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  • IMF's Lagarde: I'm Optimistic About Europe Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    Christine Lagarde at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    The European economy faces multiple challenges, but there is reason to be optimistic, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told delegates at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.

  • Italy Has Regained Respect: Mario Monti Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 12:43 PM ET
    Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy speaks at Special Address 'Leading against the Odds' 'at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum.

    Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti defended his track record in leading Italy through the European financial crisis and told delegates at Davos that the country had regained credibility in the eyes of investors.

  • Budget Deficit Not Our Only Deficit: Lawrence Summers Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 12:30 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    Lawrence Summers told delegates at the World Economic Forum that the U.S. was right to focus on its budget deficit, but should also make the most of "negligible" long term interest rates to improve healthcare and education.

  • Morgan Stanley 'Confident' About Its New Direction: CEO Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    James Gorman, CEO, Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley hopes to buy the rest of the Smith Barney business this year as it continues to re-position its business, CEO James Gorman told CNBC.

  • European Markets Close Mixed     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • What to Expect From Cameron's Friday Speech     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    Eurasia Group President Ian Bremner and Stefano Aversa, co-president at Alix Partners, discuss market uncertainty ahead of David Cameron's speech on Friday, plus Italy's political future.

  • Medvedev Speech Unrealistic: CEO     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    William Browder, CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, says Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's speech at the World Economic Forum was divorced from reality, and advises investors to avoid the country.

  • South Africa's Zuma and the 'Perception' of Africa Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday questioned whether Africa was more risky than other regions across the globe, arguing in a debate at Davos that the continent was growing and moving forward.

  • Is There a Future for the PC?     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    Wong Wai Ming, chief financial officer at Lenovo, says use of the personal computer is not in decline but actually growing in some sectors.

  • Britain Seen on the Brink of Losing Its "AAA" Status Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    A lifeless economy is expected to cost Britain its place among countries with top-notch credit ratings this year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

  • IMF Cuts World Growth Forecast on Euro Crisis Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 9:20 AM ET

    Global growth for 2013 will now be lower than previous estimates, according to the International Monetary Fund, as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe continues to pose a large downside risk to the economy.

  • Europe Not Out of the Woods: Axel Weber Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 9:20 AM ET
    Axel Weber

    The euro zone economy is not out of the woods yet, UBS Chairman Axel Weber told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, pointing to the Italian elections and Spain's ability to tap financial markets for funding as significant risks.

  • Monte Paschi Shares Plunge on Derivative Loss Fears Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third-biggest lender, fell more than 5 percent for the second day in a row on Wednesday on worries of mounting losses on some financial derivative positions which it took in 2008 and 2009.

  • CEOs: Europe Recovery on Track Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    The European economy will continue to stabilize albeit slowly this year as the euro zone crisis looks to be contained, a number of CEOs told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Europe the 'Largest Emerging Market' in the World Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:17 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, chief executive of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

    With billions of dollars' worth of distressed assets in its banks waiting to be snapped up by more intrepid investors, Europe is one of the "largest emerging markets" in the world, according to the chief executive of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

  • Spain Recession Deepened in Final Quarter Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    Spain's economy shrank in the final months of 2012 at the fastest pace since its recession began, data showed on Wednesday, pummeled by falling domestic demand and with no return to growth on the horizon.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Mixed     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on remarks made by British Prime Minister David Cameron that "there is a gap between the EU and its citizens that has grown dramatically in recent years."

  • JPMorgan CEO Hits Back at Policymakers in Davos Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 5:52 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon listens during a panel discussion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has hit back at policymakers and new regulations, telling CNBC in Davos that some of the rules had made things more complicated and that many of the problems had still not been fixed.

  • Europe: the Largest Emerging Market in the World?     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    David M Rubenstein, co-founder and CEO of Carlyle Group, tells CNBC that Europe is looking attractive again for private equity deals as the prices have been beaten down so much it is like the 'largest emerging market in the world'.

  • Lack of Co-Operation Risks Currency War: Expert     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    John Lipsky, distinguished visiting scholar at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, tells CNBC why an 'everyone for themselves' mentality and inconsistency of policies is creating the risk of a currency war.

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