Simon Robinson

Ahead of Uber exit, Colombian president calls for tech level playing field

Jan 23 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland Colombia's President Ivan Duque said technology companies were welcome in his country, but they had to operate on a level playing field with local firms.

Afghanistan President: Pakistan still shelters insurgents

Jan 23 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that Pakistan continued to give sanctuary to an insurgent group that helps the Taliban in its war against Kabul and the United States, directly contradicting an earlier statement by Pakistan's prime minister.

Thunberg v Trump: A trillion trees is 'not enough'

Jan 21 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland Activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday planting trees was not enough to address climate change, in an apparent rebuke to a pledge in Davos by U.S. President Donald Trump an hour earlier. | Video

Doc Martens and youthful energy shake up Davos agenda

Jan 21 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland Often seen as the preserve of old, rich men, this year's World Economic Forum has thrust around a dozen teenage "change-makers" to the top of its agenda, adding fresh voices, energy and fashion to proceedings.

Boss of South Africa's Absa bank rules out Nigerian acquisition

Jan 24 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland South African lender Absa will not buy a Nigerian bank, its CEO told Reuters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, clearing up a lingering question over how it will execute its aggressive growth strategy.

Saudis to Davos: Move on from Khashoggi, let's do business

Jan 24 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland If you somehow missed the news about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents and the global outcry that ensued, you might think Saudi Arabia is the darling of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Why Davos is talking about the fight between two absentees

Jan 23 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland The two most powerful men in the world are not in Davos this year, but they remain impossible to escape.

Zimbabwe vows bold economic turnaround despite surging prices

Jan 22 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland Zimbabwe's finance minister painted an optimistic outlook for his country on Tuesday, despite protests over fuel prices that human rights groups say have left at least a dozen people dead.

Saudi Aramco eyes multi-billion-dollar U.S. gas acquisitions: CEO

Jan 22 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland Saudi Aramco, the world's top oil producer, is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the United States and is willing to spend "billions of dollars" there as it aims to become a global gas player, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

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