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Earlier in the week, Xi gave a much anticipated speech at the annual Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province on the northern edge of the South China Sea. The forum is the Chinese equivalent of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, involving high-level talks among economic leaders.
Xi strikes conciliatory tone on trade but offers few concessions. News • International • 11.04.2018 • The Guardian. Library picture: Xi Jinping, the president of China, speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 17 January 2017. Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Valeriano Di Domenico ...

The total cost of the Prime Minister's three-day trip to the World Economic Forum was $678,000 – the bulk of the cost for hotels, office and room rentals, as well as transportation, according to figures tabled in Parliament. However, not all amounts associated with the trip have been publicly reported yet.
The Plan: Inside World Economic Forum's New Energy Efficient Offices ... The World Economic Forum is trying to lead by example. SEE ALSO: The Plan: Inside AlphaSights' Linear Designed Offices in Midtown East. The organization, which was founded in 1971 and is tasked with resolving international ...
The World Economic Forum announced today that Troels Oerting will be assuming the role of Head of the Global Centre for Cybersecurity as of 2 April 2018. ... us address this dark side of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Apart from these policy recommendations, the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Energy emphasizes the importance of launching new initiatives while at the same time contributing to the existing initiatives of institutions such as System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy.

It was announced last week that major players in the financial technology (fintech) space have come together to convene a cyber security consortium – poised to centralize best practices, encourage collaboration and shed light on the widening scope of security as a whole. Dan Gunderman. By: Dan Gunderman.
Business. World Economic Forum in Sao Paulo. After years of crisis, things are starting to pick up again in Brazil, with global companies returning to invest in the country. Opinion at the WEF on Latin America was that everyone needs to benefit, not just the rich.
Globe Telecom, in partnership with the DQ Institute, an international think tank, has completed the initial results of the 2018 DQ World study, a first in the Philippines that was presented to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last February 2018. The study measures the digital intelligence ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The World Economic Forum on Latin America kicked off Tuesday in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo, drawing hundreds of leaders to discuss the future of the region and new paths of economic growth. The theme of the two-day meeting, a regional version of the World ...
The World Economic Forum has a tradition of bringing together a sprinkling of academics and entrepreneurial innovators to mix with business and policy elites at their annual meeting in Davos. It is a rare opportunity for researchers to interact with such a diverse and influential audience, and all participants ...
On March 7, 2018, the World Economic Forum created an industry consortium to improve cybersecurity of financial technology companies. Created to architect a framework to gauge the security levels of fintech organizations and data aggregators, the consortium brings together top companies such Citigroup Inc (C.N), the ...
WEF leads creation of cyber security consortium · Security. in 9 hours. The World Economic Forum-led group will create a framework to assess the security level of fintech companies and data aggregators. Click here ...
World Economic Forum creates fintech focus group for cyber security. Karl Flinders ... The World Economic Forum (WEF) has created a consortium of financial services and technology companies to help protect the growing financial technology (fintech) industry and its customers from cyber security threats.
A staunch defence of free play time isn't what you usually expect from such highfalutin meetings, but it's certainly refreshing. It's a good sign when the bigwigs at the World Economic Forum in Davos take time to talk about the importance of letting kids play. At the end of January, four groups -- the LEGO ...
In their Global Risks Report 2018, the World Economic Forum singled out cybersecurity as one of the world's most critical threats. For this reason, the forum launched the Global Centre for Cybersecurity – a platform for governments, companies and international organisations to join forces in the fight against ...
NEW YORK, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Boao has become an important regional forum with global influence, and "It's becoming an Asian version of World Economic Forum," William Overholt, a senior fellow at Harvard University, told Xinhua in a recent interview. The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), with the theme ...

