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Davos 2015

Champagne glasses stand near an ice bucket containing bottles of Louis Roederer champagne on the bar at the InterContinental Hotel Davos, operated by InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG), ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. This week World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers will attend the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos that runs from Jan. 21-24. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
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Carney warns investors on low interest rates

Bank of England governor insists low inflation is temporary

Jain clashes with Lew and Carney over regulation

Officials reject Deutsche chief’s fears over liquidity crisis

Martin Wolf

Debate on shareholder value maximisation offers surprises

Martin Wolf finds that doubts persist over long-term wealth creation and social benefit

Russian banker warns west over Swift

VTB chief says country building alternative payment system

Uber and Kodak: ghosts at disruption feast

WEF remains largely a festival for industry incumbents

Real world intrudes on Davos

Machine guns on the streets serve as a reminder of troubles at the frontiers of Europe

Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

Jihadi fears change calculations

Osborne warns against post-poll spending

Failure to back austerity would ruin recovery, says chancellor

Alibaba founder Ma aims for 2bn customers

Plan to expand ecommerce platform to small businesses worldwide

Concern grows over banks’ exiting EMs

Lenders also talking of sharing data to combat terrorism

Business rallies support for trade deal

Executives admit they were slow to make case for TTIP

The Fast Lane: taking on the world

Answers to some of the biggest problems lie within the boundaries of Davos and many Swiss hamlets

Branson to press on with space tourism

Entrepreneur working to get next spaceship finished

Merkel says QE no substitute for reform

Chancellor warns on looser monetary policy

Nervousness about the eurozone’s future

Security v privacy ‘disconnect’ threatens trust in tech

Davos wrestles with implications of Paris terror attacks

Banks want free rein to fight cyber crime

Cyber security shoots up Davos agenda

Brazil minister warns of austerity

Reform of unemployment benefits possible

Use markets to stop the next Ebola crisis

‘Pandemic bonds’ could inject private-sector rigour into global medical bureaucracies

Finland opens door to Greece renegotiation

Alexander Stubb says country could consider extensions to debt maturity and changes to debt conditions

Roubini says art market needs regulation

Action needed on money laundering and tax evasion, says economist

Hard scrabble Chinese foundation tales enliven Davos sessions

Delegates relish colourful executive back stories

Chinese premier banks on entrepreneurship

Li Keqiang tells Davos country’s economy will avoid hard landing but growth will slow

Art world’s shady dealings under scrutiny at Davos

Global art market vulnerable to manipulation

Harvard vs Cameron: Professors defend encryption

Academics say encryption crackdown is flawed

Oil chiefs feel chill wind over prices

Executives try to put on brave face at Davos summit

Davos is a good spot to find your next job, CEO or not

The forum allows you to build relationships with career-influencing people, more quickly than any other event

Weber queries euro’s future without reforms

Former Bundesbank head says countries need plans to boost long-term growth

Tech giants ‘at risk’ of reputation collapse

Business leaders issue warning at Davos

WEF - Davos 2015

The forum's 45th annual meeting at Davos, in the Swiss Alps, had at the heart of its agenda a theme entitled ‘The New Global Context’ - as delegates discussed the effects of political, economic and social uncertainty on future policy making