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Microsoft's Satya Nadella to co-chair next year WEF meet

More than 2,500 leaders from across the world would be coming together for the WEF meeting.

WTO mini-Ministerial at Davos on January 24

More than 100 members of India Inc including Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal would also attend the WEF event scheduled from January 20-24.

WEF meet sees high-profile exits even before start

As this Swiss ski resort town gets ready to host World Economic Forum's annual meeting, some high profile participants have already announced their no-shows at this much-awaited talk fest of rich and powerful from across the world.

WEF meet kicks off Tuesday; India to have strong presence

Hundreds of top-notch CEOs will discuss state of global economy among themselves and around 40 heads of government at the annual talk-fest of rich and powerful people from across the world here for five days, beginning Tuesday.

125-member Indian delegation heads for WEF Davos

A 125-member strong Indian delegation will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland this week, where they will highlight efforts being undertaken to turn around the economy.

WEF Davos to host 40 govt heads; India to have strong presence

Hundreds of rich and powerful people across the world will congregate next week at the Swiss skiing resort town of Davos for the World Economic Forum, where India will be represented by an over 100-member delegation including senior ministers and corporate leaders.

New banks welcome, but systemic controls important: Kotak

Conglomerates being considered for new banking licences in India should be asked to have systemic controls to safeguard against any contagion impact of problems in their other businesses, eminent banker Uday Kotak has said.

WEF: Pat for developing world; rich nations asked not to relax

Rising unemployment levels and poverty eradication also emerged as key talking points at the World Economic Forum (WEF) gathering in this snow-clad town.

WEF: Job creation, reforms big challenges for world leaders

Pushing reformist measures to bolster investments and generating more job opportunities have emerged as the top challenges for global leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum as they deliberated on ways to boost sagging economic growth.

WTO's top post: India to support member from developing nation

India Thursday said it will support a candidate from a developing country for the top post of the the World Trade Organization (WTO) that is to be decided by the end of May.

Competitive deficit 'root cause' of European instability: WEF

Lack of competitiveness in Europe is the root cause of financial instability and rising unemployment numbers in the region, the World Economic Forum said Thursday.

2013 to be make or break year: IMF chief

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief says 2013 will be a "make or break" year, a few hours after the IMF revised its forecast for this year's global growth rate down to 3.5 percent.

Make equity market more attractive to wean away gold demand: Kotak

Kotak, who heads new generation private banking major Kotak Mahindra Bank, also said that the Indian equity market should give a return of 15-20 percent this year from the current levels and this growth should also help investors look away from gold towards equity as an investment option.

Critical challenges face Russian economy: WEF

Russia is at a critical turning point in terms of economic, social and political development and faces crucial challenges for long term growth through 2030, says a World Economic Forum report.

WEF: Swiss army called for clearing snow, keeping off protesters

As the top leaders of the world descend on this snow-laden town of Davos to discuss state of affairs of global economy, over a couple of thousand members of Swiss army are busy doing something unusual.

Davos man weighs future of capitalism

he Occupy movement, which went global after protests against Wall Street last year, is camping in igloos to bring its argument with the super-rich "1 percent" to Davos.

Davos needs to address uncertainty

Uncertainty about future growth prospects as a major driver of markets also correlates with other observations.