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Davos 2010

In Focus

Economics

  • Cisco CEO: Tech Companies Benefit First in Recovery Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:59 AM ET

    Technology companies are the first companies to get a boost from a recovering economy as more companies upgrade their technology, said John Chambers, CEO of Cisco.

  • Citigroup may have some credit worries in the near-term, but profitability is not a concern on any long-term basis, Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup, told CNBC.

  • Roubini: Asset Bubble Is Beginning Now Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:38 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Withdrawing economic stimuli and tightening monetary policy are difficult choices, but asset bubbles are cropping up, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC in Davos.

  • Greek Economy Needs 'Structural Changes': PM Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 5:38 PM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou told CNBC Thursday that his country has to make substantial changes to recover from its devastating financial problems.

  • Soros: 'China The Great Winner' Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 9:31 AM ET
    George Soros

    Billionaire financier George Soros has often been looked as an authority on where global market stands. Soros sat down with Bartiromo for a look at the U.S. economy, China and more importantly, where investors can find opportunities.

  • Stiglitz: Regulate Banks. Now. Everywhere. Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    Officials in Davos should try to reach a global consensus about the need for a new regulatory regime for banks, Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Friday.

Issues

Investing

  • Morgan Stanley's John Mack  Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 6:15 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack discusses his firm's new pay structure and more with CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Economy Still Fragile: CEO  Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    "We still live in a very fragile economic environment," Josef Ackermann, CEO of Deutsche Bank, told CNBC in Davos Thursday. Financial regulation has to be on a "consistent, global scale," he said.

  • Time for Pessimism in PE Has Passed: Schwarzman  Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 2:30 AM ET

    "The private equity business is really turning around. The value of companies, of course, has gone up as the economy has turned around. And I think people are looking forward to a really interesting time to be buying assets," Stephen Schwarzman, chairman & CEO of Blackstone Group, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Rebound In Private Equity Uneven Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    "I think there's a lot more sensible lending and underwriting going on," says Donald Gogel, president and CEO of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice., but business services  is doing better than consumer businesses.

  • Sealing the Deal in 2010  Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:32 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, managing director of the Carlyle Group, shares his M&A outlook.

Slideshows

  • Who's In Davos: 2010 Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 11:44 AM ET

    The list of speakers and attendees ranges from economists to founders of new social networking sites. Click ahead for the faces of Davos.

  • The World's Biggest Debtor Nations Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 10:28 AM ET
    Throughout the financial crisis, many national economies have looked to their government and foreign lenders for financial support, which translates to increased spending, borrowing and in most cases, growing national debt.Deficit spending, government debt and private sector borrowing are the norm in most western countries, but due in part to the financial crisis, some nations and economies are in considerably worse debt positions than others.External debt is a measure of a nation's foreign liab

    Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.

  • Countries with the Most FDI Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 7:18 PM ET
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) has traditionally been defined as a physical investment into a country from a foreign entreprise - like the construction of an industrial building - but is also recognized as large-scale, long-term investment outside an investor's domestic economy. In this case, investors are most often multi-national corporations and investment firms.Following the global economic crisis, the amount of investment capital shrank, with total global FDI inflows falling from the all t

    So, which countries boast the biggest amount of foreign direct investment? Click to find out!

  • The Best Countries for Expats Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 1:20 PM ET
    If you chose to move from your current country of residence, where would be the best place for you to go? That's the question this year's HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2009 is trying to uncover.The report focuses on the experiences of expats and their ease of integration into local society, compared to the country in which they used to live. The rankings are based on a set of 23 criteria measuring quality of life and ease of integration that were answered by over 3,100 expats living in 26 different

    If you chose to move from your current country of residence, where would be the best place for you to go? That's the question this year's HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2009 is trying to uncover.

  • The World’s Most Beautiful Currencies Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 10:57 AM ET
    Have you ever been in another country and thought," These folks really have some beautiful money?" Whether it was the colors, the portraits, or the overall design, good looking money is just a little more fun to spend. So, what are the most beautiful currencies in the world? David Standish, author of , shares his comments and top picks. And even though he says the European Single Currency has driven many of the beautiful currency notes into extinction, he says there are still some spectacular no

    So, what are the most beautiful currencies in the world? David Standish, author of The Art of Money, shares his comments and top picks.

  • Highest Corporate Tax Rates Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:36 PM ET
    With both economic growth and corporate profits under extreme pressure these days, corporate tax rates are under greater scrutiny around the globe. The (OECD) has tracked corporate tax data from its member countries every year since 1981. The tax rates listed here are “combined corporate income tax rates,” a number that includes both national and local levies. It should be noted that the OECD only compiles corporate tax data on its which do not include the BRIC nations, as these countries are no

    With economic growth and corporate profits under extreme pressure these days, corporate tax rates are under greater scrutiny. Click to see which countries have the highest corporate tax rates.

  • Central Banker Report Cards 2009 Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 9:30 AM ET
    The influence of the world's central bankers has never been more pronounced than during the global economic crisis when these captains of monetary policy had the daunting task of preventing a total financial collapse. But which central bankers have most effectively combated economic issues to avoid disaster? Who should have done things differently? recently graded 31 central bank chiefs in its "Central Banker Report Cards 2009" series based on their performance in confronting problems and creati

    Global Finance Magazine recently graded 31 central bank chiefs in its "Central Banker Report Cards 2009" based on their performance. Here's a look at 15 key bankers and how they scored.

  • World's Biggest Gold Reserves Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 11:17 AM ET
    With the price of gold reaching an all-time high of $1246 per ounce, in these uncertain times the market has been moving dramatically towards this traditional safe haven.  The biggest individual holders of gold - Central banks, International entities and governments - are believed to account for approximately 20.5 percent of the world's gold, holding about 29,787 tons. The numbers are taken from the monthly report produced by the , which the gold industry's key market development body. So which

    The holdings presented here are as of WGC's December 2011 report, unless otherwise noted. So, who holds the most gold? Click ahead to find out!

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