Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:00
Jet-setting Davos elite frets about the climate
A die-hard environmentalist and a head of a polluting company walk into a conference centre...
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:06
Gender equality at work more than 200 years off: WEF
Women may be shouting louder than ever for equal treatment and pay, but a report out Tuesday indicates it will take centuries to achieve gender parity in workplaces around the globe.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:02
Tech giants in WEF pledge to develop digital skills for future-focused Asean workforce
A coalition of major tech companies has pledged to develop digital skills for the Asean workforce.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:36
Panellists upbeat on future job prospects, but expect shake-ups
The future of jobs in the region is bright, although the nature of work itself will change, older people will have to be reskilled and others might have to think about more than one career in their lifetime.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:46
Development of hydropower 'must be safe', PM tells World Economic Forum
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday that the development of hydroelectricity dams in Laos must be safe and environmentally friendly.
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00
Leaders upbeat on Asean transformation
HEADS OF state from across the region hailed the transformative technological potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on Asean in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, according to a WEF statement yesterday.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:01
Vietnam minister calls for Asean to ditch roaming charges
Vietnam's acting minister of information and communications, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, said today that Vietnam, as an emerging economy, would be able to take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution, even though the country missed the first three.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:10
China warns of 'serious hazard' of protectionism at WEF meeting
China warned Wednesday that protectionism poses a "serious hazard" to growth and cautioned "individual countries" against isolationism, in a veiled reference to the deepening trade spat between Washington and Beijing.
Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:48
India ranks below China, Pakistan on WEF's inclusive economy index
India has been ranked 62nd on World Economic Forum's (WEF) Inclusive Development Index - way below China, which is at 26th position and Pakistan at 47th.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:20
Richest 1% own more than the rest of us: Oxfam
The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:00
Celebrity-worthy ‘wefies’ from Asus
The camera-packed ZenFone 4 Selfie phone goes way beyond mere self-portraits
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:29
Report ranking Thailand a dangerous country to visit is based on outdated information: Foreign Ministry
Reacting to a news report that listed Thailand as one of the 20 most dangerous countries to visit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Busadee Santipitaks said on Saturday that the information used by the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report was outdated and biased, and did not reflect the recently improved situation.
Wed, 10 May 2017 01:00
Youth, tech and growth in focus at WEF meet on Asean
FOR THE FIRST TIME, Cambodia will host the World Economic Forum on Asean. The meeting, in its 26th year, will focus on how the region can harness the potential of a young demographic, as well as the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to foster inclusive economic growth.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:00
Malaysia ahead of Thailand in tourism rankings
MALAYSIA is ranked higher than Thailand in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:01
Malaysia ahead of Thailand in WEF's travel and tourism competitiveness index
Petaling Jaya - Malaysia dropped one spot from 2015 to be placed 26th among 136 countries, although it improved on its overall performance from various indicators by rising from 4.41 points in 2015 to 4.50 in 2017.