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World Economic Forum

​UK to benefit from oil price slump, says think tank
The fall in oil prices will significantly benefit Britain’s economy, a leading think tank has said, as the country continues to outperform most European countries in economic growth.

10.02.2015 13:08

Top Google executive predicts end of the internet
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google guru Eric Schmidt gave an answer regarding the evolution of the web. “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear,” Schmidt said on Thursday.

23.01.2015 06:12

‘Davos geniuses ill-equipped to recognize economic structural problems, address inequality’
It’s doubtful the Davos forum will address unemployment as the participants are more concerned with what model of car they should buy than care about people who work for living, says Curtis Ellis Executive Director of the American Jobs Alliance.

22.01.2015 08:59

​Oil price drop is ‘economic warfare against US enemies’
The current oil price decline can be explained by heavy selling in US future markets which is part of an all-out economic war between the US and countries like Russia, Iran and Venezuela, says financial journalist, Willem Middelkoop.

21.01.2015 14:39

​'Davos people – source of economic problems, not a solution'
The Davos meeting is not looking for world crisis solutions but plotting more controls, ‘banksterism’ and power elite benefits, says economic journalist Lew Rockwell. They are going to tax and rip off their own people to even greater extent, he added.

20.01.2015 11:11

UK plunges in gender equality rankings, lack of women in business – report
The UK has fallen from the top 20 in the global rankings for gender equality, a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows. Commentators attribute the fall to low levels of female economic participation.

28.10.2014 14:51

World ‘great’ for billionaires at Davos, rampant inequality still threat
On the eve of the Davos forum Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, said that “the world is better than it has ever been before,” but experts at the forum in Switzerland suggest his view from the top may be a bit foggy.

22.01.2014 12:54

The world according to the global power brokers
When the World Economic Forum released its 2013 Global Risks Report earlier this year, it included an interesting array of proposals which should raise eyebrows and be taken very seriously.

26.08.2013 10:00

‘We’re trying to build capitalism without capitalists’ – Russian tycoon
Russia’s 'failure' to build capitalism without a market economy costs it almost two thirds of GDP, Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska told RT on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. He also says the country lacks entrepreneurial expertise.

27.01.2013 14:43

‘Good governance is what Russia really needs’ – Davos participants
Attendees of the plenary session on Russia’s development at the WEF in Davos think good governance should become Russia’s top priority for further progressive development.

23.01.2013 15:24

Current oil prices optimal for consumers and producers, Russia not interested in them rising - Medvedev
Russia is not interested in high oil prices, nor is it in them going down, PM Medvedev said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "The current level of oil prices is more or less perfect for both manufacturers and consumers," Medvedev said.

23.01.2013 11:54

Davos 2013: Healing world economic wounds with resilient dynamism
The annual World Economic Forum meeting is due to kick off on January 23. Apart from resilient dynamism, this year’s agenda is going to cover a wide range of other burning topics.

21.01.2013 14:09