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Special Reports Davos - World Economic Forum


  • Deep Problems for West 'Have Not Gone Away': CEO Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:31 AM ET
  • Obama Call for Tax Hikes Met With Resignation at Davos Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 4:26 AM ET
    Participants have lunch on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2011 in Davos.

    Chief executives of some of the world’s best-known companies, gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, might be expected to resist any indication that the US raise taxes on the rich.

  • CEOs Have Gloomy Outlook, but Will Start Hiring Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 4:15 AM ET

    The mood among chief executives of the world’s biggest companies has gotten worse, but the outlook for jobs may be improving, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • India’s Wipro to Thrive in Challenging Times: CEO Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 3:30 AM ET

    TK Kurien, tells CNBC that his Bangalore-based IT services firm will  benefit in a challenging environment as its clients look to cut costs and squeeze out growth.

  • Tight Security, but Police Play Down Occupy Protesters Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    Impression of a security staff next to the WEF-logo during preparation for the upcoming Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2012.

    First timers to the World Economic Forum in Davos will be surprised and impressed by the high visibility of security there, even if they're standing members of the international-conference-going, power-wielding, helicopter-renting set.

  • Uncertainty, Yes, but Opportunities Lie Ahead Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 1:06 AM ET

    Uncertainty and volatility will likely be the two words we will hear most during the first two days in Davos — uncertainty about economic growth rates, particularly in Europe, and volatility in commodity prices driven by continuing demand in emerging markets and possible political disruptions around the world.

  • The Miseries of a Davos Wife Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 2:02 PM ET

    Last year, our favorite story from Davos explained the on-going battle involving wives, mistresses and aspiring mistresses. It was just the right combination of rumor, scandal and cutting details. The first edition of this year's version of the Davos Wife confessional is somewhat tamer.

  • Challenge in Davos: Just Getting There Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 1:34 PM ET
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    Opening your window to a blanket of heavy snow at Davos can fill the heart with dread, as the white fluffy stuff adds on half an hour to your travel time.

  • Where You Really Find Out What's Happening in Davos Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 9:37 AM ET
    World Economic Forum participants are seen during a cocktail party in the Congress Centre, the main venue for the Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2004.

    The social side of Davos is often said to be more important than the sessions themselves. After all, this is where you can get chief executives with their guard let down, telling you what they really think away from the cameras.

  • Snow Blankets World Economic Forum in Davos Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 7:48 AM ET

    Davos is covered in snow, giant heaps of it, and it's still coming down.

  • Wall Street Goes to Davos: What It Wants Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:28 PM ET

    Europe’s banking system is on the brink — and Wall Street is its bedfellow.  So what does Wall Street want out of Europe's most elite economic confab? Skiing, distressed debt deals, and above all: solvency.

  • IMF Needs More Funding to Stem Euro Crisis: Lagarde Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 9:07 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    The International Monetary Fund needs $500 billion to help contain the spreading European debt crisis, the organization's managing director, Christine Lagarde, told CNBC.

  • Poll: Why Go to WEF in Davos? Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 5:08 PM ET
    Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski dances with his wife Jolanta at the Gala soiree of the World Economic Forum in Davos 29 January 2005.

    The annual meeting of the world's power brokers in Switzerland tackles some big subjects and attracts a lot of media attention but so what?

  • Davos Promoting 'Corporate Social Responsibility' Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
    Women filling and labeling Nourimanba jars.

    As investors and consumers watch them more closely, corporations are growing more conscious of their environmental and social behavior.

  • Climate Change and its Impact on Food Prices Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    Food prices and security, threatened by weather-caused production declines and relentless rising demand, will be a key issue at the conference of world business, political and social leaders.

  • Quiz: The Global Economy Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 5:21 PM ET

    Every year, 2,500 of the globe’s biggest thinkers and doers – ranging from finance to politics – gather in the small Swiss alpine resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum to take on the problems of humankind. It’s a major media event, worthy of a CNBC.com quiz.

  • CNBC Poll: Has Globalization Backfired On The West? Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 5:12 PM ET
    Gordon Brown, former U.K. prime minister, center, participates in a panel discussion with Tidjane Thiam, chief executive officer of Prudential Plc, left, and George Yeo, Singapore's foreign minister, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting.

    Globalization is no longer a trend; it is the norm. It may be too soon to call it a reversal of fortune but globalization is no longer a one-way street.

  • Thriving (and Surviving) in Davos Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:37 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund Special Adviser Min Zhu, Wipro chairman Azim Premji, Professor of Economics Nouriel Roubini, Time International editor Michael J. Elliott, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell and Ernst & Young CEO and chairman James S. Turley.

    This was commissioned as a piece on ‘surviving’ Davos – but given the World Economic Forum is basically a week of rubbing shoulders with the world’s wealthiest and most privileged in a luxury Swiss ski resort ‘surviving’ doesn’t seem appropriate. So let’s run with thriving….writes Geoff Cutmore.

  • In Age of Discontent, Is Davos Still Relevant? Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:26 AM ET

    More than 40 years since the World Economic Forum (WEF) began as the rather less-impressive sounding European Management Forum, political leaders, chief executives of the world’s biggest banks, royalty, actors and pop stars will converge on the small Swiss ski resort of Davos next week.

  • Hedge Funds May Sue Greece If Loss Forced Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:59 AM ET

    Hedge funds have been known to use hardball tactics to make money. Now they have come up with a new one: suing Greece in a human rights court to make good on its bond payments.