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Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Jan 23 2012 16:45:00

[Updated 4:45 p.m. Monday, January 23] The photo above shows a couple of Swiss soldiers shoveling snow in Davos, Switzerland.

A daunting agenda for Davosupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 08:45:00

Once again, high-level government officials, thought leaders and CEOs from virtually every corner of the globe will gather in the Swiss Alps for the annual Davos meetings. Once again, the agenda is wide-ranging and interesting. And, once again, those of us witnessing the festivities from afar will hope that this impressive mix of brainpower and personalities can contribute to a better understanding of what ails the world and, importantly, what needs to be done to improve global welfare.

The wider impact of the Eurozone crisisupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 08:45:00

Cornelia Meyer, CEO and chairman of MRL, discusses her outlook for the eurozone.

Crunching digital data can help the worldupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 20:14:00

The big issues in the air at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos were privacy and "big data" -- the vast amounts of revealing information we generate when using computers and mobile phones. Pundits have framed the discussion in simplistic terms, as an epic struggle between individual rights and corporate profits.

Can social media stop an epidemic?updated: Wed Feb 02 2011 20:14:00

Virus hunter Dr. Nathan Wolfe says we can mine "big data" to stop disease outbreaks before they spread

One of 'Three Tenors' honored at Davosupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 10:55:00

CNN's Richard Quest asks singer Jose Carreras how he felt about being honored at Davos for his work against leukemia.

Celebrities have 'duty' to help society: Carrerasupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 10:55:00

Opera singer Jose Carreras says celebrities have a duty to use their popularity to give something back to society.

Small explosion at Davos hotelupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 12:37:00

A small explosion occurred at the Post Hotel Morosani in Davos, Switzerland. CNN's John Defterios reports.

Fireworks bring drama to locked-down Davosupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 12:37:00

It was high drama for a couple of hours on the second day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Davos hotel hit by small blastupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 10:53:00

There was a "little explosion" Thursday at the Post Hotel Morosani in Davos, Switzerland, which is hosting the high-powered annual World Economic Forum this week, police there said.

Davos teen's diary: Day 1updated: Thu Jan 27 2011 02:53:00

iReporter Trevor Dougherty on his first day at Davos as the youngest American at the WEF 2011.

Davos 2011: What to expectupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 13:22:00

CNN's Richard Quest offers a primer on this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Global challenges in 2011updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 10:40:00

MME talks with the former British ambassador to the United Nations about how to tackle unemployment and economic inequality.

Davos explainer: What is the 'new reality' faced by the world?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:21:00

The global economic crisis exposed fault lines in our capitalist system with such ferocity that even the most optimistic of analysts struggled to predict when -- or even whether -- a full recovery was possible.

Davos: What's your new reality?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 08:22:00

With many countries emerging slowly from the global financial crisis, the theme at this year's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos is "Shared Norms for the New Reality."

It takes a crisis to focus on the value of Davosupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 05:53:00

It is hard to believe the 30th anniversary of the World Economic Forum at Davos is upon us.

Gates: $10B vaccine program could save 8.7M livesupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 11:05:00

Bill and Melinda Gates announced plans Friday to invest $10 billion in the fight against a number of illnesses including AIDS and said the record donation could save nearly nine million lives.

Frank's Davos goalsupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 07:34:00

Rep. Barney Frank discusses what he hopes to achieve at the World Economic Forum.

Offshore banks could face tough sanctionsupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 07:34:00

A powerful member of the United States Congress said countries that provide offshore havens for risky financial practices could face U.S. sanctions similar to Iran.

Fortune: Meet the Duke of Davosupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 08:56:00

I was born in 1938 in Germany, but I was very fortunate. My father was the managing director of a Swiss machinery company, and during the war I spent time in Switzerland.

Davos spotlight on China's next premier?updated: Wed Jan 27 2010 22:11:00

China's leadership succession process will step up a gear on Thursday when Li Keqiang, the man widely tipped to be the country's next premier, addresses the World Economic Forum.

