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Leaders Flock To Davos To Discuss Economic Crisis

Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:34 pm

While this year's meeting illustrates a shift in the balance of power toward governments, political leaders in Davos are likely to get a reminder that the crisis also threatens their own positions after recent civil unrest in several countries.


http://ca.reuters.com/article/busine...pageNumber=3&virtualBrandChannel=0

Best line in the article--don't re-elect them and let them find real jobs!  Big grin
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RE: Leaders Flock To Davos To Discuss Economic Crisis

Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:22 pm

I read about Merrill Lynch officials buying $8,000 dollar trash bins and Citigroup buying a brand new $49 millon jet. Those companies exist today because of regular people's money.

I really do not understand how EU and US governments, and the people of the EU and US, allow such insults to their intelligence and outright finger up their collective ---- .
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RE: Leaders Flock To Davos To Discuss Economic Crisis

Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:30 am



Quoting Derico (Reply 2):
Citigroup buying a brand new $49 millon jet.

They have apparently cancelled the purchase of that private jet.
I hope this is true.
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RE: Leaders Flock To Davos To Discuss Economic Crisis

Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:34 am

Fingers point towards US on economic crisis as Chinese, Russian leaders speak

Nick Cargo
Published: Wednesday January 28, 2009

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of Russia and Premier Wen Jiabao of China had strong words for certain entities over the state of the global financial system at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday.

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Finger...t_towards_US_on_economic_0128.html


Putin made some interesting statements at Davos today. His speech and a subsequent Q&A session are posted on the RussiaToday channel on YouTube. The speech is about a half hour long and the Q&A session is about fifteen minutes.

Check them out!
http://www.youtube.com/russiatoday
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