Davos Notebook

My favourite Wiki entries – by Wiki founder at Davos

January 24, 2008

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales reveals his favourite Wiki entries: Heavy metal umlaut and Inherently funny word

UNAIDS at Davos: Businesses starting to tackle HIV/AIDS challenge

By Reuters Staff
January 24, 2008

Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS, says businesses are waking up to the need to get involved in tackling HIV/AIDS – a disease that threatens the most productive part of the workforce. But the response is still not enough and the world must avoid complacency,

Morgan Stanley’s Zaoui on global dealmaking and market turmoil

January 24, 2008

Morgan Stanley’s vice chairman for institutional securities talks about the impact of market turmoil on global dealmaking.

Ihlas’ Ahmet Oren on Turkey’s media challenges

By Reuters Staff
January 24, 2008

Ahmet Oren, head of media company Ihlas, says Turkey’s delegation is the country’s biggest ever at Davos and explains the challenges its media is facing. This video was captured by Publicis’ John Rossant.

Guilty until proven innocent?

January 24, 2008

The morning session on sovereign funds pretty much boiled down to them saying, “Why regulate us when we’ve never yet done any of the things you are worried about?”

Sovereign fund life support system?

January 24, 2008

Day two at the World Economic Forum at Davos and Sovereign Wealth Funds top the agenda, with a major panel discussion this morning.

Deputy Iraqi PM at Davos: Iraq needs oil revenues

January 24, 2008

Deputy Iraqi Prime Minister Ahmad Chabali tells reporters in Davos that “Iraq needs all the revenues it can get” in order to meet its immediate needs.

Philip Thorpe introduces the Qatar Financial Centre

January 24, 2008

The head of the Qatar Financial Centre regulatory authority talks to us at Davos about the newly created organization.