Sunday, February 1, 2009

World Economic Forum, Davos 2009

The World Economic Forum held its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland last week - and there were many notable moments. While blame for the global financial meltdown was directed at the absent Americans, the real standouts of the summit were Russian P.M. Vladimir Putin and China's P.M. Wen Jiabao. Listen to the complete summit wrap-up in this 9 minute podcast.

Download Podcast - Davos 2009 01.31.09


Zeeshan Suhail said...

Hi Dalai,
Interesting how you didnt mention the Turkish PM and his spat with the Israeli President. That was definitely a highlight of Davos in Europe and the Middle East.
Looking forward to your thoughts on that,

DFazio said...

Understood and agreed, that was a strong news story, What is your take on it the short-term implications?

Zeeshan Suhail said...

Well, it's clear that Erdogan's standing has become more solidified. He defended the "Turkish Republic" as he referred to it. His fans and well-wishers thronged the airport to greet him. When I last checked, the masses usually only did that for rock stars.

The media says the military dealings both countries partake in will not be affected. If the Turkish public has their way, this will certainly change.

Let's see how things fare.