World Economic Forum 2015: Heard in Davos

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
On the surprise decision by the Swiss National Bank to end its exchange-rate cap with the euro: “I have to be frank, we had a meeting of our managing board and I predicted that it [would] happen.”
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Andrey Kostin, CEO of Russia's VTB Bank
Andrey Kostin, CEO of Russia's VTB Bank
On how the Ukraine crisis and international sanctions would affect Russia's presence in Davos: “It’s only the first night, but we have friends here. Ukrainian friends, European friends, American friends. Some business relationships are restricted, but that doesn’t affect personal relationships.”
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Douglas Flint, CEO of HSBC Holdings
Douglas Flint, CEO of HSBC Holdings
On ECB President Mario Draghi, who didn't attend Davos this year: "Draghi is the most important person in the world at the moment."
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Axel Weber, Chairman of UBS Group
Axel Weber, Chairman of UBS Group
On European economic growth and the ECB's at-the-time unannounced quantitative easing program: “The ECB has continuously bought time for European policy makers. Now Europe’s not back, the problems are back.” 
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Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group
Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group
On the European Central Bank's $1.28 trillion quantitative easing program, announced Jan. 22: "It's never too late to do the right thing." 
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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
On whether the ECB's stimulus was the right thing to do (she's known to be skeptical): “The world is amply supplied with liquidity right now...such that you can’t really precisely see who is competitive or who isn’t quite there yet.”
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Oleg Deripaska, President of United Company Rusal
Oleg Deripaska, President of United Company Rusal
On prospects for the Russian economy:“Everyone is expecting not only a lack of growth, but a decline. I think these forecasts will come true.”
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Anshu Jain, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank
Anshu Jain, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank
On his biggest worry heading into 2015: “A disruptive credit event following a Fed turn would be at the top of my worry list. Sometime in the next six, max 12 months, we are going to get that Fed turn. That’s going to be very significant.”
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Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary
Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary
On why the Fed may not raise interest rates as soon as many investors have been expecting: “The Fed should not be fighting against inflation until it sees the whites of its eyes. That is a long way off.”
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Andrea Bocelli, popular classical music singer
Andrea Bocelli, popular classical music singer
Asked in a TV interview what he though about Taylor Swift's decision to remove her music from Spotify: "Who is Taylor Swift?"
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