Two days is apparently not enough for all the talking that needs to be done, so here we are entering Davos Day Three. But as our morning reading shows, there are some worries that delegates are not ready yet to discuss.
Gillian Tett in her column this week highlights cyber attacks. She compares the “whispers in the corridors” with that of 2007, when there was a similar fear of articulating the credit bubble.
David Cameron, UK prime minister, had more to say on the country’s relationship with the EU and sought common ground with German chancellor Angela Merkel among others.
The FT’s Martin Wolf takes Cameron to task when he blogs that the prime minister may have set the UK on the path to an exit although he really wants to remain within the EU.
And just as creeping optimism over the eurozone crisis seems to be taking hold at this year’s gathering, banks appear to be taking a back seat at the snowy resort, write the FT’s Patrick Jenkins and Tom Braithwaite.
On the theme of financial crisis, Martin Wolf says we can breathe a collective sigh of relief – well for now.
For all the noise on Davos, the New York Times has decided to give space on its world news page to a less well-known Swiss town: St Gallen, where it tells the tale of the demise of an also not-so-famous, but extremely old, bank Wegelin and its impact on the legacy of Swiss culture.
Henry Kissinger was among the big names on the podium on Thursday, and he was talking of the political threats that could hurt the global economy.
It’s not all economics and finance though. The Wall Street Journal’s Neal Lipschutz focuses on George Soros’s Wednesday press conference and its stark lack of such content. Instead, drug policy was theme. Meanwhile, the paper’s Matt Murray talks with Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, about last week’s jihadist attack on the Algerian gas facility.
Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children, has been guest blogging for us from the forum, and her first post tells us that delegates aren’t really talking.
And a bit of advice for those leaving the Davos conversation early (don’t forget there’s still tomorrow to go) and aren’t planning on retiring to the nearby ski slopes: The WSJ’s Road Warrior has some tips for what to wear up in the air. Trackies are a definite no-no.