In this issue

The time for talk is over: Europe’s politicians need to act fast in order to solve the ongoing financial crisis in the eurozone

Actions need to speak louder than words

The forum should move beyond rhetoric and use its influence to broker practical solutions to the world’s economic woes, writes Patrick Jenkins

Agenda

Seb Morton-Clark, Patrick Jenkins, Chris Giles, and Gideon Rachman
FT’s Davos aficionados on the likely issues
A selection of business leaders, politicians and NGOs on what to expect
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WEF: Davos 2012. News, commentary and analysis
Gillian Tett

The blame game

The US fears its fragile economic recovery is under threat, says Gillian Tett

Protect and promote

The UK should mend fences with Europe and make new emerging market allies, writes Jonathan Ford

Martin Wolf

Confronting follies

Martin Wolf considers the eurozone’s changing fortunes

Northern exposure

The role emerging economies play in the global economy is set to increase, writes Arkady Dvorkovich

The economics of politics

Changes in leadership and regimes will be watched closely, writes Gideon Rachman

Live blog

  • Peace talks off the menu for Cypriot president

    The abrupt cancellation of the latest round of negotiations aimed at ending the Cyprus dispute is the latest indication that the prospects for a comprehensive peace settlement, seemingly bright at the start of the year, may be dimming again. Who now would be brave enough to put money on a Cyprus deal by the end of 2016, the target date everyone was talking about in January?

    This time, the problem concerns gourmet food and diplomatic protocol. Nicos Anastasiades, president of the internationally recognised, Greek Cypriot-controlled state of Cyprus, was due to hold talks on Friday with Mustafa Akinci, head of the Turkish Cypriot entity in the island’s north.

    But on Tuesday the Greek Cypriot leader called off the talks. Mr Akinci, you see, had attended a banquet on Monday evening that the Turkish government gave for heads of state gathered in Istanbul for a UN summit.

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  • White House Countdown – Starr Report

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    If you have spent the past decade wondering what has happened to Kenneth Starr, wonder no more. The famous Whitewater independent counsel who spearheaded the investigation of Bill Clinton in the 1990s is back in the limelight, seventeen years after Clinton’s impeachment.

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  • White House Countdown – Dream a little dream

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    On Saturday Night Live this past weekend, Kate McKinnon and Larry David – the actors impersonating Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – waltzed into the sunset to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s the Nutcracker in a gauzy, dry ice-filled dream sequence that sees the rivals cheerily reminisce over the primary’s high and lows, laugh, embrace and even pirouette.

    Would that were the case.

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The east also rises

Asian economies are doing well, but power has not quite shifted from the west, says Henny Sender

The new model leaders

Outdated approaches are not suited to a fast-paced world, says Klaus Schwab

Chris Giles

Pride before a fall

Chris Giles warns against the dangers of complacency

Strategic balance

Shifting power demands leadership, says David Miliband

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