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Snow-bound Davos warms to business-friendly climate

37 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

After a gala opening set against spectacular snowfall, the World Economic Forum starts in earnest on Tuesday basking in robust global growth but facing warnings that the world's have-nots are missing out more than ever. Indian PrimeShow More Summary

Billionaires Stuck: Davos Disrupted By Massive Snowfall, Avalanche Alerts

It's ironic that for a World Economic Forum conference which lists global warming - only in the more politically acceptable phrasing of "Extreme Weather Conditions" - as the top 1 and 2 global risks for 2018, respectively, in terms of likelihood and impact... ... Show More Summary

Lebanon Deputy PM:”We count on Saudi Arabia’s support…It always supported Lebanon

Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Lebanese politics — notably its political crisis of November 2017 — is simply a matter of “relationship ups and downs,” Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani said at the World Economic Forum on Monday. Speaking to CNBC in Davos, Switzerland, the deputy leader had far more positive things to say about […]

Mother Nature Is Rebelling Against Billionaires

3 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Davos, the home of the World Economic Forum, is being buried under snow.

Heads of State and C.E.O.s in Davos Beware: 6 Feet of Snow in 6 Days

A weekend blizzard was still filling the mountain valley with more snow on Monday night as heads of state and C.E.O.s tried to gather for the World Economic Forum.

Davos 2018: Trump's trip to Switzerland could be cancelled if Congress can’t overcome DACA dispute

4 hours agoNews : The Cutline

President Donald Trump may not attend the annual Davos World Economic Forum if the federal government is still shut down. Asked if the President would still make the trip to Switzerland this week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that the prospects were increasingly slim. Show More Summary

Heavy snowfall delays Davos arrivals

The posh ski resort of Davos was snow-bound Monday after the heaviest precipitation in two decades, hampering the arrival of the world's elite for this week's World Economic Forum (WEF). "In the last six days, 159 centimetres (63 inches)...Show More Summary

The deal to end the government shutdown saved the congressional trip to an elite gathering in Davos, Switzerland

Congress reached a deal on Monday to end the government shutdown, allowing a delegation of lawmakers to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. President Donald Trump and a handful of cabinet officials are also slatedShow More Summary

European science on the map at Davos summit

(European Research Council) The European Research Council (ERC) will bring cutting-edge science to the forefront at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) from 23 to 26 January in Davos, Switzerland. Using ideas arising...Show More Summary

News Analysis: Populism Is Waning, Which Is Reason to Party in Davos

9 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

As the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, the powerful are feeling optimistic because of waning worries about populism and global economic growth.

Overheard At Davos: "Things Are Too Good To Be True"

Last week, the World Economic Forum released its boilerplate list of what it believes are the top risks for 2018. As we reported, the most prominent theme this year was the shift in perceived risk factors: conflict and war, natural disasters,...Show More Summary

Becky Quick: ‘The World Economic Forum Is Lucky to Have President Trump Addressing Them’

"I pay attention to our viewers, who are the wealthiest, most influential people in the world. That's what makes CNBC stand out."

World's richest 1% claims 82% of wealth created in 2017 - Oxfam

JOHANNESBURG - Inequality will be under the spotlight at this week's annual World Economic Forum, with a new Oxfam report showing that 82 percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population. The...Show More Summary

Swiss on high avalanche alert on eve of Davos forum

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland went on avalanche alert on Monday as fresh snow smothered much of the Alps a day before the World Economic Forum in Davos gets under way.

SHUTDOWN: White House Delays Davos Departures

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: The White House said Monday that Cabinet members are delaying their departure for this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland amid the federal government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee...Show More Summary

US officials delay departure to Davos meeting amid shutdown

The White House says a delegation of Cabinet members is delaying their departure for this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland amid the federal government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah … Click to Continue »

Belgian PhD student decodes DNA, wins a Bitcoin

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) DNA Storage scientist Nick Goldman issued the Bitcoin Challenge at World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, January 2015. One week before the Jan. 21, 2018 deadline,...Show More Summary

What's World Economic Forum and why does Davos matter?

The 2018 World Economic Forum to focus on the impact of globalisation, which critics say has widened inequality.

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