Archive Europe: Economy

  • Barroso: Bad to question euro zone rules

    José Manuel Durao Barroso, former president of the European Commission and visiting professor of international economic policy at Princeton University says that it would be "a huge mistake" for the euro zone to allow one country to bend the basic euro zone rules.

  • European markets end lower; Greece down 4%

    European markets ended slightly lower Monday as investors focused on fresh Russian sanctions from the European Union and negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro zone over its debts.

  • Will Greece and EU strike a deal?

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Michael Gallagher, director of research at Idea Global, says we're getting closer to a deal, hopefully within the next week.

  • The latest additions to the EU's list of those Russians and Ukrainians who have had their European assets frozen, include a famous crooner.

  • Why Greece and the EU won't agree

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC why he doesn't think a deal will be made on Monday.

  • EU equities: Expect a bumpy ride ahead

    Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, gives three reasons why European equities look good in the long term, especially compared with the U.S.

  • Euro zone could 'survive' without Greece

    Ebrahim Rahbari, director of European and global economics research at Citi, says that Germany's top strategic objective is for euro zone countries to keep "playing by rules."

  • Tracking Greece debt talks: Deal or no deal?

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, explains why he's not expecting a deal to be made in Brussels on Monday.

  • Can the Greek debt row ever be resolved?

    Steve Goldman, managing director at Kapstream Capital, says Greece and its international creditors will find common ground in the short run, but the same situation could see a repeat until an inevitable default in Greece.

  • Why short euro is the way to go

    Nizam Idris, MD, head of Strategy at Macquarie, expects the euro to hit 1.12 to the dollar over the next 3 months on the back of growth worries and uncertainty over Greece.

  • Odds of a Grexit? Only 10-20%: UBS

    Harmut Issel, head of Equity and Macro APAC at UBS, says both Greece and its European creditors have a lot to lose hence the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone is "fairly small."

  • 'Greek talks will be about language': INSEAD

    Antonio Fatas, professor of Economics at INSEAD, says the euro zone finance ministers' meeting on Monday will likely revolve around semantics, as the details of a Greek deal will need weeks, if not months, of negotiation.

  • 'Greece will end up eating humble pie': Pro

    Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, explains why Greece will be the biggest loser at the end of the day.

  • This week, all eyes on the euro and yen

    Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets and Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, discuss the outlook of the euro and Japanese yen this week.

  • Will the Greek bailout talks yield progress?

    Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac, says the meeting between Greece and euro zone finance ministers on Monday will likely "produce some sort of deal to buy time."

  • Why a Greek deal won't play out

    Mark Melatos, senior lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Sydney, explains why the odds of a deal between Greece and its European creditors are low.

  • Big week ahead in Asia

    Ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday on Thursday, markets will be on the lookout for Japan's fourth-quarter GDP, alongside China's property data and a slew of central bank decisions.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Despite having lost millions of dollars because of sanctions against Russia, the rich there still support their leader.

  • Europe ends higher as GDP beats; DAX hits all-time high

    European equities closed higher on Friday with investor sentiment boosted by better-than-expected growth numbers out of the euro zone and the prospect of a cease-fire deal between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Dixon: Euro GDP is positive, but I'm skeptical

    Euro zone GDP data has boosted by 0.3 percent. Peter Dixon, economist at Commerzbank, says that Germany's GDP data has given the euro zone data "a real lift," however "I'm skeptical" on whether it can be sustained.

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