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Ethics without regulation won’t cut it

By J Saft
January 30, 2009

– James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

There has been a lot of talk in Davos about improving business ethics, and mercy knows there is certainly room for that. The past few years, like the end of most booms, have included plenty of fraud, self-dealing, and general all-purpose unethical behaviour.

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The end of the Davos consensus

By J Saft
January 30, 2009

-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

James Saft Great Debate It's not exactly a wake, but participants at this year's World Economic Forum have witnessed many of their most cherished beliefs being challenged, upended and sometimes ground in the mud.

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Obama and the Afghan narco-state

By Bernd Debusmann
January 29, 2009

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate-- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

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Davos debate: What happens to development and sustainability amid crisis?

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2009

davos-delegatesDavos leaders have traditionally looked to the long term and have largely been keen on helping all nations of the world to benefit from economic development. But with politicians and businesses tied up with short term concerns about the economic crisis there's a risk at least that efforts to spread development and to ward against the threat of climate change may go on hold, at least for a time. Reuters News asked delegates at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting to share their thoughts on whether we should be concerned about development and sustainability slipping down the global agenda.

from James Saft:

Stephen Schwarzman’s hair of the dog

January 28, 2009

jimsaftcolumnSo what is Blackstone Group chairman Stephen Schwarzman's prescription for solving the banking crisis?

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Trust: the commodity in shortest supply

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2009

Where do I put my money?
What do I read?
Who do I listen to?
Who saw it coming?
Who made money from it?
Who will make money from it?
Who can I trust?

from Davos Notebook:

The shift in power from West to East

January 28, 2009

One news theme I've asked our journalists to be alert to this year is the shift in power and emphasis from est to East.

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Building a three-legged stool

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2009

lawrence Lawrence Bloom is deputy chairman of Noble Cities and chairman of the World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management. His views are his own –

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From financial crisis to sustainable global economy

January 28, 2009

staff_jlash_121- Jonathan Lash is president of the World Resources Institute. The views expressed are his own -

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Less social dialogue and more social change

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2009

stern_official_5x5a- Andy Stern is the president of the Service Employees International Union. His views are his own -