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Heard in Davos 2010: Dispatches from the Conference

  Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

Six Euro Countries Would Fail Without Props

Posted By: Kim Khan
Kenneth Rogoff
Kenneth Rogoff

There are huge debt problems brewing in Europe, while the U.S. is facing the prospect of more job losses before the employment landscape shifts, Harvard economics professor Kenneth Rogoff said Thursday.

“If you took away the props of the (European Central Bank) and the (International Monetary Fund) half a dozen countries in Europe would fail tomorrow,” Rogoff told CNBC on the sidelines in Davos.

There’s no way that, following the banking crisis, that the next 10 years will go by without a sovereign debt crisis, he added.

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  Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 5:49 AM ET

The Bat Cave and the Humble VIPs

Posted By: Kim Khan

On the second day of Davos there atmosphere relaxes some. There’s a kind of adjustment that takes place and the VIP mentality wears off a bit as attendees meet each other to discuss the morning news.

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  Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 1:05 PM ET

Elbow Room at a Premium

Posted By: Kim Khan

The working day draws to a close at the World Economic Forum. That is, if you believe most of the work is done at the Congress Center and in the sessions and not in the bars and hotels at night.

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  Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 10:12 AM ET

Quick: Bernanke Backers in Davos

Posted By: Becky Quick

There's no shortage of items on the agenda here at the World Economic Forum: Haiti, the gender gap, cap and trade, rebuilding long-term economic growth.

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  Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 8:35 AM ET

Barney Frank: Talking Taxes

Posted By: Kim Khan

One of the busiest early sessions on WEF’s opening day, the CNBC debate “Back to the Future: The Next Global Crisis”, had big names on the panel and the audience.

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  Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:00 AM ET

Bragging Rights

Posted By: Becky Quick

Davos is hot.

I mean figuratively, of course. Literally it's below zero here. But Davos isn't the hottest show around. At least, not anymore.

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  Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 3:38 AM ET

Roubini: Greece Is Bankrupt

Posted By: Kim Khan

Are we concentrating too much on sovereign debt concerns? Not according to Noriel Roubini, who can still live up to his pessimistic reputation.

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  Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 1:36 AM ET

Calm Before the Storm

Posted By: Kim Khan

There was no sign that Wednesday was different from any other day in Davos at 5 am on the Promenade – the main drag of the ski resort town.

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  Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

Lost In Translation

Posted By: Becky Quick

With 2500 representatives from dozens of nations, the World Economic Forum is truly a global event.

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  Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 2:12 PM ET

Plane Spotting Davos Style

Posted By: Becky Quick

Davos is starting to heat up. And aside from the topics of the day—like rethinking economic theory after the global meltdown and trying rebuild trust in governments and business—talk inevitably turns to who's here, and who's not.

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