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Best of Davos on Wednesday: Abenomics and what is next for India

January 22, 2014 -- Updated 1011 GMT (1811 HKT)
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, CEO of WPP Martin Sorrell, Nigerian's Goodluck Jonathan and journalist Thomas Friedman.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, CEO of WPP Martin Sorrell, Nigerian's Goodluck Jonathan and journalist Thomas Friedman.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Wednesday's program includes address by Swiss President Didier Burkhalter and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
  • Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan How discusses how to ensure sustainable growth in Africa

Editor's note: CNN is at Davos and will bring you breaking news, analysis and insight from January 20 to January 25. Join CNN's anchors Richard Quest, John Defterios and Nina dos Santos as they ask the world's political and economic leaders what we can expect in 2014. Follow our team on the ground here and see complete coverage here.

(CNN) -- The World Economic Forum officially opens in the chilly Swiss town of Davos today, January 22, and a host of big names will take the stage. Here are CNN's top picks:

At 1045CET/0445ET, Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff joins CEO of Accenture Pierre Nanterme, CEO of WPP Martin Sorrell, Chairman of UBS Alex Weber and Giuseppe Recchi, the chairman of Eni, to discuss Europe's recovery.

How to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa? Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of Oxfam International will try to find the answers at 1345CET/0745ET.

At 1545CET/0945, journalist Thomas Friedman and Indian finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram take the stage to discuss the outlook for India. With elections on the horizon, how can India's leaders accelerate growth while restoring investor confidence? Joining them will be the Chairman of Bharti Enterprises Sunil Bharti Mittal, Nikesh Arora of Google and Jeremy Bennett, the CEO of Nomura.

Next door at 1545CET/0945, Financial Times Chief Economics Commentator Martin Wolf leads the discussion on markets. Is the international financial system safer now than it was five years ago?

To finish off the day, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter delivers his remarks at 1730CET/1130ET, followed by a special address by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at 1745CET/1145ET.

Your reading list for the day:

Abe's three arrows: Can Abenomics make Japan's economy fly?
How Africa's natural resources can drive industrial revolution
Europe's two-speed economy
Opinion: Why Europe's unemployment ills need urgent economic medicine

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