(Reuters] – Reuters Next will host three days worth of presentations, panels, interviews, and discussions with more than 150 global leaders about the greatest business, social, and environmental issues for next year.
These are some of the most memorable quotes taken from Dec. 1-3 conference.
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CHRISTINE LAGEDE, EUROPEANCENTRALBANK PRESIDENT
“It looks almost like an inflation profile.” “But a hump ultimately declines.”
We are firm believers, and I am confident that inflation will fall by 2022.
“It is possible to clarify without taking long-term decisions. However, I think it would be wise not to make a long-term decision (at the ECB’s December 16 policy meeting). There is just too much uncertainty.”
“But, equally, it is important to clearly state that we are ready (to take action) in either direction.”
ANNA KOMINIK ASIA PACIFIC DIRECTOR at BOEING CO. UNIT WISK
We can no longer rely on road transport. 3D mobility is essential.
“Sixty Seven percent of the world’s population will move to cities by 2030,” which means that existing ground infrastructure won’t be able keep up with demand and would cost a lot to repair. The sky is our only resource.
SWISSCHOCOLATEMAKER BARRY CALEBAUT CEO PETER BOONE
(On the end of child labor in cocoa supply chains) “We cannot shut our eyes to anything that’s out there which we know shouldn’t be part our supply chain.”
PIYUSH GUPTA is THE CEO OF DBS GROUP. SOUTHEAST ASIA’S BIGGEST BANK
Digital banks are not able to take over the space in Singapore. You can clearly see in countries like Brazil and China that the market share, size, and growth of incumbent banks has not changed much.
JACEK OLCZAK CHIEF ECUTIVE, PHILIP MARRIS
We can achieve our $1 billion goal of selling non-nicotine drugs organically.
It shouldn’t surprise you that everything we do is a continuation of the visions we had seven years ago, which was to leave cigarettes behind. This move is fundamentally changing the direction of the company.”
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