Thursday 8 December 2016

Davos yields little more than Alpine sun

In a week that saw panic in the global stock markets, the great and the good from around the globe ascended up to Davos to view the world from a lofty perch. But 16 years after he first observed Davos Man at close quarters, Donal O'Donovan was less than impressed

Published 24/01/2016 | 02:30

Souvenir ‘I Love Davos’ badges sit displayed for sale inside a shop in the Alpine town. Hopefully world leaders will make the World Economic Forum a little more memorable than the Davos snowglobes. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Souvenir ‘I Love Davos’ badges sit displayed for sale inside a shop in the Alpine town. Hopefully world leaders will make the World Economic Forum a little more memorable than the Davos snowglobes. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

An exhausted global elite tramped to Davos, high in the Swiss Alps last week, and fretted collectively over the state of the world.

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It isn't supposed to be like this.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) holds its annual conference in Davos and has, at least for the wider world, hijacked the Swiss village's name for the event.

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