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India Economic Summit begins in Mumbai Saturday


November 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) For the first time, Mumbai will host the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual 3-day India Economic Summit, officials from the WEF and its Indian partner, ... Read more...

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Bopanna, Advani named ‘Global Shapers’


November 1st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) Davis cupper Rohan Bopanna and ace cueist Pankaj Advani have been inducted into the 'Global Shapers', an exclusive community of exceptional youth in their 20s, ... Read more...

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Russian tourism: Rich in heritage, poor in income


May 15th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may rank among the top 15 countries by the number of World Heritage natural and cultural sites but tourism accounts for just three percent ... Read more...

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Blast in Davos hotel ahead of WEF meet


January 27th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 27 (IANS) A small blast took place at a hotel close to the site of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, breaking the windows of the premises, ... Read more...

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World leaders speak on more collaboration to address challenges


January 27th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 27 (IANS) The international community should focus more on long-term structural changes to deepen collaboration among stakeholders, said the co-chairs, including India's Chanda Kochhar, at the World Economic Forum ... Read more...

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Davos Summit CEOs see China remaining global growth engine


January 27th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Davos (Switzerland), Jan.27 (ANI): World business leaders continue to see China as the engine of global economic growth despite the tremendous challenges it faces in shifting from an investment and export-led development ... Read more...

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UAE ranked 5th for labour market efficiency


December 29th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has been ranked 5th among 139 countries by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for efficiency in the labour market, a media report said Wednesday.The UAE's ... Read more...

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Economy can growth at double-digit in two years: Mukherjee


November 14th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian economic growth will soon grow at 9 percent ammually and even move to double-digits expansion in the next two years if the government is ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe seeks Karnataka’s help for skill training for youth


September 13th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 13 (IANS) Zimbabwe Monday sought help of Karnataka, home to India's tech hub Bangalore, in providing skill training for its youth, an official statement said here. The help was sought by ... Read more...

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Mukesh Ambani elected to WEF foundation board


August 27th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shirdi (Maharashtra), Aug 27 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani has been elected to the foundation board of the World Economic Forum. "Mukesh Ambani will bring an extraordinary level of business ... Read more...

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Trade pact a road to $1-trillion Gulf market for India: Bahrain


November 9th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The free trade agreement that India and Gulf countries hope to sign will give Indian firms greater access to the $1-trillion market in the Middle East, apart ... Read more...

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India may ‘wind down’ fiscal stimulus next year, says PM (Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said the measures taken by his government helped India brave the financial crisis better than most countries, but it may "wind ... Read more...

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‘Bahrain can become India’s conduit to Gulf’ (Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Bahrain can be the conduit for channelling the synergies of India and the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the head of Bahrain's Economic Development Board said here ... Read more...

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Bahrain can become as India’s window to Gulf: Official


November 8th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Gulf kingdom of Bahrain could act as the conduit for channelling the synergies of India and the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said the head of ... Read more...

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India may ‘wind down’ fiscal stimulus next year: Manmohan Singh


November 8th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said the measures taken by his government helped India brave the financial crisis better than most countries, but it may "wind ... Read more...

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Worst is behind, but road ahead long, uncertain: PM


November 8th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) India may have faced the global downturn better than most countries but the road ahead to accelerated growth will not be an easy one to endure, ... Read more...

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Audi partners World Economic Forum’s India summit


November 5th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) German luxury car maker Audi will partner with the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit by providing its premium model cars for facilitating the travel of delegates attending ... Read more...

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World Economic Forum ranks Switzerland most competitive economy


September 8th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 8 (DPA) Switzerland Tuesday replaced the US in the top place in the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking of most competitive countries for doing business. "The United States falls one place ... Read more...

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India not doing it right on terror: Jaggi Vasudev


February 25th, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, Feb 25 (IANS) Mystic and yoga expert Jaggi Vasudev, a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum (WEF), feels "India is not handling the issue of terrorism with Pakistan right". "For ... Read more...

