Economic Regions The European Union

  • Global Markets Update: Spanish Bailout Eyed

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including euro zone data showing a rise in factory price inflation.

  • Having a national debt of just 6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP),  a budget surplus and economic growth of nearly eight percent in 2011 may sound like an unrealistic economic situation for a euro zone member state these days, but it is Estonia’s economic reality.

  • Expect Another ECB Rate Cut by End 2012

    Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered says that while the ECB may not cut rates at its meeting on Thursday, it could do so by the end of the fourth quarter as euro zone problems linger.

  • Assessing Risk

    Thierry Apoteker, CEO, Founder and Chief Economist, TAC Financial discusses his company's methods for assessing risk. He adds that the models he's using are showing that the euro zone remains a high-risk region.

  • Cashin on Bernanke: Didn't See Any Compelling New Evidence

    CNBC's Bob Pisani chats with Art Cashin, UBS, about Fed chief Bernanke's comments today.

  • European Shares Extend Rally

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports EU stocks moved higher on Monday as concerns over Spanish banks eased, and CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details on American Expressed ordered to refund $85 million to consumers. Also, Gary Kaminsky, weighs in on the cause and effects of quantitative easing.

  • Ireland

    As Portugal, Greece and Spain dominate the headlines with public protests, banking woes and bailouts, Ireland – one of the euro zone’s original crisis economies - is set to return to growth in 2013, according to Danske Research.

  • Global Markets Update: Spain Caution Persists

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including whether Moody's will downgrade the country's credit rating to junk status.

  • Is Rajoy Lost in Spain?

    Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Head of Treasury, Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland says that in the short term, his worry is more about whether Madrid can take control of its debt situation, rather than whether a province will secede.

  • Spain's Pain Could Last Another 10 Years

    Clifford Bennett, Chief Economist, Orb Global Investments, says that Spain's sovereign debt challenges could last another 10 to 15 years.

  • Germany

    Organizers said Saturday around 40,000 people took to the streets in 40 cities to demand a more equal society.

  • Copenhagen, Denmark.

    At a time when the world's attention is nervously focused on the European economy, there is a bright spot worth noting, and it can be found in Denmark.

  • Contrary to popular belief, bankers and politicians are not to blame for the financial crisis. Rather, it’s systemic flaws in the very nature of democracy that allowed financial imbalances to take root.

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors are bracing for fresh shock waves in the fourth quarter from the old familiar trouble spots that have been hanging over markets.

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    Car makers are hoping to battle a global downturn and Europe’s debt crisis with a series of new models and technologies at the Paris Motor Show this week, in the expectation that it will help boost flagging sales.

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    Stock markets across Europe returned to September’s rally on Thursday, despite well-publicized unrest on the streets of Greece and Spain.

  • European Union flags in front of European Commission headquarter in Brussels, Belgium.

    The fallout from the euro zone debt crisis will continue to hurt the region for the next decade, accountants Ernst & Young have warned.

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    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has said he will do “whatever it takes” to defend the euro and Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve has gone to infinity and beyond in an attempt to revive the U.S. economy, but a growing number of market watchers are beginning to doubt unconventional monetary policy will actually work.

  • Riot policemen hold back a demonstrator during clashes around the Spanish parliament in a protest against spending cuts and the government of Mariano Rajoy. Madrid, Spain

    Spanish share prices tumbled nearly four percent on Wednesday, as investors worried whether the European Central Bank and its partners have sufficient resources to rescue the ailing Spanish economy.

  • A man with a head wound tries to calm the crowd of protestors during a demonstration surrounding the Spanish parliament to protest against spending cuts and the government of Mariano Rajoy on September 25, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

    Today, Spain is at the forefront in the headlines and media with ugly protests in Madrid ahead of Thursday’s budget announcement.