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2010-09-13 07:59:00

GENEVA, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, the leading eSecurity and Digital Trust company, has been nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company. The World Economic Forum's Global Growth Companies (GGC), founded in 2007, nominates leading enterprises from around the world that have the potential to become tomorrow's industry leaders and a driving force of economic and social change. The GGC Community has admitted, as of June 2010, 250 companies from over 50...

2010-09-01 08:48:00

LONDON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Novacem, the carbon negative cement company, today announced that it has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer for 2011. The Forum has extended the honour to thirty one visionary technology start-ups from around the world who are poised to have a critical impact on the future of business, industry and society. Stuart Evans, Executive Chairman of Novacem, will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2011....

2010-07-15 05:00:00

BEIJING, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Starting immediately, Youku, China's leading online video site, will formally launch China's first "Summer Davos Debates," partnering with the World Economic Forum. The event will select videos on the subject of "sustainable growth" that express the viewpoints of the general public. Two winners will be invited to the Summer Davos Forum with all expenses paid. The "Summer Davos Debates" activity is the first-ever World Economic Forum event to...

2010-03-03 06:05:00

LONDON, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucian Tarnowski, founder and CEO of BraveNewTalent (http://www.bravenewtalent.com), a website that connects people to employers via a social network, has been named among the Young Global Leaders for 2010 by the World Economic Forum. At the age of 26, he is the youngest YGL in Europe. The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes and acknowledges up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional...

2009-07-08 09:57:33

A new U.S.-Swiss treaty on bank secrecy may not help the Internal Revenue Service catch tax evaders, a Swiss official says. Swiss Vice President Doris Leuthard said under the amended treaty, the United States will have to supply the names of suspected tax evaders to obtain information about their Swiss bank accounts, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. This is basic, basic information they will need to give us, Leuthard said. But U.S. authorities don't necessarily have the names, the Post...

2009-03-27 10:08:20

Swiss Bankers Association Chairman Pierre Mirabaud called international efforts to rein in tax evaders with foreign accounts an economic war. We have been very successful and we are making many of our competitors jealous. So this is an angle to attack, an economic war to gain market share, Mirabaud told The Washington Times. Swiss banks handle the largest share of offshore accounts, amounting to $2.42 trillion, or 27 percent of the global market, the Times said. The Swiss government said...

2009-03-16 12:13:00

CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the second year, Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII) worked with the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a strategic partner to assess the global nominees for the WEF's Young Global Leaders for 2009. This year, 45 of the Young Global Leaders are from North America, including Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Digg founder Kevin Rose, Boris Nikolic of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and golfer Tiger Woods. Heidrick...

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2009-01-31 08:30:00

A new report unveiled Friday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland says the world is heading toward "water bankruptcy" as demand outpaces the high rate of population growth. In less than two decades, water scarcity could lose the equivalent of the total grain crops of the U.S. and India, said the report.  "The world simply cannot manage water in the future in the same way as in the past or the economic web will collapse," said the report. Water has been consistently...

2009-01-28 09:02:48

The founder of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said world leaders should include banks in the global economic recovery process. We need a well-functioning financial community, we should not forget. Otherwise, we don't have a well-functioning economy, Klaus Schwab told a gathering at the opening of the prestigious conference, The Times of London reported Wednesday. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is to give the keynote address. But, in his opening remarks, Schwab focused...

2009-01-26 12:48:44

The 39th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is likely to find participants in a sober mood this week, one participant said. We're at an unbelievably critical juncture in the global economy debate, said Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. This will not be a normal year at Davos. Leaders scheduled to appear at the forum, titled Shaping the Post-Crisis World, include Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao....


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