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Davos 2017

Davos offers unsettling glimpse of new world order

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DAVOS, Switzerland Imagine a world where the relationships and roles that have defined the global order for the past three quarters of a century have been turned on their head. | Video

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DAVOS 2017 – Part One (9:41)

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DAVOS 2017 – Part Two (5:21)

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DAVOS 2017 – Part Three (11:01)

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Fears of economic 'race to bottom', strong dollar in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland A strengthening dollar and a "race to the bottom" on taxes, deregulation and trade policy are the major risks to an otherwise brightening global economy, financial leaders said on the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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No longer 'rising', Africa pushed to the margin at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland In this Swiss Alps town where the global elite have gathered to debate the world's problems, there seems to be little room on the radar for Africa, a continent of over a billion people where a commodity-fueled growth boom has soured with a vengeance.

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World trade chief warns against 'talking ourselves into a crisis'

DAVOS, Switzerland The world should be wary of stumbling into trade wars that would destroy jobs, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said on Friday.

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BOJ Kuroda: Steady U.S. growth may push up rates, dollar

DAVOS, Switzerland Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday U.S. economic growth and inflation may accelerate in coming years, which may push up interest rates and the value of the dollar.

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U.S. bankers tell Europeans to think positively on Trump

DAVOS, Switzerland U.S. bankers, buoyed by a resurgence in profits, are advising their counterparts in Europe to think positively about the new administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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India's top bank SBI eyes up to $1.5 billion capital raising next fiscal year

DAVOS, Switzerland India's biggest lender by assets, State Bank of India, could tap capital markets next fiscal year to raise up to $1.5 billion, its chief said on Friday, though it first needs to complete a planned merger with its subsidiary banks.

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'Don't damage trade', emerging market leaders tell Trump from Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland Globalization is good. That's the message leaders of developing countries want to send from the Davos forum to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Friday.

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Publicis CEO Levy expects his successor to be picked within weeks

DAVOS, Switzerland Maurice Levy expects his successor as chief executive of Publicis to be chosen by the board of the French advertising group within weeks.

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China-U.S. trade tensions high on Big Oil's worry list

DAVOS, Switzerland Oil executives and Middle East producers are concerned that trade tensions between the United States and China risk clouding the outlook for global energy demand growth and a recovery in the price of oil.

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Elections don't cloud improving euro zone outlook: ECB's Villeroy

PARIS A series of elections in major European countries this year like France and Germany will not derail the improving euro zone economic outlook, ECB governing council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said in a Bloomberg television interview on Friday.

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French finance minister warns U.S. against unilateral bank deregulation

DAVOS, Switzerland France's finance minister has cautioned incoming U.S. President Donald Trump against taking unilateral steps to deregulate the U.S. financial industry, stressing the need for international coordination.

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Exclusive: Malaria champions see Trump uncertainty at crucial time

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Reuters)- When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world's new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite?

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IMF warns wave of U.S. protectionism would offset any stimulus gains

DAVOS, Switzerland Protectionist policies from the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump will probably have a negative impact on the economy, overshadowing any positive gains from economic stimulus measures, the head of the IMF said on Friday.

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Latham and Taylor combine to take New Zealand to victory over India

MUMBAI Tom Latham hit a masterful unbeaten hundred and added 200 in a stand with Ross Taylor to help New Zealand to a comfortable six-wicket victory over India in the first one-day international at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

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RBI says linking Aadhaar number to bank accounts mandatory

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday dismissed media reports that it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers, known as Aadhaar numbers, to bank accounts.

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Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

BARCELONA The Spanish government on Sunday urged Catalans to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region's secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power. | Video

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Death toll from Malaysia construction site landslide at 11

KUALA LUMPUR Eleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said.

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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energising his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. | Video

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Formula One: 'Space geek' Hamilton operating on another plane

AUSTIN, Texas Lewis Hamilton rocketed to pole position at what could be a title-deciding U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday before enthusing about space travel and the possibility of one day going into orbit.

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German zoo hopes to cure panda's bad walking habit with sex

BERLIN Zookeepers at Berlin's main animal park are hoping to cure a young female panda's habit of walking backwards by introducing her to one of life's most precious pleasures: sex.

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China says jobless rate lowest in years, but challenges persist

BEIJING China's unemployment rate has hit its lowest point in multiple years at 3.95 percent by the end of September, but employment still face challenges as the economy pushes ahead with structural reforms, China's labour ministry said on Sunday.

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Live Coverage of Davos 2017

Live video and breaking news from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Follow 

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Who's at Davos?

The movers and shakers at the World Economic Forum.  Full Coverage