Sarkozy lays down gauntlet with reformist speech at Davosupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 17:11:00

French President Nicolas Sarkozy walked into the lion's den of capitalism in Davos Wednesday and rammed his message of reform down the throats of the world's bankers and chief executives.

Davos founder hopefulupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 12:26:00

Klaus Schwab, the economist behind Davos, says he is optimistic about economic recovery.

'Mr Davos' optimistic ahead of 40th annual meetingupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 12:26:00

On the eve of the 40th World Economic Forum at the Swiss resort of Davos, the economist behind it all says he's optimistic about life after recession.

Will Davos talkshop inspire progress after economic gloom?updated: Tue Jan 26 2010 08:46:00

A year ago business leaders and politicians from around the world gathered in a picturesque alpine resort in Switzerland to discuss how best to navigate the stormy waters of a global recession.

Rethink, redesign, rebuildupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 08:46:00

CNN's Richard Quest puts these themes to the humble snowman, but will the Snowman be better after his 'makeover'?

Davos battleground for bank reformupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 12:59:00

After the Democrats' electoral defeat in Massachusetts last week, President Barack Obama beefed up both the substance of financial reform and the rhetoric designed to sell his policies, but stopped short of a change of personnel.

GPS: Davos in desperationupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 01:09:00

A Fareed Zakaria GPS panel discusses solutions for the global economic woes.

Web networkers tap into 'pulse' at Davosupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 10:22:00

David Cameron, the leader of the UK's opposition Conservative Party, is discussing whether economic growth should be pursued at the expense of the environment.

British PM speaks in Davosupdated: Sat Jan 31 2009 23:28:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour talks to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown about the global economic crisis and how to fix it.

Ban Ki-moon in Davosupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 23:41:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about call for international aid.

GPS: Open Commentaryupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 17:33:00

CNN Fareed Zakaria comments on the mood of the world economic forum in Davos Switzerland.

Zakaria: Turkish-Israeli leaders' clash reveals passionsupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 17:33:00

Thousands turned out to greet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his return home from Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, a day after a heated exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres over Israel's military campaign in Gaza.

Fortune: Davos divided on how to fix Wall Streetupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 16:01:00

One of the more repeated comments heard in the after hours chatter in the salons of Davos was that no one from the financial industry has actually apologized for the mess they've created in the global financial system.

Oil takes a hitupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 09:41:00

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer joins CNN to discuss the impact of the global economic crisis

Dear Davosupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 09:41:00

From January 28 to February 1 CNN is broadcasting live and reporting online from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the world's leading power brokers and moneymakers gather to discuss the state of the world in 2009.

Cap in hand: The top-down approach at Davosupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 05:22:00

Royal Ascot it ain't. But here in Davos, a hat is more than something to put on your head; it is a statement -- as much of preparedness as of status.

Davos in a downturnupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 20:47:00

Klaus Schwab sits down with CNN's Richard Quest and talks about the upcoming World Economic Forum.

Davos delegates gather to 'shape new world'updated: Thu Jan 29 2009 20:47:00

The head of the World Economic Forum has urged delegates to respond to the global economic crisis by shaping a "new world" as they braved snowstorms, icy roads and subzero temperatures Tuesday to gather for the five-day annual brainstorm in the Swiss Alps.

Fortune: At Davos, an upside-down worldupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 13:04:00

At last year's gathering of the world's elite at this Alpine ski resort, the tone was one of unbridled optimism. CEOs, government leaders and heads of NGOs had the luxury to discuss the rapid growth in new technologies, innovation in the financial industry (oops), and ways to combat hunger, disease and global warming. This year's World Economic Forum conjures a radically different zeitgeist.

Fortune: At Davos, blaming unregulated marketsupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 11:06:00

This year's World Economic Forum meeting at Davos is supposed to discuss how to lift the world out of its economic and financial crisis, but not everyone is satisfied just talking about the problems. Aditya Mittal, for one, is trying to take matters into his own hands.

