Political Leaders


  • Ukraine's plea to the world  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    Our main goal is to build a modern European democratic country, says Vitali Klitschko, Kiev Mayor, discussing Ukraine's conflict with Russia, the need for international aid and the country's energy needs.

  • Irish PM: ECB shouldn't cave into political pressure  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    At the World Economic Forum, Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, says the European Central Bank should help the region's economy without giving into political pressure.

  • Egypt President: 'This is the new Egypt'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    At Davos, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of Egypt, says that the "new Egypt" is a civilised one, and says that terrorism is an issue that must be combated at its source.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up on the day  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, as traders continued to seek the bottom. Nat gas was up on colder weather forecasts, and gold was down today.

  • Chinese economy: No loss of momentum  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    At Davos, Li Keqiang, the Chinese Premier makes his first keynote address saying that China's economy will not lose speed or momentum but continue to thrive.

  • Italian PM: We declared a war on corruption  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the country has declared war on corruption and that there are effects with those words.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas hit on warmer temps  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI was down more than $2 on the day. The IMF cutting its growth forecast and weak China data were among the reasons why.

  • IHS 'skeptical' about China's economy  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    With China's economic growth at a 24-year low, Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS, says Chinese policymakers are caught "in a balancing act" between low growth and reform.

  • Davos 2015: The biggest themes  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    At 2015's World Economic Forum in Davos, CNBC's Hadley Gamble says that one of the biggest topics this year will be "global instability."

  • Larry Kudlow, CNBC's senior contributor, explains why middle-income wage earners will benefit from a cut in corporate taxes.

  • Breaking down President Obama's tax plan  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:03 AM ET

    Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers, provides a preview of President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night where he is expected to talk about tax reform.

  • Can Obama bridge political divide?  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 AM ET

    Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution, and Michael Feldman, Glover Park Group, provide their thoughts on what we can expect to hear from President Obama when he addresses the nation Tuesday night.

  • Too much unprecedented change, too few leaders  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    The World Economic Forum will see a flurry of world leaders; however Rajeev Vasudeva, CEO of Egon, says that there is a "shortage of leaders" to deal with the today's complex problems and many are "failing."

  • The role of a CEO is changing  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ahead of the World Economic Forum, CNBC asks how has the role of the CEO is changing. Andrew White, associate dean for executive education at Saïd Business School, discusses his findings.

  • The ripple effects of a 'Grexit'  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    How would a "Grexit" impact other countries? Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Germany, explains why it wouldn't be such "a major disturbance."

  • Crises are the 'new normal'  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    We cannot predict the next crisis or how it will impact businesses, Judith Rodin, president at Rockefeller Foundation, tells CNBC, adding that firms should think about diversifying and building resilience.

  • Commodities tomorrow: No reason oil will turn  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. After oil went up to $51, it came down nearly 10 percent to around $46.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile trading day with buying action into the close. Oil had its best day since June 2012.

  • Italy's Renzi 'wants a poodle' for president  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    With Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy¿s President, CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Francesco Galietti, CEO of Policy Sonar. Galietti says that Renzi needs an "expert and a veteran," but wants a "poodle."

  • A potential power shift in Italy?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Discussing Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy's president, Jacopo Barigazzi, journalist and policy analyst in Milan, says that Italy needs a "strong figure" as president, as Italy still needs to overcome its economic crisis, and the president has more power than its prime minister.