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Executives at the World Economic Forum say they are grappling with how to turn early demos featuring artificial intelligence into money-makers.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 18, 2024
AI buzzes Davos, but CEOs wrestle with how to make it pay
The arrival of OpenAI's viral ChatGPT in late 2022 triggered a frenzy of venture investment and an abrupt change of course inside the world's biggest technology companies.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrives on stage during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. 2024.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 17, 2024
China sees one of its worst years of growth since 1990 as recovery stalls
China's National Bureau of Statistics revealed that gross domestic product expanded 5.2% to hit 126 trillion yuan ($17.6 trillion) last year.
Li Qiang at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday
WORLD / Politics
Jan 17, 2024
In Davos, Chinese premier takes aim at trade 'barriers'
Li's remarks came as the World Economic Forum's 54th annual conference is preoccupied with a slew of global risks, including wars in Ukraine and Gaza.
A vehicle carrying Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang arrives during an official visit in Kehrsatz, near Bern, in Switzerland, on Monday. Li is visiting Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 16, 2024
China set to woo global elites with large delegation at Davos forum
Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang will make a special address on Tuesday, and will be the most senior Chinese official to attend Davos since President Xi Jinping in 2017.
A banner for the World Economic Forum hangs on a building on the first day of the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 16, 2024
Pre-Davos survey indicates CEOs' fears regarding AI and climate
Some 45% of more than 4,700 global CEOs surveyed do not believe their businesses will survive, barring significant changes, in the next 10 years.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko (left), Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Andriy Yermak (center) and Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov attend a news conference during the World Economic Forum in Davos on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 15, 2024
Ukraine says China is needed for peace process
Chinese Premier Li Qiang will lead a delegation in Davos this week, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is due to arrive in Bern, Switzerland on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2023
Japan falls nine positions to 125th in WEF gender gap report
Women’s participation in the political arena scored particularly low, and the report comes as Yokosuka's mayor faces a backlash over discriminatory remarks about women.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 1, 2023
What to expect from the next round of globalization
There is growing support for the idea that the world is experiencing not 'deglobalization' but rather 're-globalization,' owing to accelerating changes in energy and technology.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 19, 2023
At wartime Davos forum, calls for European unity are eased by relief
“Our energy supply for this winter is secure,” Germany’s chancellor declared as government and business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 17, 2023
Business chiefs and economists brace for recession as Davos begins
A separate survey of chief economists, released by the World Economic Forum, found two-thirds expect a worldwide recession in 2023 as businesses cut costs.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 1, 2022
The decline and fall of 'Davos Man'
The Ukraine invasion loomed large at this year's annual World Economic Forum, where political and business leaders once gathered to celebrate globalization and pursue more of it.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 27, 2022
Globalization's cheerleaders grasp for new buzzwords at Davos
Worry over signs of the breaking down of globalization were palpable at this week's reboot of the World Economic Forum.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 22, 2022
How will the elite at Davos deal with the war in Ukraine?
The global elites such as those meeting in Davos have yet to confront the harsh realities of power politics and nationalism.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2021
Suga calls for transparent WHO coronavirus probe
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said that Japan will "actively" cooperate with the World Health Organization's efforts to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus, adding that the probe should be conducted in a "transparent" manner as its findings will be key to combating...
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jan 30, 2020
Japan should feel the temperature at Davos
The sense of urgency to create a more sustainable human existence must be shared across the world, including Japan, which failed to send any policymakers to Davos this year.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 26, 2020
Building cooperation in an unsettled world
There is still an opportunity to steer the world toward cooperation and away from potentially damaging competition.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 24, 2020
Davos sees Trump's China love as short-term affair
Donald Trump tried hard to convince the world's elite this week that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping have left their trade war behind them and they've moved on to a brighter future.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 22, 2020
World needs to prepare for 'millions' of climate-displaced, UNHCR chief warns
The world needs to prepare for millions of people being driven from their homes by the impact of climate change, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 21, 2020
IMF upgrades Japan's growth forecast to 0.7% for 2020
The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that Japan's economy will grow 0.7 percent this year, up 0.2 percentage point from its earlier estimate due to stimulus measures to mitigate the impact of the Oct. 1 consumption tax hike.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 21, 2020
Get ready for 'peak decade,' strategists tell peers at Davos
Amid the Alpine peaks of the Swiss resort of Davos this week, politicians, investors and executives are busy debating whether we are witnessing peaks in multiple key drivers of the world economy.

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