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Turkish PM granted honorary Tehran citizenship


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 3 (IANS) Tehran mayor Mohammad-Bagher Qalibaf has named Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had walked out of a World Economic Forum (WEF) debate, as an “honorary Tehran citizen”, ... Read more...

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Amitabh honoured at Davos


February 1st, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Davos, Feb 1 (IANS) Indian megastar Amitabh Bacchan was honoured with World Economic Forum's (WEF) Crystal Award here for his contribution to the world of art.Noted Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dancer Mallika Sarabhai ... Read more...

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Japan to provide $17 bn in aid to Asian countries


February 1st, 2009 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Davos (Switzerland), Feb 1 (Xinhua) Japan would provide about $17 billion in development aid to Asian countries, the country's prime minister said here Saturday."Japan will support Asian countries by mobilizing funds ranging ... Read more...

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Iranians hail Turkish PM for Davos spat


February 1st, 2009 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 31 (IANS) Iranians have hailed Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Teyyeb Erdogan for his heated exchange with Israeli President Shimon Peres over the Gaza Strip at the World Economic Forum (WEF) ... Read more...

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Domestic demand to help Indian economy despite global slowdown: Kamal Nath


January 28th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by ANI
Davos (Switzerland), Jan.28 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday stated that Indias domestic demand will help it sustain economic growth despite the prevailing global downturn, which could not ... Read more...

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25-year-olds among Indian corporate leaders at Davos


January 28th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Two 25-year-old entrepreneurs are among the youngest Indian corporate leaders attending the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.Sachin Duggal and Saurabh Dhoot, promoters of Nivio, ... Read more...

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Better global governance needed in 2009: WEF


January 13th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) China will experience a hard landing, rich and poor nations will fight over climate change and gaps will open up in global governance in 2009, the World Economic ... Read more...

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Now it’s Hooda’s turn to grace World Economic Forum New Champs meet


July 25th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 25 (IANS) The World Economic Forum (WEF) has invited Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to participate in the second Annual Meeting of The New Champions 2008 to be held ... Read more...

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India calls for Asian collaboration to handle global crises


June 15th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (Xinhua) India Sunday urged Asian countries close collaboration to handle the rising challenges besetting the world. "The worldwide crisis is rising significantly, but nothing has happened at a ... Read more...

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Iran will not be allowed nuclear weapons, says Bush


May 19th, 2008 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Sharm El-Shiekh (Egypt), May 18 (Xinhua) US President George W. Bush Sunday said Iran will not be allowed to posses nuclear weapons. Bush made the remarks in a special address to the ... Read more...

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India, China nowhere in top league of networked economies


April 10th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 10 (IANS) Despite its status as a world leader in information technology, India does not figure among the top 20 of the world's most networked economies. In ... Read more...

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Why India was given the red carpet treatment at Davos


April 1st, 2008 - 10:28 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar Every year thousands of the world's top executives, politicians and strategic thinkers take time off their busy schedule and gather for five days of agenda-setting discussions in a plush ... Read more...

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India slams WEF report for giving it low rank


March 12th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India Wednesday slammed the World Economic Forum (WEF) report slotting India on the 65th position out of the 130 countries it assessed, saying the ranking had "glaring ... Read more...

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Too many disagreements force postponement of WTO ministerial


March 8th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 8 (IANS) A planned ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) aimed at breaking a deadlock in the Doha Development Round has been put off because ... Read more...

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Musharraf met Aitzazs daughter in Davos


February 1st, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 1 (ANI): President Pervez Musharraf is reported to have had an unannounced meeting in Davos with Saman Ahsan, the daughter of Aitzaz Ahsan, the president of the Pakistan Supreme Court ... Read more...

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India can use diversity, democracy to secure its demographic dividend, says WEF report


December 1st, 2007 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec.1 (ANI); India is at an inflection point the prospect of sustaining 8-10 percent growth is achievable, but a number of basic challenges are acting as a handbrake on development ... Read more...

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