There's a feeling that Davos is starting wind down from the frenetic pace of the first couple of days. Attendees might be catching up on lost sleep, or after a big night of parties Wednesday evening, sleeping off a few hangovers.
Whatever the cause, panels were no longer standing room only, the lobby was emptier and even top executives had trouble finding friends. Advanced Micro Devices CEO Hector Ruiz wandered slowly through the halls by himself looking a little sullen, but perhaps that was because the laptops provided for us by the World Economic Forum all had Intel Centrino stickers on them.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle, sporting monogrammed cufflinks, was able to catch up quickly with U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas Donahue.
But slowly business leaders and policy makers started to mingle. Here are a few of the more interesting comments of the morning:
Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Barham Salih said Iraq should pump about 40 percent more oil this year than the year before, at least.