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Rising inequality threatens world economy, says WEF - The Guardian

Income gap was behind Brexit vote and Donald Trump's victory, says World Economic Forum risk report. Larry Elliott Economics editor. Wed 11 Jan 2017 04.26 EST Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.49 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...and more »

Xi Jinping to become the first Chinese president to attend WEF in Davos - The Guardian

President will lead delegation of business executives and is expected to speak out against Donald Trump's protectionist policies at the World Economic Forum. Rupert Neate · @RupertNeate. Wed 11 Jan 2017 12.05 EST Last modified on Wed 24 Jan 2018 08.22 ...and more »

The world is now more likely to be ravaged by environmental, not economic, catastrophes - Quartz

It's not the economy, stupid. That's the conclusion drawn from more than a decade of quantifying the biggest threats facing the world, as detailed in the World Economic Forum's annual risk report. Economic factors, like an oil price shock or a slowing ...and more »

As China Seeks Bigger Role on World Stage, Xi Jinping Will Go to Davos World Economic Forum - New York Times

President Xi Jinping of China plans to stride into the snowy high-altitude conclave of the world's financial elite next week, attending the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, the first time a top Chinese leader will put himself into the mix of ...and more »

Weaponised AI, IoT hacking among tech threats, says World Economic Forum - ZDNet

Executives across the globe list cyber as the biggest risk facing their businesses. Image: iStock. The rise of new and emerging technologies are driving new forms of cyberattacks which will expose businesses to threats they're unprepared to face, the ...and more »

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Regular Press Conference on January 11, 2017 - MFA China

Q: In this morning's briefing, Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said President Xi's attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos would make him the first Chinese head of state to do so. Does China have any special considerations? A: In the briefing ...and more »

Cyber Rated as Top Three Economic Risk for 2017 - Infosecurity Magazine

Connected devices and the potential for cyber-attacks has featured as one of the top risks for 2017. While economic inequality, societal polarization and intensifying environmental dangers were identified as some of the top risk trends in the World ...and more »

Global Risk Report warns of polarized societies - Deutsche Welle

Rising populism amid deep public disenchantment with globalization is seen as a major threat to global developments in a report issued ahead of the World Economic Forum's 2017 gathering in Davos from January 17-20. WEF's latest Global Risk Report ...and more »

Capitalism needs urgent reform: World Economic Forum - CBC.ca

Reforming the very nature of capitalism will be needed to combat the growing appeal of populist political movements around the world, the World Economic Forum said Wednesday. Getting higher economic growth, it added, is necessary but insufficient to ...and more »

China delegation reportedly open to meeting Trump's team at Davos - CNBC

China's President Xi Jinping's delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) to be held in Davos next week is open to a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump's team, according to the Associated Press, citing a remark made by an official on Wednesday ...and more »