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“There are moments in history when global challenges call for courageous responses”
—François Hollande, French President, calling on businesses at the World Economic Forum in Davos to join states in financing the fight 
against terrorism and global warming
Francois Hollande“We’re no longer in a place where large companies can create the jobs the world needs”
—Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, after a recent study by Deloitte & Touche revealed that the online social network generates a lot of real economic activity — $227 billion worth of economic impact and 4.5 million jobs in 2014
“So the verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work as long as politics don’t get in the way”
—Barack Obama, US President, touching on familiar administration themes of equality and opportunity in his State of the Union address
“Businesses that have better diversity in their management teams and board sustainably produce better results”
—Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd’s, who became the first woman head in the 325-year history of the London-based insurer, on gender equality
“The math will tell you that our exports...are gradually declining so the reason for the imbalance in the market absolutely has nothing to do 
with Saudi Arabia”
—Khalid al-Falih, CEO, Saudi Aramco, suggesting that a fair oil price is what will ultimately balance supply and demand
“We don’t want the world to forget about the war, but at the same time the war is only on 7 per cent of our territory and there is plenty of Ukraine to see”
—Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine finance minister, at a conference, on the country’s 
economy that is rife with opportunity
(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 23-02-2015)

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