Archive Europe: Economy


  • Gazprom

    As a showdown over Ukraine escalates, Russia and its allies in the European private sector are working to ensure they can keep their economic ties.

  • Some of the biggest names in European business have further complicated the dilemma currently facing Mario Draghi.

  • Mario Draghi

    Expectations are building that the ECB may consider QE to stimulate the economy, but some say it might not be the panacea investors are hoping for.

  • Drivers refuel their vehicles at gas pumps at an OAO Rosneft gas station illuminated at night in Moscow. Investors have dumped $70 billion in assets this year as President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea and massed troops on Ukraine's border, fueling a reprise of Cold War tensions and concern that sanctions could push Russia into a recession.

    With capital flooding out of the country, the stock market falling, the Crimea seizure is turning out to be a costly move.

  • A sign advertising Visa and Mastercard payment services sits in the window of a Crocs shoe store inside the Okhotny Ryad shopping mall in Moscow.

    Jen Psaki of the State Department suggested that Vladimir Putin could be sanctioned by the US over the crisis in Ukraine, but not immediately.

  • The eurozone periphery countries will have debt payments more than three times as much as the rest of the single currency area.

  • Tight money would be an inappropriate policy stance for the euro area which continues to struggle with a weak and uncertain economic recovery.

  • Cans of food at the Thamesmead food bank in London.

    The number of Britons tapping food banks for emergency provisions nearly tripled in the last 12 months, a charity said on Wednesday.

  • Why the outlook for commodities is not all negative

    Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says a recovery in the U.S. and Europe can provide stabilization for commodities in the second-quarter.

  • Portugal Fin Min 'glad' about ECB policy talk

    Maria Luís Albuquerque, finance minister of Portugal, says deflation is a "serious concern" for the country but is glad that the European Central Bank is considering "unconventional" monetary policies.

  • 'Huge' long-term debt issue for Portugal: Pro

    Antonio Roldan Mones, analyst at Eurasia Group, says Portugal has a "huge issue" with the long-term sustainability of its debt.

  • Hard to fight deflation in single currency: Portugal Fin Min

    Maria Luís Albuquerque, finance minister of Portugal, says there is not a single solution to fight deflation for all of the countries that are part of the euro.

  • Why markets could become immune to Ukraine

    As long as instability remains contained within the borders of Ukraine, Jonathan Pain, Author of the Pain report, says global financial markets will slowly become 'desensitized' to it.

  • Putin is re-enacting Crimea playbook: Pro

    Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says ongoing events in eastern Ukraine may see a repeat of Russia's actions in Crimea.

  • Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France

    Economic growth seems solid, but the ECB stands "ready to act" if the euro remains strong, Banque de France chief Christian Noyer said.

  • Euro drags on ECB's price stability objective: Noyer

    The euro is a drag on our objective of price stability, says Christian Noyer, Banque de France governor, discussing his concerns over the euro and the potential European QE.

  • French economy has 'massive leaks': Pro

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, says the French economy is still trying to tackle "massive leaks".

  • Draghi warns of low interst rate 'implications'

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, says the sustained period of low interest rates could have "financial stability implications" for the euro zone.

  • Shell: Why a gas war in Europe is unlikely

    Maarten Wetselaar, Executive VP, Integrated Gas Business at Shell, says gas prices in Europe are currently lower, indicating a lack of concern about geopolitical tensions in Ukraine.

  • Euro lower on Draghi's statement: Westpac

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac, discusses the euro after the European Central Bank chief said a further appreciation of the currency could trigger more stimulus.

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