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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • Who Will Blink First? Europe or Cyprus Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    With Europe locked in a multi-billion-dollar game of chicken with Cyprus, markets Friday were watching closely to see which side would blink first.

  • Slovenia in Danger Zone Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 4:57 AM ET
    Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa

    Slovenia, which is struggling to avoid a bailout, must issue a bond by June 6 to meet its financial obligations, the former Prime Minister said.

  • Are Markets Too Complacent Over Cyprus? Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Cypriot protestors

    Markets have held up relatively well this week in the face of financial turmoil in Cyprus, prompting some analysts to warn that investors are too complacent about the risks.

  • S&P Cuts Rating on Cyprus by One Notch to Triple-C Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:43 PM ET
    A woman carrying her baby withdraws money at an ATM machine in the Mediterranean city of Limassol.

    Standard & Poor's cut the sovereign long-term foreign currency credit rating on Cyprus deeper into junk status on Thursday, lowering the rating to CCC from CCC-plus.

  • Cyprus Risks Euro Exit After EU Bailout Ultimatum Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 7:53 PM ET
    A man holds a protest sign that says " no to the shutting down of banks"

    The European Union gave Cyprus till Monday to raise the billions of euros it needs to secure an international bailout or face a collapse of its financial system.

  • Turkey May Block Natural Gas Use for Cyprus Bailout Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    Turkey could challenge any move by Cyprus to speed up offshore natural gas exploration as a way of attracting investment to save its economy, Turkish officials said.

  • Scenes From the Cyprus Crisis Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    For Cyprus—and for Europe—the clock is ticking, with the prospect of the eastern Mediterranean island exiting the euro zone or defaulting on its debt looming ever larger. Click ahead to see how the crisis has unfolded.

  • Russia Creates World's Largest Listed Oil Major Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    The logo of OAO Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil producer, sits on a plaque outside the company's headquarters in Moscow, Russia.

    Russian state oil company Rosneft closed its deal to buy TNK-BP from UK-based BP and four tycoons on Thursday, releasing $40 billion cash to the sellers and becoming a bigger oil producer than Exxon Mobil.

  • Cyprus Rescue Delayed by 'Russian Criminals': Analyst Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    Cypriots line up at the ATM to withdraw their savings in the midst of the banking crisis in Nicosia, Cyprus.

    The reason a rescue agreement for Cyprus has been so difficult is "no one wants to bail out a bunch of Russian criminals," Bill Browder of Hermitage Capital told CNBC.

  • Russia Aid Not Likely for Cyprus: Eurogroup Chief Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    The Dutch finance minister and new head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, told CNBC that he was confident that an agreement could be found for Cyprus, but Russia might not be the source of the solution.

  • Osborne Defends $5.3 Billion Housing Stimulus Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 5:51 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne walks out before presenting his annual budget to Parliament at 11 Downing Street on March 20, 2013 in London

    The U.K.'s newly announced "right to buy" scheme will not fuel a potentially dangerous housing bubble similar to that seen in the subprime mortgage crisis in the U.S., the U.K.'s Finance Minster George Osborne told CNBC on Thursday.

  • UK Needs ‘Monetary Realism’: Ex-BoE Official Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 5:40 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    The Bank of England (BoE) may have been given the green light to use "unconventional monetary policy instruments", but it actually needs to engage in some monetary policy "realism", Andrew Sentance, senior economic advisor at PwC, told CNBC.

  • Euro Zone Downturn Deepening, Even Before Cyprus Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 5:06 AM ET
    The Euro Zone Is ‘Shaping Up Quite Well’: Think Tank

    The euro zone's economic downturn has deepened this month, even before Cyprus's bailout debacle, a business survey showed on Thursday.

  • Hermes Posts Record Margin, Beats Forecasts Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:36 AM ET
    Forth & Towne opened four stores in the Chicago area today including this one in Skokie, looking to provide the 35-year-old-plus woman with fashionable, fitting clothing as well as accessories.

    Hermes said operating margin last year reached its highest level since they listed in 1993 on robust demand for its hand-crafted leather goods and printed silk scarves.

  • Medvedev Lambasts EU Over Cyprus Levy Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:26 AM ET

    Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has lambasted the EU's handling of the Cyprus debt crisis, comparing a plan for a levy on bank deposits to measures that hurt savers under the Soviet Union, the Financial Times reports.

  • Cyprus and Russia Discuss Banking, Gas Deals Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:34 PM ET
    A closed sign hangs in the window of a Bank of Cyprus Plc branch in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Wednesday.

    Cyprus and Russia resumed talks Thursday to strike a deal that could include cooperation on banking and natural gas reserves, the Cypriot finance minister said.

  • Cyprus Shuts Banks Until Tuesday, Seeks Russia Aid Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:21 PM ET
    Michalis Sarris, the Cypriot minister of finance

    The Cypriot government is considering capital restrictions if banks reopen on Thursday, a senior government official told Reuters as negotiations between the country and Russia over financial assistance continue in Moscow.

  • Credit Rating Fears Return as UK Growth Slashed Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    A downward revision for U.K. growth reignited fears on Wednesday that the country's credit rating could once again be downgraded as finance minister George Osborne's budget statement failed to inspire confidence.

  • 'We Will Be Slaves for Russia': Cypriots Warn Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Cyprus's citizens are facing up to a very uncertain future, with one Cypriot telling CNBC: "We are not like Greeks."

  • IMF Chief Lagarde's Paris Home Searched by Police Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    French authorities searched the Paris flat of IMF chief Christine Lagarde as part of an investigation into her handling of a 2008 compensation payment to a businessman supporter of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, her lawyer said.

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