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Davos Today: Friday 2018 64:24

Interviews with world leaders, policymakers, top CEOs and influential thinkers from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

Reuters' Steve Adler moderates global trade trends panel 59:35

DAVOS - Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler moderates a panel about trends in global trade, featuring Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and international CEOs. The discussion will explore the future of trade deals such as NAFTA, and whether greater protectionism in multiple global capitals clearing the ground for a new global trade landscape.

Trump to tell Davos seeks to build partnerships

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to tell the World Economic Forum that he will always put America First, but that does not mean America would be alone, according to excerpts of his speech on Friday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual...

Commentary: Global takeaways from Trump's Davos speech

“When people are forgotten the world becomes fractured,” President Donald Trump observed to the Davos forum in his breathlessly-awaited speech Friday. That he himself was the fracturer-in-chief must have entered the minds of more than a few in the crowded hall.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is escorted by Energy Minister Alexander...

Commentary: A tale of a tanker, Russian gas, sanctions and energy politics

After months of President Donald Trump’s promises to bring about a new era of American “energy dominance,” largely based on booming oil and natural gas production, it was surprising to learn that the United States will continue importing liquefied natural gas this winter. Even more surprising: that the country could import its first Russian LNG produced by Yamal LNG, a facility subject to U.S. financial sanctions.

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Harold Evans: Will Davos Man – or Woman – take on Trumpian nihilism?

The tens of millions of fans of the HBO mythical series Game of Thrones boil with frustration. They long to know what happens next in the ancient mountain kingdoms of Westeros where kings and queens and power-mad challengers betray and murder each other with satisfying consistency. HBO is keeping fans in suspense until 2019, so I am happy to bring news of comparable real-life dramas that will assuredly start at the end of this month in peaks as snowed and menacing as the Westeros Frostfangs.

ECB warns against global currency war

Attempts to target exchange rates risk setting off a currency war, a top European Central Bank executive argued on Friday, just days after U.S. officials made their case for a weaker dollar to boost trade.

Trump to pitch America First to Davos elites

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to use his maiden speech to the World Economic Forum on Friday to promote his tax cuts, deregulation and trade policies to chief executives, bankers and political leaders.

Breakingviews: Xi Jinping wannabes flub their lines at Davos

Xi Jinping’s would-be imitators flubbed their lines in Davos this year. World leaders including Emmanuel Macron of France, India’s Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke in defense of global cooperation at the elite gathering in the mountain resort. But their rhetoric failed to match the Chinese president’s headline-grabbing speech a year earlier, in part because their sales pitches to investors further muddled the message.

At Davos, Canada and Mexico upbeat on NAFTA talks

Canada's foreign minister and Mexico's economy minister struck an upbeat note on Thursday on the outlook for talks with the United States on the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying they agreed the deal needed modernizing.

Trump descends on Davos to woo curious elites

Donald Trump flew into the sanctum of the global elite on Thursday to promote his tax cuts and deregulation policies to CEOs and bankers, many of whom are eager to invest in the United States despite reservations about his turbulent presidency.

President Trump talks up dollar in Davos

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ultimately wants the dollar to be strong, lifting the greenback and contradicting comments made by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin one day earlier.

U.S. says illicit activity is top cryptocurrency concern

Washington's main concern about the rise of cryptocurrencies is to make sure they are not used for illicit activity, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday as he urged nations to join the United States in regulating them.

UK-U.S. relationship as strong as ever: British PM May

Britain's special relationship with the United States is as strong as it ever has been, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding she would discuss Syria, North Korea and Iran in a meeting with President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Colombia's Santos says he will not recognize Venezuelan vote

Colombia will not recognize the validity or the result of forthcoming presidential elections in neighboring Venezuela, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, adding he expected other countries would share the view that the vote is illegitimate.

Saudi Arabia says graft crackdown helps stock market

Investors have put a record amount of money into the Saudi stock market in recent weeks as they realize that a crackdown on corruption is positive for the economy, Saudi finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said on Thursday.