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GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORUM – GEORGIAN CONTEXT

THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE Achieving food and nutrition security today and for a world population that will number more than 9 billion and be 70% urbanized by 2050 is a key global challenge. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, current global trends in incomes, diets and population growth suggest …

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The best countries for work-life balance

According to a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that ranked its 34 member countries on work-life balance, the United States comes in 29th in the category, which the report attributes to long work hours and a lack of social activities. Take a look: The biannual …

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What will the future of education look like?

One of the most hotly discussed topics in higher education is the role and future of online education. For the traditional university, does the emergence of online education represent a threat or an opportunity?

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Davos 2015: World’s five large companies interested in Georgia

Representatives of world’s five big companies will visit Georgia in the nearest future to discuss the investment opportunities at place, Government Administration press office announced. This is a result of the bilateral meetings that Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has been arranging with the different company representatives in Davos, Switzerland …

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Russian business is braced for “much worse”

The last six months has been a torrid time for Russia’s business and companies operating there, but the worst could be yet to come. “We will see a much worse time in Russia. A lot of mistakes have been made. It will maybe be over by September,” Oleg Deripaska, president …

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Ukraine asks IMF for new bailout funds – Davos 2015

The Ukrainian government just released a statement, confirming it has asked the IMF for more support. In it, Ukraine Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko argues that investors should welcome it (even though Ukraine is also planning to restructure its debt). “The markets were expecting this step and should welcome it …

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Lithuania is ready to start OECD membership negotiations

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and is scheduled to meet with heads of Germany, Ukraine and Georgia. According to the president, major global companies like Google, Nasdaq as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical company Thermo Fisher show interest in investing in Lithuania.

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15 things you need to know about Davos 2015

The 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland from 21-24 January 2015. Here are fifteen things to know about this year’s meeting: 1. Over 40 heads of state and government are among the 2,500 participants at this year’s Annual Meeting. 2. The very first …

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Davos Day 1: The Agenda

10am CET (9am GMT): Al Gore and Pharrell Williams on Climate Action 10.30am: A debate on whether markets are mispricing political risk, including economist Nouriel Roubini and leading investor Paul Singer 11.15am: Press conference on climate change and growth, including Lord Stern, Paul Polman of Unilever, and Mexico’s president Felipe …

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