Japan PM to launch `Davos meeting for women`

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.

US disengaging from the world? Kerry says no

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

BJP slams Chidambaram`s comments at WEF

The BJP hit out at Finance Minister P Chidambaram`s comments at the World Economic Forum on the party`s economic policies, and quoted a report by a leading finance firm that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, if elected, would be more business-friendly.

At Davos, push for clean energy as climate weapon

Leaders gathered in the Swiss ski resort of Davos are pushing for nations worldwide to shift to cleaner energy sources as the best way to contain global warming and re-energize the global economy.

Japan appeals to global elite for backing in China dispute

Japan took its campaign for international support in a potentially explosive territorial dispute with China to Davos on Wednesday.

PM Sharif calls visit to Switzerland after spike in violence

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif cancelled his visit to Davos in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in the wake of a spike in terror attacks, including a bombing that killed 22 Pakistani troops.

Syrian regime`s actions equal war crimes: Turkey

The world has been grappling with how to deal with the Syrian war ever since protests against President Bashar Assad erupted in March 2011.

Charlize Theron awarded for work against AIDS at WEF

In an unlikely opening for an event known as annual congregation of movers and shakers of global economy, it is Oscar and Golden Globe winner Hollywood actress Charlize Theron getting awarded for her work towards fight against AIDS that has marked this year`s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

No climate deal unless firms join push: UN

The world has no chance of sealing an emissions cut deal unless companies lobby their governments for an accord, the UN climate chief told the global business elite in Davos today.

Permanent statue of Gandhi at Davos

Ram Sutar and Anil Sutar are working on the Gandhi monument for Davos.

Barot to perform at WEF gala

Ranjit Barot will set the musical stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Blast at Davos hotel, no injuries: Swiss police

A small blast shattered two windows
but caused no injuries at a Davos hotel
Swiss police said.

UN climate talks in focus at Davos forum

Copenhagen produced nonbinding accord with voluntary climate targets that wasn`t formally adopted.

Davos ends with recovery warning after banking bust-up

The world economy is recovering but remains fragile and dogged by huge deficits, top officials said on Saturday at the end of a Davos summit clouded by divisions over banking reform.

State debt to become `biggest problem`: IMF chief

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said on Saturday that state debt will become the world`s biggest economic problem and some countries will need seven years to fix their finances.

In Davos, regulators tell bankers new rules coming

Government regulators from the US and Europe laid out their financial reform plans on Saturday before a sceptical banking industry, asking financiers for input but adamant that change was coming with or without their support.

Bankers, govts discuss regulation at Davos forum

Bank executives met central bankers and government officials here on Saturday to discuss whether regulations should be imposed on financial markets.

Redesign global bodies to give more say to poor nations: WEF

The world leaders assembled here for the 40th annual WEF meet have made a case for restructuring global institutions to give greater voice to the poor nations.

Global investors bullish on India: Anand Sharma

Global investors are bullish on India as recovery in developed economies remains weak, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said here.

Protectionist tendencies inevitable in pressing times: Nooyi

Rallying behind Obama`s move to discourage outsourcing, Nooyi has said that protectionist tendencies are "inevitable".