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CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • Rating Europe’s economies

    Is Europe heading towards a recession? Paul Taylor, president and CEO of Fitch Group, weighs in.

  • I’m bullish on Europe: Fitch CEO

    Is Europe in need of “swagger”? Paul Taylor, president and CEO of Fitch Group, gives his thoughts on the continent's prospects.

  • A ‘very prudent’ Irish budget: Minister

    Richard Bruton, Irish minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation, discusses what to expect from Ireland’s pre-election budget.

  • Putin: US isn't giving enough info on Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discusses the country’s position in the Syrian crisis and recent remarks made by U.S. president Barack Obama.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- The dollar hit three-week lows on Tuesday and commodity-linked currencies fell hard as disappointing Chinese import data fed worries about the global economy and raised bets the Federal Reserve would not raise U.S. interest rates until 2016.. "The market is worried about commodity demand in China. We saw early weakness in most commodity prices, "...

  • *ZEW head says Germany unlikely to fall into recession. *Industry plays down risk to' Made in Germany' label. "The emissions scandal at Volkswagen and sluggish growth in emerging markets are dampening the economic outlook for Germany," ZEW President Clemens Fuest said in a statement.

  • DUBLIN— Ireland announced Tuesday it will inject a further 1.5 billion euros in tax cuts and spending hikes into its already fast-growing economy as the country accelerates its rebound from an international bailout and banking crisis. He forecast that Ireland in 2016 would achieve a Europe- leading rate of growth for the third straight year, a reduction in...

  • BERLIN, Oct 13- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday he was unhappy with the low interest rate environment and called for rates to rise "sooner rather than later". Federal Reserve over whether to push ahead with an interest rate hike this year or hold off until the risks associated with a slowdown in China and other global headwinds become...

  • BERLIN, Oct 13- German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday that he did not think the diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen would permanently damage the German economy.

  • *ZEW head says Germany unlikely to fall into recession. "The emissions scandal at Volkswagen and sluggish growth in emerging markets are dampening the economic outlook for Germany," ZEW President Clemens Fuest said in a statement. Volkswagen is Europe's largest carmaker and is one of Germany's largest employers, with more than 270,000 jobs in its home country...

  • LONDON, Oct 13- Currencies linked to Chinese growth like the Australian and New Zealand dollars fell for the first time in over a week on Tuesday, after trade data from China reinforced fears that the world's second largest economy is losing momentum. It hit its highest in nearly three weeks against the dollar in early trade after SABMiller accepted a takeover...

  • A 20.4 percent year-on-year fall in Chinese imports underscored the slowdown in the world's number two economy and saw some brisk profit taking after a 12 percent rise and 8 days of gains in the last 9 for MSCI's main EM index. There was also selling in key currency and bond markets, including South Africa, Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia and Russia as investors beat a...

  • LONDON— Britain's consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in the year through September due to a drop in the cost of motor fuel and a smaller than usual rise in clothing costs. The Office for National Statistics says pricing wars between supermarkets have helped push down inflation. UniCredit economist Daniel Vernazza says negative inflation is likely to be...

  • BERLIN— A survey shows investor confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has fallen for the seventh consecutive month as concern about the fallout from the Volkswagen scandal adds to worries about weak growth in emerging economies. The Center for European Economic Research, known by its German acronym ZEW, said Tuesday that its monthly index dropped...

  • I’m skeptical on the EU project: Howard Shore

    Howard Shore, founder and executive chairman of Shore Capital, says while the U.K. should leave the European Union, it is unlikely to.

  • AB InBev not overpaying for SABMiller

    Scott Moeller, director of M&A research at Cass Business School, explains whether AB InBev could reach an agreement with SABMiller.

  • Prices for goods and services bought by households in Britain fell 0.1 percent in September from the same period last year.

  • Hope to become less dependent on oil: Russia FinMin

    Russia’s finance minister, Anton Siluanov explains how Russia is trying to diversify its economy by removing its dependence on oil.

  • *China imports plunge 20 pct. "Many countries... rely heavily on sales to China so unless this demand picks up in the coming quarters, not only are we going to see below 7 percent growth in the world's second-largest economy, it's going to decline sharply for many of its trade partners as well," said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda in London.

  • The game is over for EU: Juan María Nin

    Juan María Nin Génova, President of the U.S.-Spain Council Foundation, and former deputy chairman & CEO of CaixaBank, explains why the “game is over” for the European Union.

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