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  • Rebound In Private Equity Uneven Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    "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.

  • Lagarde on Euro Zone: No Way Out and No Bailout Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:50 AM ET

    Euro zone member states must meet their commitments on budget stability and cannot be bailed out by the euro zone, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC in Davos on Friday.

  • Banks' Complaining of Taxes Is "Outrageous": Frank Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:19 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    The tax on banks proposed by President Barack Obama is likely to become law, while a proposal to set up a fund for unwinding troubled financial institutions has little chance of succeeding, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told CNBC Friday.

  • Stiglitz: Regulate Banks. Now. Everywhere. Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    Officials in Davos should try to reach a global consensus about the need for a new regulatory regime for banks, Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Friday.

  • US, Europe Debt Levels Not Sustainable: ECB's Trichet Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 1:24 PM ET

    The current levels of budget deficits in both Europe and the U.S. are not sustainable and Europe's economic recovery will only be modest, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC Thursday.

  • Applied Materials CEO 'Optimistic' On Business, Hiring Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 10:59 AM ET

    Applied Materials CEO Michael Splinter cited strong demand in Asia and in the semiconductor business, offering an “optimistic” outlook on business conditions.

  • President Barack Obama's proposals to impose a levy on large banks would only work if it was agreed globally and financial regulations set out at the G20 summit should be put in place first, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling told CNBC Thursday.

  • Others Will Follow Greek Debt Tragedy: Niall Ferguson Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 3:24 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    The world debt overhang is threatening the world recovery, because markets will realize at some point how risky it is and the yields on bonds will increase, Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Roubini: Asset Bubble Is Beginning Now Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:38 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Withdrawing economic stimuli and tightening monetary policy are difficult choices, but asset bubbles are cropping up, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC in Davos.

  • Euro Will Be Here Forever: ECB's Weber Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 5:08 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The European Central Bank will start phasing out the measures it took to boost liquidity at the height of the crisis and it cannot cater to the needs of individual countries with problems, Axel Weber, ECB governing council member, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Why Latvia’s Economic Recovery Program Works Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Valdis Zatlers, president of Latvia

    We have taken the difficult measures needed—in public administration, health care, and education—and will prove the skeptics wrong.

  • Organizers may have created a low-carbon, green zone for the occasion of the 40th annual global gabfest in the Swiss mountain two on Davos, but it may no longer be the best environment for high-profile chatter on climate change.

  • Debt of PIGS Weighs On European Union Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The budget problems of EU members Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain have made the unflattering acronym, PIGS, common parlance in global economic circles, such as that of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week.

  • Central Banks May Face Race To Hike Interest Rates Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET

    Monetary policy will be a hot topic at conference, where participants will no doubt be debating who first, how much and when.

  • Davos 2010: Who Will Pay the Piper? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:23 AM ET

    President Barack Obama may have just spiced up the debate about global banking regulation, but the prospects for success for the president’s latest initiative remain mired in the challenge of a combative Congress and a fierce Wall Street lobby.

  • Davos Can Create New Momentum for Change Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:21 AM ET
    Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Ben Verwaayen

    At this year’s Davos, I think it is important we enter this meeting with the idea of change. There are plenty of signs of change, but we are still struggling with how to deal with it.  In some cases, we are in complete denial. 

  • In Governance, Prevention is Better than Cure Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:21 AM ET
    Infosys Technologies CEO Kris Gopalakris

    The global financial crisis, at its heart, has turned out to be a crisis of values and trust. At the grass roots level, people feel that corporations, driven by individual and/or organizational greed and the pursuit of profit, will stop at nothing to achieve these goals – even at the risk of bringing down entire global economic systems.

  • Don't Look to Europe, The U.S Needs Rehab Capitalism Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:20 AM ET
    Edmund S. Phelps, Vickar Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University.

    A year ago, the opinion makers at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos were so riveted by fears of global warming that they paid little attention to another threat. Not this year.

  • Looking For Trouble, Hoping For Prosperity Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:18 AM ET

    The World Economic Forum's closely watched Global Risks report says there's a "significant chance" of a second financial crisis, but, hey, things are looking a lot better than they were at this time last year.

  • Developing economic powerhouses like China, India and Brazil will lead global growth this year, while the US, Europe and Japan will lag.