Davos 2013: What’s in it for me?

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Davos 2013: What’s in it for me?

As the world’s business leaders and political elite unpack their bags on their return home from Davos, resolving to keep on trying to boost the global economy, what can businesses at home expect to gain from the hot air generated in the conference rooms?

Although there is more optimism around than just a year ago, businesses in the financial sector should not expect an easy ride ahead. The incoming governor of the Bank of England – Mark Carney – said the next two years will be decisive for bank reform. His priorities will be tackling shadow banking and “too big to fail” issues. While bankers at Goldman Sachs said that low interest rates and stricter rules are driving European companies to cut links to banks and raise funds in the bond markets instead.

What else was discussed at the world’s biggest talking shop?

So what can we do about it?

Klaus Schwab, the German economist who founded the forum in 1971, believes that future global economic growth amidst this prolonged malaise will require “resilient dynamism – bold vision and even bolder action. Either attribute – resilience or dynamism – alone is insufficient.”

Could this be the time for interim leaders – with their intense energy and focus on results – to come to the fore?

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