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Euro, wealth gap key issues at Davos

01-30-2012 13:55 BJT Special Report:2012 Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum |

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Europe's crippling debt crisis dominated the world's foremost gathering of business and political leaders.

And the growing inequality between the planet’s haves and have-nots was a major issue thanks largely to the unrests in some Arab countries, the Occupy movement in the United States and other protests around the globe.

The mood at the end of the five-day meeting in Davos was somber, as more than 2,500 VIPs headed home Sunday concerned about what lies ahead in 2012.

Despite some guarded optimism about Europe’s latest attempts to stem the crisis, fears remain that turmoil could return and spill over to the rest of the world.

And there were no answers to the widening inequality gap, but a mounting realization that: economic growth must include the poor, job creation is critical, and affordable food, housing, health care and education need to part of any solution.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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