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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • Risky Business: UK Companies Go for Growth Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    The sun rises over skyscrapers in the Canary Wharf business district in London, U.K.

    An increasing number of British chief financial officers believe now is the time to take risk onto their balance sheets amid a shift towards expansionary strategies, according to new research by Deloitte.

  • France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France's finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, has called on his country's business community to be conscious of the need for reform, and has attacked what he described as "French-bashing."

  • ECB's Draghi Defends Interest Rate Guidance Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated on Monday his commitment to low interest rates, saying higher rates were not currently warranted.

  • UK Backs Plans to Jail Reckless Bankers Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 9:13 AM ET

    Senior bankers found guilty of "reckless misconduct" could face prison, according to plans backed by the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  • Euro Zone to Decide on Greece's Cash Injection Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    The euro zone must decide on Monday how to keep Greece on a lifeline but is divided over whether to delay aid payments to Athens in an attempt to force through unpopular reforms.

  • How Much Is a Royal Baby Worth to the UK Economy? Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Kate Middleton

    How much is a royal baby worth? Millions, yes, but according to these calculations, a lot more than you might think.

  • European stocks may have loved the forward guidance issued by both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, but some economists have expressed concerns.

  • Portugal PM Says Deal in the Works, Wards Off Crisis Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Portugal's prime minister has found a way to maintain government stability with the junior partner in the ruling coalition, but the full details still need to be hashed out.

  • How It Happened: Markets, ECB and BoE Decisions Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    European Central Bank took a historic step on Thursday by providing forward guidance on interest rates. Here's how it all happened.

  • Carney Shows Markets Who's Boss; Sterling Falls Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 3:34 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    The Bank of England kept its main interest rate unchanged on Thursday but warned that rising bond yields would weigh on its current outlook for growth, which led to a sharp weakening of the sterling against the dollar.

  • Draghi Walks on Ice as Portugal Fears Intensify Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 12:14 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    A political crisis in Portugal that has sent the country's bond yields soaring to as high as 8 percent this week puts ECB President Mario Draghi back in the hot seat.

  • No Move Expected from European Central Bank Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The European Central Bank, eyeing tentative signs of euro zone economic recovery, is expected to eschew an major decisions on Thursday and keep its easy-money policy in place.

  • Latvia Set to Be Euro Zone’s Newest Member Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 10:26 AM ET

    Latvia is set to join the euro, after the European Parliament voted in favor of its inclusion in the single currency zone.

  • Portugal Crisis Erupts on Foreign Minister Exit Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
    Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas

    Portugal is facing a full-blown crisis after Paulo Portas, the foreign minister, became the second minister to resign from the center-right government in a 24-hour period.

  • Greece's Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras

    Greece has three days to reassure its lenders it can deliver on conditions attached to its international bailout in order to receive the next tranche of aid, four euro zone officials said on Tuesday.

  • Delicate Decisions: Big First Week for Mark Carney Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Mark Carney, who takes over the Bank of England this week, has a lot to prove, notes CNBC's Ross Westgate.

  • Promising UK Data Greet Carney on First Day Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, is all smiles on first day in charge.

    Strong U.K. manufacturing and mortgage data signaled an improving British economy, coincidentally on the same day the Bank of England welcomed its new governor, Mark Carney.

  • Euro Zone Manufacturing Rebounds to 16-Month High Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    Manufacturing output in the euro zone improved in June to a 16-month high, a sign that the economy was stabilizing, albeit slowly. But the readings for individual countries revealed a more mixed picture.

  • Forged in War, Ex-Yugoslav Croatia Joins EU Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 2:09 AM ET
    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Croatia joined the European Union at midnight on Sunday, two decades since fighting itself free of Yugoslavia.

  • ECB Denies Discussing Fed-Style Bond Programs Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 3:36 AM ET

    The European Central Bank denied a German newspaper report that it was considering launching a new bond purchase program under which it would buy debt of all 17 euro zone countries.

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