A high-profile critic of Vladimir Putin has likened him to a “naked king,” saying he presiding over an economy that will weaken further.» Read More
Monte dei Paschi di Siena said on Sunday it was seeking a financial investor as the political storm over a derivatives scandal at the ailing bank intensified ahead of next month's Italian election.
Han De Jong, Chief Economist, ABN Amro says markets are ripe for a pullback but they're still at the early stage of a very significant move up.
Han De Jong, Chief Economist, ABN Amro says the global economic situation has changed over the last few months and financial markets have moved from a vicious to virtuous cycle.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS discusses the ground level risks that energy firms face. He says companies are taking a more disciplined and methodological approach to risk.
Amid the increasingly crowded space of social media and social commerce businesses, what does it take to stay on top and stand out in the tech startup arena? Brand loyalty and exclusive products, said one Silicon Valley executive to CNBC.
Business leaders and policymakers cautioned against complacency amid optimism that the euro zone is emerging from the crisis.
Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney warned against an emerging consensus among delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the worst of the euro zone debt crisis was over.
International bankers and finance ministers warned on Saturday that Europe's crisis was not over even though the euro currency is now stabilized.
Corporate chieftains gathered in Davos, Switzerland this week see reason to be optimistic that the shale boom can re-industrialize the US economy and drive not only U.S. but also global growth.
Deadly diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV that afflict the world's poorest the most can be eradicated, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said, but he worries austerity measures could clip some public funding.
"I'm very confident that we will do the Muhammad Ali thing in round 8…Wednesday is round 8," RIM's CEO said at a debate in Davos. Ali won a fight with a knockout in the eighth round.
Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted questions whether Europe has completely turned the corner on its economic and political woes.
It is difficult to export and compete with the U.S. due to the high euro/dollar exchange rate, which should be around parity, says Giuseppe Recchi, chairman of Italy's Eni.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market-moving events from Europe.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is confident that her company will be able to capitalize on the explosion in mobile communication, saying Yahoo will focus on strong partnerships with Apple, Google and Facebook.
Maria Bartiromo gets the Davos buzz from Steve Pagliuca, MD at Bain Capital, on European optimism and the changing face of Russia.
Italy Central Bank Governor Ignazio Visco has told CNBC that there is no question about the stability of Italy's Monte dei Paschi bank after it suffered a $1 billion loss on derivatives trades.
Spanish finance minister Luis de Guindos ruled out a full-scale bailout package on Friday, suggesting that the recession-stricken country no longer needs external aid as investors pile into Spanish debt.
Spain's struggling real economy lags behind improved market sentiment, says Luis de Guindos Jurado, Spain's minister of economic affairs.
The European Commission confirmed on Friday that it had looked at ways of getting a deal on the European Union's next long-term budget without British consent so as to prevent Prime Minister David Cameron from vetoing the package.
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Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at Signal Pro, talks through the recent moves in the asset classes.
Guy Ellison, Investec's head of UK equities, says the FTSE could extend record levels if the oil price stabilizes.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS Wealth Management, explains why the US dollar is trailing behind a strong performance in equities.