World Economy


  • Obama to Unveil CEO Pay Plan, 'Bad Bank' Delayed Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | 10:05 PM ET

    The Obama administration will not unveil new measures to aid the financial services industry this week as had been expected. Instead the issue of Wall Street bonuses and executive compensation will be addressed, an industry source says.

  • The Obama administration and financial industry representatives are discussing  new terms on lending transparency and executive compensation for companies receiving financial aid with an announcement likely this week.

  • The Obama administration and financial industry representatives Saturday discussed a wide range of measures to ease the credit crunch for homeowners and business, including a so-called 'bad bank' component to buy toxic assets.

  • 'Bad Bank' Run By FDIC Possible By Next Week: Source Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | 3:56 PM ET

    Talks continue between the Obama administration and financial industry representatives over a so-called 'bad bank' plan to buy toxic assets.  An announcement is likely late next week.

  • All Big US Banks Must Go to Fix Crisis: Economist Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 12:55 PM ET
    Government Bailout

    A 'bad bank' is necessary, but major banks still have to be taken over and gutted, Ken Rogoff told CNBC.com in Davos.

  • Super Sunday Coming Out Party For Hyundai Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 9:47 AM ET

    In truth, few Super Bowl car ads ever really stick with viewers. Think about it? How many can you remember? Aside from Cadillac's "break through" ads featuring Led Zeppelin, few have staying power.

  • Gee What Went...Wrong? Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 9:28 AM ET

    The Street consensus was expecting a decline of 5.5 percent for the GDP, but most were anticipating the number would have a "6" handle on it, given how awful the other economic numbers had been.

  • Jamie Dimon Interview Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    Her's what the JPMorgan Chase boss has to say about the bank bank concept and the lending environment.

  • Sneak Preview: "No Way Back" Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:15 AM ET

    We're in the midst of preparing a CNBC-sponsored debate program from WEF, "No Way Back", so here's a sneak peek at what the the all-star panel had to say.

  • Moody's Warns Ireland Could Lose AAA Rating Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 7:53 AM ET

    Moody's credit rating agency warned Ireland on Friday it was in danger of losing its prized AAA sovereign debt rating if public finances were badly hit by banking sector woes and a worsening recession.

  • What the Guest Blog 3 Learned at Davos Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC.com's coverage of The World Economic Forum has enjoyed three high-profile business leaders as contributors this week. Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen, Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan and Nasdaq OMX CEO Robert Greifeld have all added their perspectives on Davos to our Heard in Davos blog.

  • How Turkey Stole the Show at Davos Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 6:50 AM ET

    Want to be a star at WEF? Storm out of a panel, the Congress Center, Davos and Switzerland altogether.

  • Nasdaq OMX CEO Calls for Unity Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 5:55 AM ET

    The severity of the economic crisis means that it’s more important now than ever for business leaders, governmental leaders and regulators to work together, Nasdaq OMX CEO Bob Greifeld told CNBC in his video blog from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Obama Officials, Wall Street Talk Bad Bank Plans Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 3:36 AM ET

    Officials from the Obama administration are holding around the clock meetings with senior Wall Street executives on how to create a new government bank to buy bad assets from major financial firms, people with direct knowledge of the talks tell CNBC .

  • Yoshikami: Investing in Infrastructure --  Now or Later? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:53 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    China, the United States and many other countries have unveiled a slew of stimulus packages aimed at reviving their economies. These proposals should see a huge bump up in infrastructure spending. If that's the case, why are many of these companies doing so poorly in the stock markets? What's going on?

  • Today's Drop, Why We Saw It Coming Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 4:18 PM ET

    Traders may be disappointed by today's declines, but there is no way they could be surprised. Not when you have companies like Black and Decker and Illinois Tool Works giving first quarter guidance well below expectations.

  • Big Layoffs No Longer Help Boost a Company's Stock Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 2:02 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    Not  even big layoffs can convince investors that companies are shoring up their balance sheet and are a safe place to put money.

  • Jack Welch Likes Obama, GE and The Second Half Recovery Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Jack Welch, former charman and chief executive of General Electric, gave CNBC his outlook on the economy, U.S. innovation and current GE leadership.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    President Barack Obama will keep seeking bipartisan support in Congress despite being rebuffed by House Republicans who voted against a $825 billion economic stimulus package, his spokesman said Thursday.

  • More Layoffs Announced—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:40 PM ET

    More companies announced layoffs on Thursday as the employment picture continued to dim.

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