Davos 2016

Exclusive: Saudi-Iranian proxy war over Syria spreads to Davos


DAVOS, Switzerland - Senior Saudi and Iranian figures clashed behind closed doors at a private meeting convened by the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to try to promote peace in Syria, participants said.  Full Article 

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Darling of Davos, Lagarde has second IMF term sewn up

DAVOS, Switzerland The darling of the Davos political and financial elite, Christine Lagarde has a second term at the helm of the International Monetary Fund sewn up just days after nominations opened, despite facing possible trial in France.


Russia invites Japan to fish around disputed islands

DAVOS, Switzerland Russia is inviting foreign partners to help it develop fisheries around Pacific islands where Moscow and Tokyo have rival territorial claims and says it will give Tokyo priority; but if it doesn't jump at the chance, other investors will.


Canada's Trudeau to DiCaprio: Your climate remarks don't help

DAVOS, Switzerland Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Leonardo DiCaprio to tone down his "inflammatory rhetoric" on climate change saying it was not helping those who have lost their oil-industry jobs.


A general view of Davos during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich - RTX23JFS

Davos presents human display of volatility

While it’s true that swinging stocks, bonds and commodities are front of mind at Davos, the temporary denizens of this Alpine town are themselves something of a living display in human volatility.  Full Coverage 

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Desperate in Davos: policymakers struggle for answers

DAVOS, Switzerland Angela Merkel was missing from Davos this year, but the German leader's optimistic mantra "we can do this" echoed through the snowy resort in the Swiss Alps.


China taking 'self-isolating' steps in South China Sea: Pentagon

DAVOS, Switzerland The United States is not looking for conflict with China but steps it is taking in the South China Sea are self-isolating and prompting other countries to seek help from Washington, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Friday.


Pentagon chief says Turkey could do more in fight against Islamic State

DAVOS, Switzerland Turkey could do more in the fight against Islamic State militants, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said on Friday.


IMF's Lagarde says markets need clarity on China currency

DAVOS, Switzerland Financial markets need more clarity on how Chinese authorities are managing their currency, particularly the relationship of the yuan to the U.S. dollar, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday.


Bank of Japan's Kuroda says Japan inflation expectations 'somewhat weak'

DAVOS, Switzerland Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday he would scrutinize various factors, including the effect of global market turbulence on Japan's inflation expectations, in deciding whether additional monetary easing was necessary.

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