The World Economic Forum for 2018 may have come and gone, but the question that will linger remains what lessons African leaders took out of it. The summit in Davos had 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World' as its theme, and the issue of climate change was on the front burner once more.
Today is International Women's Day, a day which celebrates the ongoing movement for women's rights. To measure the world's progress toward gender equality, the World Economic Forum (WEF) created the Global Gender Gap Index a decade ago. The most recent report, published in November 2017, ...
You go to your speech at the World Economic Forum at Davos, knowing that Trump will speak from the same podium as you in 2 days, that he will rail against the global order and claim that globalisation and cooperation are redundant and should be thrown out in favour of closed walled nationalism.
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) upcoming Africa conference in Durban will focus on the economic predicament in which global leaders find themselves. “There has been a failure of growth models to deliver on citizen's expectations,” says Elsie Kanza – who runs the WEF's Africa programme – “and we ...
From comments on global trade, the depreciation of the dollar and women's rights, the World Economic Forum has made headlines once again. CNBC takes a look at the most memorable quotes over the past few days from the snowy Swiss Alpine resort of Davos.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kimberly Atkins, Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, and Reihan Salam, executive editor for National Review and columnist for Slate, about immigration, President Trump's speech at the World Economic Forum and the ongoing Mueller investigation.
President Trump was in Davos, Switzerland this past week for the World Economic Forum. Jouranlist Pranay Gupte has attended the World Economic Forum in the past. Gupte joins Matt Bubala to talk about details of this event. The World Economic Fourm is a “giant education course” he says.
The 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, just wrapped up a short time ago. Here are a few things I learned over the past week during this gathering of globally minded leaders, thinkers, builders, connectors, and teachers.
(DAVOS, Switzerland) — President Donald Trump said Friday that U.S. economic growth promoted by his policies would help the world, seeking to square his “America First” agenda with globalism. “When the United States grows, so does the world,” Trump said in a speech to the World Economic Forum in ...
This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune's daily newsletter on the top tech news. Sign up here. Good morning one last time from Davos, where the U.S. president just finished reading a speech wholly from the teleprompter, declared America open for business, and asserted that “America first does ...
When he comes to Davos this Friday, he will find out why that is not happening. According to World Economic Forum, Norway is the best country in the world in which to live. Norway is given top prize because the World Economic Forum analysts use a different metric than the Gross Domestic Product.
Following are excerpts from a CNBC interview with Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs and CNBC's Steve Sedgwick and Geoff Cutmore from the World Economic Forum 2018. SS: Wouldn't it be nice if we could find someone, who's in a senior position, who's never done ...
BUSINESS leaders and politicians have descended on the small Alpine town of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF). Let's take a closer look at what happens during the event and which leading global figures will be in attendance.
DAVOS, Switzerland (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Donald Trump is in Switzerland attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, the first sitting president to attend the annual summit since Bill Clinton in 2000. As he arrived at the summit venue, the president was asked about his message for the ...
At least two panels tackled sexual harassment head on, the first time it's been a topic of official discussion at the World Economic Forum. The forum's seven co-chairs this year were women, and while the attendees are still overwhelmingly male, among the younger set, half are female. Along the promenade ...
President Trump is attending the annual gathering of global business elite in Davos, Switzerland. He met with the British and Israeli prime ministers on Thursday ahead of a major speech on Friday. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...
The 2018 World Economic Forum has just ended in Davos, Switzerland. However, several Chinese state news outlets have insinuated that the conference has been greatly influenced by President Xi Jinping's "alternative vision for globalization" -- despite the fact that he's not attending. Quartz reported that ...
Bitcoin was hammered by top business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but those in the cryptocurrency world had a message of their own. Cryptocurrencies were one of the biggest topics at the Forum. There was an official session on it, CNBC ran a few panels about the subject in The ...
Davos 2018: Donald Trump to address World Economic Forum - live updates. Rolling coverage of the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, including Donald Trump's speech. Introduction: Trump to deliver closing WEF speech at 2pm CET · Trump meets the CEOs: highlights; Also coming up: ...
(CNN) President Donald Trump brought his "America First" message to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. In the approximately 15-minute long address, Trump hailed America's economic success from his first year in office but did not address the bombshell report that he had tried ...
Following are excerpts from a CNBC interview with Jes Staley, Barclays CEO and CNBC's Steve Sedgwick and Geoff Cutmore from the World Economic Forum 2018. GC: Well, let's see if we can round out that conversation about the changes in US tax law. Jes Staley has joined us, Jes, of course, is the ...
With President Donald Trump having arrived in Davos, there's a growing sense of anticipation among the delegates at the World Economic Forum. Trump, who is the first U.S. president to attend the summit since Bill Clinton in 2000, is due to hold meetings later with British Prime Minister Theresa May and ...
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's sweeping policy initiatives are already paying off, according to an Indian business leader. Vijay Sharma, founder and CEO of digital payments firm Paytm, told CNBC that Modi's initiatives reduced red tape and his policies are benefiting businesses. Paytm, along with ...
After debuting at Davos as a champion of globalization last year, China's president Xi Jinping opted to skip the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum this week to fine-tune China's global strategy. But his influence lingers on. According to Chinese state media, he can take credit for shaping this ...
I promised yesterday to be brief today, and I'd like to share some high-level thoughts from two private working sessions I moderated Wednesday for the World Economic Forum. The first was a conversation on priorities for global development and technology attended by World Bank President Jim Kim, U.S. ...
Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday joined Arif Masood Naqvi, founder and CEO of the Abraaj Group, on a health-care panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Other panelists included World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom, ...
Phil Baty, editorial director of Times Higher Education's global rankings, explores what the World Economic Forum's community of universities – the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) – can teach us about industry-academia collaboration and innovation with economic impact. In this video from Davos ...
Whether Trump signs up to the Forum's main theme "Creating a shared future in a fractured world" remains to be seen, and many world leaders at the event have already criticized his "America First"agenda. Nonetheless, one disabled-accessible bathroom in the Forum's main Congress Center sums up the ...
DAVOS, Switzerland -- President Trump arrived Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum -- the first sitting U.S. president to do so since Bill Clinton in 2000. Mr. Trump will be pushing his "America First" agenda, along with a large team of his senior aides and cabinet officials, ...
LONDON - Sir Elton John hit out at "disgraceful" inequality as he collected an award at the World Economic Forum for raising awareness of human rights issues. The 70-year-old music icon - who founded the Elton John Foundation, which funds programmes for HIV/AIDS prevention, in 1992 - joined actress ...
First Lady Melania Trump has backed out of plans to accompany her husband to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he is scheduled to speak on Friday, CNN reports. East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham said the decision was made due to "scheduling and logistical ...
Post-Establishment Politics? Arguing against the “establishment” across the political spectrum, a new generation of political leaders was swept into governments and parliaments around the world. Are they delivering? Story Continued Below. Moderator: John Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Politico, USA;. Mercedes ...
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 24-25, the prime minister's office said on Tuesday. The prime minister will participate in a number of important events ...


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