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Improved innovation through gender equality

Business | DAVOS SPECIAL 2017 Jan 17, 2017

Improved innovation through gender equality

Gender equality is one of the areas that the World Economic Forum strongly emphasizes as the organization, which has been publishing the annual Global Gender Gap Report since 2006, believes that half of the world's talent — women — should be better integrated into ...

Shaping the future via collaborative efforts

Business | DAVOS SPECIAL 2017 Jan 17, 2017

Shaping the future via collaborative efforts

Global events in 2016 have reminded decision-makers that the more complex a system, the greater a community's concern about its future. The weakening of multiple systems has eroded confidence at the national, regional and global levels. And, in the absence of innovative and credible ...

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan

Business | DAVOS SPECIAL 2017 Jan 17, 2017

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan

Japan had its first World Heritage sites registered in 1993 when UNESCO registered Buddhist monuments in the Horyuji Temple area, Himeji Castle, Yakushima Island and the Shirakami-Sanchi beech tree forest. Since then the country has added more sites and now boasts the 20 shown above. Natural ...

IMF's Lagarde says markets need clarity on China currency

Business 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 controls ...