The CEO of Julius Baer said Swiss bank had "reacted swiftly" to the rise in the Swiss franc by launching a large cost savings program.
News of the bigger-than-expected bond-buying program in Europe dominated discussions at the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
OPEC's secretary general says oil prices will remain around their current levels for around a month before rebounding.
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CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia.
In part two, Norman talks about her big break in opera and some of the challenges she faced early on in her career, as well as her frustrations with the "racialism" she feels still exists in U.S. Congress.
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