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  • Robert Diamond

    Barclays was forced to name former heads Bob Diamond and John Varley, finance director Chris Lucas and other top executives and traders linked to a global rate-fixing probe, despite their calls for anonymity.

  • U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • The Social Buzz screen at the Davos WEF lounge.

    You don't have to attend Davos to know who's making news on the ground. The culprit? Social media.

  • George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC

    Rates will rise dramatically as soon as there are clear signs the US economy is picking up, billionaire financier George Soros said in an interview at Davos.

  • World Markets Trending Up: ING

    "We see markets all over the world getting better," says Jan Hommen, CEO of ING Group.

  • Swiss Re Chief: Govs Must Manage Risk Better

    Michel Lies, CEO of reinsurer Swiss Re says authorities in both developed and developing countries still have considerable risk management work to do.

  • Work Still Needed to Heal Banks: BIS

    Work to improve the banking sector's health is still incomplete, says Jaime Caruana, general manager at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

  • Davos, Switzerland

    Despite economic uncertainty still facing much of the world, this winter season the area has seen an increase in visitors.

  • Business leaders, politicians and labor organizations warned on Thursday that urgent action needs to be taken to prevent Europe's youth from becoming a lost generation, a development which could have severe social consequences.

  • 2013 Will Trump 2012: Infosys Chair

    Kris Gopalakrishnan co-chairman of Infosys, says macroeconomic prospects are better this year because there is less chance of the euro zone disintegrating, among other reasons.

  • US Should Improve Education, Healthcare:  Larry Summers

    Harvard University Professor Lawrence (Larry) Summers says the U.S. should take advantage of "negligible" long term interest rates to improve healthcare and education.

  • Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European nations to continue the economic reforms they have begun and argued that the debt crisis offered an opportunity for the bloc to become more competitive.

  • Pick Your Own Tax Rate

    CNBC guests vote for the optimal top rate of income tax.

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    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has defended his government's austerity program, a day after the International Monetary Fund said the U.K. government should ease up on austerity.

  • Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan CEO

    Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has told CNBC that 2013 will be a reasonably good year for the automaker and that excluding the slowdown in Europe it will be a "good year".

  • A financial trading tax (FTT) planned by a group of euro zone nations could leave major banks, its main target, relatively unscathed while less nimble smaller trading houses, pension funds and asset managers bear the brunt.

  • Leaders of the world's largest banks have gone some way to persuading investors that their industry's near-death experience is over, even though the public still doesn't trust them.

  • Jamie Dimon listens during a panel discussion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

    If Washington can reach a grand bargain to fix its fiscal problems, the U.S. economy could boom, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told CNBC on Wednesday in Davos.

  • Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America

    If the recent global economic crisis taught us anything, it is that the world can be a better place when we collaborate to address the challenges of our connected globe, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said.

  • UBS' Axel Weber: Financial Industry Faces Many Challenges

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Axel Weber, UBS Chairman at the World Economic Forum in Davos, regarding banking regulations and the state of the financial industry.