ARTICLES RELATING TO WEF 2017

Nuclear stall could buy SA ratings reprieve - economist

2017-05-05 07:04

The fact that SA’s nuclear programme has been put on hold for the foreseeable future could give the country a credit ratings reprieve, says an economist.

Lesetja Kganyago: Why SARB loves blockchain, what we’re doing to promote it

2017-01-24 10:13

Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago is enthusiastic about blockchain technology, and says the public protector's Absa report contains easily rectifiable factual errors.

Anil Agarwal: Why I’ve just invested $1bn in South Africa. Hope springs.

2017-01-23 20:00

Indian mining mogul Anil Agarwal, whose assets benefit millions of women and children, has invested in a mine, smelter technology and construction deals with SA firms.

Davos: a far cry from responsive and responsible leadership

2017-01-20 16:33

The World Economic Forum is a venue where heads of state and government ministers are bribed, bullied and flattered to pursue policies that favour big business, says Terry Bell.

Stephen Koseff: Nenegate’s bright side – we now have cohesion. Hope springs

2017-01-20 10:11

Investec CEO Stephen Koseff was among those who stepped up to the plate after Nenegate. He says cohesion between business, government and labour has never been greater.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 5 global risks for 2017 - WEF

2017-01-12 13:03

Societal polarisation, income inequality and the inward orientation of countries are spilling over into real-world politics, the WEF says in its 2017 Global Risks Report.

Missing from Davos: Rabble-rousers leading global populist surge

2017-01-11 15:51

The Davos elite gathering behind metal detectors in a concrete bunker in the Swiss Alps to discuss the state of the world will be isolated in more ways than one.

World Economic Forum designs road map to survive new world order

2017-01-04 18:53

People around the world need governments and the private sector to tackle five key hurdles to ensure they can transition effectively into the new world order.

 

Alec on Winslyn: SA’s A-team represented at Davos – ‘give them a chance’

2017-01-24 13:54

Called a "toxic president" by a European newspaper, Zuma's absence at Davos was compensated for by SA's A Team and a sterling showing by the deputy president, says Alec Hogg.

Davos: focus on inclusive growth

2017-01-24 05:01

A World Economic Forum report calls for transfers from richer to poorer citizens and provides valuable input on how to make economies more inclusive, says Paul Clark.

Stephen van Coller: Meet the world’s disruptors – blockchain and management

2017-01-22 14:46

MTN’s Stephen van Coller shares insights into the two big disruptive themes everyone needs to know – blockchain and the revolution in management.

UK retail-sales slump hints at cracks in Brexit boom

2017-01-20 13:16

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer has told a Davos gathering that an inflation pickup will put a damper on consumers this year. The first signs may already be appearing.

Tim Crowe: Who is a ‘Davos Man’? Should UCT’s Max Price be in Alpha-male pack?

2017-01-19 17:17

UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price's presence in Davos is raising eyebrows, with many asking who pays for his annual junket to the Swiss Alps, says an insider.

Oxfam: Tax-dodging helps these 8 rich men own half world’s wealth – Fair or foul?

2017-01-17 10:07

Corporate tax-dodging, mean wage policies and political power help this exclusive group of 8 - topped by Bill Gates - remain the world's richest, says an Oxfam report.

Globalisation 'easy scapegoat' for global angst: WEF chief

2017-01-12 11:31

The man behind the Davos forum, which has been singing the praises of global trade, insists globalisation is only one factor in dramatic shifts provoking angst and anger.

World has 5 years to change how to earn, learn and care – WEF

2017-01-05 06:01

The World Economic Forum says the world has between three to five years to change how it earns, learns and cares in order to transition effectively into a new world order.

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