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[ANALYSIS] How do we survive? The rise of data colonialism and digital dictatorships

Jan 27, 2020 - 12:42 PM

The following is a speech delivered by historian Yuval Harari at the 2020 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, in its session entitled 'How to Survive the 21st Century'

ACT NOW. A participant walks past a wall showing a quote by Indian pacifist Mahatma Gandhi at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition center in Madrid, December 13, 2019. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:30 PM

'We had a few demands (coming into the World Economic Forum). Of course these demands have been completely ignored. We expected nothing less,' the teenage climate activist said.

GRETA AT DAVOS. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (C) marches during a 'Friday for future' youth demonstration in a street of Davos on January 24, 2020 on the sideline of the World Economic Forum annual meeting. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. tells Thunberg to 'study economics' in Davos climate spat

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:35 AM

The spat between US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Greta Thunberg highlights the tensions over climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos

MNUCHIN. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attends a session at the Congres center during the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 21, 2020. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Suspected Russian 'plumber' spies found in Davos in 2019

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:33 PM

A Swiss newspaper says the two men, who were stopped but not arrested in August 2019, were suspected of carrying out 'preparatory work' for spying on the World Economic Forum, which is taking place in Davos this week

Trump rejects climate 'prophets of doom' as Thunberg warns Davos

Jan 21, 2020 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg underlines the message that has inspired millions around the world – that governments are failing to wake up to the reality of climate change

TRUMP AT DAVOS. US President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum  annual meeting in Davos, on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Billionaires richer than 60% of the world's population – Oxfam

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:59 PM

Oxfam says poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in '12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day,' estimated to be worth at least $10.8 trillion a year.

Davos bosses sound alarm over climate, political fires

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:06 PM

The World Economic Forum says the survey is a call to arms as wildfires rage in Australia and governments struggle to articulate collective action on climate change

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM. In this file photo taken on January 21, 2019, a man walks past a sign of the World Economic Forum (WEF) ahead of the WEF annual meeting at the Congress Centre in Davos, eastern Switzerland. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump to headline Davos summit

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:35 PM

The meeting's theme this year is 'Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World' and it will place an emphasis on a more inclusive model of capitalism

TRUMP IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump waves after delivering his speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Gender workplace equality 257 years away – WEF

Dec 17, 2019 - 12:59 PM

While women appear to be gradually closing the gender gap in areas such as politics, health and education, workplace inequality is not expected to be erased until the year 2276, says a report by the World Economic Forum

A Lebanese woman poses with her face painted with a red hand as she takes part in a march in Beirut on 07 December, 2019. The NGO Abaad joined forces with different feminist groups to help break the silence around crimes of harassment and sexual assault. ABAAD is an independent civil association that aims to achieve gender equality in the MENA region. (Photo credit should read "PATRICK BAZ/ABAAD/AFP-Services") PATRICK BAZ / ABAAD / AFP-Services

Global leaders, tycoons flock to Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:23 PM

Organizers say 300 speakers from over 30 countries, including American officials and heads of global banks and sovereign wealth funds, attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed 'Davos in the desert'

DAVOS IN DESERT. Delegates wait in line ahead of a session during the Future Investment Initiative (FII) forum at the King Abdulaziz Conference Centre in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, on October 29, 2019.  Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Ties between U.S., Russia and China 'dysfunctional' – U.N.

Jan 25, 2019 - 12:18 AM

The dysfunction is evident 'in the economy, but it is also true in the Security Council,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells the World Economic Forum in Davos

US, RUSSIA, CHINA. A file picture taken on January 25, 2012 shows participants at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting standing under a sign reading 'World Economic Forum' at the Congress Center in Davos. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

'We are losing the race' on climate change – U.N. chief

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:56 PM

'In my opinion [climate change] is the most important global systemic threat in relation to the global economy,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the New York University Stern School of Business in New York on May 30, 2017. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

U.N. chief urges dialogue in Venezuela to avert 'disaster'

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:35 PM

'What we are worried (about) with the situation in Venezuela is the suffering of the people of Venezuela,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres

ACTING PRESIDENT? Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido speaks to the crowd during a mass opposition rally against leader Nicolas Maduro in which he declared himself the country's 'acting president,' on the anniversary of a 1958 uprising that overthrew a military dictatorship, in Caracas on January 23, 2019. Photo by FedericoParra/AFP

China, Europe follow Brazil's Bolsonaro onto Davos stage

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Top billing on the World Economic Forum stage will go to Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, who is tasked with negotiating a truce in the US-China trade war

IN DAVOS. A participant to the to the World Economic Forum annual meeting is seen in silhouette at the Congress Centre on January 21, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity – Oxfam

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:23 AM

'The super-rich and corporations are paying lower rates of tax than they have in decades,' and the result, Oxfam says, 'the human costs -- children without teachers, clinics without medicines –- are huge'

RICH GET RICHER. Oxfam said  This file photo taken on June 17, 2014 shows Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presenting the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, in Seattle, Washington. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the world's richest person on July 27, 2017, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated. The magazine said its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of $90.5 billion, ahead of the $90 billion for Gates. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / David Ryder

Has Davos made the world better?

