Davos - World Economic Forum


  • 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.

  • 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.