Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti defended his track record in leading Italy through the European financial crisis and told delegates at Davos that the country had regained credibility in the eyes of investors.
Lawrence Summers told delegates at the World Economic Forum that the U.S. was right to focus on its budget deficit, but should also make the most of "negligible" long term interest rates to improve healthcare and education.
Morgan Stanley hopes to buy the rest of the Smith Barney business this year as it continues to re-position its business, CEO James Gorman told CNBC.
South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday questioned whether Africa was more risky than other regions across the globe, arguing in a debate at Davos that the continent was growing and moving forward.
Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel, tells CNBC it is essential that the new government in Israel puts the budget at the beginning of its term.
Wong Wai Ming, chief financial officer at Lenovo, says use of the personal computer is not in decline but actually growing in some sectors.
The euro zone economy is not out of the woods yet, UBS Chairman Axel Weber told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, pointing to the Italian elections and Spain's ability to tap financial markets for funding as significant risks.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has hit back at policymakers and new regulations, telling CNBC in Davos that some of the rules had made things more complicated and that many of the problems had still not been fixed.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo reports from Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, where CNBC will be interviewing some of the biggest names in business. She will be talking to George Soros, Jamie Dimon, Bill Gates and others.
'Prepping' is the key word in Davos today as 'Team Bartiromo' finalized details for the 40+ interviews about to air over the next three days.
At Davos, there doesn't appear to be an immediate financial crisis. The world looks to be in a state of precarious stability.
Optimistic shareholder expectations seem out of kilter with weak projections for global economic growth. Companies must grow rapidly to meet analyst expectations.
CEOs, many of whom are gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for this year's World Economic Forum, are feeling less optimistic about their companies' growth prospects than last year or the year before, PwC said Tuesday.
As business leaders from across the world prepare to touch down in Switzerland, a new survey has revealed that just 18 percent of the public trusts business leaders to tell the truth.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin will report live from Davos in Switzerland on Wednesday morning, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.
Inequality risks destabilizing “global society”, Klaus Schwab, the German economist who founded and chairs the World Economic Forum, told CNBC on Tuesday.
Inequality risks destabilizing "global society" says Klaus Schwab, the German economist who founded and chairs the World Economic Forum.
The World Economic Forum's annual get-togethers in Davos have been widely criticized as a week-long party for the rich and powerful. But for some, the Forum is an important platform for discussing global issues and solutions.
Luxury goods group Richemont gave a cautious outlook on Monday after slowing wholesale demand for its pricey products pushed sales growth in the last quarter below forecasts.
At 2013's meeting, Maria and her team look forward to the themes, opportunities and surprises that come out of the World Economic Forum. In preparation, Maria discusses what will, and has, comes out of Davos. Would you believe Mick Jagger?