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(Bloomberg) -- Switzerland is famously expensive, and this extends to the World Economic Forum: its top category of corporate membership stands at 600,000 francs ($595,000) annually. Revenue from partnerships -- the corporations and consulting firms that take center stage at Davos -- was up 25 percent over the previous year. Memberships and participation income was flat but the WEF enjoyed an overall increase of 14 percent.

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