Brendan McGivern, executive partner at White & Case Geneva, tells CNBC why the United States is behind most trade disputes brought to the World Trade Organization.
Christophe Waignier, strategy and resources at SACEM, talks to CNBC about offering their music repertoire to all digital providers in Europe.
Kim Hayward, international advisory partner at BDO, explains to CNBC the current global outlook for investment opportunities.
Keith Weed, chief marketing officer at Unilever, explains the philosophy behind Unilever's goal of increasing profits while making tangible contributions to consumer health and well-being.
Jason Graham-Nye, co-founder of gNappies, explains to CNBC the many challenges of expanding a business abroad.
Robert Scharar, fund manager at Commonwealth Africa Fund, tells CNBC there are more reasons to invest in Africa than simply its abundance of resources.
Dr. M. Chatib Basri, chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, tells CNBC that the best way for governments to channel quantitative easing money from the West is through building infrastructure.
Tony Douglas, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company, tells CNBC, how the opening of Abu Dhabi's 7 billion dollar Khalifa Port, with a fully automated container yard, marks an attempt by the country to diversify its economy away from oil and gas.
Philip Malmberg, CEO of Ecover, tells CNBC that the biggest hurdle that eco-friendly businesses face in emerging markets is the lack of regulation and the green washing that goes on from competitors who claim they are environmentally friendly.
Dr Gerry Power, chief operating officer at InterMedia Europe, tells CNBC, "Historically there has been very little data available on most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, people want consumer and national studies."
Marius Toime, partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner, tells CNBC, "Russia views Mongolia as a competitor, it also has vast resources available and is competing with Mongolia in terms of the world commodity export market."
Howard Elias, president and chief operating officer of cloud services at EMC, tells CNBC, "This allows customers to build their own private clouds but also to obtain it from public clouds and service providers, so it really dissolves some of the borders from a technical point of view."
Esa Tihila, CEO of Basware, tells CNBC that automated payments can improve the access of small and medium enterprises to foreign markets.
Simon Cooper, president of Asia Pacific for Marriott International shares his views on what challenges and opportunities the hotel industry encounters when venturing into new markets, "We would love to be in Myanmar," he tells CNBC.
Dimitris Tsitsiragos, Vice President of MENA for International Finance Corporation says investment and trade can help create jobs in the Middle east and North African regions.
Hiroshi Mikitani, founder and CEO of Rakuten, told CNBC, "E-Commerce has a sort of immunity against the economic situation, even if the economy is slow, I think E-Commerce will still perform very very well because people are looking for special deals and truly trying to find something special."
Forget China’s bilateral exchange-rate regime with the dollar, it’s a Chinese government policy of value-added tax adjustments that has been boosting China’s exports, according to a university Professor.
The global shipping industry has been treading water during the global economic slowdown but in the last 12 months the Baltic Dry Index, which measures the haulage costs of freight, has dropped around 40 percent.
The economic crisis is leading to unexpected opportunities for some, Lars Thunnell, CEO of the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, told CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange.”
Lars Thunell, CEO of International Finance Corporation, told CNBC, "Obviously with the crisis going on right now there is a lot of ripple effects around the world, especially for the poorer countries and you see these transmission mechanisms could be through trade, foreign direct investment, and remittances."