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Yuan comes under pressure

    Calls for appreciation of the Chinese currency were renewed Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, despite Beijing\'s explicit resolve to keep the yuan stable and allow it to float at its own schedule and pace. [full text]

Davos opens amid hope, anxiety

    The annual 2010 World Economic Forum (WEF) opened Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, amid increasing confidence in the world economy recovering this year. [full text]
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Summer Davos 2009

Reviving economic growth remains the priority for policy-makers and business leaders in 2009. While government stimulus programmes are critical in the near term, entrepreneurship, innovation and technology will drive a transformational recovery for the long term.


 

About WEF

The World Economic Forum is an independent, international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a foundation in 1971 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and notfor-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests (http://www.weforum.org).

    Who will participate?

    • A select group of business leaders from the World Economic Forum's Partner and Members with extensive international experience in building global businesses will act as mentors.
    • GGC Partners are instrumental in shaping the agenda and programme to ensure relevance to the NewChampions.
    • 400 Global Growth Companies – businesses that have demonstrated potential to become leaders in the global economy.
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    UNFCCC Executive Secretary speaks in Davos Forum
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary speaks in Davos Forum
    Participants talk about developing world at Summer Davos
    Participants talk about developing world at Summer Davos
    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets foreign guests at Davos
    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets foreign guests at Davos
    Participants attend opening plenary of Summer Davos
    Participants attend opening plenary of Summer Davos
    2009 Summer Davos celebrates Chinese elements
    2009 Summer Davos celebrates Chinese elements
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    \"New Social Compact\" forum held at 2009 Summer Davos
    Participants arrives for 1st day meeting of Summer Davos
    Participants arrives for 1st day meeting of Summer Davos
    Dalian making all-around preparations for Summer Davos
    Dalian making all-around preparations for Summer Davos
    Klaus Schwab\'s room
    Klaus Schwab\'s room
    Session Formats

    The programme features a variety of session types designed to share insights, map issues and identify solutions among peers and important stakeholders.

    Five Hot Topics
    1. Opportunities in a Green Economy
    2. New Business Models in a Deleveraging World
    3. Rethinking Asia's Development Model
    4. Driving Economic Growth through Science & Technology
    5. Addressing Societal Needs through Innovation
     
    An agenda to drive future growth