Davos - World Economic Forum


  • Afghanistan: Courting Capital in a Hot Spot Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 8:14 AM ET

    The threats of terrorism and the reliance on the drug trade loom over Afghanistan daily, but as development of basic infrastructure progresses, Finance Minister Anwar ul-Haq Ahady says the government is hoping to lure investment in its natural resources.

  • Writedowns, Part Deux Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 6:04 AM ET

    A rolling of eyes and Gallic shrugs worthy of any Frenchman. That was the response on the ground in Davos as the news of Socgen's trading loss and sub-prime writedown unfolded.

  • Societe Generale: Talk of the Town Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 5:36 AM ET

    When attendees from a sovereign wealth fund panel in Davos emerged, it wasn't about this topic, until yesterday so hot, that they spoke. Instead, they focused on the woes on Societe Generale, which reported this morning that a fraud by a trader would cost the group 4.9 billion euros ($7.16 billion).

  • Lose That European Attitude Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Recession fears are dominating talk at the World Economic Forum underway in Davos, Switzerland. Will Europe continue to resist lowering interest rates even if it means the risk of a full-blown recession?

  • Investor Takeaway From Davos Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    The key to getting any real value out of the meeting is to look past the press releases, the pronouncements, the heart-tugging speeches, and the lofty, almost new age promises of the event's themes. The best takeaway may be to try and figure out those areas where participants seem to be in strong agreement, and then position portfolios for the opposite.

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    While a panel discusses the interdependence of world economies and a lesser reliance on the U.S. consumer to drive growth, the financial and investing gurus in the hall watch stocks tumble on the prospect of a U.S. recession.

  • Decoupling, Doom & Gloom And Dialectics at Davos Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    While a panel discusses the interdependence of world economies and a lesser reliance on the U.S. consumer to drive growth, the financial and investing gurus in the hall watch stocks tumble on the prospect of a U.S. recession.

  • Bankers Looking For Money Not Deals This Year Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 10:33 AM ET
    World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

    Crisis counselling will replace cosy dealmaking at the business and political summit in Davos this year as bankers face a market slump that has aggravated the worst conditions in generations.

  • Stock Futures Weaker, Housing Data in Focus Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stocks start the week on a weak note as investors await existing home sales data at 10 am New York time. A flurry of takeover headlines is getting attention, most importantly the revised deal by three private equity firms for Home Depot's service unit. The three buyers, Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, agreed to buy the unit for $8.5 billion, 18% less than the original price agreed in June.

  • Buying Protection Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 4:50 AM ET

    "Does the World Economic Forum have a reason to exist? And two portfolio managers offer investment ideas if an equity pullback occurs.

  • Bartiromo In Davos: Intel CEO "Fixed" On Innovation Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 5:04 PM ET

    As the World Economic Forum draws to a close, Maria Bartiromo had a chance to sit down with Intel Chairman Craig Barrett to discuss where he sees opportunities for innovation in the tech sector. Barrett says Intel is squarely focused on innovations in healthcare IT and education. Emerging marketplaces will drive growth in the long-term...

  • Thain Revisits NYSE's Global Ambitions Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 12:08 PM ET

    NYSE CEO John Thain says he expects to complete the merger with Euronext in the spring and is looking for other deals as he tries to build a global market. Asia -- and very likely the Tokyo Stock Exchange -- is next in his sights. "We want to build a global exchange," says Thain, who admits the regulatory environment in the U.S. could be more conducive for that. (More)

  • 'Collaborate to Innovate' Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 10:57 AM ET

    Steve Sedgewick is faced with the task of leading eighty top chief executives through the intricacies of 'open source', 'al qaeda' and 'market place' models - only in Davos.

  • Gazprom's Side of the Story Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 9:05 AM ET

    Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexander Medvedev said that idea of an OPEC-type cartel involving Russia, Norway and Algeria are "fantastical." Meanwhile, CEOs are stressing their green credentials at Davos.

  • Case's Revolution In Health Care Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 8:51 AM ET

    Former AOL boss Steve Case tells Maria Bartiromo about the big opportunities in helping consumers find a trusted name in a troubled field. Case has launched Revolution Health Group in a bid to redefine a business and is teaming up with some top retailers to do it. (More)

  • Following recent disruptions of Russia’s gas supply to Belarus Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman of Gazprom, stressed the reliability of Gazprom as an energy supplier to Europe. 

  • Intel Chairman Says There's No Chip Price War Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 6:07 AM ET

    Intel Chairman Craig Barrett said that that the average selling price of its semiconductors actually rose last quarter. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Barrett also spoke about providing incentives for math and science education and whether companies can profit from environmental measures.

  • Gates Campaigns For Vaccinations Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 4:49 AM ET

    A vaccination alliance started by an investment from the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation has saved several million lives, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo in an exclusive interview. Speaking on the sidelines of the WEF meeting, Gates also said the alliance is working on a vaccination for malaria. (More)

  • Real estate financing is in the very early stages of a growth cycle and is one of the areas Barclays Capital is focusing on, says chief executive Bob Diamond. Speaking at the WEF meeting, Diamond also told CNBC that growth in the derivatives market is crucial to those in the risk-management business. (More)

  • BT Rides A Global Acquisitions Boom Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    BT International President's Francois Barrault talks about maximizing growth and meeting customer needs with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.