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Davos Diary Archive: Kevin Lu

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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What is the "China Model?"

At Hotel Seehof last night, I joined Joe Stiglitz, Paul Collier and several others in a discussion panel on the emergence of new economic development models in the 21st century. The panel was moderated by Joshua Ramo, who as usual...

By Kevin Lu  | January 28, 2011; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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G0, G1, G8 and G20

There seems to be a strong agreement that to confront the major problems that we face today, including general inflation pressure, trade imbalances, food securities, commodity prices, volatile short-term capital flows and possible contagion of political risk events, we need better international coordination. Then the attention turned to G20. Is it an effective forum for such coordination?

By Kevin Lu  | January 26, 2011; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Elephant in the Room in Davos: China

As various pre-Davos activities gear up this week and the main conference starts on Wednesday, not surprisingly, one topic that is likely to dominate many of the Davos sessions is China. In my conversations with people here over the past...

By Kevin Lu  | January 25, 2011; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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New economic narratives and two Davos

More than two years after the Lehman bankruptcy, many rich countries continue to muse about free market capitalism, wondering whether we are entering a “new reality”. The revival of state capitalism seems to strike fear in any discussion about new...

By Kevin Lu  | January 23, 2011; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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