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    Posted: 15 January 2017 at 6:22am
The World Economic Forum annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland, starts on Tuesday, 17 January.

This year, 3,000 politicians, business leaders, economists, entrepreneurs, charity leaders and celebrities will head to the World Economic Forum (WEF) to discuss the state of the world.

Seven Main Themes

1- Official Theme: Responsive and Responsible Leadership: Trump & the Rise of Populism

2- Reform of Capitalism: Is it time to give all citizens a basic income?

3- China: First time China's president to attend Davos

4- Climate Change

5- Robotic Risks & the Fourth Industrial Revolution

6- Brexit

7- Helping the Developing World

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/14/davos-issues-trump-capitalism-china-brexit

https://www.weforum.org/

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Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half'

The world's eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam.

The charity said its figures, which critics have queried, came from improved data, and the gap between rich and poor was "far greater than feared".

Oxfam's report coincides with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38613488


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Squeezed and Angry: How to Fix the Middle-Class Crisis

The middle class is squeezed and aggrieved.

Once the lynchpin of developed economies, it’s now threatened by job losses and stagnant wages, paving the way for the rise of populism. In emerging markets, middle class growth rates are stalling. Have middle class problems been forgotten?

What can be done?

In this session, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan and Founder, Chairman and Co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio, are discussing what's needed to restore growth in the middle class and confidence in the future.

https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2017/sessions/addressing-the-middle-class-crisis

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George Soros: Theresa May won't last and Donald Trump is 'would-be dictator'

Billionaire investor delivers bleak Brexit forecast at World Economic Forum and says Donald Trump is ‘gearing up for trade war’ but will fail

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/20/george-soros-theresa-may-wont-last-and-donald-trump-is-would-be-dictator


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