CNBC's Jeff Cox does a roundup of some of Davos' big events this week.» Read More
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.
"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.
The Crossroads Foundation is offering all Davos attendees an up-close and personal encounter with poverty through its 'Struggle for Survival' program.
Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted questions whether Europe has completely turned the corner on its economic and political woes.
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.
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."
Natural attributes - demographics and agriculture - are all in Africa's favor, says V. Shankar, executive director of Standard Chartered, and governance is improving.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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 struggling real economy lags behind improved market sentiment, says Luis de Guindos Jurado, Spain's minister of economic affairs.
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.
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.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin sits down with Lloyd Blankfein,Goldman Sachs chairman & CEO, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the impact of regulations on banking and the outlook on M&A activity in the coming year.
The U.S. economic environment is "very good" and the stock market's rally to multi-year highs has more room to go, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on CNBC.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin sits down with Lloyd Blankfein,Goldman Sachs chairman & CEO, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the global economic outlook. The U.S. economic environment is "very good," he said.
The fallout from a bizarre trial in Russia appears to be aggravating Western concerns about state-sponsored corruption.