Davos - World Economic Forum Davos 2010

Economics

Issues

Investing

  • Morgan Stanley's John Mack

    Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack discusses his firm's new pay structure and more with CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Economy Still Fragile: CEO

    "We still live in a very fragile economic environment," Josef Ackermann, CEO of Deutsche Bank, told CNBC in Davos Thursday. Financial regulation has to be on a "consistent, global scale," he said.

  • Time for Pessimism in PE Has Passed: Schwarzman

    "The private equity business is really turning around. The value of companies, of course, has gone up as the economy has turned around. And I think people are looking forward to a really interesting time to be buying assets," Stephen Schwarzman, chairman & CEO of Blackstone Group, told CNBC Thursday.

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    "I think there's a lot more sensible lending and underwriting going on," says Donald Gogel, president and CEO of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice., but business services  is doing better than consumer businesses.

  • Sealing the Deal in 2010

    David Rubenstein, managing director of the Carlyle Group, shares his M&A outlook.

Slideshows

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    The list of speakers and attendees ranges from economists to founders of new social networking sites. Click ahead for the faces of Davos.

  • Throughout the financial crisis, many national economies have looked to their government and foreign lenders for financial support, which translates to increased spending, borrowing and in most cases, growing national debt.Deficit spending, government debt and private sector borrowing are the norm in most western countries, but due in part to the financial crisis, some nations and economies are in considerably worse debt positions than others.External debt is a measure of a nation's foreign liab

    Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.

  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) has traditionally been defined as a physical investment into a country from a foreign entreprise - like the construction of an industrial building - but is also recognized as large-scale, long-term investment outside an investor's domestic economy. In this case, investors are most often multi-national corporations and investment firms.Following the global economic crisis, the amount of investment capital shrank, with total global FDI inflows falling from the all t

    So, which countries boast the biggest amount of foreign direct investment? Click to find out!

  • If you chose to move from your current country of residence, where would be the best place for you to go? That's the question this year's HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2009 is trying to uncover.The report focuses on the experiences of expats and their ease of integration into local society, compared to the country in which they used to live. The rankings are based on a set of 23 criteria measuring quality of life and ease of integration that were answered by over 3,100 expats living in 26 different

    If you chose to move from your current country of residence, where would be the best place for you to go? That's the question this year's HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2009 is trying to uncover.

  • Have you ever been in another country and thought," These folks really have some beautiful money?" Whether it was the colors, the portraits, or the overall design, good looking money is just a little more fun to spend. So, what are the most beautiful currencies in the world? David Standish, author of , shares his comments and top picks. And even though he says the European Single Currency has driven many of the beautiful currency notes into extinction, he says there are still some spectacular no

    So, what are the most beautiful currencies in the world? David Standish, author of The Art of Money, shares his comments and top picks.

  • With both economic growth and corporate profits under extreme pressure these days, corporate tax rates are under greater scrutiny around the globe. The (OECD) has tracked corporate tax data from its member countries every year since 1981. The tax rates listed here are “combined corporate income tax rates,” a number that includes both national and local levies. It should be noted that the OECD only compiles corporate tax data on its which do not include the BRIC nations, as these countries are no

    With economic growth and corporate profits under extreme pressure these days, corporate tax rates are under greater scrutiny. Click to see which countries have the highest corporate tax rates.

  • The influence of the world's central bankers has never been more pronounced than during the global economic crisis when these captains of monetary policy had the daunting task of preventing a total financial collapse. But which central bankers have most effectively combated economic issues to avoid disaster? Who should have done things differently? recently graded 31 central bank chiefs in its "Central Banker Report Cards 2009" series based on their performance in confronting problems and creati

    Global Finance Magazine recently graded 31 central bank chiefs in its "Central Banker Report Cards 2009" based on their performance. Here's a look at 15 key bankers and how they scored.

  • With the price of gold reaching an all-time high of $1246 per ounce, in these uncertain times the market has been moving dramatically towards this traditional safe haven.  The biggest individual holders of gold - Central banks, International entities and governments - are believed to account for approximately 20.5 percent of the world's gold, holding about 29,787 tons. The numbers are taken from the monthly report produced by the , which the gold industry's key market development body. So which

    The holdings presented here are as of WGC's December 2011 report, unless otherwise noted. So, who holds the most gold? Click ahead to find out!

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