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Companies fear protracted slump – World Economic Forum

May 19, 2020 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) Company risk managers surveyed by the World Economic Forum fear an extended downturn and bankruptcies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

LOCKDOWN. A woman crosses a road in front of closed shops on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, on April 11, 2020. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/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

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

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

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The mess in the US capital already verges on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid

5 key themes of a week in Davos

Jan 27, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Here is a recap of 5 key themes that emerged over a week of meetings at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine village of Davos, which closed on Friday, January 26

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

Only 5 countries close gender gap in education, health – WEF

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Philippines reopens its gender gap in health and survival this year, but maintains its gender equality in educational attainment

HEALTH ACCESS. A total of 34 out of 144 countries studied by the World Economic Forum have closed the gender gap on health and survival. Photo by Shutterstock

Infrastructure remains weak link in Philippines' competitiveness

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index for 2017-2018 underscores that slow infrastructure development is hampering the Philippines' economy

Biggest driver of inequality is corruption – millennials

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:28 PM

56 of youth believe that corruption and lack of transparency should be fixed to address inequality a 2017 World Economic Forum survey reveals

INEQUALITY. A poor household in Navotas City lives in a shanty made of scrap materials. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Young people see climate change as top global challenge – survey

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Next to climate change the other top global challenges according to millenials are large scale conflicts or war and religious conflicts

Most millennials willing to work abroad for career growth – survey

Aug 28, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The United States remain the top destination of choice for millennials who are willing to work outside of their country of residence according to a World Economic Forum survey

IN PHOTOS: Honeylet and Kitty in Phnom Penh

May 12, 2017 - 10:55 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s family members go on a hospital visit and a tour of several attractions in the Cambodian capital

While President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ASEAN 2017 at the Sokha Hotel, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 11, 2017, his First Lady Honeylet and their daughter Veronica take time to show their compassion to the ailing children of the Kantha Bopha IV Children's Hospital. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte pitches for inclusive growth in ASEAN

May 11, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the regional bloc chaired this year by the Philippines must work harder to close the gap between rich and poor

PITCH FOR ASEAN. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Presidential photo

Cabinet officials to present PH economic plan at World Economic Forum event

May 11, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Philippine officials are set to hold a press conference on Dutertenomics during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Cambodia to attract more investments to the Philippines

WEF PRESENTATION. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez arrive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN on May, 10, 2017. Presidential photo

DTI chief Lopez: Trump's reforms align with Duterte's

Jan 20, 2017 - 3:13 PM

In an early session at the World Economic Forum 2017 DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez says he has observed that the US new economic priorities are aligned with Duterte s thrust to spur economic growth

ALIGNED POLICIES. Photo taken when Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez introduced President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Philippine-China Trade and Investment Forum held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

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

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:40 AM

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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

Chinese president to headline Davos meet – WEF

Jan 11, 2017 - 8:53 AM

This year s World Economic Forum held in the luxury Swiss ski resort of Davos should be seen as a call for responsible and responsive leadership says founder

In this photo, China's President Xi Jinping looks on before meeting with former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the Great Halll of the People in Beijing on December 2, 2016. Nicolas Asfouri/Pool/AFP

10 ‘skills’ yang dibutuhkan pekerja pada 2020: Apakah kamu memilikinya?

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:36 PM

2020 adalah tahun revolusi industri yang keempat di mana seluruh industri akan lebih banyak menggunakan mesin Hal ini tentu saja mengubah cara kita hidup dan bekerja

Fonnyta Amran, Country Manager Go Global Indonesia, berbicara di hadapan mahasiswa Binus International di Jakarta. Foto dari GGI

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Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

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PH still among 10 most gender-equal nations

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:00 AM

But because of the sluggish pace of change in wealthy countries in Asia the region will not close its economic gap for another 111 years says the World Economic Forum

Economic parity between women and men could take 170 years – report

Oct 26, 2016 - 6:01 AM

Iceland tops the list of the world s most gender equal societies

PH slips 10 notches in 2016 WEF Global Competitiveness

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The Philippines ranking drops in 8 of 12 pillars cited in the survey including goods market efficiency technological readiness innovation and infrastructure

FIRST DROP. The Philippines ranks 57th out of 138 economies this year, from a year ago's 47th.

Dua ancaman utama laut: Penangkapan ikan berlebih dan sampah plastik

Feb 09, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Plastik yang dibuang di lautan dapat berakhir sebagai racun di dalam tubuh manusia

Tumpukan sampah yang memenuhi Pantai Teluk Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, pada 29 Januari 2016, terus mengotori pantai sekaligus mengancam kelestarian biota laut. Foto oleh Mohamad Hamzah/Antara

Tom Lembong dorong penggunaan media sosial untuk percepat perdagangan

Jan 28, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Rapat kerja Kementerian Perdagangan membahas pentingnya promosi digital untuk mempercepat perdagangan barang dan jasa dan penyederhanaan birokrasi

Menteri Perdagangan Tom Lembong di pembukaan Raker Kemendag di Jakarta, pada 27 Januari 2016. Foto dari www.kemendag.go.id

