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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • 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.

  • ECB's Liikanen: We're Ready and Able to Act Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:12 AM ET
    Erkki Liikanen, governor of the Bank of Finland

    European Central Bank board member Erkki Liikanen told CNBC on Friday that he agreed with the bank's decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points and said there was no split on the governing council regarding the decision.

  • Mario Draghi Calls for Continued Austerity Measures Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    ECB President Mario Draghi

    ECB President Mario Draghi on Thursday called on EU nations to continue austerity measures and warned against raising taxes, which he said were already very high.

  • Draghi Confesses to Pope: We Are Frustrated, Too Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    What do you do when the Pope tweets about rising unemployment in Europe, but the trillions of euros pumped into the financial system fail to get the economy going?

  • Draghi: Easy Monetary Stance as Long as Needed Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    The ECB on Thursday cut its main refinancing rate by 25 basis points to 0.5 percent, the first rate cut since July 2012, a move Mario Draghi said should help the economy.

  • Italy Warned of 'Sudden Changes' in Market Sentiment Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 5:37 AM ET
    Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, Italy.

    Italy might be making friends around Europe for its anti-austerity stance, but the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that the country must stick to implementing spending cuts.

  • The Euro Crisis Is Actually Saving Germany Money Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:19 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  walks past flags of the European Union and Germany.

    Throughout Europe's debt crisis, northern European leaders have often said they will not stand for taxpayers having to fork out for other countries' problems, and the notion of "taxpayer-funded bailouts" has taken root.

  • ECB Under Political Pressure to Do More Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:04 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is under increasing political pressure to act to save the euro zone's moribund economy, with the Irish head of state the latest leader to urge the central bank to change course.

  • Euro Zone Factory Downturn Deepens in April Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    The rot spreading through euro zone manufacturers persisted through April, a business survey showed, bolstering expectations for an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank later on Thursday.

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    Britain's ruling Conservatives are set to lose hundreds of seats in local polls on Thursday as the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) threatens their to hopes of re-election.

  • FTSE 100 Closes Off Highs on US Data Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index closed off its session highs on Wednesday, after worse-than-expected employment data was released in the U.S. Trade was thin, with most European bourses shut for the May Day public holiday.

  • Should the ECB Cut Rates? Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    Speculation is mounting that the European Central Bank will cut its interest rate of 0.75 percent to 0.5 percent on Thursday to boost growth. Do you think it should?

  • Tony Blair Warns of 'Fragile' Europe, Harsh Austerity Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:45 AM ET
    Tony Blair, Middle East Envoy

    As labor movement protests take place across Europe to mark the May Day public holiday, U.K. former prime minister Tony Blair warned that the situation in Europe is "very fragile."

  • ECB’s 'Super Mario' Could Struggle Without Luigi Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany

    The European Central Bank (ECB) and its board members are gathering in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for what could be one of the most interesting ECB meetings in some time.

  • Why European Rate Cut Could Be Too Little, Too Late Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 4:14 AM ET

    Analysts question whether an ECB rate cut on Thursday will offer any relief to small businesses and households in the euro zone.

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