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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


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    European shares were called to open lower on Thursday as weaker U.S. economic data and concern ahead of an Italian debt auction showed how little impact a bailout of the Spanish banking system at the weekend had had on the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Greek Workers Keep Working Without Pay Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 1:15 AM ET

    The stereotype of the lazy Greek worker, putting in long hours but not producing much, and not declaring everything to the taxman, has dogged the country’s efforts to get international sympathy.

  • EU Energy Chief: 'We Need a United States of Europe' Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    European Union Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said "we need a United States of Europe" and that "there is no 'Plan B'" for the euro zone, in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Seeds of Anger Sown in a Greek Soup Kitchen Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 4:48 AM ET

    The 1,200 who waited for bread, rice and vegetable soup at a kitchen visited by CNBC this week are just a fraction of the many hungry people in Athens and the surrounding area, as the noose of austerity tightens around the Greek population.

  • What Greek-Americans Can Do to Help Greece Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 3:42 AM ET

    One of Greece’s most powerful weapons in the fight to get its economy back on track and avoid a potentially catastrophic crash out of the euro could be the millions of Greeks who live elsewhere.

  • We Will Keep Greece in the Euro Zone: Leftists Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 3:03 AM ET
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    Greek leftist party Syriza is committed to keeping Greece in the euro zone, its leader Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday.

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    European shares were called to open slightly higher on Wednesday as bargain hunters sought cheap stocks on the back of recent falls caused by fears that the Spanish bailout might lead to a further spread of contagion in the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Euro Zone Faces Capital Flight: Currency Strategists Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 4:10 AM ET

    The euro zone crisis has entered its third phase, that of a flight of capital, and this will push the euro much lower, foreign exchange strategists from Nomura wrote in a market note.

  • The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    The Greek politician who is a potential kingmaker in the upcoming election has told CNBC he will only form a government with left-wing Syriza if it agrees to work with the bailout.

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    European shares were called to open lower on Tuesday after Cyprus said it urgently needed European financial aid to shore up its banking system, a step that would make it the fifth euro zone economy to seek help. 

  • Europe Shares to Open Higher as Spain Deal Reached Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 1:40 AM ET

    European shares were called to open higher on Monday after euro zone finance ministers agreed to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros ($125 billion) to shore up its crippled banking system on Saturday.

  • Euro Zone Exit: What Would Happen Next? Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    European Bank Note

    The idea of a Greek or Spanish exit from the euro zone, once viewed as an extreme worst-case scenario given credence only by the most bearish, is increasingly becoming part of the mainstream.

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    The world economy sits on a “wobbly stool” but its three legs – Europe, the United States and China – remain solid, UBS Wealth Management said, reaffirming its view that investors should take on some risk, mostly in high-yield credit.

  • European Shares to Open Lower on Spain Worries Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    European shares were called to open lower on Friday, snapping a four-day rally, after Fitch ratings agency downgraded Spain’s sovereign debt by three notches to triple B, just above junk status, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was set to warn Spain’s banking system would need a bailout package worth 40 billion euros ($50 billion).

  • 'Greece Is Beyond Repair': Harvard Professor Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:30 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The Greek crisis has gone too far and the country would be better off exiting Europe's single currency area, Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein told CNBC.

  • Greek Elections Could Herald Market Bottom: Strategist Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 8:32 AM ET
    A man holds a placard bearing the Greek flag.

    The fiercely-contested elections in Greece could signal a bottom in equity markets, if the new government can “play by the rules” with international creditors, according to Daniel Morris, market strategist, JP Morgan Chase.

  • Greek Far Right Politician Attacks 2 Women on Live TV Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    Tensions ahead of fresh elections in Greece on June 17 spilled over in a televised political debate on Thursday when a spokesman for the far right Golden Dawn party physically attacked two female members of parliament from opposing political parties throwing water at one and punches at another.

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    Voters in Greece will have to think hard about who they support in the second national election in the country in six weeks as a protest vote for anti-bailout party Syriza could lead to “impoverishment” for Greece if it is forced to leave the euro, former Greek finance minister Stefanos Manos said in an interview with CNBC.

  • European Shares to Open Higher on Euro Policy Hopes Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 1:19 AM ET

    European shares were called to open higher on Thursday on fresh hopes that German and European Union officials are exploring ways to rescue Spain's debt-stricken banks, although Madrid has not yet requested assistance.

  • Indecisive Leaders Endanger Euro Recovery: Fitch CEO Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 4:04 AM ET

    The euro zone is increasingly threatened by leaders putting off decisions about its problems, Paul Taylor, president and chief executive of ratings agency Fitch, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” Wednesday.

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