For a few days every January, Davos becomes a truly global village. But globalization is facing growing obstacles.
A new African free trade area could be just weeks away as the last few countries ratify an agreement signed last year. The plan to boost intra-African trade by half is gaining much attention in Davos this year.
The World Economic Forum is pretty much like an executive summary of the state of the world. Each major topic has its buzzwords. If you think about them for too long, you can get a bit cynical, says DW's Andreas Becker.
Globalization needs a serious update; otherwise, we're all doomed. So says the World Economic Forum — which brought us the earlier, defective versions.
Top policymakers and business leaders have flocked to Davos again for the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps. The meeting is overshadowed by trade conflicts and a resurgence of economic nationalism.
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