Davos Notebook

Robert Scoble, live vlogger

By Reuters Staff
January 24, 2008

What’s it like to live vlogg from a big conference like the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting? Robert Scoble tells us all about it.

Water water everywhere…

January 24, 2008

Peter BrabeckFrom barely getting a mention last year, water scarcity and conservation has become a big issue at Davos in 2008, with a plenary and five other sessions.

Breakfast meeting – it’s not Rock’n Roll for Bono

January 24, 2008

Tramping through the Davos snow for a 7:45 am breakfast meeting may be cold – but it it definitely ain’t cool. Irish rock star and anti-poverty campaigner Bono explained his dilemma to the assembled suits at the World Economic forum on Thursday: “If anyone sees my band, please don’t tell them I was up this early. It’s not very Rock ‘n Roll.”

IPCC plea in Davos: Don’t forget the planet…

January 23, 2008

The World Economic Forum has a record number of sessions and workshops about global warming this year – but you wouldn’t guess it from the the buzz in the corridors, where the economy and roiling markets dominate conversations. That’s a worry, according to climate experts.

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Emma Thompson in Davos and why she’s there

January 23, 2008

Emma Thompson discusses her reasons for attending the World Economic Forum -- filed by Adam Pasick

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine at Davos sees a ‘mild recession’

January 23, 2008

The former Goldman Sachs CEO talks about the coming recession and what states and the federal government can do about it .

Dow Chemical: no U.S. recession

January 23, 2008

Dow Chemical is seeing continued growth in demand for its products and does not expect the United States to tip into recession, Chief Executive Andrew Liveris tells Reuters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. Get Video here

Gurria lauds Fed rate cut

January 23, 2008

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria speaks to Reuters in Davos at the World Economic Forum meeting
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EBRD’s Tony Williams on market turmoil

January 23, 2008

Tony Williams, spokesman for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, tells Reuters’ David Schlesinger that despite market turmoil, people should pay attention to the group’s forecast for robust growth in the region.