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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • Euro Zone Must Press On With Reforms: Rehn Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    European economic commissioner Olli Rehn at the World Economic Forum.

    Europe has made progress in reforms that have helped to rebalance the euro zone economy, but the currency bloc must continue with these efforts to restore confidence, says the EU's top economics official Olli Rehn.

  • France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France's finance minister said on Friday he was not campaigning to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the new chairman of euro zone finance ministers.

  • Silvio Berlusconi represents the country's darker side of Italy in a controversial new documentary

    Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gave a strong hint on Wednesday that he would stand in next year's election, saying he had been "besieged by requests" to run.

  • ECB Set to Cut Economic Forecasts, but Not Rates Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    Part of the giant euro sign outside the Eurotower, home of the European Central Bank, in Willy-Brand-Platz, Innenstadt district.

    The European Central Bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday but may offer clues on its policy path for next year with updated forecasts likely to present a grim outlook for the euro zone economy in 2013.

  • China to Fine-Tune Policies in 2013 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 10:18 PM ET
    Xi Jinping

    China will maintain its fine-tuning of economic policies in 2013 to ensure stable economic growth, state television quoted Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping as saying on Tuesday.

  • Spain's Jobless Number Nears 5 Million Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 3:57 AM ET
    People wait in line at a government employment office in the center of Madrid, Spain.

    Spain's number of jobless rose by 1.5 percent in November from a month earlier, or by 74,296 people, leaving 4.9 million people out of work.

  • Spain Makes Formal Request for EU Bank Aid Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 9:38 AM ET
    EU Approves Spain Bank Restructuring, Opens Door to Aid

    Spain on Monday requested formally the disbursement of 39.5 billion euros of European funds to recapitalize its crippled banking sector.

  • Japan-Style 'Lost Decade' Still Looms for Euro Zone Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    The currency area's escape route hinges more on the pace of expansion in the United States and China, lifting the world economy, than on the policy mix in Europe, which will continue to favour austerity over growth in 2013.

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    China's economy picked up in November but a broader global recovery remains fragile and patchy, a clutch of surveys suggested, with activity elsewhere in Asia remaining subdued amid depressed demand from the developed world.

  • France Backs Off, Announces Deal With ArcelorMittal Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 11:10 PM ET
    Mittal and Hollande in ‘Blackmail’ Talks

    France backed away from a threat to nationalize a steelworks, saying it secured promises from ArcelorMittal to avoid any forced layoffs at the site.

  • Spanish Recovery? Looks Like End of 2013 Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 7:57 AM ET
    Bankia Debtholders Face Bailout Losses

    Spain is likely to remain in deep recession until the end of next year, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Luxury Property Rush Not Over Yet: Pros Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 5:40 AM ET

    As uncertainty continues to grip the European markets, identifying surefire investment opportunities has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. However, one analyst argues that high-end European real estate may be a viable option for today’s investors.

  • Greece Says Debt Buy Back Will be Voluntary Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 3:50 AM ET

    Greece's debt buy back will be voluntary and must succeed, the country's Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said.

  • Bankia Debtholders Face Bailout Losses Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 11:25 PM ET
    Bankia Debtholders Face Bailout Losses

    Bankia’s subordinated debt and hybrid securities holders will face large losses on their investments as part of a restructuring demanded by Brussels in return for eurozone aid. The FT reports.

  • Privatizing Greece, Slowly but Not Surely

    Greece has hired Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley to conduct a voluntary buy back of its debt, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.

  • Will Italy Need a Bailout in 2013? Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 6:15 AM ET
    Will Italy Need a Bailout in 2013?

    Even as markets have been focused on a potential bailout for Spain, analysts say Italy, which is heading for a protracted recession, may also need aid in 2013.

  • In Communist Cuba, the Tax Man Cometh Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 3:55 AM ET
    Havana, Cuba, The Ministry of the Interior located in the Plaza de la Revolucion.

    Most Cubans have not paid taxes for half a century, but that will change under a new code starting January 1.

  • Greek Debt Deal Turns Hedge Fund Trade to Gold Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    Greek Debt Deal Turns Hedge Fund Trade to Gold

    For a few hedge funds, Greek debt is turning into one of the trades of the year.

  • In Euro Zone Crisis, Germany Benefits From Apprentices Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    In Euro Zone Crisis, Germany Benefits From Apprentices

    In Germany, 61 percent of all apprentices receive full-time employment at the company where they train. And the rate is growing, according to the latest statistics from the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, DIHK.

  • Germany’s Housing Market Is ‘Flying’ – But Is It a Bubble?

    Even as some housing markets in Europe have cratered, Germany’s housing market has gone from strength to strength, particularly in its cities, as a result of low interest rates and high demand.  Though the phenomenon has prompted fears that Germany was heading for a housing bubble, property experts told CNBC that the strongman of Europe was safe, for now.

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