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WEF Annual Meeting

Ensuring equitable economic growth biggest challenge: Satya Nadella

Nadella said the fourth industrial revolution also needs to deliver on technology and innovation that can drive economic growth.

Jan 22, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

PM Modi likely to attend WEF Davos Summit; over 100 Indian CEOs may join

Modi is expected to be accompanied by some union ministers and top government officials, while a large India Inc delegation led by apex industry chamber CII will also be present at the meet, whose theme will be 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'.

Dec 24, 2017, 15:11 PM IST

Key to preparing for Fourth Industrial Revolution lies in technology: Ambani

Rapid technological change threatens to create a new swathe of have-nots and displaced digital refugees, and the solution to this lies in technologies themselves, leaders say.

Jan 18, 2017, 16:05 PM IST

WEF Davos 2017: Xi bats for globalisation, greater role for emerging economies

Globalisation is a "double-edged sword" but cannot be blamed for problems being faced by the world, Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday said even as he called for a greater role for emerging economies in governance of global institutions.

Jan 17, 2017, 17:09 PM IST

India among top six promising markets, but slips one notch

India features among top six for global executives when it comes to overall growth prospects over the next 12 months, but enthusiasm for investing in the country has dropped from three years ago, finds out a survey.

Jan 17, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

WEF meet begins today; over 100 people from India to attend

World's rich and powerful people, including over 100 from India, as well as government heads from the UK, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh will be in this Swiss ski resort for 5-day WEF Annual Meeting beginning on Moday to hold discussions on global economy and need for a 'responsive and responsible leadership'.

Jan 16, 2017, 11:03 AM IST

'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.

Jan 23, 2016, 20:29 PM IST

Davos 2016: Chinese economy won't see hard landing, says Lagarde

She also said the fourth industrial revolution currently underway would bring about a major change in the world and would require change in the way GDP is calculated.

Jan 23, 2016, 19:48 PM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2016, 19:40 PM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2016, 08:55 AM IST

WEF 2016: China should communicate better with financial markets, says IMF's Lagarde

Lagarde said China is "going through a list of transitions".

Jan 21, 2016, 14:42 PM IST

Indian CEOs most confident about their business growth

India has also become one of the five most promising overseas markets for the businesses globally, according to the annual global CEO survey of consultancy giant PwC released here at the WEF Annual Meeting.

Jan 20, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

WEF Davos 2016: 40 heads of state, government expected

The headline guests include British Prime Minister David Cameron, US Vice President Joe Biden, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Jan 13, 2016, 21:17 PM IST

FM Jaitley to lead over 100-strong Indian delegation to WEF Meet in Davos

On the agenda of Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution are the acute challenges of geo-economics, global security, public health, education, gender parity and climate change, WEF said.

Jan 13, 2016, 17:45 PM IST

Davos gets snowfall; Delegates rush for chai-samosa

As this ski resort town got a fresh coat of snow -- the first in four days since the annual WEF summit began on Tuesday -- it was a mad rush for masala chai and hot Indian snacks at 'Make In India' lounge.

Jan 23, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

After Jan Dhan, India eyes renewal energy world record

Having set a world record with fastest roll-out of its financial inclusion scheme 'Jan Dhan', the government expects its ambitious power sector programme to create more such records, including by making India the world's largest destination for renewable energy.

Jan 23, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

Naidu woos investors at World Economic Forum Summit

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is in Davos to attend the ongoing World Economic Forum Summit, met several top corporate heads there to attract investments in the state.

Jan 22, 2015, 17:32 PM IST

End red tapism or Europe 'will be finished': Italian PM

Striking a note of caution, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi today said Europe needs to eliminate red tapism "or it will be finished".

Jan 22, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

'Emerging markets need to rely less on outside finance': Report

Emerging markets need to reduce their dependence on external financing and push through internal reforms to differentiate themselves from others, says a report.

Jan 22, 2015, 11:36 AM IST

CEOs need to develop flexible workforce: Manpower

As companies find it challenging to find right talent, global human resource major ManpowerGroup has suggested they develop a flexible workforce and identify 'under-utilised' talent pools.

Jan 21, 2015, 12:19 PM IST