Dear Davos 2009updated: Wed Jan 28 2009 03:34:00

CNN's Charles Hodson tells you how to have your say at Davos 2009.

Economic crisis dominates Davos agendaupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 03:34:00

Heads of state, influential politicians, business leaders and global power brokers will gather in the Swiss Alps next week for the World Economic Forum -- with the perilous state of the planet's financial system set to top this year's agenda.

Fortune: Davos looks to a post-Bush futureupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 11:16:00

By the final day of this year's World Economic Forum, people were joking that the world had gone through a full economic cycle in the four days the conference had been underway. After a Monday on which global markets seemed in freefall, by Friday the Dow average amazingly showed a tiny gain for the week. Klaus Schwab, the paternalistic overseer of each year's Forum, was proudly talking of a "Davos effect" on world markets.

Japan's take on the economyupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 04:25:00

At the World Economic Forum, CNN's Becky Anderson and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda discuss the world economy.

Davos elite leaves, fearing dark daysupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 04:25:00

The world will weather its financial storm, but must battle climate change, poverty and conflict to reap a new "industrial revolution," the global business elite said Sunday, trying to dispel pessimism that has hung over a major meeting in Switzerland.

Dateline: Davosupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 04:25:00

From the closing session of WEF, CNN's Hala Gorani hosts a prestigious panel of business and government leaders.

Davos: CNN video coverageupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 04:25:00

Collaborative innovation may have been the theme of this year's event in Davos, but it's the threat of global recession that is the main topic of conversation as the event begins. CNN's Becky Anderson, Charles Hodson and Richard Quest will be bringing you extensive coverage of the event throughout the week.

Economy fears driven home at Davosupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 12:52:00

Global finance chiefs drove home warnings over the market crisis Saturday, as concerns of a possible recession continued to trouble a meeting of world powerbrokers in Switzerland.

Q & A with A-list guests at Davosupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 05:14:00

CNN's Richard Quest has been pressing his A-list guests for a vote for 'recession' or 'slowdown'.

Outlook for aviation industryupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 05:14:00

Maurice Flanagan, Vice Chairman of the Emirates Group, talks about the aviation industry and the global economy.

Recession-o-meter result: It's a slowdownupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 05:14:00

CNN's Recession-o-meter -- our unscientific poll of financial experts at the World Economic Forum at Davos -- has spoken. And it's decided that the world economy is in slowdown, not recession.

Fortune: Financiers never say 'sorry'updated: Fri Jan 25 2008 13:45:00

A significant number of the bankers, regulators, credit agencies and other key players whose errors, omissions and greed contributed to the current financial crisis are at the World Economic Forum in Davos - and they all seem to be singing from the same hymn sheet.

Bill Gates at Davosupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 12:47:00

CNN's Charles Hodson sits down with Bill Gates, who is in Davos to convince other big businesses to spread the wealth.

Bill Gates' new project: Farmingupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 12:47:00

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates announced a new direction Friday as he pledged $306 million in grants to develop farming in poor countries, leading the charge for corporate responsibility at a major meeting of business chiefs.

Have your say on the issues at Davosupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 09:36:00

Economic worries were the main topic of conversation among CEOs and politicians at the start of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos, and it seems to be one of the top issues on your minds, too.

YouTube Davos questionsupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 09:36:00

YouTube users share their thoughts on the questions that should be tackled at Davos 2008.

Fortune: Stop whining about sovereign wealth fundsupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 16:21:00

They may have ridden to the rescue of Citigroup and Merrill Lynch in the past couple of months, but the rise of so-called sovereign wealth funds - huge state investment vehicles from places like Russia, Kuwait and Singapore with billions of dollars to invest - has sparked a nervous reaction in the U.S. and prompted official calls for the funds to be subject to an international code of conduct.

