Davos Digest - Key ATCA Tweets - I

London, UK - 27th January 2010, 23:05 GMT

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The highlights of The World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of government and corporate leaders in the Alpine ski resort in Davos, Switzerland, are presented as a series of @ATCAOpen tweets:

Davos, Switzerland

. Davos Focus = 3R's -- The need to 'Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild' the world!

. Values Crisis? Davos Poll Result: Two-thirds of people around the world think the global economic crisis is also a crisis of ethical values!

. CEO Confidence Rebounds With Global Economy: 81% express confidence in the next 12 mths up from 64% last year; 31% very +ve http://ow.ly/1160e

. Where are the jobs? Davos: Few jobs as global recovery slow; West faces jobless growth; emerging markets swifter uptick! http://ow.ly/10XWp

. 10 and 10 Rule: 10% unemployment in the US; 10% economic growth in China. How come? Gloomy outlook for US and China at Davos! http://ow.ly/117z7

. What to do about banks? Volcker Rule - Davos begins with bankers and regulators clashing on plans for more regulation... http://ow.ly/10VmH

. French President Sarkozy at Davos calls for a fundamental rethink of capitalism in the aftermath of the financial crisis. http://ow.ly/114c2

. President Obama gives crucial State of Union address tonight and senior officials in DC so US dominates Davos from afar! http://ow.ly/116As

. Axel Weber, ECB Governing Council member at Davos: ECB will not set euro zone rates to suit bloc's few troubled members! http://ow.ly/1171F

. 2010 key year in Davos: days of banking self-rule are over; policymakers must make tough choices on regulation + rewards. http://ow.ly/114Jx

. Senior Banker: The reason I go to Davos is because you can meet with clients and regulators very efficiently, the debates are a side show! ?

. Davos Edelman Barometer: Business struggles to regain public trust; Banks particularly disliked; CEOs eyed with greater suspicion! Why? :-)~

. Davos: Lord Turner, chairman, FSA UK: Limit bank lending in specific sectors to stop bubbles threatening global stability http://ow.ly/117q0

. Davos: Insurers support banks against tougher regulation; concerned that new rules could hit their businesses too! http://ow.ly/116Vz

. Barclays' Diamond: consistent rules on capital ratios better way to guard against financial crises than limit bank size http://ow.ly/115cE

. Soros attacks 'tone deaf' bankers resisting Obama's reforms; joins growing calls for China to let its currency appreciate http://ow.ly/114ze

. Davos: Businesses miss point of social networks; They use them to transmit info to customers and not to listen to them! http://ow.ly/115mE

. Twitter hits 75 million member mark with an average of 6.2m joining each month - many accounts inactive, growth rate down http://ow.ly/10XF2

. Why isn't it clear to the Davos lot that trinity of globalisation, free market economics and financial innovation's over? http://ow.ly/10V7q

. Key Davos Questions ought to be: What of The Great Reset and The Great Unwind caused by Debt, Deleverage and Default? http://ow.ly/10UCK


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