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Stuck in a trade war, tech pitches Davos on innovation

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday (AP)Premium
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday (AP)

40 CEOs support 'Digital Declaration' at WEF in Davos

Sunil Bharti Mittal is the first business leader to sign the 'Digital Declaration'. (Bloomberg)Premium
Sunil Bharti Mittal is the first business leader to sign the 'Digital Declaration'. (Bloomberg)

Beijing dismisses Soros' anti-China remarks as 'meaningless'

George Soros said social-media companies Facebook and Google “deliberately engineer addiction to the services they provide.” Photo: BloombergPremium
George Soros said social-media companies Facebook and Google “deliberately engineer addiction to the services they provide.” Photo: Bloomberg

'Under siege', oil industry mulls raising returns and PR game

FILE PHOTO: Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake's original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville. (Reuters)Premium
FILE PHOTO: Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake's original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville. (Reuters)

Davos leaders urge India, US to join coalition against cyber threats

A WEF logo stands on the wall of a session hall inside the Congress Center, the venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos (Bloomberg)Premium
A WEF logo stands on the wall of a session hall inside the Congress Center, the venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos (Bloomberg)

Electronic waste produced every year weighs more than all airlines ever built

With only 20% of the electronics and plastics formally recycled each year, this looming health and environmental catastrophe also represents a unique $62 billion economic opportunity. (AP)Premium
With only 20% of the electronics and plastics formally recycled each year, this looming health and environmental catastrophe also represents a unique $62 billion economic opportunity. (AP)

At Davos, CEOs privately vented over China's economic policies

Trade wars and the outlook for China are major themes in Davos this week (Reuters)Premium
Trade wars and the outlook for China are major themes in Davos this week (Reuters)

Jet-setting Davos elite frets about climate

WEF organisers insist they are making the annual forum environmentally sustainable, offsetting the carbon emissions generated by private aviation as much as possible through their own initiatives on the ground. Photo: ReutersPremium
WEF organisers insist they are making the annual forum environmentally sustainable, offsetting the carbon emissions generated by private aviation as much as possible through their own initiatives on the ground. Photo: Reuters

Davos doesn’t think there’s going to be a global recession

Davos delegates echoed that view about a decade after visitors to the Swiss alpine retreat failed to predict the 2009 recession. (Photo: AP)Premium
Davos delegates echoed that view about a decade after visitors to the Swiss alpine retreat failed to predict the 2009 recession. (Photo: AP)

China says will step up fiscal spending this year to support economy

Beijing delivered about 1.3 trillion yuan of cuts in taxes and fees in 2018. (Bloomberg)Premium
Beijing delivered about 1.3 trillion yuan of cuts in taxes and fees in 2018. (Bloomberg)

Global businesses join hands for workplace inclusion of LGBTI community

Attendees are seen during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland (Reuters)Premium
Attendees are seen during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland (Reuters)

Saudi Aramco eyes multi-billion-dollar US gas acquisitions: CEO

FILE PHOTO: Logo of Saudi Aramco (Reuters)Premium
FILE PHOTO: Logo of Saudi Aramco (Reuters)

Davos bankers try to put brave face on gloomy outlook

Attendees are seen during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland (Reuters)Premium
Attendees are seen during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland (Reuters)

'Super star' firms giving a lot for free, but will it continue? asks Rajan  

From left: Blackstone CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman, Sinochem Group chairman Ning Gaoning, former RBI governor Raghuram G Rajan and Bank of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Tuesday (AP)Premium
From left: Blackstone CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman, Sinochem Group chairman Ning Gaoning, former RBI governor Raghuram G Rajan and Bank of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Tuesday (AP)

Ensure technology addresses challenges of health, education, says Satya Nadella

A file photo of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/MintPremium
A file photo of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint

Nothing's taboo for IMF's new chief economist Gita Gopinath, first woman in job

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/MintPremium
IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Dateline Davos | NGOs must fail to succeed

Construction workers build a temporary pavilion in front of Hotel Belvedere in Davos, Switzerland. (Reuters)Premium
Construction workers build a temporary pavilion in front of Hotel Belvedere in Davos, Switzerland. (Reuters)

Brazil Is Back in the Game, New Leader Will Tell Davos Investors

Bolsonaro will carry the most crucial plan to tackle a budget deficit that hovers around 7% of gross domestic product — a draft proposal to cut pension outlays and save as much as 1 trillion reais over 10 years. (AP)Premium
Bolsonaro will carry the most crucial plan to tackle a budget deficit that hovers around 7% of gross domestic product — a draft proposal to cut pension outlays and save as much as 1 trillion reais over 10 years. (AP)
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