Tom Lembong di WEF: Digitalisasi mendorong UMKM

Jan 25, 2016 - 10:50 AM

WEF di Davos membahas manfaat dan efek dari revolusi ekonomi keempat digitalisasi Efek buruknya ada dimanfaatkan oleh teroris menyebar pesan

Menteri Perdagangan Tom Lembong berbicara dalam sesi The Future of Global Trade di WEF 2016, Davos, Swiss, pada 24 Januari 2016. Foto oleh Made Marthini

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

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Juga di wRap 25 Januari: Laporan dari WEF 2016 di Davos ratusan mantan anggota Gafatar diungsikan dan foto foto Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach di Bali

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

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

Josette Sheeran on the 'APEC divide' from both extremes

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:25 AM

UPDATED The former head of the World Food Programme and vice chairman of the World Economic Forum provides an insight into the relevance of high level summits like APEC

PH drops to No. 103 in World Bank Doing Business report

Oct 28, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The fall is due to a drop in a number of indicators and the increasing competitiveness of other countries but the results are disputed by the National Competitiveness Council

GIVING CONTEXT. World Bank and IFC officials explain the results of its latest Doing Business Report on October 28, 2015. (From left) Karl Kendrick Chua, World Bank senior economist; Guillermo Luz; Jesse Ang, IFC Principal Investment Officer; Motoo Konishi; and Roberto Galang. All photos by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

PH climbs 5 notches in WEF competitiveness rankings

Sep 30, 2015 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED Since the start of the Aquino administration the Philippines has moved up a total of 38 places from 85 in the 2010 2011 report to 47 in the latest one

MOST IMPROVED. Since the start of the Aquino administration, the Philippines has moved up a total of 38 places, from 85 in the 2010-2011 report to 47 in the latest one. Background image from Shutterstock

Abad: Choose the ‘right leaders’ to sustain PH growth

Jun 03, 2015 - 9:06 PM

The budget secretary highlights the importance of continuing the economic reforms beyond the Aquino administration

PH ranks 46th in 'optimizing' human capital – WEF

May 13, 2015 - 10:43 PM

The World Economic Forum s 2015 Human Capital Report finds that a world where nobody is left behind remains a distant prospect even in advanced economies

PH jumps 8 places in global travel and tourism index

May 07, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The country has a competitive advantage in the areas of prioritization of tourism price natural resources and openness

DA launches sustainable initiative under WEF

Apr 26, 2015 - 8:17 PM

The Grow Asia Initiative promotes high value crops to improve the quality of life in rural areas

Apa yang terjadi kala kegiatan kelas dunia melanda Jakarta?

Apr 22, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Saat ini Jakarta jadi tuan rumah 2 acara penting: WEF dan KAA Sesungguhnya adakah manfaat yang didapat oleh kota penyelenggara event dunia?

Murid-murid sekolah melambaikan bendera saat iringan delegasi KAA melintasi jalanan Jakarta, Rabu pagi, 22 April 2015. Foto dari aacc2015.id

Indonesia wRap: 22 April 2015

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Budi Gunawan akan segera dilantik menjadi Wakapolri? Kepala SMAN 3 mendapat sorotan ada apa?

Presiden Jokowi saat memberikan pidato dalam Konferensi Asia Afrika di Jakarta, Selasa, 21 April 2015. Foto oleh Mast Irham/EPA

'PH to become a $1 trillion economy by 2029'

Apr 21, 2015 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED The IT BPO industry and remittances remain the drivers of growth for the country IHS Asia Pacific chief economist Rajiv Biswas says

Indonesia wRap: 21 April 2015

Apr 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Serangan bom di Sana a akibatkan 2 WNI terluka PIM 1 kebakaran akibat kompor meleduk dan Polda Metro Jaya tutup 6 ruas jalan utama Jakarta selama KAA

Ledakan bom di dekat KBRI Yaman mengakibatkan kerusakan di Gedung KBRI. Sumber foto Facebook Muhammad Wazier Hidayat

AirAsia plans $300 mn IPO for Indonesia unit in 2016

Apr 20, 2015 - 9:19 PM

The crash of flight QZ8501 in Indonesia in December has done little to dim the airline s ambitions

AirAsia Indonesia aircraft. File photo by EPA

Jokowi to investors: If you have problems, call me

Apr 20, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Indonesia s president is wooing badly needed foreign investors

CALL ME. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is on a mission to woo foreign investors. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: World Economic Forum on East Asia 2015

Apr 20, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Jakarta is hosting the 24th World Economic Forum on East Asia with the theme Anchoring Trust in East Asia’s New Regionalism

Indonesian minister: No language test for expats

Apr 20, 2015 - 2:47 PM

It s just discourse that kind of policy will never be implemented

PANEL. Arkady Dvorkovich (R), Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation talks to Sofyan Djalil (L), Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, during a panel session on the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, in Jakarta, on April 20, 2015. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Why ICT is one of the best ways to combat poverty in Asia

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Studies show a 10 increase in internet penetration leads on average to 1 sustainable GDP growth

Image from Shutterstock