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World Economic Forum closes in Davos with nothing new
Business and political leaders celebrate the rise of China and India, but discussions reflect old issues. Others note how world economic leaders failed to see social unrest in the Arab world.
17/01/2017 17:14:00 SWITZERLAND – CHINA
Xi Jinping’ s first time in Davos
In the opening address of the World Economic Forum, China’s president defended globalisation and the free market despite China’s own "protectionism" and yuan "manipulation". Police detain at least 32 people demonstrating for a Free Tibet.
01/02/2005 ASIA - OPEC
No cuts in output, no hikes in prices . . . for now
Energy needs in China and India keep demand for oil high. Prices are likely to increase in March.
Wen Jiabao confident about China’s economy
Everything is well “on the whole,” says Chinese Premier, but he fails to mention that growth is slowing and that social unrest continues. He also says nothing about the value of the yuan, too low for some.
Beijing to increase domestic demand, reduce overreliance on exports
Chinese Vince Premier Li explains in Davos China’s new development goals. However, China is still protectionist vis-à-vis foreign goods. Chinese banks lend a trillion yuan in 20 days. An asset bubble is a real possibility.
17/01/2007 WORLD SOCIAL FORUM
World Social Forum set to begin in Africa
Starting Saturday tens of thousands of people will meet in Nairobi to discuss solutions to some of the major problems associated with globalisation and development like exploitation, marginalisation and poverty. Caritas internationalis and the Jesuit Refugees Service will be among them.
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