Everyone at Davos may be focused on the collapse of the global economy. But the conference itself is helping create a mini-boom, at least for the moment.
The theme for the World Economic Forum this year is "Restoring Trust, Rebuilding Confidence." It ain't gonna be an easy sell.
That is the question this year about Davos. In such troubled economic times, expected participants—from Wall Street To Washington—are dropping like flies.
US President Barack Obama won't be there, but many other major world leaders will be on hand, and policy experts say they'll have to do more than just show up if they want to jumpstart the global economy.
The conversations on the ground in Davos, Switzerland are likely to pick up where they left off at the 2008 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting: how did we get here?
The Swiss franc is likely to shine over the next two years as other currencies are set to weaken, Christopher Locke, technical analyst at Oystertrade.com Management told CNBC.
A federal investigation into UBS concerning its sale of offshore private banking services to wealthy Americans is concentrating on senior and midlevel executives and bankers, and could result in one or more indictments, people briefed on the matter said on Monday, the New York Times reported.
UBS, one of Europe's hardest-hit banks in the crisis, said on Tuesday accounting effects would weigh on fourth quarter results but it had seen some encouraging signs in client flows in October.
Swiss Re, the world's second-biggest reinsurer, reported a surprise third-quarter net loss of 304 million Swiss francs ($263.2 million), hurt by investment losses.
Of all the places to put money to work in Europe, the pharmaceutical sector is the most promising, a technical analyst told CNBC Thursday.
Mention the words Swiss bank account and it can bring to mind corrupt politicians hiding vast sums of money, drug lords laundering ill gotten gains or filthy rich American citizens trying to avoid paying taxes.
Swatch Group posted a 9 percent fall in first-half net profit on Friday as the weak dollar and a loss on investments weighed, but gave a confident outlook due to demand in emerging markets.
European financial groups ING and Zurich Financial Services reported quarterly profits that met or exceeded expectations on Wednesday, helped by strong insurance businesses and limited investment writedowns.
UBS will separate its investment bank from its prized wealth management arm, paving the way to sell the business that made it Europe's biggest casualty of the credit crunch.
Acquisitive miner Xstrata unveiled a $10 billion takeover bid for the world's third-biggest platinum producer Lonmin, aiming to diversify its business from industrial metals such as copper.
A lawsuit against UBS alleging that the Swiss bank engaged in fraud related to holdings of a fund in loss-making company Endwave was dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge, court documents showed.
ABB reaffirmed it is considering acquisitions and has the means to fund a takeover despite strained debt markets, Michel Demare, ABB's interim chief executive told CNBC Friday.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday against UBS, accusing the Swiss bank of steering customers into auction-rate securities that this year became impossible to cash out of amid the credit crunch.
Credit Suisse beat expectations with second-quarter earnings of 1.2 billion Swiss francs ($1.16 billion) as it managed more funds for the world's wealthy and said it was coping well with a global credit crunch.
Swiss agrochemicals company Syngenta posted a better-than-expected 25 percent rise in first-half net profit and raised its guidance for 2008 and 2009, citing buoyant agricultural markets and good prospects for the southern hemisphere planting season.