent, and it may fall further.

India growth story looks better this year, says Uday Kotak

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 18:19

The Indian story is looking better this year but it is nowhere close to the exuberance seen at the World Economic Forum meet a few years ago, prominent banker Uday Kotak said Saturday.

US disengaging from the world? Kerry says no

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 06:54

Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed on Friday as "a myth" suggestions that the United States was withdrawing from world affairs.