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  • 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.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will take on some risk that a cautious Swiss Re doesn't want right now, in a deal strengthening ties between the two companies.

  • Switzerland’s Long Journey to Copenhagen Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 8:37 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge: A CNBC Special Report

    When the Swiss delegation around Environment Minister Moritz Leuenberg boards the train to Copenhagen on December 16th, its journey of more than 1,000 km to the world’s biggest climate meeting in history will not just send a signal by travelling more CO2-friendly than many of their colleagues. It will set the stage for the country’s urgent plea to the world to seal a deal.

  • Swiss Privacy Watchdog to Sue Google Street View Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 8:10 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Switzerland's privacy watchdog is taking legal action to force Google to make changes to its Street View service.

  • Former ML Exec Is Named Head of UBS Unit Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 3:28 AM ET
    UBS

    Robert McCann, the former head of Merrill Lynch's brokerage unit, was named the head of UBS's private client group.

  • Swiss Watchmakers' Happiness Depends on G20 Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 4:15 AM ET

    The clock is ticking for Switzerland’s watchmakers – and it looks like the G20 can do something to stimulate their Christmas sales.

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