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Foreign minister admits Sino-Japanese relations ‘very bad’

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The five themese Lionel Barber takes away from Davos
Mrs Moneypenny’s guidance to guidance to other female delegates

Brazil goes on corporate charm offensive

President Rousseff and team meet investors

Osborne and Summers clash on austerity

Ex-Treasury secretary ‘gratified to see the growth in Britain’

Abe and Rouhani delight Davos

WEF crowd aware two leaders could be transformative figures

  • LatAm Viva: Venezuela’s stain

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    Ever since the commodity boom turned to bust, many Latin American countries have turned to navel gazing and concentrated on their own disturbed internal affairs rather than looking to the near-abroad. Argentina is pre-occupied with its economic reform project; Brazil with the political instability generated by its massive corruption probe; Colombia with its peace process; Chile with imminent presidential elections; and so forth. Occasionally, though, there are moments of attempted multilateral diplomacy – such as last week’s meeting of the OAS.

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  • Ex-FBI chief Comey testifies to US Senate: as it happened

    Former FBI director James Comey's first appearance on Capitol Hill since his abrupt ousting a month ago marks one of the most consequential congressional hearings in years. Critics accuse Mr Trump of attempting to obstruct justice and make comparisons to the Watergate scandal that toppled Richard Nixon. Our DC bureau correspondents followed the testimony and the Senate intelligence committee questioning as it unfolded.

    Key points

    • Comey said he took the Trump request to drop a Mike Flynn investigation as a “direction”. He later quoted Henry II, saying the gist of the request was who will rid me of this meddlesome priest
    • Comey testified that Trump and others in the administration lied when they said FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey
    • Discussing the Trump suggestion that there were tapes of their conversations, Comey said “Lordy, I hope there are tapes”
    • Comey acknowledged he orchestrated a leak about his Trump conversations in hope of triggering a special counsel appointment.
    • Read the account of the hearing here
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  • Apple WWDC 2017: HomePod, new Pro, AR and iOS11 unveiled

    Long queues of app makers gathered in San Jose on Monday to hear Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, at the annual developers conference. After a focus on software and services at previous annual events, this year Apple unveiied a host of new hardware items, including a Siri-powered speaker system to compete head-on with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, as well as a new Pro model and new Mac offerings. On the software front, an overhaul of its iOS operating system, as well as an update to the iPad software, plus an augmented reality kit were launched to rally the faithful. Tim Bradshaw and Hannah Kuchler followed the event.

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Carney tips low rates over medium term

BoE governor also confirms dropping direct jobless rate link

Tech revolution divides Davos delegates

Summers warns of lack of a Bismarck or Gladstone for digital era

Cameron urges EU against shale gas curbs

British PM says Europe needs dose of ‘Tory common sense’

Iran courts western oil majors at Davos

Talks focus on conditions needed to resume work as sanctions ease

Bankers assess once-in-a-generation reform

Talk of permanently lower and steady profitability

Brian Moynihan, CEO, Bank of America, and Bono, co-Founder of (RED)
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Bono and the banker join in Aids fundraising

BoA chief turns to pop in post-crisis search for lost trust

BoE signals scrapping of forward guidance

Carney flags dropping of 7% jobless threshold

Australian PM seeks to refocus G20

Nation wants group to rise above ‘talkfest’ during chairmanship

Chiefs remain reluctant to spend

Corporate leaders at Davos are resisting calls to aid recovery

Tensions rise over eurozone firewall

But hopes build for deal in Greek debt talks

Outlook looks less bleak from Alpine retreat

Unease remains over eurozone and global economy’s weakness

Germany isolated over opposition to boosting bail-out fund

Cameron criticises European financial tax

Comments in Davos likely to be seen as unhelpful commentary

Google protests at EU privacy rules draft

New laws would regulate how companies store and handle personal data

UK leads launch of £3bn green energy fund

Emerging and developing countries to benefit from initiative

Iran nuclear stance rings alarm bells at Davos

Delegates seem to be taking the prospect of war seriously

Cameron rebukes euro leaders over crisis

Davos speech reflects frustration with German leadership of eurozone

Gates pledges $750m to Global Fund

Grant coming in form of ‘promissory note’

JPMorgan admits it weighed euro exit

Bank stayed in troubled periphery for social reasons

Merkel set on beating crisis in eurozone

Chancellor warns against demanding too much from Germany

Money shovers can live without tax perks

The low rate on carried interest has become indefensible

Speed vital in eurozone crisis, say bankers

Income disparity tops list of concerns

Little consensus among leaders about what to do

Experts share downbeat mood at forum

China breaks 30-year tradition with Davos

Senior officials to miss WEF as dates clash with Chinese New Year

Warning over world economic outlook

Fund urges eurozone to break vicious circle

Confronting an age of austerity

An analysis of the hopes and concerns that beset world leaders as they gather in Davos

Newest bank chiefs choose to skip Davos

Russia found failing on pollution curbs

Global environmental concerns to be discussed at Davos

Faith in government plummets, survey says

Research for Davos says findings give companies ‘licence to lead’

Business urged to fill in for government

Unilever chief says institutions have ‘failed’

Postcard from ... Davos: The hotel with no staff

Fiftyone, the smart Swiss ski resort’s first ‘automatic’ hotel, oozes stylish efficiency

Minister urges Japan to use strong yen

Business advised to increase investment abroad

Chinese GDP growth rate falls

Analysts predict further slowdown during the year

Jobs at risk as global productivity slows

Gap disappearing between economies

Capitalism in crisis: A perilous path to prosperity

As west sinks, eastern economies soar

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