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The Week Ahead WEF, Brexit and the Trump effect

Exterior view of the congress centre and Kongress Hotel Davos

​​​​​​​Here is a selection of stories we're looking ahead to in the week of January 22, 2018. 



All eyes will be on the Swiss resort of Davos this week, as key figures including US President Donald Trump fly in for the World Economic Forum from January 23-26. Ironically perhaps, given the Trump presence, this year’s gathering is entitled “Creating a shared future in a fractured world”. Some 3,000 delegates are expected to attend, including politicians, business leaders and representatives from civil society. We will be taking you to Davos, bringing you on the spot analysis from our business correspondent Matthew Allen, video interviews with participants and live reports on Facebook. Make sure you follow us to get a clear view of the Davos buzz. 



Relations between Switzerland and the United Kingdom are close, but Brexit is making Swiss abroad fear for their future in the UK. We will be bringing you a video interview with Nathalie Chuard, a Swiss brand manager working for Mondelez International in the UK who fears that Brexit could threaten the performance of companies like hers.  



When Donald Trump took office last January, Geneva officials predicted a tumultuous time for the multilateral system and international organisations like the United Nations. One year on, our Geneva correspondent Simon Bradley will be analysing the Trump effect so far on the UN and so-called International Geneva.

(Ennio Leanza/KEYSTONE)


Switzerland’s child protection authorities are among the most unpopular in the country, and a new initiative is in the pipeline to limit their powers. We will be taking a closer look at how these authorities came about, their record and why they draw so much criticism.   

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