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WEF in Singapore

Singapore 'Davos' canceled amid Asia's COVID resurgence

World Economic Forum cites uncertainty on variants, differing vaccination speeds

The 50th World Economic Forum annual meeting was held in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2020.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The World Economic Forum has canceled the special annual meeting set for Singapore in August, scrapping the planned in-person gathering due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, the group said Monday.

The event, which was scheduled for Aug. 17 to 20 in the city-state, would have been the first WEF annual meeting in Asia.

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