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    02/11/2005 3:37:13 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 777 replies · 31,580+ views ^ | 2/11/05 | Ramesh Ponnuru
  • Bill Gates Ogles China in Davos

    02/03/2005 7:34:05 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 409+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 03, 2005 | Tom Plate
    Gates Ogles China in Davos LOS ANGELES — Bill Gates, as everyone knows, is no slouch when it comes to numbers. That's why he likes China a whole lot. For him and other Western CEO types, China means numbers like 1.3 billion people, a real annual growth of about 9 percent (two to three times the United States'), a projected surpassing of Japan's 2003 net annual output by 2020, a household savings rate that is currently six times Japan's, and — in a best case scenario — an economy that in just 15 years might grow to be as...
  • Jolie Urges World Leaders to Aid Refugees

    01/29/2005 5:12:52 PM PST · by El Conservador · 21 replies · 725+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 29, 2005 | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS
    DAVOS, Switzerland - Going back to making movies isn't easy after doing something as rewarding as helping refugees, says Angelina Jolie, the actress turned U.N. goodwill ambassador. Jolie, one of the celebrities attending the World Economic Forum (news - web sites), said acting cannot compare with the voluntary job she signed up for with the U.N. High Commission for Refugees in 2001. "If I've had a few months I'm having trouble going back to work because I'm finding that my time at home with my son and taking him around and traveling to UNHCR programs or other parts of the...
  • Erdogan to Ask Annan for Solution Plan in Davos

    01/16/2005 7:01:39 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 214+ views ^ | Saturday 15, 2005 | Erdal Sen
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants the United Nations (UN) to take action for solution of the Cyprus issue and will take the first crucial step in Davos. Erdogan will attend the World Economic Forum between January 26th and 30th and will ask the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for restart of a good will mission to open the way to a solution. Sources close to Erdogan say he will ask for a plan incorporating a solution, whether it is a reactivation of the former plan or a new one. The Prime Minister will insist on starting the process before...
  • Annan Says World Agenda Needs Rebalancing (World Economic Forum - Davos)

    01/23/2004 9:47:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 154+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/23/04 | Naomi Koppel - AP
    DAVOS, Switzerland - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites) said Friday it was time to "rebalance" the international agenda after the war in Iraq (news - web sites) to prevent the fight against terrorism from worsening global divisions. His warning at the World Economic Forum (news - web sites) preceded a call by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft (news - web sites) for the "entirety of the world community" to help eliminate terrorism and establish freedom in Iraq. The aftermath of the war and dealing with the threat of terrorism has been a running theme this year at...
  • Extraterrestrial edge helps the balance sheet

    01/23/2004 8:18:58 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 21 replies · 418+ views
    Bloomberg News via ^ | January 21, 2004 | By A. CRAIG COPETAS
    A galactic mystery hovers over the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland: How many of the 2,280 global leaders, including 31 heads of state, gathered in this Alpine resort conduct business with extraterrestrials? This is no whimsy for Davosians. It's on the agenda of the annual powwow of the influential and affluent who will ask forum participants such as Vice President Dick Cheney, Coca-Cola Chairman Douglas Daft and De La Rue Chief Executive Ian Much if the aliens have landed and are collaborating with them to concoct government policy, brew soda pop and mint Iraq's new bank notes. "The...
  • Doing business 15.7 light years from Wall Street

    01/22/2004 11:38:48 PM PST · by Pro-Bush · 7 replies · 187+ views
    Business Report - Bloomberg ^ | 1/23/04 | Bloomberg Staff
    Doing business 15.7 light years from Wall Street By Bloomberg A galactic mystery hovers over the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland: how many of the 2 280 global leaders, including 31 heads of state, gathered in this Alpine resort conduct business with extraterrestrials? Last night the influential and affluent had the chance to ask WEF participants such as US vice-president Dick Cheney, Coca-Cola chairman Douglas Daft and De La Rue chief executive Ian Much if the aliens had landed and were collaborating to concoct government policy, brew cool drink and mint Iraq's new banknotes. "The extraterrestrials have...
  • World elite gathers in Swiss Alps tomorrow (World Economic Forum)

    01/20/2004 1:33:38 PM PST · by fatso · 8 replies · 220+ views ^ | 20 January 2004 |
    World elite gathers in Swiss Alps tomorrow DAVOS, Switzerland - Final preparations were under way in the Swiss Alps on Tuesday for an annual meeting this week of the world's elite to ponder tough topics, ranging from the future of Iraq to the fall of the dollar. Security will be tight at the 33rd World Economic Forum (WEF), which is set to run from Wednesday to Sunday, attracting more than 2,000 high-status guests from 94 countries to the small ski resort of Davos. Fresh from talks in New York, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, US overseer in Iraq Paul Bremer...
  • An Inside Report on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

    02/28/2003 1:55:15 PM PST · by sourcery · 17 replies · 688+ views
    Topica ^ | Feb 06, 2003
    The following is a private e-mail from a World Economic Forum attendee that was inadvertantly released for general public viewing: -- With apologies for the group email... I thought this was interesting enough to pass along. These are the notes from a friend of a friend who writes for Newsday. Adam Davis Director, EPRIsolutions Environment Division 1299 4th Street, Suite 307 San Rafael, CA 94901 Main Office:415-454-8800 Direct:415-257-4631 Cell: 415-305-4786 Hi Guys. OK, hard to believe, but true. Yours truely has been hobnobbing with the ruling class. I spent a week in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. I...