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Global gender gap is closing, but parity is more than 100 years away, report says

Jun 21, 2023
The World Economic Forum says in some countries, women's status is declining, and global gender parity is 131 years away.
The United States ranks 43rd in the world in gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum report.
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Davos wraps up with a mix of optimism and caution for the year ahead

Jan 20, 2023
The mood at the World Economic Forum was warmed by optimism about the global economy, says The Economist's Patrick Foulis.
This week's summit in Davos featured conversations about the war in Ukraine, global inflation and climate change. Above, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the forum.
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Davos summit is starting. What's on the agenda?

Jan 17, 2023
Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor of The Economist, says the World Economic Forum's elite attendees will talk far-ranging issues like climate and inflation.
The logo of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. On the agenda is climate change, the war in Ukraine and other issues of global concern.
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It will take 132 years to achieve global gender parity, World Economic Forum report finds

Jul 14, 2022
That's a significant increase from the pre-pandemic estimate of 100 years. The pandemic worsened existing political, economic, educational and health inequalities between men and women.
The World Economic Forum added another 32 years to the century-long timetable it says it will take to reach gender parity.
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If you think delivery trucks contribute to road congestion now ... just wait

Jan 15, 2020
The World Economic Forum says there could be 36% more delivery vehicles on the roads over the next decade.
A FedEx delivery truck in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in August 2019.
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Let's talk about Trump's speech in Davos

Jan 26, 2018
Plus: A rising GDP but a "weak" dollar?
President Donald Trump looks on after delivering his speech to the World Economic Forum annual meeting today in Davos, Switzerland.

President Donald Trump’s Davos trip sparks interest

Jan 23, 2018
The president will attend the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week. His appearance is a rarity. He’ll become the only sitting U.S. president to go there in almost two decades and will deliver the closing speech at this year’s gathering of heads of state and business leaders. Will Trump be a breath of […]

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5 things you need to know about the World Economic Forum

Jan 19, 2018
MIT economics professor John Van Reenen discusses the 2018 meeting in Davos.
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Davos opens as worries over free trade’s future mount

Jan 16, 2017
Business and political  leaders descend on the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos this week for the latest annual World Economic Forum. They do so against a backdrop of rising populism, and opposition to some of things that Davos has promoted, like globalization. Some critics have attacked the event itself as elitist and blamed it for […]

World Economic Forum looks to tech for African growth

May 11, 2016
Experts gather in Rwanda's capital to discuss how tech can spur Africa's economy.
Digital tech is spurring development in sub-Saharan Africa, but there could also be some drawbacks.
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