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Trump's inauguration overshadows Davos

Global elite in Davos consider the Trump presidency - will he act on what he says, or rather Tweets or whether he will prove to be more pragmatic?

Global elite in Davos consider the Trump presidency - will he act on what he says, or rather Tweets or whether he will prove to be more pragmatic?

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Oxfam report shows widening disparity between rich and poor

Released on the eve of the World Economic Forum, the damning document states that eight of the world's richest people together possess as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest combined.

Released on the eve of the World Economic Forum, the damning document states that eight of the world's richest people together possess as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest combined.

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Davos: toxic politics take the shine off a stronger economy

The four-day affair of panel discussions, lunches and cocktail parties will touch on subjects as diverse as terrorism, artificial intelligence and wellness - but focus on the rise of populism.

The four-day affair of panel discussions, lunches and cocktail parties will touch on subjects as diverse as terrorism, artificial intelligence and wellness - but focus on the rise of populism.

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'Trust gap' widens as Davos summit opens

The majority of people no longer believe that the economic and political systems work in their favour, a new report reveals

The majority of people no longer believe that the economic and political systems work in their favour, a new report reveals

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Mexico vows to keep prices stable as anger mounts

In a bid to contain rising prices in the face of mounting street anger, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has set out a plan to help struggling families.

In a bid to contain rising prices in the face of mounting street anger, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has set out a plan to help struggling families.

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Opinion: Trumpian Uncertainty

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and Professor at Columbia University NEW YORK – Every

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and Professor at Columbia University NEW YORK – Every

Business

UK and Irish services sectors see fast growth

Britain's economy finished 2016 strongly according to industry surveys, but companies are forecasting price rises from higher raw materials costs.

Britain's economy finished 2016 strongly according to industry surveys, but companies are forecasting price rises from higher raw materials costs.

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Chile minister's sex doll gift blows up into Twitter storm

Chile’s Economy Minister Luis Felipe Cespedes found himself in hot water after he was presented with an inflatable sex doll at an industry dinner.

Chile’s Economy Minister Luis Felipe Cespedes found himself in hot water after he was presented with an inflatable sex doll at an industry dinner.

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Fininvest and Vivendi face off over Italian broadcaster Mediaset

Mediaset's top shareholder Fininvest and Vivendi have both raised their stakes in the Italian broadcaster leading to talk of a hostile takeover bid.

Mediaset's top shareholder Fininvest and Vivendi have both raised their stakes in the Italian broadcaster leading to talk of a hostile takeover bid.

Business

Lyon's light festival gives business big boost

Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it is also a useful gauge for the whole country.

Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it is also a useful gauge for the whole country.

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Vatican attempts to rekindle faltering Venezuela talks

Talks between the Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have reached a stalemate which facilitators from the Vatican are hoping to break.

Talks between the Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have reached a stalemate which facilitators from the Vatican are hoping to break.

Europe

Tunisia's president seeks support in Brussels

Tunisia’s president has come to Brussels to meet EU officials, as he seeks to boost security and shore up the country’s fragile economy – six years after the Arab Spring…

Tunisia’s president has come to Brussels to meet EU officials, as he seeks to boost security and shore up the country’s fragile economy – six years after the Arab Spring…

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Can 'Trump effect' fuel far-right presidential win in Austria?

Taking hope from Donald Trump’s US election triumph, Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is eager to surf a tide of anti-establishment populism sweeping the West and win this Sund

Taking hope from Donald Trump’s US election triumph, Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is eager to surf a tide of anti-establishment populism sweeping the West and win this Sund

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World Bank warns popularist politics will drag on global growth

Populism has a negative impact on the long term economic outlook of Europe and Central Asia but short term growth is expected to accelerate in the region – according to a new report from the World…

Populism has a negative impact on the long term economic outlook of Europe and Central Asia but short term growth is expected to accelerate in the region – according to a new report from the World…

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Exploring the moral as well as monetary values of the internet

Top names from the digital world have been brought together by the Catholic Church to consider the worth of values in this digital age.

Top names from the digital world have been brought together by the Catholic Church to consider the worth of values in this digital age.

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Italy threatens to block EU budget talks

EU governments and institutions are set for intense budget negotiations ahead of a Thursday deadline.

EU governments and institutions are set for intense budget negotiations ahead of a Thursday deadline.