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Davos economic forum delayed until summer amid Omicron fears

Annual meeting of world leaders, billionaires and business chiefs had been scheduled for January

The annual Davos gathering of world leaders, billionaires and business chiefs planned for next month has been delayed until the summer amid mounting concerns over the coronavirus Omicron variant.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) – which has been putting on the gathering of the global elite at a Swiss ski resort each January for half a century – said it would hold a series of online sessions next month to bring together global leaders to discuss the world’s biggest challenges instead. A full annual meeting is planned for early summer.

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