Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: World Economic Forum Begins With a Warning DealBook Supported by Jan. 22, 2019 Good Tuesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) A bleak message reverberates in Davos An influential financier warned investors in a letter to pay heed to growing risks and social tensions — and the message is already resonating at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Andrew writes in his column. In his annual letter, Seth A. Klarman, the billionaire investor who runs the Baupost Group hedge fund, warns that social and political division risks economic calamity: “It can’t be business as usual amid constant protests, riots, shutdowns and escalating social tensions.” His message is likely to encourage hand-wringing of a sort usually … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: World Economic Forum Begins With a Warning
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The Promenade is the road that runs through the heart of Davos in Switzerland. Its most prominent building is the Belvedere Hotel, and right across the front of the Belvedere is a banner saying: "Free Trade is Great".It could almost be the slogan for the whole World Economic Forum, a gathering that unashamedly backs globalisation and a more integrated world.But, in fact, the banner was put there by the British Government.For some here, it looks like a curious paradox - the nation that wants to leave the world's biggest trading bloc putting up a giant banner proclaiming its love of free trade.For others, it is, presumably, a sign of how Britain wants to trade with the whole world, not just Europe.In Davos, as everywhere, the future shape of Brexit seems unclear.The International Monetary Fund's latest forecast is based on the assumption that Britain leaves Europe with a well-rounded agreement, but is full of warnings about uncertainty."A no-deal Brexit is one of the major risks to our … [Read more...] about World Economic Forum in Davos is a less starry affair this year
Global political and business leaders are gathering in the mountain resort of Davos in Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. It starts on Tuesday 22 January, and will wrap up on Friday 25 January. What's on the agenda? 'Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution' is the theme this year. According to the World Economic Forum's website, it picks up on two major trends — global cooperation challenges, and changes as a result of the high-tech digital revolution. Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chief Executive of the World Economic Forum, explained: "This fourth wave of globalization needs to be human-centred, inclusive and sustainable. We are entering a period of profound global instability brought on by the technological disruption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the realignment of geo-economics and geopolitical forces. "We need principals from all stakeholder groups in Davos to … [Read more...] about World Economic Forum 2019: What to expect at this year’s Davos?
By Henry Fernandez Published January 10, 2019 Business Leaders FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Trump: If the government shutdown continues I won't go to Davos President Trump on the partial government shutdown and efforts to reach a compromise on border wall funding. President Trump announced the cancellation of his upcoming trip to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown. Continue Reading Below “Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. My warmest regards and apologies to the @WEF!,” the president tweeted on Thursday. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM A LOOK AT JEFF BEZOS’ BIGGEST ASSETS BEZOS DIVORCE: WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CEO, AMAZON? THESE US COMPANIES DOMINATED GLOBAL ARMS … [Read more...] about Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump Cancels Trip to Davos for World Economic Forum Supported by ByEileen Sullivan Jan. 10, 2019 WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday canceled his planned trip to the annual and glittering economic conference in Davos, Switzerland, citing what he called the Democrats’ intransigence on his funding request to build a wall along the United States’ southern border. Mr. Trump and congressional Democrats are at an impasse over the president’s request of over $5.7 billion to build the wall. That impasse caused a partial government shutdown, which has been going for nearly three weeks. Earlier on Thursday, Mr. Trump told reporters that he still planned to go to the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month. It was not immediately clear what made him change his mind when he … [Read more...] about Trump Cancels Trip to Davos for World Economic Forum