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MOSCOW, January 21. /ITAR-TASS World Service/. On Wednesday, the World Economic Forum will open in Davos. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who would lead the Russian delegation to the forum, called promotion of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games as the delegation’s priority. The Russian section is rather vast on the forum’s program.
The forum’s official agenda includes the reshaping of financial markets, equal distribution of benefits, the fight against youth unemployment, reduction of economies’ dependence on resource prices and the slowdown in the BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily reports.
“The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business” is the thematic focus of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014. More concrete issues will be discussed within the framework of this main theme. One of such issues is the so-called breakthrough technologies and how to learn to use too rapid technological progress that radically changes life and thwarts long-term plans. Delegates will also discuss what models and sectors of economy will be able to secure equal growth of welfare.
It is remarkable that the Russian language has become practically the second official language at Davos 2014. A global survey will be revealed in English and Russian. And even a session focusing on Ukraine’s economy will be interpreted into Russian, not in Ukrainian, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports.
The Russian section on the World Economic Forum’s program is rather vast, the Kommersant business daily writes. There are two key discussions, where as it is planned the whole Russian government delegation will work — The Russia Outlook and BRICS in Midlife Crisis? The latter panel discussion due on January 23 will mainly focus on growth problems in Russia and Brazil. The daily believes that the most interesting part of the negotiations’ program is a meeting of the Russian delegation with the U.S. Department of Commerce on January 23.
Unlike previous years the agenda of the upcoming meeting is unobvious, Kommersant reports. The theme of anti-crisis measures is expected to give place to a discussion on medium-term prospects for the global economic development — from deflation risks as far as central banks toughen the monetary policy to side effects of globalization and the slowdown of fast-growing economies that have taken the lead in the past decade.
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