Archive Europe: Economy


  • Strucutral reform 'critical' for Europe: ECB member

    Bank of Finland governor Erkki Liikanen, says structural reforms are critical for euro zone countries if they want to take advantage of easy ECB monetary policy.

  • ABS need to be 'clearer': Bank of Finland governor

    Bank of Finland governor Erkki Liikanen says asset backed security products needed to be clearer and simpler.

  • Bank of Finland governor on further ECB action

    Bank of Finland governor Erkki Liikanen says the ECB must implement what it has announced and then see whether further action is needed.

  • World Bank: 2.8% global growth is achievable

    Kaushik Basu, Senior VP & Chief Economist at World Bank, says it lowered its global growth forecast due to geopolitical tensions. He later explains why U.S. engagement in Iraq is necessary.

  • Economists skeptical of jobs numbers: Liesman

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports a second revision of August's jobs report is likely to show a number closer to 200,000 if not higher.

  • We need a trade deal with the US: EU Commissioner

    Jyrki Katainen, the European Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, says the EU needs a free trade deal with the U.S. to boost the economy.

  • Greek GDP loss a 'disaster': Opposition leader

    Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greek opposition party Syriza, says the fall in Greek GDP after the euro zone crisis has been a "disaster" and unemployment remains "unacceptable".

  • A Royal Dutch Shell platform

    Big Oil has tried for years to bolster its green credentials. Royal Dutch Shell recently joined the environmental bandwagon.

  • Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB).

    The ECB’s triple-interest rate cut and bond-buying announcement surprised investors on Thursday – and were still sparking debate a day on.

  • Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy.

    Aside from the lack of job opportunities, Venice is beset by high taxes, slow growth and lost opportunity.

  • Why ECB's latest policy move is better than QE

    Buying asset-backed securities will get lending going and could be more effective than full-blown quantitative easing, says David Forrester, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie.

  • ECB trying to get on the front foot: Expert

    Ivan Vatchkov, CIO of Algebris Investments Asia, says the rate cut suggests that the central bank is trying to get ahead of the curve amid concerns over the European economy.

  • Europe fears hurt US stocks overnight: Strategist

    Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist at Money Map Press, says the European Central Bank's decision triggered fears over the European economy.

  • Will ECB policy ease US pain?

    After the ECB lowered rates to .05%, CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Greg Ip, The Economist, discuss how Mario Draghi's rate move will impact Europe and how it may influence Janet Yellen's decision making.

  • Santelli Exchange: Central bank weapons

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Peter Boockvar of The Lindsey Group, discuss the market's reaction to Mario Draghi's decision to purchase asset backed securities and the outlook for the Japanese economy.

  • Contrasting economies: US & Europe

    Discussing his outlook for the euro and what it will take to stimulate the European economy, with Nick Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo head of currency strategy.

  • Cramer: Oil overrunning policy makers

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses the rapid oil production taking place in the U.S. and the thousands of jobs the industry is creating. Cramer says the U.S. has to export and other countries have given up on the Obama administration.

  • Cramer: US collateral gainer

    The ECB cut interest rates to record lows to ward off inflation. CNBC's Jim Cramer says Mario Draghi is trying to save Europe from Germany, and the U.S. is the collateral gainer on the rate move.

  • The ECB cannot afford to do nothing: BNP Paribas

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, expects the central bank to take action on Thursday, which could lower the euro to 1.25 by year-end.

  • Stock picks for your portfolio

    Brian Boyle, Boyle Capital president, sees huge opportunity at AIG. Barry James, James Advantage Funds, shares his top stock picks.

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