Of the 2 500 movers and shakers who have descended on the picture-postcard Swiss ski resort, for the World Economic Forum, a mere 17% are women.
Germany has said it would supply two transport planes for the mission against rebels in Mali, in a bid to assist the country's fragile government.
World leaders have been quick to congratulate US President Barack Obama on his re-election, and used the opportunity to punt their interests.
In the sleepy, picturesque towns and villages of southwest Germany, the paragons of thrift are doing what they do best.
Angela Merkel's popularity hinges to a large extent on her down-to-earth approach and according to the latest poll her popularity rating is 61%.
Angela Merkel says Germany has sent a powerful message to the rest of Europe and beyond after its decision on the creation of a rescue fund.
Merkel's acceptance of the crisis-fighting measures at the euro summit is being heralded as a victory for French, Italian and Spanish presidents.
Germany's Angela Merkel is poised to remove opposition to direct lending by rescue fund in a move seen as a step towards sharing the debt burden.
TS Eliot said that April was the cruellest month, but for Europe's leaders, it may prove to be June.
France's President Francois Hollande has marked his Brussels debut by challenging Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel over the eurozone bailout.
Europe's leaders will try to breathe life into their stricken economies but disagreement over plans to alleviate debt chaos has been laid bare.
Meeting at President Obama's Camp David retreat, the G8 club of developed nations have focussed their discussions on growth and fiscal reforms.
President Barack Obama is likely to press German Chancellor Angela Merkel to support a growth package to bail out Europe at the G8 summit this weekend
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her party's loss is a "bitter defeat" but stressed it has no bearing on her belt-tightening policy in Europe.
The European executive has responded to electoral earthquakes in France and Greece by calling for a shift towards growth across the European Union.
Beyond French election results, central bank speeches in the US, production figures in Europe and key releases in SA, it will be an interesting week.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has added her voice to calls to bolster the European Investment Bank and to use EU infrastructure funds more flexibly.
The frontrunner in the French presidential election François Hollande wants to push the European Union to spend big money on growth and jobs.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it would be 'catastrophic' to allow Greece to leave the eurozone because of its debt problems.
Joachim Gauck has become German president with a majority, marking the first time a former communist east candidate will serve as head of state.