Davos World Economic Forum

Davos: All Glamour, No Solutions

Glen Pearson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

I realize that the beautiful spot in Switzerland is where the supposed brightest and best gather for a few sessions, yet the gathered crowd appears to grow more incapable every year at solving the globe's biggest problems. Perhaps the reason is because those gathered are not only intelligent and connected, but are, in fact, incredibly wealthy -- remote and removed from the everyday problems faced by average citizens in both developing and developed nations. There seem to be no effective solutions for growing unemployment, the decline of democracy, the yawning gap between rich and poor, and a world financial system seemingly out of control.

Davos: Talking Champagne on a Sinking Titanic

Jim Harris | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

2013-01-22-FinalDavosDiariesbanner.jpg I am in Davos at the World Economic Forum (WEF) where the top issues that world leaders must address are: unstable global economy, eurozone fragility; and financial system instability. Climate change only ranks as the 7th issue. To me, it's like a group of business leaders and "experts" on the sinking Titanic discussing the fragility of champagne sales. I am deeply concerned about the Alice-in-Wonderland perception of the environment's big picture.

Financial Corruption is the World's Biggest Problem

Diane Francis | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

In interviewed Huguette Labelle, former head of the Canadian International Development Agency in Davos last week about her thoughts on the world's number one issue: "Corruption kills," she says. "The World Bank estimates that the cost is $1.3 trillion a year. This is in the form of bribes, tax evasion, money laundering."

Capitalism The Worst System, Except For All The Others, Davos Hears

CP | Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Business

DAVOS, Switzerland - Some of the world's top CEOs are admitting that capitalism is worsening inequalities, but they say it's better than any alternati...

Harper Mingles With Business Elite In Davos

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2012 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - There's one key thought Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other government leaders at the economic brainstorming sessions keep he...

Harper Headed To Meeting With World Elite

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper's discussions with global economists, world leaders and thinkers at Davos, Switzerland this week will be partly intended for d...