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World Economic Forum elects four new foundation board members

World Economic Forum elects four new foundation board members

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:39

The Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum Thursday said it has elected four new members -- MIT's Susan Hockfield, Alcoa's Klaus Kleinfeld, Jack Ma of Alibaba Group and Jim Hagemann Snabe, who is board member in a host of German firms.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Stable govt, global economic recovery can help Indian tourism

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:04

Benefiting from a stable government capable of bringing quick reforms and revival of global economy, the Indian tourism sector can look forward to an average annual growth of 7.9 percent per year till 2023.

India slips to 83rd spot on leveraging ICT for growth: WEF

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 18:16

India slid down to 83rd spot among 148 economies in terms of leveraging information and communications technologies (ICT) for growth and well being, says a World Economic Forum report.

14 Indians in WEF's Young Global Leaders class of 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 18:35

Out of the 214 Young Global Leaders (YGLs) who were honoured for leadership and service to society, 109 are women.

14 Indians in WEF's Young Global Leaders class of 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 17:03

As many as 14 Indians, including Flipkart's Sachin Bansal and noted film director Farhan Akhtar, have made it to the list of over 200 young global leaders recognised by the World Economic Forum.

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.

Poll outcome unlikely to hit reforms agenda: Ahluwalia

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 21:11

Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, Ahluwalia said tapering in the US indeed poses a risk for the global markets, but well-managed economies would withstand the shock.

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.