Alec Hogg: Top 3 essential insights from WEF 2015

2015-01-28 14:34

Alec Hogg shares the most pertinent insights that he has gained from his attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year.


President Jacob Zuma on Saturday returned to South Africa following his participation in the World Economic Forum meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. Here's everything you need to know about his trip.

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Central bankers optimistic on global economy

2015-01-25 10:30

Central bankers voiced cautious optimism, arguing that eurozone monetary policy and low oil prices would help countries around the world.

PwC’s Dennis Nally: Fascinating insights, global trends from latest CEO survey

2015-01-23 15:31

Alec Hogg has had a fascinating one-on-one interview with PwC’s Global chief executive, Dennis Nally about the latest CEO Survey published by PwC.

Zuma: No wise businessperson should skip SA

2015-01-23 13:54

SA is open for more investment and offers an opportunity that no wise businessperson would want to miss, says President Jacob Zuma in Davos.

Davos debate degenerates over Europe economy

2015-01-22 16:49

Instead of being a serious debate about the merits of monetary stimulus, the panel at Davos quickly degenerated into a skirmish over the European economy.

Will Buffett arrive one day?

2015-01-22 14:43

The world’s most successful investor, Berkshire Hathaway chairperson Warren Buffett, is one of the few global business heavyweights yet to attend the WEF’s Davos meeting.

Zuma: Power grid can't handle population

2015-01-22 08:37

SA's electricity infrastructure was not designed to serve 11 million households, President Jacob Zuma has told the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Getting the inside view from the WEF top brass, Klaus Schwab included

2015-01-21 15:27

Had the ideal start to Davos 2015 yesterday among a group of media leaders lunching with the WEF founder and chairperson Klaus Schwab and his lieutenants.

US more attractive place to invest than China

2015-01-21 15:00

Despite worries over the global economy, the United States has overtaken China as the number one investment destination among the world CEOs.

Europe on brink of deflating - source

2015-01-21 13:30

The European economy is "on the brink of deflating" and urgently needs more stimulus, particularly from the continent's largest economy, Germany.

Live: World Economic Forum

2015-01-21 12:00

See the latest live TV feeds from the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 20 to 24.

Alec Hogg: Eskom bosses wrong to pull out of Davos

2015-01-21 09:19

AUDIO: Alec Hogg explains why it was very wrong for Eskom’s top three to pull out of the most concentrated learning experience anywhere on earth.

Infographic: Who is at Davos 2015?

2015-01-21 07:30

The Annual Meeting in Davos will host 2 500 participants from over 100 countries. This interactive infographic gives you a quick overview of where they come from.

9 ways to pull our planet back from the brink

2015-01-20 15:46

Davos special: Science indicates that we can pull back from the brink and political momentum is growing at an astonishing rate, says Professor Johan Rockström.

Eskom must account for WEF sponsorship - DA

2015-01-20 15:15

The DA has welcomed Eskom's decision not to take part in the World Economic Forum in Davos, but is calling into question its claims of not being a sponsor.

Disasters sink trust in business, govts

2015-01-20 14:00

Disasters and mismanagement that included mystery air crashes and data hacks has torpedoed global trust in public bodies and business, according to a survey.

South Africans get special treatment in Davos

2015-01-20 11:22

See which South African business leaders will be attending this year’s World Economic Forum, which will bring together world leaders to discuss the “new global context”.


Ben Magara: It’s all about the Just Do It approach

2015-01-28 14:33

Ben Magara, chief executive officer and director of Lonmin, is officially no longer a 'Davos virgin', and took out some time to have a quick chat with Alec Hogg.

Global focus on SA policies

2015-01-26 07:25

Unless there is a dumb political decision around the corner, South Africa's geographical isolation is a blessing in an increasingly aggressive world, says Alec Hogg.

Bill Gates sees 'miracle' tools for Aids by 2030

2015-01-25 09:20

Two new tools to fight Aids in the form of a vaccine and new drug treatments will end most cases of a disease that has killed millions in the past 30 years, Bill Gates said.

Davos identifies the next major global theme: Include the Excluded – or else

2015-01-23 14:31

Jim Wallis describes himself as a faith-based activist, founder of the multi-denominational Sojourners he is a regular at WEF’s annual meetings.

Inside Labour: Entrenched inequality at the WEF

2015-01-23 07:40

The Davos extravaganza is a slick public relations exercise and certainly not a UN-style interdisciplinary institution, says Terry Bell.

An often forgotten benefit of South Africa’s precious young democracy

2015-01-22 14:43

My annual visit to Davos is a reminder of the responsibility that goes with this wonderful career I’m following, many might dispute it, but journalists are people too.

Davos Stars: Aliko Dangote – the richest man in Africa

2015-01-22 14:42

Aliko Dangote is a self-made commodities man, who has built a fortune on a foundation of cement, sugar, and flour, in oil-rich Nigeria, that makes Dangote a standout.

Zuma calls for African solutions at Davos

2015-01-21 20:00

President Jacob Zuma has emphasised African solutions for African problems in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Geopolitics takes front and centre at Davos 2015, elbows climate change and rest aside

2015-01-21 15:27

Having arrived in Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, Alec Hogg provides some guidance on the issues that are likely to dominate discussion.

Russia may see oil output fall

2015-01-21 14:00

Russia may see a natural decline in oil output by around 1 million barrels per day at most, but has no plans to cut production in coordination with Opec.

CEOs in Davos worried about troubled economy

2015-01-21 13:00

Chief executives are more worried than a year ago about the global economic outlook, as deflation stalks Europe and commodity prices wilt.

Europe heads to Davos with low expectations

2015-01-21 09:45

Senior European executives have largely given up hope of an economic upturn this year, according to a survey released by consultants PwC.

Davos Diary Day Minus One: Eskom bosses wrong to pull out

2015-01-21 09:18

Alec Hogg explains why it was very wrong for Eskom’s top three to pull out of the most concentrated learning experience anywhere on earth

Zuma arrives for World Economic Forum

2015-01-20 15:47

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, the presidency says.

Record participation at the WEF 2015

2015-01-20 15:40

Leaders of the world’s business, governments, and civil society will gather in Davos, Switzerland from January 21st for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Davos forum founder warns on dangerous risks

2015-01-20 15:00

World Economic Forum founder says leaders must better coordinate their actions to effectively confront terrorism risks, global conflicts and economic volatility.

SA among top 10 with highest unemployment

2015-01-20 13:17

Unemployment is still rising even though six years have passed since the start of the global financial crisis, says the International Labour Organisation.

Year of destiny for human kind, says forum chief

2015-01-14 15:46

The World Economic Forum meeting was occurring during a crossroads where the shift between violent extremism was intersecting with global co-operation and solidarity.

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