Peak Performance: Davos Summit to Debate Big Topics

The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, has turned its attention to transformative tech, and “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

But while the agenda for leaders of business and politics in the Alpine resort focuses on technology, many conversations are likely to be on the “old” issues still plaguing the world such as the recent market volatility in China to divergent monetary policy, the new oil order, terror risks and geopolitical tensions.

CNBC spoke to some of the key people attending Davos this year to see what the key talking points will be at Davos in 2016.

Hard-landing in China

In the run-up to the start of the WEF on January 20th, all eyes have turned to the east amid a drastic selloff in Chinese equities amid fears that the country might be heading for a “hard landing) and concerns over the Peoples’ Bank of China’s monetary policy maneuvers.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.