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Attendees depart the Congress Center on the closing day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland on January 25.(Bloomberg)

Punjab pitches for big investments in maiden Davos appearance, says GST necessitated it

Davos | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 11:49 PM IST
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal pitched his state as a great place to do business in with a supportive ecosystem.
Karan Johar’s winter fashion at the World Economic Forum in Davos is on point.(Karan Johar/Instagram)
Karan Johar’s winter fashion at the World Economic Forum in Davos is on point.(Karan Johar/Instagram)

Karan Johar’s winter fashion at the World Economic Forum in Davos is on point and there’s something for everyone in it. See pics.

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 09:26 AM IST
KJo’s Instagram handle is proof that he’s the one to look out for in men’s fashion and we sometimes, wish these clothes wouldn’t be caught in a gender bias of any kind. We believe KJo understands the nitty-gritty of fashion and wears almost anything, with complete panache.
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and British naturalist, documentary maker and broadcaster David Attenborough attend a conversation during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 22, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland.(AFP)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and British naturalist, documentary maker and broadcaster David Attenborough attend a conversation during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 22, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland.(AFP)

‘The Garden of Eden is no more’: David Attenborough’s warning at WEF

Hindustan Times, Davos | By Sanchita Sharma, Davos
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 01:11 PM IST
Sir David, 92, was in Davos to present a special screening featuring never-before-seen footage from his new series, Our Planet, which will be aired on Netflix in April . He said humanity really needs to be to aware of the destruction it is causing before the damage becomes irreversible.
The World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual event held in Swiss ski resort of Davos, has become a symbol of global capitalism.(AFP)
The World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual event held in Swiss ski resort of Davos, has become a symbol of global capitalism.(AFP)

The crisis of imbalance in the world economy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 08:28 AM IST
Privatisation of social sector services are making people poorer and eating into their chances of upward mobility. Rise of finance compared to green field economic activity has made economic growth more skewed. Solutions to these problems requires coordinated, long-term policy actions.
The Davos elite say they are more worried than ever about climate change. But that isn’t stopping them chartering private jets in record numbers.(AFP/Getty Images)
The Davos elite say they are more worried than ever about climate change. But that isn’t stopping them chartering private jets in record numbers.(AFP/Getty Images)

Davos elite prefers private jets amid climate change worries

Davos | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 09:23 PM IST
It forecast nearly 1,500 private jet flights over the week of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to airports near Davos in the Swiss Alps.
Raghuram Rajan also wondered whether the business of scale is creating “super star firms” and who has the real power.(Arijit Sen/HT file photo)
Raghuram Rajan also wondered whether the business of scale is creating “super star firms” and who has the real power.(Arijit Sen/HT file photo)

On ‘super star’ firms that give lot for free, Raghuram Rajan’s big question at Davos summit

Davos | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 05:47 PM IST
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said that we all know nothing is free, so it needs to be known who is paying for it when consumers get it for free.
Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International(REUTERS)
Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International(REUTERS)

Gap between rich and poor growing, fuelling global anger: Report

Nairobi (Reuters) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 02:07 PM IST
A new billionaire was created every two days last year, just as the poorest half of the world’s population saw their wealth decline by 11 percent.
The droves of black limousines on the snow-covered streets of Davos during the World Economic Forum are frustrating the locals of the Swiss mountain town.(Bloomberg Photo)
The droves of black limousines on the snow-covered streets of Davos during the World Economic Forum are frustrating the locals of the Swiss mountain town.(Bloomberg Photo)

It’s limos versus locals when the elite gather in Davos

Bloomberg | By Catherine Bosley
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 01:51 PM IST
In a country where the central bank chief and government ministers regularly take public transport, the failure of Forum attendees to do the same is the top complaint of the town’s 11,000 residents. They say traffic gets so snarled it becomes dangerous for children to walk to school.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s son and state IT minister Nara Lokesh will lead a delegation of officials and industrialists to the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s son and state IT minister Nara Lokesh will lead a delegation of officials and industrialists to the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland.(PTI)

Chandrababu Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh to lead Andhra delegation to World Economic Forum

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 12:16 PM IST
This is for the first time that Lokesh would be representing Andhra Pradesh at the WEF after Naidu, who had been attending the meetings regularly, opted out this time due to official and political engagements.
WEF’s report,The Future of Jobs 2018, foresees robots swiftly replacing humans in the accounting, client management, industrial, postal and secretarial sectors.(File Photo)
WEF’s report,The Future of Jobs 2018, foresees robots swiftly replacing humans in the accounting, client management, industrial, postal and secretarial sectors.(File Photo)

Robots to handle 52 percent of current work tasks by 2025: World Economic Forum

AFP, Paris | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 10:33 AM IST
The sharp increase could also see a net gain in “new roles” for humans, who will have to revamp skills to keep pace with the “seismic shift” in how we work with machines and computer programmes, the forum estimated.
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