Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, discusses the appreciation of the Swiss franc and explains why the minimum exchange rate remains "absolutely necessary" for Switzerland.» Read More
That was the opinion of economist Nouriel Roubini, of RGE Monitor, who was one of the first people to predict the housing crisis, speaking to "Squawk Box Europe" this morning.
I am so winning this pedometer contest. Not because I walk more than anybody. But because security backfired!
We caught up with the head of WPP on his way to dinner. Check out his hat.
Among the things I learned from covering Davos last year is that the press badge makes the journalist, not the clothing. What's more, be prepared to run, stay warm and stay on your feet.
"It is a wonderful opportunity for policy makers, for public and private to get together in one location and really talk and discuss what we can do, not just on a national basis but on an international global basis," Robert Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq-OMX Group, said ahead of WEF.
The financial services giant is taking a hint from George Soros, who flew "commercial" to Davos, as we previously reported.
Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO of Infosys, considers what the main issues addressed at the conference will be and how everyone stands to benefit from the conference.
The movers and shakers at Davos don't travel cheap. But just one day after the news Citi has a fancy new elite private jet on the way, a billionaire investor travels commercial.
Everyone at Davos may be focused on the collapse of the global economy. But the conference itself is helping create a mini-boom, at least for the moment.
The theme for the World Economic Forum this year is "Restoring Trust, Rebuilding Confidence." It ain't gonna be an easy sell.
That is the question this year about Davos. In such troubled economic times, expected participants—from Wall Street To Washington—are dropping like flies.
US President Barack Obama won't be there, but many other major world leaders will be on hand, and policy experts say they'll have to do more than just show up if they want to jumpstart the global economy.
The conversations on the ground in Davos, Switzerland are likely to pick up where they left off at the 2008 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting: how did we get here?
The Swiss franc is likely to shine over the next two years as other currencies are set to weaken, Christopher Locke, technical analyst at Oystertrade.com Management told CNBC.
A federal investigation into UBS concerning its sale of offshore private banking services to wealthy Americans is concentrating on senior and midlevel executives and bankers, and could result in one or more indictments, people briefed on the matter said on Monday, the New York Times reported.
UBS, one of Europe's hardest-hit banks in the crisis, said on Tuesday accounting effects would weigh on fourth quarter results but it had seen some encouraging signs in client flows in October.
Swiss Re, the world's second-biggest reinsurer, reported a surprise third-quarter net loss of 304 million Swiss francs ($263.2 million), hurt by investment losses.
Of all the places to put money to work in Europe, the pharmaceutical sector is the most promising, a technical analyst told CNBC Thursday.
Mention the words Swiss bank account and it can bring to mind corrupt politicians hiding vast sums of money, drug lords laundering ill gotten gains or filthy rich American citizens trying to avoid paying taxes.
Swatch Group posted a 9 percent fall in first-half net profit on Friday as the weak dollar and a loss on investments weighed, but gave a confident outlook due to demand in emerging markets.