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Op-Ed: Is the World Economic Forum working for regional economies?

The World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos concluded this weekend during a turbulent period in emerging markets and yielding questions on the impact the WEF is making globally.

Alien life may be found in next 10 years: World Economic Forum

World leaders meeting in Davos (Jan. 23 -27) discussed the unforeseen challenges the world may face in the next decade. Working with the journal Nature, WEF proposed five "X Factors" as "unheralded dangers" the world may face in the next ten years.

Asia’s ‘sick man,’ is now ‘bright spot’ in global business

Labeled as ‘the sick man of Asia’ for decades, the Philippines may have started to regain its old moniker as one of Asia’s promising tiger economies after the United Nations called it ‘a bright spot’ in the Southeast Asian investment landscape.

US ranks 22nd in gender equality

Geneva - A newly-released World Economic Forum (WEF) report on global gender equality ranks the United States 22nd out of 135 countries.

Major risks facing world include food shortage, income disparity: Report

London - Leading risks in 2012 facing the planet’s population include severe income disparity, water supply and food shortage crises, chronic fiscal imbalances, and rising greenhouse gas emissions, a bleak World Economic Forum report shows.

Swiss plan 'Occupy Igloo' campaign for World Economic Forum, Jan

Davos Platz - The World Economic Forum is due to meet in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos in January. However they could well be joined by Occupy Igloo protesters if they take up the invitation to join the Swiss youth planning the event.

US slips to fifth place in Global Competitiveness Report

The World Economic Forum has released the Global Competitivenes Report 2011 -2012. Switzerland retains the number one spot whilst the U.S. slips to fifth place.

Nordic countries continue to lead in gender equality: WEF report

Nordic countries continue to show the world how to bridge inequality between men and women. Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden are the top four, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2010.

Gates Foundation to donate $10 billion for vaccines

Bill Gates, joint founder and current Chairman of Microsoft, announced on Friday that the foundation he established with his wife Melinda would be donating $10 billion to help develop and provide vaccines for children in the poorest parts of the world.

World Economic Forum warns of a financial, sovereign debt crisis

This week the World Economic Forum said there is a one-in-five chance of a second financial crisis that could cost the world at least $1 trillion and a sovereign fiscal crisis.

Iceland best country for women, Yemen worst

What do Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have in common, except for cold winters? These Nordic countries, of all nations in the world, have the smallest equality gap between men and women.

Layoffs causing massive data and intellectual property thefts

If you consider the huge layoffs in recent months, the fact that a lot of people are taking corporate information with them is scary enough. This information is buying new jobs in a murderous employment market. It's also opening up a new crime wave.

World Economic Forum Delegates Announce African Aid Program

NEW YORK (voa) - Delegates at the World Economic Forum in New York City have pledged to create a $500 million aid program to promote economic development in Africa. On Saturday, the world's seven richest industrialized nations plus Russia announced...
 

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French president, Nicolas Sarkozy
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English: Photo of some Arab and other Ministers attending the World Economic Forum on the Middle Eas...
English: Photo of some Arab and other Ministers attending the World Economic Forum on the Middle East; Dead Sea, Jordan. Front row, from left to right: Ahmed Mahmoud Nazif, Prime Minister of Egypt; Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Vice-President of Iraq; Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of Sri Lanka.
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Aerial photo of Davos where the World Economic Forum meets
Aerial photo of Davos where the World Economic Forum meets
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The rankings.
The rankings.
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Fareed Zakaria at the 2011 World Economic Forum.
Fareed Zakaria at the 2011 World Economic Forum.
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Vladimir Putin  President of Russia
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
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