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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • ZURICH, Nov 25- When the Swiss National Bank stunned markets in January by abandoning its currency cap it had imposed in its franc against the euro, it did so with eyes on the European Central Bank. After the decision to end the minimum exchange rate sent Switzerland's currency soaring, the SNB's policies of negative interest rates and foreign currency purchases...

  • LONDON— Britain's Treasury chief is set to announce plans to boost property ownership as he updates Parliament on the government's taxation and spending plans. The Autumn Statement— one of two showpiece budget updates— gives Treasury chief George Osborne an opportunity Wednesday to lay out his spending priorities. It is accompanied by economic forecasts by...

  • A warplane goes down in Syria's northwestern Turkmen town of Bayirbucak near Turkeys border on November 24, 2015.

    Squawk Box Live in Europe tracked the latest news after Turkish forces downed a Russian fighter jet which allegedly entered its airspace.

  • European stocks open higher despite geopolitical tensions

    European equities opened slightly higher Wednesday after stocks came under pressure on Tuesday, despite rising geopolitical tensions between Russia and NATO member Turkey.

  • Are problems lurking in bond markets?

    Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, says six percent of the European high yield market is junk and many investors are not being compensated for taking these risks.

  • LONDON, Nov 25- There won't be any press conferences, fireworks or tears to mark its passing, but the latest wave of austerity worldwide may well have had its day. While that may sound peculiar to Greeks still struggling to meet stiff budget targets set by creditors or even Britons faced with another round of spending cuts by finance minister George Osborne this...

  • London Big Ben and traffic on Westminster Bridge

    U.K. Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and spending review will seek to deliver a plan to balance the books by 2020. The FT reports.

  • *Series of hikes hinges on debate over economy's potential. *Dove-hawk divide blurs as Fed ponders equilibrium rate. NEW YORK, Nov 25- Federal Reserve officials, who are expected to raise interest rates next month, are already sketching out positions for a post-liftoff debate that may blur the lines between inflation "hawks" and "doves" and make the Fed's policy less...

  • *Businesses accumulate $90.2 billion worth of inventories. The Commerce Department on Tuesday said the nation's gross domestic product grew at a 2.1 percent annual pace, not the 1.5 percent rate it reported last month, as businesses reduced an inventory bloat less aggressively than previously believed. With growth like this, the Fed has the data it needs to...

  • The U.S. State Department issued a "worldwide travel alert" late on Monday, in the latest security red flag for global tourism.

  • Majority of Britons want a Brexit

    An online poll shows that Britons are in favor of exiting the European Union.

  • LISBON, Portugal— An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country's president on Tuesday set aside fears about those parties' economic and foreign policies. President Anibal Cavaco Silva announced in a statement on his website that...

  • German business morale unexpectedly rises in November Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 4:29 AM ET

    German business morale unexpectedly improved in November suggesting company executives are more upbeat despite weaker export prospects in EM.

  • Reaction: Brussels on lockdown for fourth day Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 4:03 AM ET

    Squawk Box Live watched as Brussels remained on lockdown for a fourth day, with police still hunting for a prime suspect behind the Paris terror attacks.

  • Which sectors are affected by terrorism? Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Which sectors are affected by terrorism?

    Guillaume Menuet, European economist at Citi, says tourism and air travel will be most affected by the recent terror attacks in Europe.

  • Europe must tackle bad loans to recover: IMF Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 2:25 AM ET
    José Viñals

    Europe must take "decisive action" to tackle the 900 billion euros ($956 billion) worth of non-performing loans (NPLs) the banks have on their books.

  • Rare public rift emerges at core of ECB Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 1:39 AM ET
    European Central Bank president Mario Draghi waits for questions during a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, September 3, 2015

    A rare public rift emerged at the core of the European Central Bank on Monday as a key policy-setter said she opposed an extension of money printing.

  • Europe ends sharply lower after Turkey downs Russian jet

    European markets finished sharply lower on Tuesday after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

  • It's a very hard time to be the 'queen of Europe' Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who's usually seen as Europe's indispensable leader, is in danger of losing that role.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 23- A rare public rift emerged at the core of the European Central Bank on Monday as a key policy-setter said she opposed an extension of money printing, days after the bank's head paved the way for more stimulus. There have long been differing views on the bank's 25- member Governing Council, which sets interest rates. But Sabine Lautenschlaeger's...

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