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  • Davos: Was the Mood Too Good to Be True? Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 12:36 PM ET
    Axel Weber

    Business leaders and policymakers cautioned against complacency amid optimism that the euro zone is emerging from the crisis.

  • 'Circular Economy' Promises Billions: Advocate Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Dame Ellen McCarthur

    Corporations are leaving billions on the table by failing to follow that old crunchy-granola practice: Recycling.

  • Worst Not Over for Europe Yet: Canada Bank Official Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 10:38 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney warned against an emerging consensus among delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the worst of the euro zone debt crisis was over.

  • Cheap Energy Luring Manufacturing Back to the US Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 3:20 AM ET
    FILE -- A  May 28, 2008 file photo shows the Dow Chemical Co. industrial site is seen in Midland, Mich.  Dow Chemical Co.‘s second-quarter net income fell 34 percent as weaker demand led to lower prices, the company reported Thursday July 26, 2012.   (AP Photo/Steven Simpkins, file)

    Corporate chieftains gathered in Davos, Switzerland this week see reason to be optimistic that the shale boom can re-industrialize the US economy and drive not only U.S. but also global growth.

  • Bill Gates: Malaria Can Be Eradicated Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:02 PM ET
    Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Deadly diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV that afflict the world's poorest the most can be eradicated, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said, but he worries austerity measures could clip some public funding.

  • RIM Will Do ‘Muhammad Ali Thing in Round 8’: CEO Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 6:29 PM ET

    "I'm very confident that we will do the Muhammad Ali thing in round 8…Wednesday is round 8," RIM's CEO said at a debate in Davos. Ali won a fight with a knockout in the eighth round.

  • CEOs 'Struggle for Survival' in Davos Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
    'Struggle for Survival' participant  Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle

    The Crossroads Foundation is offering all Davos attendees an up-close and personal encounter with poverty through its 'Struggle for Survival' program.

  • Henkel CEO: Has EU Turned a Corner?  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted questions whether Europe has completely turned the corner on its economic and political woes.

  • Euro Is Probably Overvalued: Eni Chair  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    It is difficult to export and compete with the U.S. due to the high euro/dollar exchange rate, which should be around parity, says Giuseppe Recchi, chairman of Italy's Eni.

  • Markets Think It's 'Good Times': Israel Corp Chair  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Amir Elstin chair of Israel Corp, the country's largest holding company, says investors are confused. "Capital markets are behaving like it is good times, but people do not understand if it is on fundamentals."

  • Africa Is the Future: Standard Chartered  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Natural attributes - demographics and agriculture - are all in Africa's favor, says V. Shankar, executive director of Standard Chartered, and governance is improving.

  • Yahoo's Mayer Looks for Growth in Mobile Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is confident that her company will be able to capitalize on the explosion in mobile communication, saying Yahoo will focus on strong partnerships with Apple, Google and Facebook.

  • WTO Helps Make Russia Competitive: CEO  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Kirill Dmitriev, chief executive officer of RDIF, says Russia is one of the few countries in the world that can deliver growth, and joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) has made it more competitive.

  • Monte Paschi Stable After Losses: Italy Central Bank Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Ignazio Visco, governor of the Bank of Italy

    Italy Central Bank Governor Ignazio Visco has told CNBC that there is no question about the stability of Italy's Monte dei Paschi bank after it suffered a $1 billion loss on derivatives trades.

  • Ex-Diplomat Calls for Action on Syria  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., says "nobody is doing anything" about the unrest in Syria and if the world had acted six months ago, we would not be in this "mess".

  • Spain Minister Suggests No Need for Bailout Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Spanish finance minister Luis de Guindos ruled out a full-scale bailout package on Friday, suggesting that the recession-stricken country no longer needs external aid as investors pile into Spanish debt.

  • Rape Case Was Turning Point for India: CEO  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Ashni Mohnot, founder and CEO of social enterprise Enzi, who was raised in Bombay, says India's recent high-profile rape case has motivated its citizens to change a "patriarchal" society.

  • Spain's Economy Lags Market Sentiment: Minister  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Spain's struggling real economy lags behind improved market sentiment, says Luis de Guindos Jurado, Spain's minister of economic affairs.

  • Niederauer on the Future of NYSE and ICE  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo sit down with Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to talk about the future of trading around the world.

  • A police officer stands guard next to a sniper rifle atop the Congress Centre, venue of the World Economic Forum

    Activists protesting against the World Economic Forum in Davos have claimed responsibility for explosions that broke a window at a Zurich branch of Credit Suisse and blew up the postbox of the boss of commodity trader Glencore.