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Davos Diary: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

Davos 2011 not mainly an 'economic' forum

To me, this year's Davos is less about economics and more about a lot of other things. It is more about geopolitics. While the global CEOs were overwhelmingly but cautiously optimistic about their business prospects due to the expected economic...

By Kevin Lu  | February 1, 2011; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Moving beyond Doha

One note of optimism that arose from the 2011 World Economic Forum gathering in Davos was a powerful manifestation of political will to close the struggling trade talks. Few expressed dissent on the benefits of concluding the decade-long Doha Round...

By Anu Bradford  | February 1, 2011; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Davos points to year of uncertainty for Middle East

The World Economic Forum came to an end with much emphasis on Tunisia, as a Tunisian delegation landed in to Davos on Friday night to hold a series of meetings with officials from the G-20 and key corporate leaders. There...

By Mina Al-Oraibi  | January 31, 2011; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Where is the money? Financial transparency norms for a new reality

The theme of this year's WEF meeting in Davos was "Shared Norms for a New Reality." This focus was right on the mark given the tremendous changes the world has witnessed over the past two decades, and even more recently...

By Dr. Sanjeev Khagram  | January 31, 2011; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Changemakers

I have been coming to Davos since the early 1990s. In the past, I was wearing my old hat as Accenture International chairman. I return this year, after a break of a few years, wearing a new hat as chairman...

By Sir Vernon Ellis  | January 30, 2011; 10:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A call to action

As we explored the global challenges of today and tomorrow during this past week in Davos, I often felt that we were left with the institutions of yesterday to deal with the problems of tomorrow. Whether we look at water,...

By Francois-Phillipe Champagne  | January 30, 2011; 10:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Education, women's empowerment and more education

As the World Economic Forum draws to a close, I know that my work has just begun. My “to do” list just grew by reams of paper over the past four days. Sleep has not been easy -- not just...

By Lorna Solis  | January 30, 2011; 10:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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