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  • David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron made the case for a free trade agreement between the United States and Europe in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, arguing in favor of the expansion of free trade as his country increasingly distances itself from the EU.

  • For the first time in recent years, policymakers don't have a major financial crisis to grapple with at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF), which gets under way on Wednesday.

  • Davos, Switzerland.

    CNBC is at the annual World Economic Forum taking the pulse of global thinkers and business minds. Each day, we’ll update our Storify with the latest news updates, tweets, and behind the scenes photos from Davos 2013.

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  • Christine Lagarde at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    The European economy faces multiple challenges, but there is reason to be optimistic, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told delegates at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.

  • As business leaders from across the world prepare to touch down in Switzerland, a new survey has revealed that just 18 percent of the public trusts business leaders to tell the truth.

  • South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday questioned whether Africa was more risky than other regions across the globe, arguing in a debate at Davos that the continent was growing and moving forward.

  • Skyline view of Cape Town and Table Mountain from Helicopter

    Rating agencies are wrong to be concerned about South Africa, the country's finance minister told CNBC at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, arguing that the country has its finances under control.

  • CEOs, many of whom are gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for this year's World Economic Forum, are feeling less optimistic about their companies' growth prospects than last year or the year before, PwC said Tuesday.

  • David Rubenstein, chief executive of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

    With billions of dollars' worth of distressed assets in its banks waiting to be snapped up by more intrepid investors, Europe is one of the "largest emerging markets" in the world, according to the chief executive of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

  • As the financial crisis in Europe and the U.S. forces governments to reduce budgets, entitlement policies have been cut and income inequality has increased.

  • Jamie Dimon listens during a panel discussion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has hit back at policymakers and new regulations, telling CNBC in Davos that some of the rules had made things more complicated and that many of the problems had still not been fixed.

  • Axel Weber

    The euro zone economy is not out of the woods yet, UBS Chairman Axel Weber told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, pointing to the Italian elections and Spain's ability to tap financial markets for funding as significant risks.

  • Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy speaks at Special Address 'Leading against the Odds' 'at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum.

    Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti defended his track record in leading Italy through the European financial crisis and told delegates at Davos that the country had regained credibility in the eyes of investors.

  • Optimistic shareholder expectations seem out of kilter with weak projections for global economic growth. Companies must grow rapidly to meet analyst expectations.

  • Inequality risks destabilizing “global society”, Klaus Schwab, the German economist who founded and chairs the World Economic Forum, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Travel advice for the wealthy elite -- plus guidelines on cocktail attire -- seem far removed from the Forum's commitment to "improving the state of the world."

  • Steve Liesman and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss staying warm in twelve degree weather (hat or no hat...) at Davos.

  • The European economy will continue to stabilize albeit slowly this year as the euro zone crisis looks to be contained, a number of CEOs told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • What To Watch For at Davos 2013

    Maria Bartiromo and Steve Liesman discuss what they are looking forward to at the 2013 World Economic Forum.

World's elite gathers for Davos 2014

  • Argentina, Buenos Aires

    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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