Raghuram Rajan joins WEF task force on global financial system
Raghuram Rajan joins WEF task force on global financial system

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has joined a task force of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to study the future of global financial system, whose members include bankers and policymakers from across the world.

WEF 2016: Davos Man seeks Davos Women
WEF 2016: Davos Man seeks Davos Women

The 44-year-old used a quota to achieve a gender-balanced cabinet.

India at Davos 2016 (Pics)

India at Davos 2016

WEF meet 2016 ends; raises concerns over China, terror & refugees
WEF meet 2016 ends; raises concerns over China, terror & refugees

The 5-day annual jamboree of the world's rich and powerful came to a close in this Alpine resort Saturday, with leaders raising concerns about economic headwinds from China, geo-political risks arising from the refugee crisis in Europe and terror attacks in various parts of the world.

 

Hinduja asks businesses to diversify to tackle global shock
Hinduja asks businesses to diversify to tackle global shock

Stating that he remains optimistic about Indian as well as the global economy, the Co-chairman of diversified Hinduja Group called for the Indian policymakers to grab the opportunity to grow faster in the wake of prevailing problems in other markets, including China.

'CEOs should turn away from short-term thinking'
'CEOs should turn away from short-term thinking'

Chief executives need to move away from short-term thinking and take bold measures to promote diversity, according to leaders gathered at the WEF annual meet.

Davos 2016: Ease of doing business still work in progress, says FM Jaitley
Davos 2016: Ease of doing business still work in progress, says FM Jaitley

Jaitley also said the political opposition is unlikely to obstruct the reform process, including on the direct and indirect tax reforms, and he was hopeful about the GST getting through as well which is one of the few reforms that has been held up.

 

Internet's openness, dynamism at risk: WEF report
Internet's openness, dynamism at risk: WEF report

There has been a growing concern that the Internet may be in danger of splintering into a series of bordered cyberspace segments, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.

 

Davos 2016: India has chance to cement 'bright spot' status, says Vedanta chief
Davos 2016: India has chance to cement 'bright spot' status, says Vedanta chief

Referring to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement here at WEF that "any economy needs multiple engines of growth", Agarwal said it is now becoming increasingly clear that services alone cannot drive India.

Internet's openness, dynamism at risk: WEF report
Internet's openness, dynamism at risk: WEF report

The issues that dominated the discussion include emerging fragmentation of the Internet, along multiple lines, due to developments in technical, governmental and commercial realm.

India taking steps to address infrastructure woes: FM Jaitley
India taking steps to address infrastructure woes: FM Jaitley

Emphasising that India is taking steps to address problems in the infrastructure sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said multiple institutions are required to meet the funding requirements in this space.

 

Davos 2016: RBI expected to remain accommodative, says Chanda Kochhar
Davos 2016: RBI expected to remain accommodative, says Chanda Kochhar

The Reserve Bank of India has reduced repo rate by 125 basis points in about past one year, but demands continue to mount for further cuts to stimulate economy.

WEF 2016: India can stand out with reforms, planning, says FM Jaitley
WEF 2016: India can stand out with reforms, planning, says FM Jaitley

India can stand out in the gloomy global economic situation with headwinds from China and the US if it continues with "reforms and responsible economic planning", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said expressing confidence that the country will prove its resilience.

EU is 'falling apart', George Soros warns
EU is 'falling apart', George Soros warns

The European Union is "falling apart", American financier George Soros warned as part of wide-ranging remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.

Arun Jaitley meets US Treasury Secretary at World Economic Forum

Jaitley, Lew discussed ways to attract greater infrastructure investment to boost potential growth and support the global economy.

India must stick to its economic reform agenda: Jacob Lew

India remains a bright spot of economic growth, but it will have to stick to its reform agenda and like any other political system, a lot will depend on the government of the day to carry forward the reforms, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Thursday.

Indian economy needs multiple growth engines: Arun Jaitley
Indian economy needs multiple growth engines: Arun Jaitley

The Indian economy needs some multiple engines of growth, while the focus for the government now is on reviving private investments, Finance Minister

Central bankers can't solve all economic worries: Raghuram Rajan

Stating that monetary policies alone cannot change the world, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Wednesday said the governments need to create an underlying framework for growth in the long term for the world economy.

Slow growth concerns, terror threats cast shadow on WEF meet

Fears of slow economic growth, including in emerging markets, and concerns over rising terror attacks have cast a shadow over the WEF annual gathering as the rich and influential deliberate on ways to boost global economy.

India's job scope huge, need right skills: Vishal Sikka
India's job scope huge, need right skills: Vishal Sikka

With a new WEF study warning about a net loss of over five million jobs in next five years due to the fourth industrial revolution, IT giant Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said there are huge employment opportunities in India but there is a need to impart right skills and training.