CNBC's Jeff Cox does a roundup of some of Davos' big events this week.» Read More
There was an agreement that banking regulation and reform was important, but no real plans on what to do.
Government regulators from the U.S. and Europe laid out their financial reform plans Saturday before a skeptical banking industry, asking financiers for input but adamant that change was coming with or without their support.
Citigroup may have some credit worries in the near-term, but profitability is not a concern on any long-term basis, Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup, told CNBC.
Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, called climate change "an economic agenda rather than a green agenda [that] needs to be explained more clearly that this is about energy security and jobs going in a different direction.”
Ronald Williams says any such change in regulation won't increase accessibility or lower costs.
Ben Bernanke is the buzz on everyone's lips and has the support of some big names here in the Alps. Here's what one said.
Billionaire financier George Soros has often been looked as an authority on where global market stands. Soros sat down with Bartiromo for a look at the U.S. economy, China and more importantly, where investors can find opportunities.
Davos is hot - figuratively, of course. Literally it's below zero here. But Davos isn't the hottest show around.
The Davos conference is truly a global event. Inevitably some things get lost in translation. This invitation I received has to be one of them.
Finding out who is Davos begins on the plane on the way here. Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, sat behind me.
We have taken the difficult measures needed—in public administration, health care, and education—and will prove the skeptics wrong.
One of the key themes at Davos this year is restoring and rebuilding confidence. Given how the financial crisis wreaked havoc with people's trust in business institutions and faith in the capitalistic system, business and political leaders here have their work cut out for them.
Monetary policy will be a hot topic at conference, where participants will no doubt be debating who first, how much and when.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the world becoming a smaller and increasingly connected place, investors, businesses and governments must think “globally” more than ever before. That is one reason more than 2,500 leaders from business, government and society are gathering in Davos, Switzerland, this week for the 40th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.