Latest World Economic Forum News

A top Jewish group in Switzerland slams an antisemitic sign purportedly by a local ski rental stand

Feb. 12, 2024 10:27 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's main Jewish organization on Monday denounced an antisemitic sign put up at a local ski shop near Davos, barring Jews from renting equipment from the store. Regional police opened an investigation. The sign on Pischa Mountain above Davos, a town known for...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 26, 2024 13:04 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Delay of Trump defamation trial due to illness, not...

At Davos, leaders talked big on rebuilding trust. Can the World Economic Forum make a difference?

Jan. 19, 2024 09:12 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Business and political elites descended on the Swiss Alpine snows of Davos to suss out “rebuilding trust” in a splintering world. If there’s any takeaway from the World Economic Forum's annual meeting — boldly touting that theme — it’s that we still have a...

Georgia's governor says more clean energy will be needed to fuel electric vehicle manufacturing

Jan. 18, 2024 16:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia, a capital for electric vehicle production, needs to increase its supply of electricity produced without burning fossil fuels in order to meet industries’ demand for clean energy, Gov. Brian Kemp told world business leaders Thursday. Speaking as part of a...

AI is the buzz, the big opportunity and the risk to watch among the Davos glitterati

Jan. 18, 2024 15:07 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Artificial intelligence is easily the biggest buzzword for world leaders and corporate bosses diving into big ideas at the World Economic Forum’s glitzy annual meeting in Davos. Breathtaking advances in generative AI stunned the world last year, and the elite crowd is...

At Davos, Blinken calls a pathway to a Palestinian state a necessity for Israeli security

Jan. 17, 2024 13:40 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that Israel cannot achieve “genuine security” without a pathway to a Palestinian state, insisting such a move could help unify the Middle East and isolate Israel’s top rival: Iran. Speaking at the...

Cutting interest rates too soon in Europe risks progress against inflation, central bank chief says

Jan. 17, 2024 09:03 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Cutting interest rates too soon could threaten Europe’s progress in battling the inflation that has ravaged the economy, the head of the European Central Bank said Wednesday amid widespread speculation that the bank soon will lower rates from record highs. ...

Emhoff will discuss antisemitism and gender equity at World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland

Jan. 16, 2024 07:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, is taking his advocacy against antisemitism, Islamophobia and other forms of hate to the snow-capped Swiss Alps. Emhoff will make his first-ever appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

More CEOs fear their companies won't survive 10 years as AI and climate challenges grow, survey says

Jan. 15, 2024 12:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — More executives are feeling better about the global economy, but a growing number don't think their companies will survive the coming decade without a major overhaul because of pressure from climate change and technology like artificial intelligence, according to a new survey of...