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Austerity does not work: UNI Global Union   Wed, 21 Jan '15 | 1:45 AM ET
Austerity does not work: UNI Global Union

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Philip Jennings, general secretary at UNI Global Union, says there have been "humanitarian consequences" of the austerity measures in the euro zone.

SNB Swiss franc move a 'hard time' for us: DSM CEO

Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, says the end of the Swiss franc's euro peg has created a "hard time" for the company and says he "cannot predict" whether this will result in job losses in Switzerland.

Russia won't cut oil production artificially: Deputy PM

Arkady Dvorkovich, deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, says some expensive oil projects will be put on hold but the country's companies will not be cutting production in response to the low price.

Ukraine is escalating situation with Russia: Deputy PM

As world leaders gather in Davos, Arkady Dvorkovich, deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, says violence between Russia and Ukraine is being escalated by Kiev.

Oil division has challenges; Moller Maersk CEO

Nils Andersen, CEO of Moller Maersk, says that the low oil price is creating "challenges" for the shipping company's oil division but it should help spur growth in the European economy.

SNB end of euro peg a 'shock': Zurich Insurance boss

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, says the Swiss National Bank's move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg was a "surprise" to the world.

Taxing rich to help poor doesn't work: Studzinski

Speaking at Davos, John Studzinski, vice-chairman of investor relations and business development group at Blackstone Advisory Partners, discusses President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.

Italy doesn't save banks: PM Renzi   Wed, 21 Jan '15 | 1:00 AM ET
Italy doesn't save banks: PM Renzi

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says banks are "central" to the economy but the country's governments haven't created opportunities for the sector.

ECB QE will create 'challenge' for industry: Zurich Insurance

Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, says quantitative easing by the European Central Bank will help keep interest rates low and this will create a "challenge" for the insurance industry.

IHS 'skeptical' about China's economy   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 11:40 AM ET
IHS 'skeptical' about China's economy

With China's economic growth at a 24-year low, Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS, says Chinese policymakers are caught "in a balancing act" between low growth and reform.

Merck's 'not up for a big deal in 2015': Chair

Merck Chairman Karl-Ludwig Kley sheds some light on his company's plans for 2015, a year he forecasts will see less pharmaceutical M&A activity than 2014.

Davos: Who needs a 'wake up call'?   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 11:25 AM ET
Davos: Who needs a 'wake up call'?

Discussing the current state of Europe at Davos 2015, Karl-Ludwig Kley, chairman of Merck says the lack of coordination and cohesion in European businesses is the current problem.Meanwhile political leaders need a wake-up call.

Europe ends higher as bets on ECB action rise

European equities closed in positive territory on Tuesday amid speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce a full-scale bond-buying program when it meets on Thursday.

Europe: 'The problems are back'   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 11:30 AM ET
Europe: 'The problems are back'

The European Central Bank's first meeting is a hot topic at Davos this year. Axel Weber, chairman of UBS says that the real issue in Europe is reforms.

Davos 2015: The future of IHG   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 11:25 AM ET
Davos 2015: The future of IHG

At the World Economic Forum, Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, says trusting a brand is really important within organisations and talks about his company's plans.

Oxfam: 'Poverty is still here with us'   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 11:15 AM ET
Oxfam: 'Poverty is still here with us'

Oxfam has forecast that the richest 1 percent will own half of the global wealth by 2016. Executive director Winnie Byanyima explains that poverty is still dangerous for democracy and continues to hurt the poorest.

Davos 2015: The biggest themes   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 11:00 AM ET
Davos 2015: The biggest themes

At 2015's World Economic Forum in Davos, CNBC's Hadley Gamble says that one of the biggest topics this year will be "global instability."

Time not right for Putin to attend Davos: WEF founder

Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to Davos but is not attending, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum said, adding that he hopes the meeting will help resolve the crisis with Ukraine.

Morgan Stanley set to beat estimates?   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 5:50 AM ET
Morgan Stanley set to beat estimates?

Ahead of Morgan Stanley announcing its fourth-quarter results, Marty Mosby, director of bank & equity strategies at Vining Sparks, says he expects them to beat estimates like Goldman Sachs.

Obama to tackle America's economy   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 5:30 AM ET
Obama to tackle America's economy

Ahead of Obama's speech at his sixth State of the Union speech, Ben White, chief economic correspondent at Politico, says President Obama's main priority is "to associate himself with the recovering American economy" and his future plans with economic inequality.

Should investors stay cautious with China?   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 5:15 AM ET
Should investors stay cautious with China?

Chinese stocks have recovered after 2014's GDP result. Charlie Awdry, Chinese equity fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, says that investing is not about the rate of GDP growth and this shouldn't impact equities dramatically.

Oil won't hit $80 for decades   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 5:15 AM ET
Oil won't hit $80 for decades

With a bumpy start to the earnings season, could more focus on the consumer lead to a pick-up in earnings? Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, weighs in with his thoughts.

Where does China's economy go from here?   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 4:30 AM ET
Where does China's economy go from here?

With China's economic growth hitting a 24 year low, Peter Thal Larsen, Asia editor at Reuters Breakingviews says that the next question for China is "how much of a slowdown are we looking at?" and how much does the authority need to interfere.

Davos in 60 seconds   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 5:00 AM ET

CNBC's Phil Han explains what is happening at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 60 seconds.

Too much unprecedented change, too few leaders

The World Economic Forum will see a flurry of world leaders; however Rajeev Vasudeva, CEO of Egon, says that there is a "shortage of leaders" to deal with the today's complex problems and many are "failing."

ECB's QE won't 'cut the mustard'   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 4:25 AM ET
ECB's QE won't 'cut the mustard'

Ahead of the European Central Bank's first meeting of the year, Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says quantitative easing might help in the short term, but it won't help Europe out of its 'Japan-style' deflationary environment.

Is gold the ultimate safe haven?   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 4:20 AM ET
Is gold the ultimate safe haven?

Is gold still a safe haven? Mark O'Byrne, executive and research director at GoldCore, seems to think so, saying that the Swiss National Bank's recent decision was the "icing on the cake" to show how gold thrives in a volatile environment.

China's economy set for a 'bumpy road'   Tue, 20 Jan '15 | 4:00 AM ET
China's economy set for a 'bumpy road'

With China's economic growth hitting a 24-year low, Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says the IMF is right in saying that growth will slow, but it's a "managed process."

ECB QE could have 'meaningful impact' on bank stocks: Pro

Philippe Bodereau, MD and global head of financial research at PIMCO, says European Central Bank quantitative easing could boost banking stocks in the region.

Why the Istanbul stock exchange tied up with LSE

Ibrahim Turhan, CEO of Borsa Istanbul, discusses the partnership between his stock exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

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