Jon Zehner: Davos conclusion and Buckingham Palace

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Jon-Zehner-JLL-96I am back in London and trying to sum-up the last day of Davos and maybe Davos overall.  My theme is Buckingham Palace as all roads in the United Kingdom seem to lead to Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth II generates such positive global acclaim due to her ability to listen and respond in a cool, measured fashion to all of the issues and challenges… Read More

Anuj Puri: Can the Indian tortoise overtake the Chinese hare?

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Anuj-Puri-JLL-96In May 2013, India was counted as one of the ‘Fragile 5’ nations. Today, just 20 months later we are numbered within the best emerging economies. In fact, Prof. Nouriel Roubini of Stern School of Business (NYU) who foretold the global financial crisis, now predicts that the Indian tortoise will overtake the Chinese hare over the next decade. The reasons for this impressively quick turnaround… Read More

Herman Bulls: Selfie with a Princess

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Herman Bulls (image)The social activities at Davos are typical of business conferences: sponsoring organizations hold cocktail parties and dinners for guests.The hosts range from corporations and non-governmental organizations to colleges and universities. Typically held in the evening, the events start immediately after the major sessions end each day, when the streets have a feeling of Mardi Gras, with lots of people, snow-covered streets and cheery… Read More

Christian Ulbrich: Reasons to be cheerful?

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Christian-Ulbrich-2015-96As every year, time has flown by and this week’s World Economic Forum annual meeting is now drawing to a close. Having written in my opening blog that none of the past year’s main challenges had been discussed or anticipated at Davos twelve months ago, in summing up I shall be careful in making any predictions of my own. Still, let me share what I… Read More

Jon Zehner: Many interesting discussions

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Jon-Zehner-JLL-96Friday was another interesting day with perspectives on many issues of importance.

We saw a powerful speech from U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the importance of everyone coming together to forcefully combat terrorism, starting with ISIS (consistently called DASH at Davos). He used World War II as an example of the focus and determination that the world would likely require to succeed over… Read More