Davos

IS 20th-century capitalism failing 21st-century society? Members of the global elite debated that unusual question on Wednesday
European leaders have gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum, and have been talking tough on Greece, as the country's
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is donating $750m through his charitable foundation to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis
David Cameron will tell Europe today that it must be "bolder" if it is to shake off its economic woes. The Prime Minister
German chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that there is no "crisis of the euro" but a "debt crisis" in Europe on the opening
That business should have a voice in global governance initiatives is not being disputed here. What is being disputed is whether we should place our trust in an organisation funded primarily by those interests to deliver a vision of the most equitable and inclusive of global governance frameworks.
Sir Mick Jagger has backed out of an event to promote Britain at the Davos summit after complaining of being used as a "political
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has been signed up as part of a celebrity-backed Government effort to sell Britain
The world has a new global steering committee, the G20 group of developed and 'emerging' economies, which has committed itself publicly to supporting economic growth that reaches the poorest people, and doesn't destroy the environment in the process. At least, that's the talk, but according to a new survey by Oxfam, the walk isn't happening. That matters because the G20 countries are home to half the world's poor people, and account for a much greater chunk of its ecological footprint. Climate change is just the best-known consequence of such failings. Rising inequality also undermines political stability - ask the Occupy movement.