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Davos Diary Archive: Raju Narisetti

Trading onions for Foreign Direct Investment

With inflation running at 15 percent in some food categories and the price of onions putting the Indian government on the defensive, top executives from Wal-Mart Stores Corp. are making a concerted push at the Davos to sell India's cabinet ministers on the idea of allowing much higher levels of Foreign Direct Investment in retailing in that booming but notoriously difficult market.

By Raju Narisetti  | January 27, 2011; 6:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Not a meeting of despair

In 41 years, despite a lot of “whither Davos,” questions each year, hundreds of politicians, ministers, heads of state, CEOs, academicians, entrepreneurs and journalists would rather be here at the end of January than pretty much anywhere else.

By Raju Narisetti  | January 26, 2011; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Not all fun and frolic at Davos 2011

Davos 2011 attendees received crampons to wear on their shoes to avoid slipping on the icy sidewalks. (Photo by Raju Narisetti / Washington Post) As Washington, D.C. and the rest of the U.S. East Coast brace for snow, North American...

By Raju Narisetti  | January 25, 2011; 7:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Year of India

The Indians are back. Again. Seasoned Davos participants are getting a sense of déjà vu at the 41st World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week as India once again tries to grab the attention of participants. Back in 2006, under...

By Raju Narisetti  | January 25, 2011; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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