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The World Economic Forum has been repeatedly criticized for creating a safe space for the corporate world to lobby governments without oversight

KLAUS SCWAB. The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) speaks during the 2008 meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Photo from WEF/Wikimedia Commons

Globalization 4.0: The Davos 2019 Manifesto

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:24 PM

We have to understand the transformative force of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Drop beef and save millions of lives, slash emissions

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:58 PM

A new research conducted for the World Economic Forum shows that efforts to replace meat and especially beef could provide huge benefits for human health and the environment

Dodging bad headlines and boos, Trump tries to charm Davos

Jan 26, 2018 - 6:50 PM

(UPDATED) Trump's audience boos him when he strays off script during a brief question session after the speech with an attack on the 'nasty,' 'mean,' 'vicious,' and 'fake' press

TRUMP IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump answers to journalists upon his arrival to address the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump takes 'America First' mantra to skeptical Davos elite

Jan 25, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Trump, who has made 'America First' the touchstone of his year-old administration, touches down in the Swiss city of Zurich aboard Air Force One en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos

TRUMP IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on January 25, 2018 in Zurich en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Merkel warns 'protectionism not the answer' to world problems

Jan 24, 2018 - 11:14 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks a day before the arrival of US President Donald Trump, whose aggressive trade policies have raised concern among defenders of globalization

ANGELA MERKEL. German chancellor Angela Merkel addreses the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) on January 24, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Snow-bound Davos warms to business-friendly climate

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Undermining rosy data on the world economy are warnings that elite fora such as Davos must start finding solutions for everyone else down the income ladder

SNOWY DAY. A security guard show the way to a man outside of the Davos Congress Centre under snow ahead of the opening of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting, on January 22, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Macron hosts 140 CEOs in pre-Davos charm offensive

Jan 22, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The business-friendly president will host executives at the Versailles chateau near Paris for an event billed as a warm-up for Tuesday's opening of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountains

MACRON. French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks to the magistrates of the Court of Auditors (Cour des Comptes) during the Court solemn hearing to mark the beginning of the year in Paris on January 22, 2018. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Trump to make surprise appearance at Davos

Jan 10, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The gathering might seem antithetical to Trump's brand of politics, but the White House insists his message will be the same surrounded by chalets as it would be in Washington

ON TRUMP'S AGENDA. A file picture taken on January 25, 2012 shows participants at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting standing under a sign reading 'World Economic Forum' at the Congress Center in Davos. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The Ser Davos of Davao

Aug 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

More often than not, criminals in government eventually find a way to consolidate power in an absolute manner. And when they do, they become what we call 'Untouchables.'

Liam Cunningham talks Melisandre, season 7, and the end of 'Game of Thrones'

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Not only is winter coming the end of the show is coming says Liam who plays Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones

DAVOS SEAWORTH. Liam Cunningham plays Davos Seaworth in 'Game of Thrones.' Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

The world's cities: vital, but fragile

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The fragility of fast growing cityscapes is testing political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week

THE IVORY COAST. A picture taken on January 18, 2017 shows a street of Yamoussoukro, the Ivory Coast. Photo by Sia Kambou / AFP

Chinese leader meets Davos elite as voters revolt

Jan 14, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to attend the forum when he gives a keynote speech on Tuesday January 17

Chinese President Xi Jinping speak to reporters during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 12 November 2014. How Hwee Young/EPA

Governments grapple with globalization backlash

Jan 14, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Globalization has been a boon for many but western elites should have addressed its inequalities much earlier instead of sweeping them under the rug

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 11, 2017

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

US President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm

New industrial revolution to usher in age of Pinoy micro-entrepreneurs

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The biggest economic change in a generation will upend most – if not all – industries and hand power to entrepreneurs who understand its implications says PLDT s Winston Damarillo

Dari Mitra Kukar juara Piala Jenderal Sudirman sampai temuan Polri soal aliran dana untuk aksi teror

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:07 AM

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Di WEF Davos, Mendag Lembong cerita tentang pedagang sate yang berani

Jan 22, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Menteri Perdagangan Thomas T Lembong menyampaikan paket deregulasi ekonomi dan peluang bisnis

Indonesia Lunch Dialog Forum Ekonomi Dunia (WEF) 2016 di Davos, Swiss yang diikuti oleh Menteri Perdagangan, Thomas Lembong. Foto oleh Made Marthini/Kementerian Perdagangan

