Less Tense, More Upbeat at Davos

While the World Economic Forum sure has some thorny issues to tackle, the mood is lighter than in 2003

Leading business executives, academics, and policymakers from around the world gathered in Davos, the picturesque Swiss skiing resort, on Jan. 21 to discuss the state of the global economy and the main problems facing business around the world. Top of the agenda at the World Economic Forum (WEF): the strong euro, corporate-governance shortfalls in Europe and the U.S., and how to reinvigorate stalled global trade talks.

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