IMF's Lagarde says markets need clarity on China currency

Jan 23, 2016

IMF's Lagarde says markets need clarity on China currency

Financial markets need more clarity on how the Chinese authorities are managing their currency, particularly the relationship of the yuan to the U.S. dollar, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday. Asked at a panel discussion in Davos whether she would back capital ...

Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

Jan 23, 2015

Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit


The government will host a cybersecurity conference jointly with the World Economic Forum in Okinawa in November, Japanese officials announced at this year’s annual economic conference in Switzerland. The two-day WEF cyberconference, scheduled to start on Nov. 7, will bring together some 250 experts, ...

Sep 3, 2014

Japan rises to sixth in WEF competitiveness rankings

Japan rose to sixth from ninth in the World Economic Forum’s annual assessment of global competitiveness, the WEF said Wednesday. The ranking compares 144 nations. In its Global Competitiveness Report, the Geneva-based think tank praised the stability of the government of Prime Minister Shinzo ...

Jul 16, 2014

Japan to launch women's confab modeled after Davos forum

Japan will launch an international conference of female leaders in September modeled after the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to push forward its initiative to get more women into the workforce. The government is scheduled to host a women’s symposium in Tokyo ...