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.
Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou told CNBC Thursday that his country has to make substantial changes to recover from its devastating financial problems.
Ronald Williams says any such change in regulation won't increase accessibility or lower costs.
President Barack Obama's proposals to impose a levy on large banks would only work if it was agreed globally and financial regulations set out at the G20 summit should be put in place first, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling told CNBC Thursday.
Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack discusses his firm's new pay structure and more with CNBC's Becky Quick.
"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.
"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.
"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.
David Rubenstein, managing director of the Carlyle Group, shares his M&A outlook.