Last weekend the vicar of Freie Evangelische Gemeinde [the “English church”] in the centre of the Swiss town of Davos was handing out the sacrament. This Sunday holy communion is cancelled, because the church is one of more than a dozen Davos buildings that have been rented out to multinational companies for hundreds of thousands of Swiss francs during the World Economic Forum, the annual business “festival” which starts next week.
City law firm Hogan Lovells has been accused of helping to enable the Gupta brothers “state capture” and corruption scandal in South Africa. Peter Hain, a former Labour cabinet minister and veteran anti-apartheid campaigner, told the House of Lords on Monday that he had reported Hogan Lovells to the UK’s Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) over concerns that the firm produced a “fatally flawed whitewash” report into claims of money laundering at the South African tax agency.
As the world’s rich and powerful pack their suitcases for the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they might throw in a book. But it’s unlikely to be an airport thriller. WEF, which has organised the gathering of global leaders and business executives in the Swiss alpine town since 1971, has released a list of books recommended by two Davos regulars who also happen to be proud bookworms: Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.
@dannyhillis Hi Danny, I'm a reporter at the Guardian. I'm writing a profile of Jeff Bezos, and hoped you might have a few minutes to chat. Could you dm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks a lot Rupert
@BradStone Hi Brad, I'm a reporter at the Guardian. I've been asked to write about Bezos, and wondered if you had a couple of minutes to chat in the next few days. Thanks Rupert. dm or email@example.com
@jeffawilke Hi Jeff, I'm a reporter at the Guardian. I'm writing a profile of Jeff Bezos and hoped you could spare a few minutes to chat. Could you dm or email me? thanks a lot Rupert.Neate@theguardian.com
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