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  • WEF gender gap index: India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 countries Apr 01, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    WEF gender gap index: India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 countries

    India has closed 62.5 percent of its gender gap till date, the World Economic Forum's report said.

  • Just 1% of Fortune 500 companies led by Black chief executives: World Economic Forum Mar 03, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Just 1% of Fortune 500 companies led by Black chief executives: World Economic Forum

    Bengaluru-headquartered information technology services major Wipro Limited on Wednesday announced that it has joined the Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative launched by the WEF to promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice for people of all racial backgrounds in the workplace.

  • 'More made-in-India vaccines on the way': PM Modi highlights India's vaccination strength in WEF address Jan 28, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    'More made-in-India vaccines on the way': PM Modi highlights India's vaccination strength in WEF address

    Apart from the vaccination drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also credited a robust testing and treatment mechanism in India for reducing the pace of coronavirus transmission in the country during his address at the World Economic Forum's Davos Dialogue.

  • All hands needed on deck to help world recover from pandemic: IMF chief Jan 26, 2021 11:09 PM IST

    All hands needed on deck to help world recover from pandemic: IMF chief

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda Summit, she said the IMF is projecting 5.5 per cent global economic growth for 2021, which is higher than before.

  • Pandemic far from over, but winter cannot stop arrival of spring: Xi Jinping Jan 25, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    Pandemic far from over, but winter cannot stop arrival of spring: Xi Jinping

    In a special address at the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda Summit, Xi Jinping also said the pandemic should be an excuse for reversing gains from globalisation and promised further opening up of the Chinese economy.

  • Infosys, TCS, Cognizant join World Economic Forum coalition to tackle workplace racism Jan 25, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    Infosys, TCS, Cognizant join World Economic Forum coalition to tackle workplace racism

    Announcing the coalition during its week-long online Davos Agenda Summit, the WEF said it would work towards improving racial and ethnic justice in the workplace.

  • Wealth amassed by 100 richest Indians during pandemic can give 13.8 crore poorest Rs 94,045 each: Oxfam Jan 25, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Wealth amassed by 100 richest Indians during pandemic can give 13.8 crore poorest Rs 94,045 each: Oxfam

    The latest India supplement of the Oxfam report 'The Inequality Virus' said it would take an unskilled worker 10,000 years to make what businessman Mukesh Ambani made in an hour during the pandemic and three years to make what he made in a second.

  • Davos Agenda Summit 2021: Find out key events, themes and who is attending Jan 25, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    Davos Agenda Summit 2021: Find out key events, themes and who is attending

    Davos Summit 2021: Heads of states and government and business leaders will discuss collaboration on issues such as COVID-19 vaccination, job creation and climate change.

  • Davos ski resort eerily quiet without economic talkfest this year Jan 23, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    Davos ski resort eerily quiet without economic talkfest this year

    The streets of the little Alpine town that welcomed around 3,000 business chiefs, political thinkers and state leaders for last year's annual meeting lie deserted.

  • Xi Jinping, PM Modi expected for 'virtual' Davos in era of pandemic Jan 18, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Xi Jinping, PM Modi expected for 'virtual' Davos in era of pandemic

    The event runs throughout the week with daily themes on subjects like economic systems, responsible growth, cooperation and the harnessing of technologies in the 4th Industrial Revolution - a common theme at Davos events.

  • Cities key to India's post-pandemic growth: World Economic Forum study Jan 10, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Cities key to India's post-pandemic growth: World Economic Forum study

    Among other recommendations, the World Economic Forum report underscores the critical role data can play in helping cities manage and direct emergency operations during a crisis.

  • World Economic Forum to be held in Singapore in May Dec 07, 2020 09:46 PM IST

    World Economic Forum to be held in Singapore in May

    "After careful consideration, and in light of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 cases, it was decided that Singapore was best placed to hold the meeting," organisers said.

  • India and China going through "unprecedented" situation: S Jaishankar Sep 24, 2020 11:00 PM IST

    India and China going through "unprecedented" situation: S Jaishankar

    Jaishankar said the challenge for the diplomacy of the two countries would be on how to adjust to each other's rise.

  • In Pics | A look at the major risks in post-COVID world Jul 01, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    In Pics | A look at the major risks in post-COVID world

    Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the disruption in the lives of people worldwide has been nothing short of an unpleasant shock and the scars will take time to heal.

  • UK's Prince Charles says coronavirus reset is a new chance for sustainability Jun 03, 2020 09:43 PM IST

    UK's Prince Charles says coronavirus reset is a new chance for sustainability

    Prince said that rebuilding the world from the devastating impact of the "dreadful" coronavirus pandemic presented an opportunity for those environmental causes.

  • Recession, job losses, another pandemic and protectionism top worries: WEF study May 19, 2020 04:26 PM IST

    Recession, job losses, another pandemic and protectionism top worries: WEF study

    "Economic distress and social discontent will rise over the next 18 months unless world leaders, businesses and policy-makers work together to manage the fallout of the pandemic," according to the report.

  • India up at 74th place on WEF's global energy transition index May 13, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    India up at 74th place on WEF's global energy transition index

    Releasing the annual rankings, the Geneva-based international organisation for public-private cooperation said COVID-19 will compromise the transition to clean energy

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Only 1/4th of Indians pay for news, but 2/3rd willing to pay: WEF study Apr 02, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Only 1/4th of Indians pay for news, but 2/3rd willing to pay: WEF study

    With the coronavirus pandemic emphasising the media's indispensable role in society, a new study showed that just about one-fourth of the consumers in India currently pay for news but nearly two-thirds are willing to pay.

  • Policy | Corporate India must have an unwavering commitment towards gender diversity Mar 18, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    Policy | Corporate India must have an unwavering commitment towards gender diversity

    Despite the considerable progress, corporate India with 16 percent board representation of women in NIFTY 500 companies, remains behind the curve.

  • Tourism | Bhutan puts ecology before the economy Feb 12, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Tourism | Bhutan puts ecology before the economy

    A country that has a tourism sector that both cares about the sustainability of the environment and nurtures its places of natural beauty is going to attract discerning international and local visitors who are willing to pay the extra dollar.

  • India ranked 80th in Corruption Perception Index Jan 23, 2020 10:54 PM IST

    India ranked 80th in Corruption Perception Index

    Denmark and New Zealand have cornered the top spot, followed by Finland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland in the top ten.

  • Investors want stability, predictability of policy, judicial reforms: C P Gurnani Jan 23, 2020 10:48 PM IST

    Investors want stability, predictability of policy, judicial reforms: C P Gurnani

    Gurnani expressed concern on recent statutory levies on the telecom sector and said that judicial reforms go hand in hand with ease of doing business.

  • SpiceJet to take 'substantial' profit hit from 737 MAX grounding: Ajay Singh Jan 23, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    SpiceJet to take 'substantial' profit hit from 737 MAX grounding: Ajay Singh

    The budget carrier is in active talks with the planemaker on compensation for 737 MAX-related costs, Singh told the Reuters Global Markets Forum.

  • US officials see EU, British trade deals in 2020, not India Jan 23, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    US officials see EU, British trade deals in 2020, not India

    US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in several television interviews that they expected to finalize agreements with those allies in 2020.

  • US Treasury Secretary advises Greta Thunberg to 'go study' Jan 23, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    US Treasury Secretary advises Greta Thunberg to 'go study'

    The Trump administration and Greta Thunberg have sparred indirectly since Tuesday on panels in Davos but organisers have carefully averted any direct confrontation.

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