At the World Economic Forum, Angela Merkel made the case for closer European ties as well as more free trade. Her warning against rising economic nationalism came a day before US President Donald Trump is due to arrive in Davos.
As the world's rich meet for the World Economic Forum in Davos, their festivities are as usual heralded by the Oxfam report on global inequality — a highly controversial study which should be taken with a grain of salt.
Few would argue that this is still a men's world, in which women are often denied equal opportunities. A report by the World Economic Forum is now providing fresh evidence for that, but also sees some progress.
The German chancellor has lauded the country's sustained economic growth and low unemployment. Angela Merkel was speaking in her first video message after announcing she would stand down as political party leader.
The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report fears rising geopolitical tensions will reduce the international community's ability to deal with global threats. But never before have there been so many serious risks.
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