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  • Novartis Confident on 2007 Drug Approvals Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 6:02 AM ET

    Novartis CEO Daniel Vasella talked to "Worldwide Exchange" about the prospects for an eye medication just approved by the EU and also weighs on global intellectual property rights.

  • Kroll CEO Sees Acquisitions as Group Grows Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 3:11 AM ET

    Risk consulting group Kroll, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, plans to strike deals including transformational acquisitions as it boosts its business in growth areas like fighting identity theft, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

  • Merkel Wants Dialogue with Emerging Powers Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 3:02 AM ET

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Germany would seek to remove exchange rate imbalances, boost hedge fund transparency and launch a new dialogue with emerging powers during its presidency of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations.

  • Vinod Khosla Sees End To Gasoline Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 5:32 PM ET

    Sun Microsystems cofounder and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo the alternative energy market is poised for a boom.

  • Bartiromo In Davos: Coke CEO "Drinks In" Global Growth Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    Coca-Cola  may be the best known and widely sold commercial brand in the world. So when the company CEO speaks--a lot of people listen. CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo conducted a rare interview with Coke CEO E. Neville Isdell at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Bartiromo asked Isdell a range of questions ranging from how he plans to combat rising soda prices to how he plans to further grow the company on a global level.

  • Survey: CEO Outlook Brighter Worldwide Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 11:30 AM ET

    Chief executives worldwide expect growth in markets such as Brazil, China, India and Russia to keep increasing and are optimistic about higher revenues at their companies, but they are concerned about over-regulation and finding enough skilled workers.

  • Lehman, E-Trade Execs Offer Global Outlook Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo talks to Lehman Brothers Vice Chairman Tom Russo and E-Trade Financial CEO Mitch Caplan about global issues affecting the financial services sector.

  • Davos Kicks Off with Environmental Focus, Unexpected Snow Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 9:55 AM ET

    Reporters expecting to link global warming to a snow-free Davos had to change plans quickly as the winter weather finally arrived at the Swiss ski resort. But despite the cold conditions, the overall tone is bullish at the World Economic Forum so far. And being a bear can have adverse consequences.

  • Welcome to Heard In Davos: WEF '07 Anticipated Tuesday, 23 Jan 2007 | 12:37 PM ET

    Another year another WEF. Another chance to experience the almost surreal meet of the world's most powerful people. A meet where any pretence that business, academia, economics and politics are separate entities is dropped. As a journalist I get unparalleled access to almost everyone who is currently espousing the latest ideas of how to make us all better off and who is equally telling us how to avoid up-coming disasters.