View from Davos 2012

View from Davos 2012

Date: 25-29 January, 2012
Location:  Davos, Switzerland

The 42nd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos will bring together business, political and academic leaders to discuss the key issues likely to affect the global economy over the next 12 months.

The January edition of The Banker magazine features expert insight from leading figures in each of these fields, and examines some of the key themes likely to feature at Davos, including the eurozone crisis and banking regulation.

So whether you plan to visit Davos or not, keep abreast of the discussion with The Banker’s View From Davos, your guide before, during and after the event.

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Davos 2012 – The Banker special edition
Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, introduces the magazine's coverage of the key themes for Davos 2012.
The January issue looks at the eurozone crisis, bank regulation and the rise of the renminbi, and has contributions from regulators, policy-makers and senior bankers from across the industry.

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Davos 2012 – Editor's pre-event comment

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