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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • Cameron: Stratospheric Unemployment Fuels EU Debate Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:11 AM ET
    David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has said the debate over the role of the European Union (EU) wasn't surprising given the "stratospheric" levels of unemployment in countries like Spain.

  • UK Looking Good in 'New Normal': Ex-BoE Official Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Andrew Sentance, a former member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, told CNBC that he doesn't expect more stimulus from the central bank on Thursday.

  • Slovenia Should Be Very Nervous After Cyprus: Economist Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 6:58 AM ET

    The decision by the Slovenian government to postpone a parliamentary vote on its budget deficit is the latest blow to the country's plans to overcome its crisis.

  • Euro Area Economic Situation Worsens: Ifo Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    The economic situation in the euro area worsened in the second quarter, according to an advance reading by the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES), though expectations for the next six months have brightened.

  • Cyprus Ignored Bailout and Bank Warnings: EU's Rehn Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    olli rehn-resized.jpg

    Cyprus was warned about its "excessive economic imbalances" and was told that financial assistance was "unavoidable" months before it requested aid, the vice president of the European Commission said on Wednesday.

  • 'Herd Behavior' Makes BoE Action a Closer Call Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 1:21 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    After a string of better-than-expected economic data for the U.K., many are expecting the bank of Bank of England to keep stimulus measures unchanged at its policy meeting this week.

  • Why Germany Forces Its Policies on Europe Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 9:48 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  walks past flags of the European Union and Germany.

    Germany is using its position as the largest economy to turn members of the euro zone into small replicas of itself – and the euro zone as a whole into a bigger one. The Financial Times reports.

  • Euro Zone Is Adrift, Worst of Crisis Ahead: Expert Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    After three years of failed austerity policies, the euro zone crisis is set to escalate in 2013-2014. Europe's share of world economy set to plunge to less than 20 percent by 2017.

  • Germany Backtracks on Euro Zone Banking Union Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:03 AM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, Pool)

    Germany could be dropping its opposition to a Europe-wide banking union, with the country's finance minister saying it was a "priority."

  • Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    Napolitano rescued Italy in 2011 by replacing Berlusconi with technocrat Mario Monti. Italy's fate once again depends on the man affectionately known as "King George."

  • Polish migrant workers harvest asparagus in Germany

    An influx of people from crisis-hit European countries has led to the biggest surge in German immigration in nearly 20 years.

  • Bankers Whisper: Spain's Bailout Bill Could Rise Monday, 6 May 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    Spain's bailout bill could rise, some bankers and analysts fear, as the worsening economy threatens the "bad bank" and the government's attempt to sell off nationalized lenders.

  • ECB Policymaker: Rates Can Go Even Lower Monday, 6 May 2013 | 4:33 AM ET

    The ECB can cut its main policy rate even further after decreasing it to a new record low on Thursday, ECB Executive Board member Coeure said.

  • Trouble Brewing: German Business Activity Contracts Monday, 6 May 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    The euro zone's business downturn dragged on in April, suggesting the region may be falling deeper into recession this quarter, business surveys showed on Monday.

  • France Says It Is Not Anti-Business Monday, 6 May 2013 | 12:46 AM ET
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

    Saying no to Yahoo's bid to take a majority stake in French online video website Dailymotion does not mean the French government is anti-business, the country's foreign minister told CNBC.

  • Europe's Jobs Crisis Comes Into Sharper Focus Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 8:22 PM ET

    Europe's policymakers are starting to recognize chronic unemployment as a crisis in its own right, rather than something that will resolve itself when the economy improves.

  • Stalemated World Trade Body Close to New Leader Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 6:11 AM ET
    A silhouette of an official is seen with a logo of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as background at the Trade organisation headquarters in Geneva.

    On Wednesday, the WTO will decide whether an insider or an outsider will break the deadlock in global trade talks.

  • Goldman's Jim O'Neill Makes His Last Market Call Saturday, 4 May 2013 | 4:53 AM ET
    Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

    Jim O'Neill ended his 18-year career at Goldman Sachs by making one last forecast.

  • Europe Growth Data Have Been Way Off Mark Friday, 3 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    The EU's growth forecasts are proving to be so off the mark, that the real question is whether anyone should even pay attention to them.

  • Forecasts Reveal Bleak Picture for Euro Zone Friday, 3 May 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    The euro zone economy will shrink by 0.4 percent this year and grow 1.2 percent next year, the European Commission said on Friday, but the recovery is expected to be too slow to reduce joblessness.

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