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The message from the World Economic Forum this year was that enthusiasm and ideas are in short supply
Growing realisation that economies and companies need reform to better protect less well-off
Under pressure in Davos
Has the pulling power of the financial extravaganza reached a peak?
Chancellor says ‘offer is on the table’ to avoid no-deal scenario
UK chancellor cancels scheduled appearance alongside Irish premier
Wang Qishan insists recent economic data signalling slowdown ‘not low at all’
Chief takes first trip to Swiss resort gathering amid ‘Big Tech’ backlash
Business and political elite should seriously debate the capitalist model
Challenge for Brussels shifts to defending common rules-based order
Traditional journalism has suffered but new forms have keen sense of mission
Will global climate co-operation survive pressure on the liberal democratic order?
Debate centres on whether data indicate temporary slowdown or slide into recession
Past year has seen Donald Trump act on his protectionist instincts.
Washington emphasises a new and ominous theme
Lobbyists fight regulation but privacy and antitrust are ripe for reform
With the US absent, it will be much easier for China to make its case unchallenged
Beijing wants a higher value economy, while Washington aims to retain global primacy
Much depends on evolution of domestic politics in richer countries, especially the US
Residents and hotel owners impose rent hikes for the annual visit of the global elite
The environment has replaced the economy and finance on the global elite’s worry list
Russia had threatened to boycott World Economic Forum over action against oligarchs
Davos organisers change tack on high-profile businessmen who are subject to US sanctions