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Jes Staley, chief executive  of Barclays Plc,  during a Bloomberg Television interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Photograph: Bloomberg

Barclays could look at reassigning its Frankfurt branch to its Irish subsidiary rather than moving out of London after Brexit, the bank’s chief execut(...)

Theresa May at the World Economic Forum  in Davos: “We are by instinct a great global trading nation that seeks to trade with countries not just in Europe but beyond Europe too.” Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

UK prime minister Theresa May has moved to position Britain as a leading advocate of free trade and globalisation, describing the decision to leave th(...)

Davos 2017: Who are those guys?

If Davos, the world’s most exclusive networking event, represents any single issue or cause it is that of globalisation and free trade, the idea that (...)

Swiss special police officers atop the roof of the Davos Congress Hotel.   Photograph: Reuters/Ruben Sprich
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In numbers: Welcome to Davos -6 Temperature in degrees Celsius in Davos, Switzerland, as the World Economic Forum (WEF) began on Wednesday, setting t(...)

The over-arching theme at Davos this year is ‘The new global context’. Photograph: EPA

Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos is tough if you’re not a one-percenter. Companies pay about 600,000 francs (€607,560) for a pass th(...)

Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte (L), speaks next to Alexander Stubb (R), prime minister of Finland at the World Economic Forum. Photograph: EPA

European governments seeking to boost growth will be happy to let the European Central Bank lay the groundwork, according to Finnish prime minister Al(...)

Paul Achleitner, chairman of the supervisory board at Deutsche Bank AG, said a self-regulatory approach had been previously employed by banks – but notably failed to quell a political backlash against their over-reach. Photograph: Bloomberg

Large technology companies will experience the same collapse in reputation as banks have endured in recent years unless they rapidly change their poli(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, speaking during a panel session on day four of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

As the Davos crowd descended the magic mountain yesterday, did the 44th annual meeting get any closer to its lofty ideal of “improving the state of th(...)

Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo!  during a break in sessions on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

The forearms in Davos must have ached from all the back-slapping this week, as Sheryl congratulated Enda, Denis boosted the telecoms executives with h(...)

David Cameron: “For years the West has been written off. People say that we are facing some sort of inevitable decline. They say we can’t make anything anymore.”

European countries, particularly the UK, can win back industrial jobs from cheaper Far Eastern competitors, British Prime Minister David Cameron will (...)

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