The Israeli economy has been growing at a "spectacular" pace due to its innovation drive, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister tells CNBC before explaining why he remains distrustful of Iran.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, EMEA chairman at FTI Consulting, highlights that while the economy is less of a worry, geopolitical concerns are rising.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, says he wished Iran would "walk the walk" and that he wants "action, deeds and not nice words" when it comes to its nuclear program.
A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people.
Ibrahim Adbul Aziz Al Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, says that Iranian oil will not "flood" the market and that agreeing on an increase will "take some time."
Iran has the potential to become one of the world's top ten economies within three decades, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani tells Davos.
Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, takes centre stage at Davos to discuss the country's place in the world and says that his views on social, economic and political issues is one of "prudent moderation."
HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and former ambassador to the U.S., says Iran has shown "disrespect" in the past by ignoring UN rules, but President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to thaw relations with the West are "brave".
Samer Khoury, president of Consolidated Contractors Company, says stability is needed between Iran and the West in order to attract investors to the Middle East.
Adam Ereli, former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain between 2007 and 2011, describes the outlook for Iran as the U.S. and EU start lifting economic sanctions on the country, as part of an interim deal.
John Kingston, Global Director of News, Platts explains why crude exports from Iran will likely increase with the lifting of some economic sanctions against the country.
Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, describes the interim deal with Iran as a "genuine breakthrough" but highlights that "plenty can interfere" with progress towards a longer-term deal.
More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.
Clotaire Rapaille has been called "a corporate prophet," and he has some interesting forecasts for China, the Mideast and women's role in the world.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera sits down with marketing executive Clotaire Rapaille to discuss one interesting anecdote on a focus group he conducted with the women in Iran. Based on those conversations, he thinks Iran can very well be a dominant country in the Middle East 25 years from now.
Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, says that the U.S. Congress should not pass further sanctions against Iran, as the country will be kept "on a tight leash" for the next few months anyway.
Egypt will be able to return to democracy and stability, Mohammed Elnawawy, the CEO of the Egypt Telecom has told CNBC.
Richard Mallison, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, explains that Iranian oil exports may not increase in 2014 while talks for a deal with Western countries continue.
A deal for Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief is set to take effect on January 20.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the oil market is in a "Catch-22" situation as it has "no directional conviction."