Wef

  • India to create 100 mn jobs in manufacturing sector: Anand Sharma January 23, 2014

    Davos: India is looking to create as many as 100 million skilled jobs in the manufacturing sector by raising its share of GDP to 25 per cent from 16 per cent, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said. Sharma is in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meet...
  • Huffington Post plans India edition; launch in May January 23, 2014

    Davos: US-based leading online newspaper Huffington Post is planning to launch an India edition by May this year and negotiations are currently underway to finalise a local partner for this venture. "We are working very hard on our India edition. We are in negotiations right now and we hope...
  • Karnataka CM invites global firms to invest in state September 13, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah is wooing global firms at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in China to invest in this southern state for benefitting mutually from its natural and human resources, a official said Friday. "Siddaramaiah had series of meetings with heads of global firms at the WEF conference...
  • India slips to 60th rank on competitiveness, Switzerland on top September 4, 2013

    New Delhi/Geneva: India has slipped to 60th position in terms of its competitiveness globally, while Switzerland has retained its top rank. This is India's lowest ever rank and also 31 places below its peer emerging market China. Releasing the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday...
  • India ranked 65th in tourism competitiveness, better placed than Pak March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2013 of the World Economic Forum has ranked India 65th out of 140 countries covered in its study to rank countries on travel and tourism competitiveness. In the 2011 study, India's rank was 68, thus indicating an improvement by three places. India...
  • Do not relax: IMF chief to world leaders January 26, 2013

    Davos: In order to keep up the recovery momentum in the world economy, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday asked countries and their leaders to follow the 'do not relax' principle and not let complacency come into their efforts. "I will pursue with 'do not relax' principle. The...
  • India assures full support to Walmart, Tesco January 24, 2013

    Davos: India on Thursday assured global retail giants Walmart and Tesco that it will hand hold them for their entry into the just opened multi-brand retailing in the country. The assurance was given by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma to the heads of the two retail giants in separate...
  • Coca-Cola pledges $ 100,000 for projects by young people January 22, 2013

    Davos: Beverages giant Coca-Cola on Tuesday announced $ 100,000 fund for a WEF initiative aimed at helping young people take action on issues they care about in more than 200 cities worldwide. The Global Shapers Community, set up by the World Economic Forum in 2011 with the aim of engaging...
  • Does the Indian economy need a reboot? November 7, 2012

    At the most stimulating session of the World Economic Forum for India 2012 on the opening Wednesday, captains of the Indian and international industry and the Indian government agreed on the fundamental premise that faster economic growth was not just essential for the success of business but also to ensure...
  • Swiss most competitive nation, India 59th: WEF September 5, 2012

    Geneva: Switzerland ranked as the world's most competitive economy for the fourth year running, while the United States continued a four-year slide down the table, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in its annual survey on Wednesday. The study by the WEF, best known for running the annual meeting of world...
  • Indian entrepreneur awarded by USA's MIT April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: At fourteen, he was a businessman, making pocket money out of assembling computers. "I messed up my mom's computer by accident and she insisted I fix it. I read a few books and got it running again. Then I began assembling computers for acquaintances. Profits were almost 100...
  • AR Rahman honoured at WEF, Davos January 27, 2011

    Davos (Switzerland): A day after he won two Academy award nominations, Indian musician AR Rahman was honoured with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum. This award honours those artists who use their fame to give back to the society. Rahman also shared his thoughts, on how world could...