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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • It's not Greece, but another eurozone country: Portugal. Here's a look at whether Portugal's new government is likely to go the way of Greece. Led by the moderate Socialist Party, which took office Thursday, Portugal's new administration will be backed in Parliament by the Communist Party and the radical Left Bloc and Green Party.

  • *Wall St flat, European stocks rally. NEW YORK, Nov 25- The U.S. dollar gained and the euro briefly hit a seven-month low on Wednesday in a volatile session on views the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy further, including buying more debt and charging banks for hoarding cash. "A lot of people are taking the day off and this is just programs trading There's...

  • *Late euro recovery lifts single currency above $1.06. NEW YORK, Nov 25- The dollar rose on Wednesday, holding near multi-month highs against a basket of currencies as the latest batch of U.S. economic data continued to support views the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December. The data turned the dollar upward against the yen, which rallied...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 25- Europe's central banks are struggling with divergent quandaries over how to revive inflation and sustain economic growth as the U.S. While the Fed is widely expected to pull the trigger on a slow but steady tightening from December in response to solid U.S. growth and employment figures, the European Central Bank is likely to ease monetary...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 2:09 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for October, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases...

  • BERLIN— Germany has shared some 10,000 records on possible Greek tax cheats with Athens. Bank secrecy rules in Switzerland long made it easy for foreigners to hide money there. Switzerland has criticized the use of the records by foreign governments, arguing that the data was illegally obtained.

  • As border checks return in Europe, economic costs loom Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    LONDON— Queues, bottlenecks and security checks— their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the unprecedented flow of refugees from conflict zones like Syria. The controls that have recently been put up by France, Germany and Hungary, among others, apply to people rather than to...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro falls; strong dollar weighs on oil Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- The dollar gained and the euro fell as far as a seven-month low on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is weighing further easing monetary policy soon, including buying more debt and charging banks for hoarding cash. European stocks rallied and Wall Street was little changed, leaving an MSCI measure of equities...

  • Nov 25- Deere& Co on Wednesday reported a drop in quarterly earnings that was not as steep as Wall Street expected and gave a less dire outlook than analysts had feared, saying it was well-positioned to weather a worsening slump in demand for its farm equipment. Shares of the maker of John Deere tractors rose more than 2 percent in morning trading.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- The dollar rose on Wednesday after strong economic data further backed the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, and after officials said the European Central Bank was discussing additional options for stimulating the economy. The data turned the dollar upwards against the yen, which rallied overnight on heightened tensions...

  • UK's Osborne: We are putting 'security first' Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne speaks during the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

    The U.K. will put "security first," the finance minister said. Plus, he scrapped plans to cut welfare payments to low-paid workers.

  • *ECB to increase QE size, extend asset purchase beyond Sept 2016. Nov 25- The European Central Bank will ease policy next week in some way or another, according to economists polled by Reuters, many of whom say the bank cannot pull back now after signaling its intentions so clearly over the past month. Speculation of further stimulus from the ECB has mounted ever...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US durable goods Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department releases its October report on orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years. The report will be issued at 8:30 a.m. EST Wednesday. U.S. manufacturers have seen export sales suffer this year because of economic weakness in such key export markets as Europe and China.

  • ECB announces Christmas break for QE Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    The European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, September 3, 2015.

    The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would temporarily pause its asset purchase program, resuming the purchases on January 4.

  • LONDON, Nov 25- Turkish shares hit six-week lows on Wednesday and the lira extended losses on fears that rising tensions with Russia could hurt the already shaky economy. MSCI's emerging equity index was flat though Chinese shares closed higher as the dollar reversed earlier losses to inch back towards a recent eight-month high against a basket of currencies.

  • ECB takes Christmas break for QE Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    ECB takes Christmas break for QE

    The European Central Bank will temporarily pause its asset purchase program.

  • Corporations are too cautious: WPP CEO Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 5:59 AM ET
    Corporations are too cautious: WPP CEO

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says corporations in the west are too focused on the short-term.

  • ZURICH, Nov 25- When the Swiss National Bank stunned markets in January by abandoning its currency cap it had imposed in its franc against the euro, it did so with eyes on the European Central Bank. After the decision to end the minimum exchange rate sent Switzerland's currency soaring, the SNB's policies of negative interest rates and foreign currency purchases...

  • LONDON— Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans. The Office for Budget Responsibility, an independent agency, estimated that public finances would be 27 billion pounds better off over the course of...

  • Reaction: Leaders call for calm as Russia jet downed Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 3:58 AM ET
    A warplane goes down in Syria's northwestern Turkmen town of Bayirbucak near Turkeys border on November 24, 2015.

    Squawk Box Live in Europe tracked the latest news after Turkish forces downed a Russian fighter jet which allegedly entered its airspace.

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