Archive Europe: Economy


  • The risks that Europe is facing

    Apart from being left behind by a global economic recovery, Europe is also hurt by geopolitical tension and growing fragmentation within the block, says Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia.

  • Santelli Exchange: QE addiction

    Ahead of tomorrow's ECB meeting, CNBC's Rick Santelli and Andy Brenner, National Alliance Securities, discuss Mario Draghi's game plan for quantitative easing.

  • EU lowers growth forecasts - what does it mean?

    Patrick Pearson, Head of Financial Markets Infrastructure at EU Commission, says the downgrade in growth projections reflects the focus on ensuring efficiency in the European economy.

  • Cramer: Anything Japan not buying?

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses the U.S. stock markets October comeback and the outlook for Eastern Europe.

  • Slovakia DPM: Don't dramatise Europe growth fears

    Miroslav Lajcak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, outlines the "promising signs" of growth picking up in the euro zone.

  • Slovakia DPM: Russia-Ukraine gas deal is good

    Miroslav Lajcak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, discusses news that Russia and Ukraine had agreed a deal to resume deliveries of gas.

  • The viability of the euro as a key currency for a continent is at the core of all long-term euro area investments.

  • Haruhiko Kuroda, left, governor of the Bank of Japan, and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.

    The Bank of Japan delighted markets with a stimulative surprise. Will the European Central Bank be next?

  • Cargill: Europe slowdown won't hurt us

    Speaking to CNBC at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Paul Conway, Vice-Chairman of Cargill, explains why the firm is insulated from the slowdown in Europe.

  • Biggest risks to US market rally

    Discussing weakness in Europe and what could derail the U.S. market rally, with Charles Bobrinskoy, Ariel Investments, and Jamie Cox, Harris Financial Group.

  • The stars of European Union (EU) membership sit on a euro sign sculpture outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany.

    The UK should've listened to Margaret Thatcher 25 years ago. Now it's finding out the truth—the EU is just a big welfare Ponzi scheme, says Jake Novak.

  • Euro periphery growth outlook better than core: Pro

    Anastasios Economou, founder of iGroup, says European periphery countries have a better growth outlook than the core nations.

  • ECB QE should have started already: Ex-official

    Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, says quantitative easing is "necessary" for the central bank to meet its mandate.

  • Cyprus Finance Minister Haris Georgiades

    The ECB’s “stress” tests were stricter than forecast, Cyprus’s finance minister told CNBC, after three Cypriot banks failed the check.

  • Stress test results 'too picture perfect': Academic

    Reint Gropp, house of finance chair for sustainable banking and finance at Goethe University, says the results of the ECB's stress tests were "too picture perfect" to be credible.

  • Business confidence in Germany has dropped again as concerns over the turmoil in Ukraine and elsewhere continue to take their toll.

  • Bank capital hikes will be less than expected: Pro

    Philippe Bodereau, MD and global head of financial research at PIMCO, says that the amount of capital banks have to raise will be less than expected as many banks have already taken steps to remedy their shortfalls.

  • Italy’s report card was by far the worst from the European bank stress tests, with nine banks tested failing to reach the levels of capital required.

  • Eurobank has 'no capital requirements': CEO

    Christos Megalou, CEO of Eurobank, says the lender has already taken the steps to cover the capital shortfall highlighted in the ECB's stress tests.

  • ECB got 'best of both worlds' with stress tests: Pro

    Panfilo Tarantelli, chairman and CEO of Tages Holding, says that the ECB's stress tests were deemed credible by the market and the amount of capital needed to recapitalize the failed banks is "very small", creating a "great outcome" for the central bank.

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