Davos Digest - Key ATCA Tweets - III

London, UK - 30th January 2010, 09:10 GMT

Dear ATCA Open & Philanthropia Friends

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

3-D Trip to Planet Pandora in ‘Avatar’, at Davos, Switzerland

Tackling Poverty

. World Bank MD: 64 million more people plunged into poverty because of the global economic crisis; seeks help at Davos. http://ow.ly/11VmZ

. Zimbabwe 'needs reward for progress': PM Tsvangirai urges easing of targeted sanctions to tackle economic crisis. #Davos http://ow.ly/11WN3


. Gateses make $10bn vaccine pledge to develop + deliver new vaccines to see 90% of children in developing countries immunised. http://ow.ly/11VDP

Climate, Clean Energy and Mood

. Climate Change, Transport and Logistics: Despite Copenhagen, climate chaos is still centre-stage at Davos on road to Mexico. http://ow.ly/11WFd

. Race is on to develop Green, Clean tech: Shaping up to be Great Game of 21st century as US, China size each other. #Davos http://ow.ly/11WuZ

. Avatar's Cameron strikes chord with the Davos crowd with his 3D film's aim: to put a global audience in a lucid dream state! http://ow.ly/11Vwx


. Canadian PM Harper urges G20 to follow through on past agreements + economic accords when they meet later in Toronto. #Davos http://ow.ly/11X9X

Euro and Finance

. Greece is the word that may strike fear into all those who love the Euro: Greek PM talks to Jordan's Queen Rania at Davos. http://ow.ly/11Wkl

. EU Commissioner Joaquin Almunia: We don't need Greek bail-out because the country won't default. We've no plan B. #Davos http://ow.ly/11Wab

. Funds flee Greece as Germany warns of 'fatal' euro-zone crisis triggering near-panic flight from South European debt markets. http://ow.ly/11JUa

. IMF MD Strauss-Kahn proposes an insurance premium for the financial system so as to cover any eventual new crisis. #Davos http://ow.ly/11W29

. Central bankers seethe behind closed doors; Davos has a new blood sport: banker bashing. Slowly, consensus is emerging! http://ow.ly/11WTD

. Summers: Banks need to focus on customers; Obama bank proposals to make 'real difference' to check systemic risk. #Davos http://ow.ly/11X2p

. Cameron suggests immediate Tory spending cuts would be modest to prevent UK facing a Greek-style debt crisis. #Davos #WEF http://ow.ly/11VME

. UK's Darling tells bankers: 'Don't feel sorry for yourselves'; talks with eight UK and foreign-owned banks. #Davos #WEF http://ow.ly/11VTJ

. Just who are the dark forces attacking Greece? For some, identifying the mysterious 'foreigners' is not the point. #Davos http://ow.ly/11XjP


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