Preparing for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,  which starts on Tuesday

Rising economic and trade tensions between the world’s major powers top the list of risks facing the globe, according to a report published ahead of t(...)

The WEF report authors said workers would require new sets of skills as the division of labour between humans and machines continued to evolve.

More than half of all workplace tasks that exist today will be performed by machine by the year 2025, according to a new forecast from the World Econo(...)

Davos: home to 3,000 delegates and journalists for four days. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

For global business and political leaders gathered for the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, the hassle of getting to Europe’s highes(...)

US president Donald Trump meets with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in Davos. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Theresa May and Donald Trump did their best to put on a united front at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the first meeting of the two leaders sinc(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron said countries were “moving back to strategies of non-co-operation, undoing what globalisation has been able to achieve”. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

French president Emmanuel Macron warned the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference in Davos, Switzerland, that globalisation is facing a “major crisis”(...)

Swiss armed security personnel on the rooftop of a hotel in Davos on the opening day of the World Economic Forum. Photograph: Abrice Coffrini/AFP

The skies over the Swiss Alps cleared on Tuesday after the biggest snowfall in the 48-year history of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. As s(...)

Trump would be the first sitting American president to attend the meeting of bankers, corporate chiefs, academics and investors since Bill Clinton.

US president Donald Trump will dominate the Davos forum as no US leader has before: a provocateur-in-chief practiced at irking the elites who’ll gathe(...)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders looks on as US president Donald Trump delivers a statement.

US president Donald Trump is expected to attend the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, in the coming weeks, an administration official said T(...)

Where free childcare is available in Ireland, such as through the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme, the hours are limited. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Irish girls outperform boys in most subjects in the Leaving Certificate; in professional exams, such as accountancy, females are again to the fore; an(...)

On current trends, the overall global gender gap can be closed in exactly 100 years across the 106 countries covered since the inception of the report.

The Republic’s progress on closing the gender gap has continued to stall following declines in health, survival, and the number of women in ministeria(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Next
  • Last »