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Davos 2014: Is higher education a waste of money?

<b>There's something endearing about the Open Forum.</b><p>It provides a crumb of comfort for those who feel that the annual get-together of the rich and powerful at Davos is a bit elitist and exclusive.<p>The organisers of the World Economic Forum arrange for a handful of sessions near the conference centre …

Higher Education

Jamie Dimon Is Laying Pretty Low At Davos

According to Bloomberg, he has no public appearances on his schedule.<p>Now, of course, this isn't to say that he's not taking meetings at all. He's just being quiet about it. You might be too if your bank paid out $23 billion over the last year to settle charges ranging from mortgage fraud to …

World Economic Forum

Analysis: Davos bosses tread warily in rocky emerging markets

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Multinational companies are becoming more picky about emerging market investments as slowing growth in upstart economies and a recovery in the West takes the shine off a previous sure-fire strategic bet.<p>Executives in Davos said they remained committed to tapping into …

Davos puts executive pay in the spotlight

As a top executive in a global firm, Stephan Tanda makes a good living. What sets Tanda apart from peers at other firms isn’t what his pay adds up to, so much as how it’s added up. Forty percent of Tanda’s short-term incentive pay and that of his colleagues at DSM, a Dutch-headquartered life and …

Davos 2014: Google's Schmidt warning on jobs

<b>Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, has warned the jobs problem will be "the defining one" for the next two-three decades.</b><p>He said given the constant development of new technology, more and more middle class workers would lose their jobs.<p>Speaking at a meeting at the World Economic Forum at Davos, he …

World Economic Forum

Davos 2014: China’s richest man shows pique to US critic | Financial Times

It was quite the wake-up for attendees at the WEF debate on Chinese-American-European cooperation. After a “well meant advice” of Harvard Professor …

Davos diplomacy: Ukraine left outside | Financial Times

How humiliating for a political leader to be in Davos – but to be kept away from the Congress Centre itself. That is the fate that has befallen …

DAVID CAMERON: I'm Confident We Can Stay In The European Union

"I'm confident that we'll have a successful renegotiation and a successful referendum," he told delegates, referring to his plan to reshape his country's EU ties before offering Britons an in/out referendum if he is re-elected next year.<p>"I'm confident this is do-able, deliverable and, as I say, …

European Union

Davos view: Emerging markets face backlash | Financial Times

Every year, there is debate at Davos about what is hot – and what is decidedly not. This year, the emerging markets are definitely in the second camp.<p>…

Davos video: UK interest rates set to remain low | Financial Times

FT economics editor Chris Giles examines statements by Bank of England governor Mark Carney, that interest rates are likely to remain below …

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Rogoff: Davos may one day host world\’s first trillionaire and that\’s not a good thing

Davos 2014: My second Davos - what I learned

<b>Despite the problems of becoming a social outcast, which I described at last year's World Economic Forum, I have been lucky enough to get the chance to attend the conference again.</b><p>As I am now no longer a wet-behind-the ears Davos debutante, I thought I should update you on what I have now …

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