January 30, 2011

Business leaders rounded off this year’s World Economic Forum on Sunday with a call – and in some cases a pledge – to make sure the poor benefit more from any global economic revival.

Executives at the annual meeting of the global elite in Davos, Switzerland, said growth needs to be “inclusive” or the world will experience more of the unrest seen recently in Tunisia and Egypt.

Chanda Kochhar, chief executive of India’s ICICI bank, said the challenge was “can we create enough basic facilities” such as schools, roads and housing to ensure growth really benefits everyone.

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