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  • Aug 21, 2014
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World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss non-profit foundation that is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, an alpine resort. The meeting brings together 2,500 business leaders, politicians, intellectuals and journalists to discuss the issues of the day. The gathering is often simply termed “Davos”, a reference to its venue.

Britain and West can bring jobs, factories back from Asia, Cameron to say at Davos

British Prime Minister David Cameron will use a speech at Davos on Friday to say Britain and the West have an opportunity to boost their economic fortunes by luring back jobs and factories from Asia, a trend he says is already under way.

Friday, 24 January, 2014, 3:26pm

At Davos, a Japanese bull in a China shop

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went to Davos to tell the world's business elite that Japan is back and is open for business. But on the way he tripped himself up and - yet again - opened old sores concerning Japan's troubled relations with China.

25 Jan 2014 - 4:26am 19 comments

Suu Kyi voicing impossible dream to be president put leaders on spot

Most politicians coyly deny they want to lead their country until the last possible minute, but Myanmar's opposition leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, dispensed with the usual pleasantries and announced unequivocally her desire to be president two years before the 2015 poll.

8 Jun 2013 - 3:19am

Americans ill-served by the blinkered view of US dominance

The time has come to think the unthinkable: the era of American dominance in international affairs may well be coming to an end. As that moment approaches, the main question will be how well the US is prepared for it.

29 May 2013 - 6:16am 13 comments

How they see it, February 3, 2013

Davos forum and the world economy

3 Feb 2013 - 6:39am

Make way, not war

China's foreign-exchange regulator urged Group of 20 nations to improve collaboration to avoid any so-called currency wars while signalling he is comfortable with the value of the yuan.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:56am

Japan policy sparks Davos fears of ‘currency war’

Japan’s controversial new economic policy emerged as one of the hot topics at this year’s Davos forum, with talk of currency wars and strong rebuttals from Japanese officials.

The new government in Tokyo, led by Shinzo Abe, has pushed the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to step up efforts to battle nearly two decades of deflation and sluggish growth in the world’s third-largest economy.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Soros says euro here to stay but tense time ahead

George Soros, one of the most outspoken critics of Germany's proposed austerity policies to solve the European debt crisis, said the euro was here to stay and would gain as other nations tried to devalue their currencies.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

David Cameron says Britain rejects tighter EU bond

British Prime Minister David Cameron told European leaders yesterday that any attempt to force countries into ever-deeper political union was a mistake that Britain would not be part of.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:05am

Big banks fail to regain trust of the public

Leaders of the world's biggest banks, from Citigroup's Vikram Pandit to Barclays' Bob Diamond, have failed to honour promises made in Davos to restore trust in their industry after the financial crisis.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am