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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • Economists Put Cash on the Line With Twitter Bet Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    Two economists have decided to put their money where their mouth is, betting on whether inflation will rise once the U.K. economy recovers.

  • Germany on Track for Solid Q2 Recovery: Bundesbank Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:31 AM ET
    Germany’s Housing Market Is ‘Flying’ – But Is It a Bubble?

    Germany, the euro zone's largest economy, is on track for a recovery thanks to a pick-up in demand for its products from abroad, the Bundesbank said on Tuesday.

  • Low Corporation Tax 'Crucial Profit Driver' Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 5:21 AM ET

    Falling corporation tax has been a key driver of profitability over the last two decades, increasing pressure on CEOs to reduce their company's tax bill, Markit's Will Duff-Gordon told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    The latest report from Europe's main statistics agency suggests that the European financial crisis has had an impact on birth rates across the continent since 2008.

  • Czech Bank Shut Over Fraud Investigation Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    Why We Don’t Need QE or Euro: Czech Republic

    A bank and savings institution in the Czech Republic was closed and all deposits frozen pending a fraud investigation by the Czech central bank and ministry of finance.

  • There are no signs of a turnaround for the euro zone after six straight quarters of recession, and even once mighty Germany is struggling, according to the Royal Bank of Scotland's latest World Economy Barometer.

  • Scotland Risks Cyprus-Style Bank Crisis: UK Report Monday, 20 May 2013 | 4:59 AM ET

    An independent Scotland is at risk of a Cyprus-style banking crisis, as its banking sector would be "exceptionally large" compared to the size of its economy.

  • Portugal's Banks Fear 'Cyprus Virus' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    Portugal's top bankers have called on Europe's leaders to stop "playing with fire" and moderate their stance towards the euro zone periphery, or risk instilling alarm among bank depositors in future, the FT reports.

  • France Must Take Deficit Cuts Seriously: Bundesbank Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 12:23 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    France has a special responsibility as a euro zone heavyweight to take deficit cuts seriously, even though its budget deficit is above target, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said in an interview published Sunday.

  • Europe's Labor Market Is 'Becoming Less Efficient' Friday, 17 May 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    The process of matching jobless workers to vacancies is deteriorating in the euro zone, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • Europe's Car Market Breaks 18 Month Losing Streak Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    New car registrations increased by 1.8 percent to 1.08 million vehicles last month, marking the first rise since September 2011.

  • Spain's Biggest Bank Says Economy’s Bottomed Out Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:03 PM ET

    Spain may have sank deeper into recession in the first quarter, but the executive director of the euro zone's largest bank says the economy will bottom out this quarter and sees green shoots appearing.

  • Germany 'Crucial' for Eastern Europe's Recovery Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 9:06 AM ET

    First quarter gross domestic product data points towards a continued slowdown in Central and Eastern Europe unless the German economy improves, according to Lombard Street Research.

  • Swiss-Chinese Free Trade: And the Winners Are… Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:49 AM ET

    Watchmakers Swatch Group and Richemont as well as elevator maker Schindler are among Swiss stocks that stand to gain significantly from a potential free trade agreement between Switzerland and China, analysts told CNBC.

  • Guillotine Set to Fall as French Economy Tanks Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France's fall back into recession is likely to pile more pressure on the country's finance ministry, at a time when infighting has already led one senior politician to fuel rumors that Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici could be replaced.

  • Euro Zone Economy in Longest Ever Recession Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    The euro zone's economy contracted for the sixth straight quarter at the start of this year, marking its longest recession on records dating back to 1995.

  • UK Jobless Claimant Count Falls Sharply in April Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 4:41 AM ET
    A job seeker (R) shakes hands with a recruiter.

    The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell much more than expected in April, official data showed on Wednesday.

  • Markets 'Glass Half Full' on Weak European GDP Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    European shares were mixed on Wednesday despite France's fall into recession and Germany's worse- than-forecast growth figure, with analysts seeing the data as a "glass half full" scenario for markets.

  • Le Big Debate: French Triple-Dip? Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 4:05 AM ET

    France slipped into recession in the first quarter of 2013 but there was confusion over whether it was the country's second or third recession in the last five years.

  • Slovenia Bank Restructuring to Begin Next Month Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The bailouts of the weakest banks in Slovenia should begin next month, the country's finance minister told CNBC on Tuesday, but he insisted that he is not concerned with the timeframe of the process.

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