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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.

WEF 2014: BRICS insist economies still strong despite turbulence

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 10:23

Ministers from the BRICS economies defended their growth prospects today despite waves of turbulence caused by the tightening of monetary stimulus in the US and concerns about a potential cash crunch in China.

Biz leaders favour policy changes for long-term value creation

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 14:37

Business leaders from across the globe have called for policy changes to encourage long term value creation instead of short-term profits and to restore trust between government, business and civil society.

Many Indian leaders give WEF meet a miss

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 12:54

While the rich and famous from across the world have assembled here for their annual talk-fest and networking for business, many top Indian business leaders like Mukesh Ambani and Rahul Bajaj have given this year's WEF Annual Meeting a miss.

Davos bosses tread warily in rocky emerging markets

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 10:37

Multinational companies are becoming more picky about emerging market investments as slowing growth in upstart economies and a recovery in the West takes the shine off a previous sure-fire strategic bet.

WEF launches online learning platform

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 15:30

To provide courses on leadership, the World Economic Forum has launched an online learning platform.

Half of Indian CEOs 'very confident' of revenue growth

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 13:33

According to PwC's 17th Annual Global CEO survey, released by World Economic Forum here, 49 percent of Indian business heads are very confident about their growth prospects in the next 12 months, higher than the global average (39 percent).

WEF annual meet begins; over 100 Indian leaders present

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 23:52

This year's meeting theme is 'The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business'.

'WEF offers platform to project Mumbai as top int'l fin centre'

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 16:02

As the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting begins here tonight, leading Indian chamber Assocham's President Rana Kapoor has sought to utilise this opportunity to project the potential of Mumbai as a top International Financial Centre.

Swiss banks devise new 'cash' strategies for clients

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 13:53

As Swiss banks lose their secrecy tag, some bankers here are coming up with innovative ideas to lure rich clients from India and other countries by providing services like 'cash courier' as well as by offering large metal vaults to store currency notes, gold, artworks and other valuables.

WEF meet 2014: List of high-profile absentees

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 13:35

According to reports, some high profile participants have already announced their no-shows at the much anticipated talk-fest of the rich and the powerful.

WEF meet: 125-member Indian delegation to have strong presence

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 10:55

As the Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) begins at Davos in Switzerland on Tuesday, India, with its strong 125 delegates, is expected to have a strong presence at the event.