The prognosis: Britain’s uphill COVID-19 battle

Amid the pandemic, all of us would have to live with the new normal. It does mean there are much more challenges than opportunities. Take a look at this chart compiled by the World Economic Forum. From a prolonged global recession to restricted travel and geo-political tensions over the crisis, the international community has to … Read more The prognosis: Britain’s uphill COVID-19 battle

Remarks from WHO’s Dr Michael Ryan at World Economic Forum event on May 13, 2020

WHO’s Executive Director for the Health Emergencies Programme,, Dr Michael Ryan, dispels the false dichotomy between a healthy society and a healthy economy. In essence, only a careful and measured exit strategy from the current lockdowns will save lives at the same time as protect against a potential repeated series of lockdowns, which would be … Read more Remarks from WHO’s Dr Michael Ryan at World Economic Forum event on May 13, 2020

Rutger Bregman on elites, survival of the friendliest, rethinking human history

Rutger Bregman is a Dutch writer and historian known for shaking up social norms. Last year, he attracted global attention at the World Economic Forum in Davos when he turned on his wealthy audience and called out those who avoid paying taxes. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) He has also argued for a universal basic income. His latest … Read more Rutger Bregman on elites, survival of the friendliest, rethinking human history

World Economic Forum to coordinate business response to virus

Governments and businesses around the world are scrambling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The World Economic Forum has launched a new platform to help coordinate the needs and ideas of the private sector. Arnaud Bernaert, WEF’s Head of Global Health and Healthcare, explains how the measure could limit economic damage and protect jobs. Also … Read more World Economic Forum to coordinate business response to virus

Victoria’s Public Sector to set gender targets in an effort to address inequality | ABC News

For the first time in Australia, Victoria’s Public Sector employers will be required to set gender targets in an effort to address inequality. It’s long been the case in Victoria that male public servants are paid 11 percent more than their female counterparts. And according to the World Economic Forum, gender equality nationwide is heading … Read more Victoria’s Public Sector to set gender targets in an effort to address inequality | ABC News

Mexico City killing: Brutal murder sparks public outrage on gender violence

In this edition, we report on the public outrage over the brutal murder of a young Mexican woman that has highlighted the extent of femicide in Mexico. Plus the latest figures from the World Economic Forum reveal that in terms of economic participation, the gender gap will take 257 years to close. We talk to … Read more Mexico City killing: Brutal murder sparks public outrage on gender violence

Davos Now a Contrarian Indicator, says Summers

Jan.24 — Lawrence H. Summers, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Roger Ferguson, TIAA CEO discuss the economic outlook out of the World Economic Forum in Davos and ECB President Christine Lagarde’s second press conference as head of the central bank. They spoke with David Westin on “Bloomberg Wall Street Week.”

Davos 2020: US President Donald Trump back in the spotlight

A look at how US President Donald Trump was received in Davos. Also, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer weighs into the private sector’s commitments to fight climate change. Business Editor Stephen Carroll wraps up this year’s edition of the World Economic Forum. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Davos 2020: US President Donald Trump back in the spotlight

Greta Thunberg challenges world leaders on climate change

Activist Greta Thunberg has slammed what she says is the inaction of world leaders on climate change. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #ClimateChange

Lagarde Says Downside Risks Less Pronounced Due to Trade Deals

Jan.24 — European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde discusses the outlook for the European economy during a panel at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland moderated by China National Institute of Financial Research Chairman Zhu Min.

BOJ Will Continue Accommodative Policy for Some Time, Kuroda Says

Jan.24 — Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says the central bank is still “far away” from its 2% inflation goal during a panel at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland moderated by China National Institute of Financial Research Chairman Zhu Min.