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Iran in talks with powers to normalise relations

Iran is negotiating with the US as part of a "constructive engagement" with the world community and wants Washington to back up its words with actions, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday. Speaking at the World Eco

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Gas resources boost Saudi’s energy efficiency

Energy efficiency and diversity of fuel mix are rational choices; and there are countless examples and good practices that can be found around the globe, added Khalid Al-Falih, president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco.

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Widening wealth gap biggest global risk, warns WEF

A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday. Its annual assessment of g

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Dubai education group chief wins WEF honour

The World Economic Forum has selected Vikas Pota, the CEO of Dubai-based Varkey GEMS Foundation as a 'Young Global Leader,' a honour bestowed each year to recognize the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40, nominated from aroun

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UAE, Qatar top Mena tourism performers

The UAE is the top performer in travel and tourism competitiveness in the Mena region, followed by Qatar, according to a report released by the World Economic Forum. The UAE – ranked 28th in the global Index – continue

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Fossil fuel still fastest growing energy source

The biggest energy challenge facing the world today is meeting the rapidly growing energy needs of emerging market nations, including the 1.3 billion people that have little or no access to modern energy, according to the World Economic Forum

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Global digital gender divide highlighted at WEF

Telecom operators must do more to address the growing global digital gender divide, said the CEO of Qtel Group, a leading telecommunications company, speaking at a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “We k

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Dubai highlights Expo 2020 bid at Davos

  The Dubai, UAE Expo 2020 team will welcome high-level delegates, including international diplomats and senior officials, to a private country reception held during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzer

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Top Bahraini officials to address Davos WEF

A senior Bahraini delegation will address key issues at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2013, which is beginning today in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The delegation includes Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and acting c

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Davos leaders uneasy over glut of easy money

The world is awash in easy money, with consequences that are starting to worry some central bankers and business leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF), though so far inflation fears seem overdone. With developed world go

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