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Heard in Davos 2012: Dispatches from the Conference

  Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

Chapter 11: The Age of Emerging Markets

Posted By: Simon Cox |Special to CNBC.com

By 2050 the big economies will no longer be emerging, and the emerging economies will no longer be very big

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  Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

CEO to CEO: Our Roles Are Changing

Posted By: S. D. Shibulal|Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys
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It was an eventful and exciting week at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting at Davos last month, which was started with the backdrop of the ongoing Eurozone crisis that the region was battling with.

It was eventful because the annual meeting, as every year, provided business leaders with the ideal platform to get together to discuss and debate on key issues that the world was facing with today. It was exciting because despite the vast diversity of events and business leaders that participated in them, what emerged was a common focus - the need for businesses and business leaders to adapt to the emerging future that we are faced with.

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  Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

With $100 a Barrel Oil, Why Isn’t Green Tech Better?

Posted By: Catherine Boyle

The demand for energy is expected to double in the next 40 years globally, as populations grow and access to electricity increases, yet a large-scale, safe alternative to fossil fuels has yet to be built.

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  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

ECB Won't Take Debt 'Haircut': Jean-Claude Trichet

Posted By: Margo D. Beller

During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC Friday.

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  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 1:52 PM ET

Dupont Agriculture Business Up in Volatile Times

Posted By: Margo D. Beller

Volatility has become a way of life, but people still have to eat. That's why sales at Dupont's agricultural businesses, including seed and insecticide, have been strong, CEO Ellen Kullman told CNBC.

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  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

Europe Risks 'Balkanization': UK Chancellor

Posted By: Antonia Oprita

The biggest risk brought on by the euro debt crisis is "Balkanization" – the fragmentation of economic interests according to narrow, mainly national criteria, UK Chancellor George Osborne told CNBC Friday.

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  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

Europe Needs a Two-Speed Euro: Economist

The euro has fundamental flaws, with no room for flexibility and Europe needs to move towards a political union as the euro cannot survive in its current format, Dr Gerard Lyons, chief economist at Standard Chartered told CNBC on Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:18 AM ET

Bank Transaction Tax Will Happen: German FinMin

Posted By: Catherine Boyle

Proposals for a tax on financial transactions, which caused UK Prime Minister David Cameron to refuse to vote for proposed changes to the European Union treaty to create a closer fiscal compact for the euro zone, will become reality, Wolfgang Schaueble, Germany’s finance minister, told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday.

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  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:09 AM ET

Davos Absentees: Who Didn't Show Up?

Posted By: Carolin Roth

Once again, the World Economic Forum's lineup of keynote speakers was extremely impressive. Let's be frank, what other forum in the world—especially in such an inconvenient and remote location—actually manages to attract not just German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, but also policy heavyweights Mario Draghi from the European Central Bank and Timothy Geithner from the US Treasury Department in the space of only three days? Well, very few.

French President Nicholas Sarkozy
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French President Nicholas Sarkozy

But browsing through the session and attendees lists, I couldn't shake off the thought that some of the key people are actually missing this year. No, I'm not talking Bono and Angelina Jolie.

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  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

Greece, Private Creditors 'Very Close' to Deal: EU's Rehn

Posted By: CNBC.com

A deal with private investors to swap Greece's debt to a more manageable burden is close to being concluded and the next three days are crucial, Olli Rehn , the European Union's monetary affairs commissioner, said during a debate hosted by CNBC in Davos.

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