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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • Nov 25- Deere& Co on Wednesday reported a drop in quarterly earnings that was not as steep as Wall Street expected and gave a less dire outlook than analysts had feared, saying it was well-positioned to weather a worsening slump in demand for its farm equipment. Shares of the maker of John Deere tractors rose more than 2 percent in morning trading.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- The dollar rose on Wednesday after strong economic data further backed the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, and after officials said the European Central Bank was discussing additional options for stimulating the economy. The data turned the dollar upwards against the yen, which rallied overnight on heightened tensions...

  • UK's Osborne: We are putting 'security first' Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne speaks during the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

    The U.K. will put "security first," the finance minister said. Plus, he scrapped plans to cut welfare payments to low-paid workers.

  • *ECB to increase QE size, extend asset purchase beyond Sept 2016. Nov 25- The European Central Bank will ease policy next week in some way or another, according to economists polled by Reuters, many of whom say the bank cannot pull back now after signaling its intentions so clearly over the past month. Speculation of further stimulus from the ECB has mounted ever...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US durable goods Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department releases its October report on orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years. The report will be issued at 8:30 a.m. EST Wednesday. U.S. manufacturers have seen export sales suffer this year because of economic weakness in such key export markets as Europe and China.

  • ECB announces Christmas break for QE Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    The European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, September 3, 2015.

    The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would temporarily pause its asset purchase program, resuming the purchases on January 4.

  • ECB takes Christmas break for QE Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    ECB takes Christmas break for QE

    The European Central Bank will temporarily pause its asset purchase program.

  • LONDON, Nov 25- Turkish shares hit six-week lows on Wednesday and the lira extended losses on fears that rising tensions with Russia could hurt the already shaky economy. MSCI's emerging equity index was flat though Chinese shares closed higher as the dollar reversed earlier losses to inch back towards a recent eight-month high against a basket of currencies.

  • Corporations are too cautious: WPP CEO Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 5:59 AM ET
    Corporations are too cautious: WPP CEO

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says corporations in the west are too focused on the short-term.

  • 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 abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans. The Office for Budget Responsibility, an independent agency, estimated that public finances would be 27 billion pounds better off over the course of...

  • Reaction: Leaders call for calm as Russia jet downed Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 3:58 AM ET
    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 Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    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? Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    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...

  • UK's Autumn Statement: 10 things to look out for Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 1:37 AM ET
    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 impact of the US worldwide travel alert Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    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 Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Majority of Britons want a Brexit

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

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