Time.com: Why Davos Doesn't Matter updated: Thu Jan 24 2008 15:00:00

Viewpoint: Global leaders still flock to the annual World Economic Forum. But they no longer shape the global agenda

Fortune: In Davos, Gates calls for 'creative capitalism'updated: Thu Jan 24 2008 14:42:00

"In many crucial areas, the world is getting better...but it's not getting better fast enough, and it's not getting better for everyone," Bill Gates said in Davos on Thursday as he called for a more concerted global drive toward what he calls "Creative Capitalism." He said that companies, especially the biggest ones, can improve the lot of the world's least privileged by better aligning their self-interest with the good of society.

Renault in Davosupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 13:23:00

CNN's Charles Hodson talks with Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Pakistan president in Davosupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 11:08:00

Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

What's happening in the economy?updated: Thu Jan 24 2008 10:35:00

Ben Verwaayen, CEO of BT joins CNN's Richard Quest in Davos, Switzerland to give some analysis on the global economy.

Answering 'The Davos Question'updated: Thu Jan 24 2008 08:28:00

What will be the biggest question asked at Davos this year? The environment, economic development and energy security will all be hot topics discussed by the rich and powerful who will gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum from January 23 to 27.

Smelly Davos unveils new world odorupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 07:54:00

If there's a sweet smell at this year's Global Economic Forum, it's unlikely to be success.

Recession fears stalk Davos meetingupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 14:27:00

Bleak forecasts for the global economy dominated Wednesday's opening of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, but business and government leaders were divided over the possibility of a global recession.

Fortune: Captain's Blog, Stardate: 1/23/08updated: Wed Jan 23 2008 12:15:00

DAVOS: Given worldwide financial jitters, I think the sense of urgency at Davos is palpable. If there was ever a need to have an intelligent truly global debate, it is now. The issues here are pressing and real-time. Attendees from outside the U.S. are feeling penalized, and there is real concern that the U.S. doesn't have the leadership to respond properly, and that that response may become overly political given the ongoing campaign.

Fortune: Davos's gloomy Americansupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 12:00:00

There's a lot of snow in Davos for this year's World Economic Forum, but a noticeable lack of the usual sunny American optimism about economic prospects.

Market avalanches hit Davos talksupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 11:49:00

Avalanching global markets were expected to come crashing onto the agenda in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week as world leaders and big business names gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

WEF founder talks to CNNupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 11:49:00

World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab talks to CNN's Charles Hodson about his hopes for the 2008 Davos meeting.

Davos 2008: Networking on the slopesupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 09:36:00

From January 23 to 27 the sleepy Swiss town of Davos will be overrun with some of the biggest names in business and politics for five days of talking, networking, schmoozing and skiing.

Dateline Davos: CNN's coverageupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 06:57:00

Tony Blair will lead a prestigious panel in a unique CNN and World Economic Forum joint debate, to be televised on CNN from this year's event in Davos.

The main players at Davosupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 06:42:00

With over 200 public figures attending this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, the Swiss town is set to be a real-life who's who of international statesmen and politicians. Below we've profile a few of this year's big hitters.

Fortune: At Davos: citizenship, apostasy and $100 laptopsupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 13:57:00

I was sitting in a session at Davos idly doing e-mail when I suddenly slapped my laptop closed and listened, amazed. Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, on stage, was asserting that global warming doesn't much matter, that Al Gore deliberately omitted contradictory information from his movie "An Inconvenient Truth," and that the world would be better off using money it is spending to comply with the Kyoto Protocol to improve water supplies.

Fortune: Getting a Second Life in Davosupdated: Thu Jan 25 2007 15:04:00

I'll reiterate what I said in a feature story I wrote for the current issue of Fortune - Second Life is important not because it resembles a game, or because of how many people are signing up, or the big companies starting to do business inside it. What convinces me it is one of the most significant technology breakthroughs in history is that it is a platform on top of which users can create their own software and content, realize their ideas, and even make money.

