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A WEF logo inside the Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (Bloomberg)
A WEF logo inside the Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (Bloomberg)

Opinion | Reflections of a milestone year at the WEF meeting

Effectiveness of Davos is often undermined by a middle path being chalked out

Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), gestures as she speaks during a panel session on the closing day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (Bloomberg)
Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), gestures as she speaks during a panel session on the closing day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (Bloomberg)

Growth slowdown in India temporary, expect momentum to improve going ahead: IMF

  • On emerging markets, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said they are also moving forward
  • On risks ahead for the global economy, the IMF chief listed factors like weakness in long-term productivity growth and low inflation

Participants queue for a session during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on 23 January 2020
Participants queue for a session during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on 23 January 2020

Climate crisis spawns high tide of greenwashing

The tsunami of eco-initiatives at Davos range, for the most part, from doubtful to deceptive, say experts

Pakistan PM Imran Khan. (Photo: AP)
In the BRICS grouping, China was ranked 42nd, Russia (48th), South Africa (70th) and Brazil at 80th position
Davos: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa during, 'Strategic Outlook: India session', at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland,  (Photo: PTI)
Davos: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa during, 'Strategic Outlook: India session', at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, (Photo: PTI)

Yediyurappa hopes to convert investment proposals at Davos into reality

At a curtain raiser event in the ongoing WEF at Davos, Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa said that GIM, with the theme Innovate Now, Growth Forever,' would be held on 3-5 November in Bengaluru

Naspers (Bloomberg)
Union minister for commerce and industry Piyush Goyal. (PTI)
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during a bilateral meeting at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos (Photo: Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during a bilateral meeting at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos (Photo: Reuters)

India rejects Donald Trump’s offer to mediate on J&K

  • Trump’s offer came as he sat down for talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos
  • The US president said he would speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Kashmir, according to the report

Donald Trump (Photo: Bloomberg)
Donald Trump (Photo: Bloomberg)

Donald Trump’s day out in Davos: Musk, Boeing and trade

  • Trump had breakfast with American business executives, including Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook
  • Trump reiterated his criticism of Federal Reserve policy, saying the central bank 'brought up the rate too fast, and they didn’t drop it fast enough'

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (REUTERS)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (REUTERS)

World will realise Pak's potential once relations with India normalise: Imran

  • Imran Khan said this while speaking at an event in Davos, where he is attending the World Economic Forum
  • Pakistan last year suspended trade ties with India in protest following New Delhi revoking a special provision in its constitution

President Donald Trump with WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo (second from left) and White House officials, in Davos on Wednesday.  (Photo: Reuters)
C. Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies
Photo: Bloomberg
Photo: Bloomberg

Opinion | Davos@50: Moment of reckoning and a time to rethink

About 3,000 businesses, national and social leaders will discuss seven themes

Union minister for commerce and industry Piyush Goyal during the ‘Strategic Outlook: The Indian Ocean Rim session’ at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
Union minister for commerce and industry Piyush Goyal during the ‘Strategic Outlook: The Indian Ocean Rim session’ at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

India seeks fairer, more equitable terms in trade deals: Piyush Goyal at WEF

  • Union commerce minister says RCEP is an unworkable agreement for New Delhi in its current form
  • India is grappling with a huge trade deficit, particularly with China, said the commerce minister

Hilde Schwab (L), Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship presents Annual Crystal Award to actress Deepika Padukone, Founder, Live Love Laugh Foundation, India at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020, in Davos. (PTI)
Hilde Schwab (L), Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship presents Annual Crystal Award to actress Deepika Padukone, Founder, Live Love Laugh Foundation, India at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020, in Davos. (PTI)

Deepika Padukone stresses on importance of mental health at World Economic Forum

  • Deepika Padukone now runs the Live Love Laugh Foundation that spreads awareness on mental health
  • On the work front, the actor saw the release of her film Chhapaak earlier this month

US President Donald Trump at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.  (Reuters)
US President Donald Trump at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos. (Reuters)

US in midst of never-seen-before economic boom, time for optimism: Trump

  • US President Donald Trump touted the success of the US economy in Davos
  • Trump also thanked overseas companies for investing in the United States and said the US was on far better economic standing than he had imagined when he took office three years ago

Gita Gopinath, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (Bloomberg)
Gita Gopinath, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (Bloomberg)

Gopinath on guard

Gita Gopinath highlighted financial stress among shadow banks and poor growth in rural incomes as pain points

Deepika Padukone accepts the Crystal Award during the opening of the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, (Reuters)
Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. (AP)
Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. (AP)

WEF Davos 2020 begins, Klaus Schwab says proud of community it has created

  • The welcome message was followed by the annual crystal awards and this year's recipients included celebrity film star Deepika Padukone
  • The awards are given to cultural leaders, who are improving the state of the world through their contributions to inclusive and sustainable change

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