Impact of climate change on GDP
Innovation and cooperation are going to be the key to transforming the global economy in the decades to come, that was the message from the final panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos chaired by Christine Lagarde. How seriously is The World Bank taking climate change?
The state of US/China relations
One of the big themes at Davos is the relations between the US and China. Gideon Rachman, Financial Times, talks us through the shift of the power from the west to the east. For more details on Easternisation click here.
Is robotics a threat to jobs?
Technology and innovation have been a big theme at Davos. Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics, explains how they bring human handling dexterity to standard industrial robots, where they see robotics adding the most value and the issue of intellectual property rights.
What is the World Economic Forum?
What is the World Economic Forum all about? Oliver Cann, their Head of Strategic Communications, joins Mark Colegate to offer an insight into the themes of the 2019 event, and explain how they measure their success as they enter the 49th year of existence.
Will the US’ $22 trillion debt become a major burden?
The short-term outlook appears to be positive for the US with Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, saying they are looking at GDP growth of 2.5% this year. With such a large debt however, there are potential clouds on the horizon in the long-term.
Ramaphosa’s growth plan
South Africa is open for investment and business following a tough decade. Find out what else the South African President had to say on the outlook for economic investing on day four of the World Economic Forum.
Being an asset manager in the current environment
We were joined by Martin Gilbert, Co-Chief Executive, Aberdeen Standard investments, who shared his views on the performance of the global economy. Gilbert also explains why it is currently a tough environment for asset management and why more consolidation is to be expected in the coming years.
Shinzo Abe outlines agenda for 2019’s G20 summit
On Day Three of the World Economic Forum, the Japanese PM laid out what is at the top of his agenda for June’s G20 summit. The event, which will be held in Osaka later this year, will explore data governance, climate change and the 10.9% increase in GDP for Japan.
China's take on Trump trade war
Is China’s growth slowdown just a more sustainable level? This update from the World Economic Forum in Davos looks at China’s global role and its view on the US trade tensions.
Environmental impact of economic activity
One of the big themes in Davos has been the impact that is taking place on the environment as a result of economic activity. Peter Thomson, special envoy for the ocean, United Nations Secretary-General, explains what the UN is doing in response.
Europe still able to punch at its weight
In this update from the World Economic Forum, Mark Colegate reflects on Angela Merkel’s talk at the conference. Key points covered include; current global considerations, the future of Europe, and how Germany has room to improve in both the digital space and sustainability.
Climate change: steering a positive path
Former US vice president Al Gore held a session on climate change on Day 2 of the World Economic Forum. With the last five years being the hottest on record, Gore argues that a ‘greening’ of economies may be effective in tackling issues such as recession and unemployment.