Abandon coal, oil or face climate disaster – experts

Jan 21, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Experts at the World Economic Forum in Davos urge mankind to prevent a global catastrophe

WEF 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio kritik perusahaan pembakar hutan Sumatera

Jan 21, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio mengangkat kebakaran hutan dan lahan di Indonesia tahun lalu dalam pidatonya di WEF 2016

WEF 2016. Leonardo DiCaprio dalam forum tahunan World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016. Foto oleh Alanda Kariza

TONTON: World Economic Forum 2016, Davos

Jan 20, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Forum tahun ini akan mengangkat diskusi tentang revolusi industri keempat dan bagaimana proses tersebut memengaruhi berbagai aspek kehidupan masyarakat dunia

Terror threat, slowing growth in focus as Davos gets under way

Jan 20, 2016 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Terror attacks and economic risks dampen the opening of the annual gathering of the world s rich and powerful

GLOBAL ELITE. People gather for a dinner during the eve of the opening of the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, January 19, 2016. Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

World Economic Forum 2016 ajak dunia songsong revolusi industri keempat

Jan 19, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Revolusi industri keempat ditandai dengan pengembangan informasi teknologi demi memudahkan masyarakat beraktivitas

WEF. Suasana lokasi penyelenggaraan pertemuan tahunan World Economic Forum 2016 di Davos, Swiss. Foto oleh: EPA

World at risk: WEF warns vs more chaos, fractured states

Jan 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Connections are fracturing at a time when changes in the global economy and climate require common direction says the World Economic Forum

62 richest own as much as world's poorest half – report

Jan 18, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Oxfam: The gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past 12 months

A homeless man with a sign asks for money on a street in New York on October 14, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

Migration waves, terrorism to dominate Davos get-together

Jan 17, 2016 - 11:17 AM

World Economic Forum: Europe s migrant crisis and devastating terror attacks will combine with the plunging oil price and China s economic slowdown to give the elite of the political and business worlds plenty to talk about

Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum (WEF), speaks to the media during a press conference in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, January 13, 2016. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

VLOG: Women of the Future Summit

Oct 28, 2015 - 3:57 PM

The summit is considered the mini Davos for women

Ketika forum Davos (bukan) untuk kita

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:12 AM

Dan ketika pelaku ekonomi besar berpikir mengenai mengurangi kesenjangan ekonomi di Davos sejak bertahun tahun lalu 1 persen orang kaya di dunia total kekayaannya melebihi 99 persen penduduk dunia

PEKERJA ANAK. Pekerja anak di Filipina sedan mengangkut pasir di dearah pinggiran Manila, Filipina. Foto oleh Francis R Malasig/EPA Francis R Malasig/EPA Francis R Malasig/EPA

Internet will 'disappear,' Google boss tells Davos

Jan 23, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Google boss Eric Schmidt: There will be so many sensors so many devices that you won t even sense it it will be all around you

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM. Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, Facebook, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google, Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive of Vodafone Group, speak during a panel session at the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2015. Photo by Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

IMF's Lagarde defends Europe in heated Davos debate

Jan 22, 2015 - 9:15 PM

There is a general expectation to compare the US economy and the euro area and I don t think that s a reality says IMF chief Christine Lagarde

IN DEFENSE OF EUROPE. Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde speaks during a panel session of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2015. The overarching theme of the Meeting, which takes place from 21 to 24 January, is 'The New Global Context'. Photo by Laurent Gillieron/EPA

World Economic Forum: Davos elite gather in shadow of attacks

Jan 21, 2015 - 1:51 PM

The World Economic Forum comes as storm clouds gather over the global economy with the International Monetary Fund slashing its world growth forecasts

A worker during the last preparations inside the Congress Center, two days before the opening of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2015. Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Pope Francis on parenting, the world's richest, Pacquiao-Mayweather | The wRap

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Pope Francis says Catholics shouldn’t “breed like rabbits The one percent will control more than half of the world’s wealth in 2016 Pacquiao gives Mayweather a deadline

Goodbye Pope Francis, Davos forum, Thailand's third gender | The wRap

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:05 PM

Pope Francis leaves the Philippines Terrorists and regional conflicts to dominate Davos Thailand may soon recognize the 3rd gender

France attacks, Iraq conflict to dominate Davos meet

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:21 PM

The deadly Islamist attacks in France and conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine are set to dominate discussions at this week s gathering of the world s political and economic elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos

A file picture taken on January 25, 2012 shows participants at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting standing under a sign reading 'World Economic Forum' at the Congress Center in Davos. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Richest 1% to own more than everyone else by 2016

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Oxfam: The scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering and despite the issues shooting up the global agenda the gap between the richest and the rest is widening fast

Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA