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Davos 2011 - World Economic Forum

  • Globalization Gets Complicated Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Political and business leaders invited to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week will sift through the blessings and curses of global interdependence that not only brought the world’s economies to a collective low three years ago but also provide the only realistic return to prosperity

In Focus

  • Technology Can Improve US Education: Gates Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:13 PM ET
    Bill and Melinda Gates

    The use of technology and learning from other countries are two good ways to boost the US education system, Bill and Melinda Gates, cofounders of the charitable organization the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told CNBC Friday.

  • Shake-Up, Yes—Major Changes, No: Google CEO Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    Davos 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    Top management at Google plans no major changes in its direction, even though two of the top executives shifting roles in April, CEO Eric Schmidt told CNBC Friday.

  • Cash Flowing Again, Will Fuel Global Recovery: Dimon Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 10:13 AM ET

    Cash is flowing briskly again, two years after the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and is fueling the global economic recovery, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told CNBC.

  • US Recovery On Sustainable Path: Geithner Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 7:27 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    "I think there is much more confidence now that we've got a sustainable expansion. It is not a boom," says the U.S. Treasury Secretary.

  • U.K GDP Data 'Disappointing' But Fixable: Osborne Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 11:04 AM ET

    The U.K.'s most recent GDP showing was disappointing, but the government can policy make adjustments to improve future performance, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne told CNBC Friday.

  • BofA Doesn't Need New Capital: CEO in Davos Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 5:16 AM ET
    Brian Moynihan

    Bank of America does not need to raise fresh capital to comply with the new regulations shaping the financial world and the quality of its credit portfolios is getting better, CEO Brian Moynihan told CNBC.

  • Andrew Liveris

    China's red-hot economy is fueling inflationary gains in commodities prices, but inflation in emerging markets is nevertheless 'looking manageable" at this point, Dow Chemical  boss Andrew Liveris told CNBC in Davos.

  • Joseph Stiglitz

    The US needs to change the way it is spending money if it wants to ensure a sustainable recovery, Joseph Stiglitz, economy professor at Columbia and a Nobel prize laureate, told CNBC Friday from Davos.

  • Shell CEO on BP Bid Rumor: We Grow Organically Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:46 AM ET
    Shell

    Royal Dutch Shell is seeking to grow organically and sees demand for oil and gas rising over the next years, CEO Peter Voser told CNBC Friday in an interview from Davos.

  • Business Spending on IT Robust: Dell Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 7:56 AM ET

    Dell founder Michael Dell said networking services to accommodate the wireless craze is now the company's strongest business.

  • Stock Markets Are 'Overpriced': Robert Shiller Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:36 AM ET
    Professor Robert Shiller

    Stock markets in the developed world have risen too much, Robert Shiller, economics professor at Yale, told CNBC Thursday. 

  • Progress Made On Wall Street Pay: Frank Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 6:35 AM ET
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep Barney Frank and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Senator Chris Dodd.

    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), co-author of the Dodd-Frank law, said legislative efforts succeeded in discouraging the "perverse incentive" of the past by prompting companies to provide "more compensation in stock.

  • View from Davos: The West Isn't Working Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 5:13 AM ET
    Davos skyline at night

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNBC held a keynote session asking if the rise of the East is assured and what that will mean for the jobs market in America and Europe.

  • China Can Stop Europe's Debt Crisis: Niall Ferguson Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 7:04 AM ET

    China could purchase large amounts of struggling European debt at bargain prices, taking away a major threat to the euro zone, Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson told CNBC.

  • Europe Surprising On The Upside: Trichet     Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:31 PM ET

    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo that while Europe is not declaring victory yet, it is recovering.

  • A Little Inflation Good for the Global Economy: Soros Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    George Soros

    Higher commodities prices and an uptick in China's inflation rate  are putting the global economy in a better situation by cutting the potential for deflation, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • President's Address 'Business Focused': Schwarzman Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 6:48 AM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Stephen Schwarzman, founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group, called the State-of-the-Union speech part of a welcome move to the center following the midterm elections.

  • Roubini on Spending Freeze Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 3:19 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    The White House plan to partially freeze government spending is just "spare change" compared to a budget deficit of more than $1 trillion and eventually the US will have to raise taxes, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Say Goodbye To New Normal Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    The catchy and no doubt memorable phrase coined by Pimco boss Bill Gross amid the financial crisis is rapidly disappearing from Wall Street’s lexicon—and probably Davos' as well.

  • CNBC Debate: Boost Jobs by Education, Entrepreneurs
    By: Kim Khan
    Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
    Davos 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    A focus by countries on developing a skilled workforce through improvements in education is necessary, according to participants in a CNBC debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Divided But Standing Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:33 AM ET

    At least for this year, the euro zone will remain united  and no country is likely to default, analysts told CNBC.com. But debt restructuring is on the horizon for later.

  • China Redraws The World Trade Map Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
    Trade

    Though the US-China relationship often dominates the geopolitical trade debate, Beijing is now the top trading partner for Japan, Australia and South Africa, as well as South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • A Continental Shift In Latin America
    By: Mark Koba
    Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

  • Tech Assuming A Global Shape Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
    Chinese students play online computer games at an internet cafe in Hangzhou.

    As demand for technology rises in the larger emerging markets, U.S.-based companies will find both more opportunities and competition for their products overseas.

  • Green Grows Limited Leaders Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Solar plant in Lucainena de las Torres, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain

    Global leadership in the sector is still fragmented—the U.S. China, Brazil and Israel can all lay claim in certain fields—but there's no doubt the sector’s center of gravity is moving slowly from the developed economies to the emerging markets.

  • Big World For Investors Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Davos skyline at night

    Government policymakers in Davos this week looking to revive growth might want to emulate global mutual-fund managers, who are having no trouble finding growth stories across the developing world and in pockets of developed markets.

  • Frontier Markets Come Of Age Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:38 AM ET
    Skyline from Dhow Harbour in Qatar.

    Political instability  and business corruption make these markets risky, but they have a place in the portfolios of investors looking for explosive growth.

Heard in Davos Blog

Interactive Features

  • Davos 2011: CNBC Poll Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:35 AM ET

    While Europe struggles with its sovereign debt crisis, the U.S. is running up enormous budget deficits of its own. Which is in worse financial shape.

  • Davos and the World Economy Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    See if you could your own at the meeting of economic, business and political leaders.

Slideshow

  • The Faces of Davos 2011 Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    A small town in the Swiss Alps is overrun for a week every winter by the biggest global names in business, finance and politics. Davos, site of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, also attracts its fair share of philanthropists, academics, artists, activists and visionaries. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is an exc example of those who attend; he's a businessman, investor, billionaire, innovator and philanthropist (along with his wife and partner, Melinda.) This year, the Davos meeting will

    The World Economic Forum attracts the rich, famous and powerful, not to mention its fair share of philanthropists, academics, artists, activists and visionaries.

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