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Why The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Worse Than 2008

Last year the Federal Reserve celebrated its 100th birthday. Only two days before Christmas in 1913, deep into the night when many legislators had already left for the holidays, Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act, creating a “non-governmental” central bank – a bankers bank if you will – and …

2014 may be the year global business puts the financial crisis behind them

Companies around the world are starting to share the exuberance that inspired investors last year.<p>As executives gather in Davos, Switzerland, this …

Lack of stronger cyber security may cost global economy $3 trillion: report

Failure to boost cyber security could cost the world economy a staggering $3 trillion as new regulations and approaches to deal with destructive …

Lagarde 2008 Davos Moment Haunts IMF Warning of Global Deflation

When Christine Lagarde arrived in Davos in 2008 as French finance minister, the battle was just beginning against a financial crisis that would bring …

Unemployment: More Important Than Climate Change, Cybersecurity

Structural unemployment – especially among young people – is a more serious problem than our lack of action on global warming.<p>That’s the opinion of the more than 2,000 participants at the World Economic Forum which held its annual meeting in Davos last week.<p>The WEF survey of their members ranked …

Global youth-to-adult jobless ratio hits peak

The global youth-to-adult unemployment ratio has reached a historical peak as the modest economic recovery fails to improve labour markets.<p>The …

World Bank Group President: This Is the Year of Climate Action

<b>Leading the Charge</b><p>There are leaders, both in the private and public sectors, that recognize the first-mover advantage and are grabbing the …

What is fracking and why is it controversial?

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Oil & Gas Industry

Davos Wrap-Up: Circular Economy, Global Risk Report, Fracking, Economics of Climate Change

Climate change and clean energy took top billing at this year’s <b>World Economic Forum in Davos</b>, Switzerland, with world leaders and CEOs discussing how …

'Fatal spiral' of fiscal crises threatens global economy in 2014

Ballooning debt levels in advanced economies pose biggest threat to the global economy, World Economic Forum report warns<p>Fiscal crises triggered by ballooning debt levels in advanced economies pose the biggest threat to the global economy in 2014, a report by the World Economic Forum has …

Economics

Income gap poses biggest threat to global community, warns WEF

The large and growing income gap between rich and poor is the biggest risk to the global community in the next decade, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday as politicians, business leaders and academics prepared to gather in Davos.<p>Reflecting mounting concern about the risk to societies from …

Growth and globalisation cannot cure all the world’s ills

Faced with a dangerous political threat, governments the world over tend to place their faith in the same magic medicine – economic growth. When …

IMF warns on threat of income inequality

The International Monetary Fund has highlighted the threat posed to the global economy by growing income inequality as the world’s business and …

Where is the unemployment rate the highest in 2014?

Unemployment rate per country (%) *<p>Disclaimer: The boundaries shown on this map do not imply endorsement or acceptance by the ILO.<p>Key facts by …

Worst is yet to come for Fragile Five

Last year was painful for emerging markets and 2014 is shaping up to be even worse.<p>Among the hardest hit are Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and South Africa -- dubbed the 'Fragile Five' by Morgan Stanley last August.<p>Those countries have seen their currencies tumble 15% to 20% over the past year. …

Welcome To Phase Three Of The Global Financial Crisis

It’s deliciously ironic that emerging market (EM) problems have flared so soon after the meeting of the rich and powerful in Davos. According to the central bankers at Davos, the financial crisis is behind us and brighter days lay ahead. According to these bankers, the EM issues which have since …

10 greatest threats facing the world in 2014

The World Economic Forum on Thursday released its <i>Global Risks 2014</i> report.<p>"Taking a 10-year outlook, the report assesses 31 risks that are global in nature and have the potential to cause significant negative impact across entire countries and industries if they take place," is how the WEF …