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.
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.
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.
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.
Long-term View of the Insurance Market
We were joined by Carl Hess, Head of Investment, Risk and Reinsurance at Willis Towers Watson, to discuss the major risks and potential rewards within the insurance industry in 2019. Also considered are the major themes emerging from the World Economic Forum so far, including infrastructure and sustainability.
Maintaining a Long-term View Whilst Short-term Issues Dominate
What should we be worried about regarding Brexit? Stephanie Kelly, Political Economist, Aberdeen Standard Investments, shares her thoughts here and discusses how US-China tensions are affecting investors.
How Is Climate Change Impacting Population Movements?
An expert panel discusses why we have an estimated 68.5m refugees in the world, how climate change is impacting on population movements today and looks at Mastercard, who are implementing technology that can help farmers get a foothold in local economies.
Climate Change, Inequality and Microsoft
Day 1 in Davos, what can we expect from the week ahead? Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft, and one of the 6 co-chairs of the event, gives his opinion on tech intensity. Other topics discussed by the co-chairs include the future of climate change and education.
Is There Still a Future in Cryptocurrency?
Thierry Ruiz, Founder and CEO of AgAu, tells us about the new cryptocurrency which aims to build on the fundamental ideas behind Bitcoin. Also discussed are the reasons behind the big cryptocurrency crash in 2018 and how the future looks.