Davos - World Economic Forum


  • Relax—it's all under control, officials tell Davos Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Global policymakers and businessmen ended Davos optimistically, citing the effects of low oil prices and aggressive monetary policy in Europe.

  • Wind company boss sees no issue with low gas price Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    Suzlon Energy chairman Tulsi Tanti speaks during an event in Singapore, Feb. 21, 2013.

    "It's not damaging to the renewable energy sector at all," said Tulsi Tanti, chairman of Suzlon Group.

  • Davos blog: CEOs and politicians debate QE and oil Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Snowcapped mountains set the scene for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    News of the bigger-than-expected bond-buying program in Europe dominated discussions at the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Italy politics: 'Art of the compromise'   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Italy politics: 'Art of the compromise'

    At Davos, Ivan Vatchkov, CIO of Algebris, says the reform of the "populari" banks makes the banking environment in Italy "considerably more investment friendly."

  • 'We must stay in a reformed Europe'   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    'We must stay in a reformed Europe'

    At Davos, Sir Mike Rake, President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and chairman of BT Group says that the benefits of staying in the European Union outweigh the costs.

  • UK has a 'skills shortage'   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    UK has a 'skills shortage'

    At Davos, Sir Mike Rake, President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and chairman of BT Group says there's a skills shortage in the U.K..

  • Governments are about to get thirstier for your data Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    Some of the biggest names in the industry have signaled that web privacy is set to get a lot tougher.

  • Italy central bank: We are lagging behind the world Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:07 AM ET
    Ignazio Visco, governor of the Bank of Italy, right, and Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), at a news conference in Naples, Italy, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

    The governor of the central bank of Italy has said slowness to reform and political uncertainty in Italy has left it "lagging behind" other nations.

  • Farmers to delay sowing during 2015   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Expect less sowing during 2015

    At Davos, Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta says that farmers are delaying sowing crops so they can watch fertiliser prices.

  • Ukraine crisis: A 'hot' conflict, not a cold war   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ukraine crisis: A 'hot' conflict, not a cold war

    At Davos, Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, says that there could be an inevitable deal between Ukraine and Russia, however if Petro Poroshenko gives up too much, he will lose his political credibility.

  • How much should Russia's neighbors fear Moscow? Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves

    Russia's involvement in the crisis in Ukraine have given some of its neighbors cause for concern.

  • Bring liquidity back!   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Bring liquidity back!

    At Davos, André Esteves, CEO of BTG Pactual says that he'd like to see further changes that bring liquidity back.

  • Global finance is 'in good shape'   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Global finance is 'in good shape'

    At Davos, André Esteves, CEO of BTG Pactual, says the global financial systems have improved and they're moving the right direction, with ECB President Mario Draghi doing a good job with quantitative easing.

  • Global turmoil: A 'world in transition'   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Global turmoil: A 'world in transition'

    John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State "remains optimistic" in this current world of turmoil, giving three examples of individuals giving up their terror-related worlds for a life of "building" and not "destroying."

  • Hollande to CEOs: Fight terror, climate change Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande looks on during a conference in Milan, Oct. 8, 2014.

    French President François Hollande called on the business community to fight terrorism and climate change at Davos.

  • Georgia PM: All in for EU membership   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Georgia PM: All in for EU membership

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, wants to transform Georgia into a European state, as "integration is the choice of our people."

  • World leaders: UK better off in EU Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    UK, Geoge Osborne, Finance minister, Party Conference

    It's a vote of confidence that’s unlikely to change the minds of those in the United Kingdom who want out of the European Union.

  • Spain Fin Min: We have the 'good kind' of deflation Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass sale signs in the window of a store in central Madrid, Spain.

    You won't find policymakers in Spain panicking anytime soon about the fear of deflation.

  • Global leaders pay respects to Saudi King Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:14 AM ET
    King Abdullah

    Investors will be keen to see what the succession means for the price of oil, which has fallen by over 50 percent since mid-June last year.

  • Straight-talking Schauble   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Schauble's best one liners

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble entertains the crowd during a CNBC World Economic Forum debate.