Davos Notebook

from Breakingviews:

Euro zone crisis may be close to resolution

January 28, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Is Davos toxic? (for your health)

January 29, 2011

This is part of a series written by Anya Schiffrin, author of “Bad News,” and the wife of Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz. The opinions expressed are her own.

China and the future of the Internet

January 28, 2011

CHINA– Michael Fertik is the founder and CEO of Reputation.com, an online privacy and reputation management company. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Agenda Council on Internet Security and recipient of the WEF Technology Pioneer 2011 Award. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Energy policy is key at Davos

January 28, 2011

— Laurens de Vries and Emile Chappin are researchers at Delft University of Technology. Much of their research is funded by the Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation. The opinions expressed are their own. —

from Felix Salmon:

Wine list of the day, Davos edition

January 28, 2011

The prize for most obnoxious party at Davos was won on the first night, with the Davos Tasting put on by the Wine Forum.

Davos and the never-ending Doha round

January 28, 2011

This year’s World Economic Forum offers not one but two meetings of trade ministers on the never-ending Doha round. Besides the traditional Saturday lunch hosted by Switzerland on Saturday, this year featuring 26 ministers plus WTO chief Pascal Lamy, the EU is holding a dinner on Friday for the G7 – that’s the trade G7: Australia, Brazil, China, EU, India, Japan and USA.

from Breakingviews:

Dimon’s Davos offensive is premature

January 27, 2011

By Peter Thal Larsen
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

A golden opportunity for a new trading system

January 27, 2011

INDONESIA-JAPAN/ PACT

By Mari Pangestu, who is the Trade Minister of Indonesia. The opinions expressed are her own.

The deepest fear of the Davos Man

January 27, 2011

DAVOS-FORUM/

This is part of a series written by Anya Schiffrin, author of “Bad News,” and the wife of Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Felix Salmon:

Nick Clegg’s inaccessible press event

January 27, 2011

One of the big changes to the ecology of the Davos conference center this year, after its $37 million revamp, is that there's now a whole level at the top which is off-limits to the working press and accessible only to fully-fledged delegates with coveted white cards. There are a couple of conference rooms up there -- called Aspen 1 and Aspen 2 -- which is normally no big deal, given that the working press isn't allowed in to conference sessions anyway.