Davos

PM: Croatia must be leader in resolving problems in region

Croatia has great political responsibility as a stabilising factor in the region and a member of NATO and the EU, and must be a leader in resolving problems, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Davos on Friday.

Plenkovic expects U.S. to continue playing key role in NATO and globally

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Davos on Friday that he expected the United States, with the new administration of President Donald Trump, to continue playing a crucial role both in NATO and globally and that Croatia would enhance its relations with Washington.

Financial leaders in Davos optimistic about US, but see trade risk

The US economy will likely profit from the planned policies of its new president, as long as Donald Trump does not turn his protectionist plans into reality, Western financial leaders said Friday at the World Economic Forum.

Plenkovic underlines OECD's importance for Croatia

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who on Thursday started his visit to Davos, where the World Economic Forum is taking place, by holding several bilateral meetings, underlined the importance of his planned meeting with the secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which Croatia wants to join in the next enlargement round and thus attract more investors.

Britain's May woos investors, soothes voters in Davos

Britain will emerge as the global champion of free trade after leaving the European Union, British Premier Theresa May said in a speech to global leaders and investors.

Analysts: Trump could signal the end of globalization as we know it

The inauguration of Donald Trump as US president could mark the dawn of a new economic era in which trade becomes more difficult and the world becomes divided into distinct regions, major Swiss bank Credit Suisse says in a study.

Biden: US, EU must fight Russian plan to destroy liberal world order

Russia is intent on dismantling the liberal world order, and the best way to stop it is a strong alliance between the United States and the European Union, US Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday in his final major speech in office.

China warns against trade war ahead of Trump inauguration

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against a new trade war and presented China as a global champion of free commerce Tuesday at the World Economic Forum, where the change in US administration dominates the discussions.

Kerry urges governments to boost refugee aid by 30 per cent

Countries around the world should increase their donations for refugee aid by 30 per cent to tackle the unprecedented global refugee crisis, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday at the World Economic Forum.

Schaeuble: EU must invest billions in countries of refugee origins

EU countries should spend billions of euros to build up crisis countries in order to reduce the flow of refugees to Europe, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

IMF chief urges Beijing to improve communication on economic policy

The Chinese government must become better at explaining its economic moves to the world, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

World Economic Forum in facts and numbers

DEBATES: Spanning over 100 pages, the programme deals with conflicts and new global challenges. This year's motto: "The fourth industrial revolution."

North Korean foreign minister disinvited from World Economic Forum

The organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos have withdrawn their invitation to the North Korean foreign minister following last week's nuclear test.