Davos ski resort masks buzz as World Economic Forum talkfest goes virtual

The pistes at Davos Klosters are quiet. Hotels are empty. There is not a helicopter to be seen and sirens heralding the arrival of the rich and powerful — from state leaders and business chiefs to political thinkers — are silent. The buzz associated with the World Economic Forum (WEF), usually held in the Swiss Alpine town at this time of the year, is absent. But consistent with its never-say-die spirit, the 51st WEF 2021 will be held online from January 25-29, followed by an in-person meeting in Singapore in May as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Prime Minister (PM) Nar.....

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