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    "I'm very confident that we will do the Muhammad Ali thing in round 8…Wednesday is round 8," RIM's CEO said at a debate in Davos. Ali won a fight with a knockout in the eighth round.

  • 'Struggle for Survival' participant  Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle

    The Crossroads Foundation is offering all Davos attendees an up-close and personal encounter with poverty through its 'Struggle for Survival' program.

  • The Social Buzz screen at the Davos WEF lounge.

    You don't have to attend Davos to know who's making news on the ground. The culprit? Social media.

  • Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Deadly diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV that afflict the world's poorest the most can be eradicated, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said, but he worries austerity measures could clip some public funding.

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  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is confident that her company will be able to capitalize on the explosion in mobile communication, saying Yahoo will focus on strong partnerships with Apple, Google and Facebook.

  • No Further Austerity for Spain, Says Rehn

    Spanish finance minister Luis de Guindos ruled out a full-scale bailout package on Friday, suggesting that the recession-stricken country no longer needs external aid as investors pile into Spanish debt.

  • Davos is an opportunity for the rich and powerful to schmooze in the Swiss resort town of Davos. And it's an opportunity for the media covering them to...well, work a lot of hours and schmooze a bit, too.

  • Sergei Magnitsky, deceased man on trial in Russia.

    The fallout from a bizarre trial in Russia appears to be aggravating Western concerns about state-sponsored corruption.

  • Investors worldwide continue to be skeptical towards Russia, confounded by whether real reforms will bring structural changes. During the World Economic Forum, the Russian delegation has been trying to reassure investors in order to reverse capital outflows that have reached more than $350 billion since 2007.

  • Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins told CNBC in Davos that the bank was too aggressive and too self-serving in recent years, as it seeks to put the manipulation of Libor and other scandals behind it.

  • Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Friday that financial markets are experiencing "relative tranquility" at the start of this year and all the indices point to a substantial improvement of financing conditions.

  • Davos, Switzerland

    Despite economic uncertainty still facing much of the world, this winter season the area has seen an increase in visitors.

  • Business leaders, politicians and labor organizations warned on Thursday that urgent action needs to be taken to prevent Europe's youth from becoming a lost generation, a development which could have severe social consequences.

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    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has defended his government's austerity program, a day after the International Monetary Fund said the U.K. government should ease up on austerity.

  • Larry Summers

    Lawrence Summers told delegates at the World Economic Forum that the U.S. was right to focus on its budget deficit, but should also make the most of "negligible" long term interest rates to improve healthcare and education.

  • Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European nations to continue the economic reforms they have begun and argued that the debt crisis offered an opportunity for the bloc to become more competitive.

  • Fragile economies and extreme weather have combined to crank up the global risk dial in the past year, creating an increasingly dangerous mix, according to the World Economic Forum.

  • Citigroup Center

    Citigroup needs to continue to clean up its non-core "legacy assets" and focus on operating efficiency, its new CEO Michael Corbat told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

    The World Economic Forum's annual get-togethers in Davos have been widely criticized as a week-long party for the rich and powerful. But for some, the Forum is an important platform for discussing global issues and solutions.

World's elite gathers for Davos 2014

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    The global elite have stumbled on an emerging market sell-off that served as a reminder of the risks the global economy still faces.

  • A logo sits on a sign at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

    Sure there was talk of women's issues at Davos but this female CEO says one of the questions she got asked a lot was: Are you here as a spouse?

  • The World Economic Forum logo in Davos, Switzerland.

    Here’s a five-point reality check for why people need to stop bashing Davos as an irrelevant gathering of the elite. By the executive director of Wharton's Risk Management Center.

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