Archive Europe: Economy


  • Draghi: Portugal is 'reaping the benefits'

    When asked about financial stability, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, responds to the current situation with Portugal, and answers whether he thinks the ECB is blackmailing Greece.

  • Are higher interest rates healthy?

    Michael W. Gurka, founder and president of BruinHill Partners, says "higher rates are healthy for everything in the market" -- just not too soon.

  • Can Greece make up with Germany?

    Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, is due to meet German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to discuss debt negotiations. CNBC's Annette Weisbach discusses what to expect.

  • Jose Manuel Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says the euro zone now has stronger instruments in place, which will prevent the exit of Greece.

  • Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras have played down the Greek leader's first official visit to Berlin on Monday, but media portrayals suggest a showdown.

  • FTSE post record close above 7000; Vedanta soars

    European equities closed higher on Friday, as Wall Street rose, and hopes were boosted that the new Greek government could yet strike a deal with its international bailout supervisors.

  • Natalia Yaresko, Ukraine Finance Minister

    Ukraine has never been so united in its desire to seek a European future based on transparency, Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko tells CNBC.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on March 5. 2015.

    President Vladimir Putin proposed on Friday creating a regional currency union with Belarus and Kazakhstan.

  • International hot spots in the limelight

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, shares perspective on the top headlines in global news this week, including an attempt to forge a new deal with Iran on its nuclear program, and Benjamin Netanyahu's political victory.

  • Fighting Putin and corruption: Ukraine FM

    Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, talks about the economic impact of its war with Russia, and Ukraine's efforts to deal with corruption within its borders.

  • Rebuilding Ukraine from scratch

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, about obtaining IMF financing while Russia remains the country's largest creditor. Also Jaresko talks about dealing with Vladimir Putin.

  • Mark Mobius' greenback warning

    Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets, discusses how a strong dollar is positive for U.S. businesses but warns against the greenback getting any stronger. Also Mobius weighs in on how central banks have impacted the global economy.

  • Russia's biggest question mark: Mobius

    It will probably get worse in Russia before it gets better, says Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets, sharing his concerns about the weakening Russian ruble, and how lower oil prices are impacting Brazil.

  • EU summit: Chance of a Greek agreement?

    Is there any chance of Greece coming up with reforms that works for both them and the European Union? CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports the latest from the EU summit.

  • Europe shares end mostly higher; oil stocks rally

    European equities closed mostly flat to higher on Thursday, as investors reacted to a dovish statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Norges Bank not thinking of going negative

    Norway's Central Bank has surprised markets by keeping its rates on hold. Oystein Olsen, Governor of Norges Bank, discusses whether the bank would consider going into negative territory.

  • UK PM: Let's not go backwards on Greece

    Will Germany and Greece ever find an agreement that works for both of them? CNBC's Julia Chatterley discusses the latest, with responses from Greece's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.

  • Greece: When will the blame game end?

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy Ltd, discusses Greece in terms of what they can do to pay back their debt.

  • Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

    The U.K. government’s economic policies are much “more murky” than meets the eye, said Ed Balls, shadow finance minister in the Labour Party.

  • SNB's credibility hasn't suffered: Chair

    Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, says it's now obvious that scrapping the FX cap in January was "the right decision."

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