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  • Lost In Translation Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Plane Spotting Davos Style Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 2:12 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Davos 2010: Something Old, Something New Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 8:33 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Where In the World Are We? Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 12:46 PM ET

    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.

  • BlackBerrys of the Rich and Famous Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 2:47 PM ET

    I know the secret to success. It begins with an empty inbox for your email.

  • Punch Drunk as a Sober Davos Winds Down Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 1:19 PM ET
    Davos, Switzerland.

    The end of Davos reminds me of when we had sleepovers as kids. You'd try and stay awake long past your normal bedtime and by the end you'd tend to crack up over anything.

  • All Big US Banks Must Go to Fix Crisis: Economist Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 12:55 PM ET
    Government Bailout

    A 'bad bank' is necessary, but major banks still have to be taken over and gutted, Ken Rogoff told CNBC.com in Davos.

  • Taking The Google Car To The Airport Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 11:27 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Given the clout that Google still has in tech and the broad economy — and the eccentricities of its founders — I'm thinking Google Car. A fleet of electric vehicles that can map your journey and answer search queries suddenly replacing the Big Three.

  • Jamie Dimon Interview Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    Her's what the JPMorgan Chase boss has to say about the bank bank concept and the lending environment.

  • Sneak Preview: "No Way Back" Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:15 AM ET

    We're in the midst of preparing a CNBC-sponsored debate program from WEF, "No Way Back", so here's a sneak peek at what the the all-star panel had to say.

  • What the Guest Blog 3 Learned at Davos Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC.com's coverage of The World Economic Forum has enjoyed three high-profile business leaders as contributors this week. Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen, Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan and Nasdaq OMX CEO Robert Greifeld have all added their perspectives on Davos to our Heard in Davos blog.

  • How Turkey Stole the Show at Davos Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 6:50 AM ET

    Want to be a star at WEF? Storm out of a panel, the Congress Center, Davos and Switzerland altogether.

  • Nasdaq OMX CEO Calls for Unity Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 5:55 AM ET

    The severity of the economic crisis means that it’s more important now than ever for business leaders, governmental leaders and regulators to work together, Nasdaq OMX CEO Bob Greifeld told CNBC in his video blog from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Place Your Nobel Prize in the Tray for X-Ray Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 5:20 PM ET
    The Hotel Steigenberger 'Bellvedere' in Davos, Switzerland,

    It's not just what's heard, it's what's seen at the security check lines at Davos.