All posts tagged "World Economic Forum"

  • South African president condemns COVID procurements corruption

    South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned corruption in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party related to the procurement of COVID-19 equipment, and suggested addressing the problem through transparency,

    • Posted August 28, 2020
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  • World Economic Forum launches roadmap for safe cross-border data flows

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched a “roadmap” to encourage policymakers and governments to legislate for safe data-sharing practices across international borders. Developed in partnership with the Bahrain Economic

    • Posted June 17, 2020
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  • Central banks pool brainpower on digital currencies

    A group of the world’s most influential central banks have teamed up to pool expertise on central bank digital currencies. The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England (BoE), the

    • Posted February 2, 2020
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  • UK government to test AI procurement guidelines

    The UK will be the first government to test a new set of artificial intelligence (AI) procurement guidelines, which have been developed by global public-private cooperation body the World Economic

    • Posted September 30, 2019
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  • The power of prevention: de-risking the future

    On environmental, social and economic issues, nations face a set of ticking time bombs – and unless they take preventive action, their people and public finances will suffer. At the

    • Posted September 27, 2019
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  • Switzerland tops global ranking

    Switzerland is the most competitive country in the world, according to a new ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), published last week, saw Switzerland

    • Posted September 5, 2015
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  • Hong Kong Tops Global Infrastructure Ranking

    Hong Kong has the best infrastructure in the world, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said last week. WEF measured the quality of road and rail networks and the quality of

    • Posted July 16, 2015
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  • Brazil announces $64bn infrastructure project

    The president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has announced new tax concessions that she hopes will bring in R$198 ($64bn) of investment into road, railways, ports and airports. Rousseff made the

    • Posted June 11, 2015
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  • Scandinavia hailed as success at World Economic Forum

    Scandinavian countries are the most successful in the world at fighting wage inequality, a leading economist told the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. Christopher Pissarides (pictured), professor of

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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