Christine Lagarde

7 facts about wealth inequality that will shock and infuriate you

Every year ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam International releases a report on wealth around the world, and it’s …

Social Justice

The Latest: Modi draws crowd for keynote speech at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):<p>11:35 a.m.<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is drawing a crowd in Davos.<p>IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, and former …

Economics

India should focus on women's inclusion in economy: Lagarde

By Barun JhaDavos, Jan 23 (PTI) IMF chief Christine Lagarde today said India must continue with reforms especially in the financial services sector …

World Economic Forum

Even in optimistic Davos, winter has come

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>As thousands of business leaders, politicians, and intellectuals converged in Davos on Monday, they had to …

World News

Davos 2018: The World Economic Forum Tries to Meet the #MeToo Moment

The late political scientist Samuel Huntington coined the term “Davos Man” in 2004 as a label for the type of person who goes to the World Economic …

World Economic Forum

Trump tax cuts will bring short-term global growth surge, says IMF

Changes will encourage investment but provide only a short-lived shot in the arm, says Davos report<p>The global economy will grow faster than expected this year and next as Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts provide a short-term shot in the arm, despite fears over rising inequality and overheating …

Business

Snow, Celebrities, Heads Of State Blanket Davos As World Economic Forum Starts

As billionaires, heads of state, and the world’s corporate elite head to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual World Economic Forum, only snow …

Economics

Future of work report sees women's jobs at greatest risk

As Davos kicks off on Tuesday, a new report released by the World Economic Forum highlights the disruption that technology and other factors will have on jobs in coming years, disproportionately threatening posts occupied by women.<p>The 42-page document notes that creating value in today’s economy …

World News

UK economic growth for 2019 downgraded by IMF amid Brexit uncertainty

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded UK growth for 2019, the year of Brexit, while much of the rest of the G7 have been upgraded on the …

Economy

IMF's Christine Lagarde and South African president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa have more in common than you think

(DAVOS) It appears International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde and South African president elect Cyril Ramaphosa have more in common than …

Cyril Ramaphosa

Davos 2018: Narendra Modi, Justin Trudeau and Cate Blanchett speak - Day 1 live!

Rolling coverage of the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, including speeches by Indian PM Narendra Modi and Canada’s Justin Trudeau<p>Introduction: World leaders, key issues, and lots of snow Anne Richards: Technology could trigger next financial crisis Norway PM: Need a MeToo campaign …

India

IMF chief warns against being complacent about growth

By Barun JhaDavos, Jan 22 (PTI) IMF chief Christine Lagarde today cautioned world leaders against being complacent about economic growth and …

Economics

Harold Evans: Will Davos Man – or Woman – take on Trumpian nihilism?

The tens of millions of fans of the HBO mythical series Game of Thrones boil with frustration. They long to know what happens next in the ancient mountain kingdoms of Westeros where kings and queens and power-mad challengers betray and murder each other with satisfying consistency. HBO is keeping …

Opinion

Warnings undermine rosy business forecast in snowy Davos

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to deliver the first keynote speech of the WEF in Davos, bookending a week that will climax in an address by …

Switzerland

IMF lifts global growth forecast, but cuts UK growth in 2019 - business live

Latest: IMF trims UK growth in 2019 Labour: Tory economics holding UK back IMF says Trump tax cuts will give economy short term boost Carillion: projects continuing satisfactorily, says Moody’s Lord O’Neill optimistic about UK economy despite Brexit

Economics

IMF global growth forecast gives Davos an upbeat start

LONDON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday upgraded its forecast for world economic growth this year and next as global leaders and …

Economics

Davos Diary Day One - Snowed under but lessons everywhere

<i>They say the early bird catches the worm, and in this case it seems the early birds beat the snow. Both Biznews founder Alec Hogg and deputy managing</i> …

World Economic Forum

Davos, Women's March, SAG Awards: Broadsheet Jan. 22

EVERYONE'S TALKING<p>• <b>The dames of Davos</b><b>.</b> The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum—a.k.a Davos—kicks off today in its namesake Swiss ski town.<p>The …

Careers

What to watch for at Davos as the World Economic Forum opens

Leaders from around the world are preparing to descend on Davos — from US president Donald Trump to Zimbabwe’s new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa — as …

World Economic Forum

Davos: Creating a shared future

Davos likes to perch on the zeitgeist. Whatever the prevailing global mood, the World Economic Forum (WEF) likes to gather in all hues of opinion so …

Economics

WEF meet opens with Pope's message, heavy snow

By Barun JhaDavos, Jan 22 (PTI) The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meet of the rich and the powerful began here today with a special message from …

Indra Nooyi

Independence - 20 years on

The 20th anniversary of operational independence over monetary policy for the Bank is an appropriate time for us to reflect on the theory of central …

Economics

A war of words on college campuses

<i>A war of words is raging on many a college campus ... a debate in which the right of free speech itself is under fire. Our Cover Story is reported by</i> …

HBCUs

IMF Calls for International Cooperation on Cryptocurrencies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization that aims to foster global monetary cooperation and financial stability, has called for global …

Bitcoin

IMF Raises 2018 Global Growth Forecast, Partly on U.S. Tax Cuts

Global growth will accelerate to the fastest pace in seven years as U.S. tax cuts spur businesses to invest, the International Monetary Fund said.<p>The …

Economy

The list of Davos attendees for 2018

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, begins on Jan. 23. While the full roster of attendees was closely guarded in the past, organizers now makes a list of participants public ahead of the forum. Released last week, we used that document to create the tool above.<p>Per …

Women in Tech

Lagarde says bullish economic outlook masks risks

© Reuters. Lagarde Managing Director of the IMF attends a news conference on the world economic outlook during the WEF in Davos<p>DAVOS, Switzerland …

Economy

Ahead of Davos, even the 1 percent worry about inequality

Billionaires heading to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual retreat at a luxurious ski resort in the Alps have every reason to be jubilant. Stock markets are at record highs, corporate taxes in the United States and Britain are falling, and every major economy is growing.<p>There has arguably …

Business

Bank of England economists debate productivity

The Bank of England’s Silvano Tenreyro suggested productivity growth could beat forecasts.<p>Inflation fell to 3 per cent in December.<p>Michael Saunders …

Economics

ECB Reshuffle Kicks Off as States Hold Fire for Future Posts

When euro-area finance ministers launch the process to find a new European Central Bank vice president on Monday, they won’t be flooded with …

Economy