World Economic Forum: Factboxupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 12:57:00

About 2,400 businessmen and politicians are expected to attend the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, including 900 company chief executives and board chairs and 24 heads of state -- among them British Prime Minister Tony Blair and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Fortune: LBOs are only going to get bigger -- here's whyupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 08:34:00

The grand ballroom at the Pierre Hotel in New York is an unlikely place to hear people talk about going clubbin', particularly when they're a bunch of Wall Street types wearing expensive suits.

Fortune: Defending the party of Davosupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 11:02:00

You may know the scene from the bitterly satiric 1976 movie "Network:" The CEO of a big media conglomerate, Arthur Jensen (played by Ned Beatty), calls raving anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) into a darkened boardroom for a tongue-lashing.

CNNMoney: Taking off the blindersupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 11:22:00

"It is just amazing how parochial Americans are," I heard a voice just in front of me say. "Amazing," agreed another.

CNNMoney: The next phase in the tech revolutionupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 09:50:00

Eric Pooley reports: If a session at Davos isn't absolutely great I start to wish I was up on the mountain instead of down in the Congress Center. Right now all thoughts of skiing have been banished: Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, John Chambers and Niklas Zennstrom are talking about the next phase in the tech revolution, and how they're making it pay.

Fortune: Where old media still matterupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 17:24:00

Justin Fox reports: For members of the Old Media, Davos remains stuck in a blissful time warp where they still matter and there's no Matt Drudge or Instapundit or Daily Kos around to cause trouble. Genius that he is, World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab long ago swept the people who run the world's newspapers, magazines and TV networks into a tight embrace, and he's not letting go, at least not yet.

Powerful presence at annual gatheringupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 20:34:00

More than 2,300 people are attending the 2006 World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Davos agenda: Asia, climate, poorupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 20:10:00

Saving the world was on the agenda, but for many of the business leaders, academics and activists who attended the "Big Debate" at the World Economic Forum, the theme may very well have been: Saving the West from China and India.

Fortune: Google founder defends China portalupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 16:51:00

The World Economic Forum, a gathering of leaders from the business world, media, academics, and assorted hollywood stars and do-gooders, is taking place this week. Fortune Magazine's journalists will keep you apprised of developments.

CNN shines spotlight on Davosupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 08:21:00

CNN has begun a week of coverage dedicated to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, including documentaries, live debate, interviews and regular news updates.

Davos prepares for elite gatheringupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 01:05:00

More than 2,300 business and and political leaders are heading for the annual World Economic Forum, which opens in the Swiss alpine resort of Davos on Wednesday and concludes on Sunday.

Security tight for Davos forumupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 07:47:00

Security was tight around the mountain town of Davos, Switzerland as global political and business leaders gathered for the annual World Economic forum.

Chirac: Despair like a 'tsunami'updated: Wed Jan 26 2005 13:50:00

French President Jacques Chirac has warned that "silent tsunamis" of despair, such as unemployment, are plaguing the world, and called on those attending the World Economic Forum help others.

World leaders look to tech, not politicsupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 19:07:00

"I do not see much hope in the political domain, but a lot of hope in the technological domain," said Shimon Peres last week at a private breakfast he hosted in a knotty wood-paneled ski-hotel dining room in Davos, Switzerland.

Fortune: With Tech's Eclipse, It's Time to Dream Again From Davos, four unsettling visions of a future filled with updated: Mon Feb 17 2003 00:01:00

Here in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, technology has utterly lost the limelight. That's no surprise, considering that dot-com fever is a distant memory and that the leaders gathe...

Fortune: February The FORTUNE Business Calendar The shortest month brings big events: Davos in New York, the Winter updated: Mon Feb 04 2002 00:01:00

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Fortune: The Lobbyist updated: Mon Jan 21 2002 00:01:00

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Fortune: From Davos, Talk of Death The modern corporation is on its last legs. So say the brains at the World Economic Forum.updated: Mon Mar 05 2001 00:01:00

There was plenty of news at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos: Antiglobalization protesters confronted Swiss police, Yasser Arafat excoriated Israel. And then there was this quiet little ann...

Money Magazine: Coming Upupdated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

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