Economic Regions The European Union

  • Bank Earnings—What to Watch: Analyst

    The more of a bank’s balance sheet is equity, the less room there is for deposits. So what is the “right” level, Moorad Choudhry asks.

  • Euro Zone Slump Will Get Worse: Econ

    Juergen Michels, chief euro zone economist at Citigroup, tells CNBC why signs of weakness in the area suggest the recession will worsen further.

  • Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    The clouds hanging over European consumers and dampening spending show no sign of lifting, as consumer confidence in the region continues to be the lowest in the world.

  • Will Electronic Device Sales Light Up the Holidays?

    Samsung sold more smartphones than Apple in the third quarter of 2012, as consumers postponed purchases in anticipation of the iPhone 5, new research showed on Tuesday, while Nokia slipped down the rankings to be overtaken by Blackberry maker Research in Motion.

  • Global Markets: Euro Zone Crisis Back in Spotlight

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks retreat from the previous day's gains.

  • Euro Zone Factory Output Falls by Most in Nearly 4 Years

    Output from euro zone factories in September fell by the most since January 2009, dragged down by Germany's spluttering industry that is succumbing to the impact of three years of crisis.

  • Will Greece Receive Bailout Funds?

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, explains to CNBC the disagreement between the EU and the IMF over the best way to provide the next tranche of bailout funds for Greece.

  • Greece Needs Another 80 Billion Euros: Goldman Sachs

    As unpalatable as it seems to euro zone policymakers, a sizeable reduction in Greece’s debt load is necessary to make the country’s debt sustainable in the long-term, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs.

  • Weak German Data Push European Stocks Lower

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as new economic data shows the euro zone debt crisis is taking its toll on Europe's largest economy.

  • EU and IMF Weigh Extension for Greece

    Justin Knight, head of European rate strategy at UBS, explains to CNBC the differences between the EU and the IMF in their considerations regarding a two-year extension of bailout funds for Greece.

  • Trouble Brewing for Euro as Greece Worries Grow

    The euro, which hit a two-month low against the dollar on Tuesday as hopes that Greece would receive essential aid soon, faces further losses as concern about Greece’s future grow, currency analysts warn.

  • EU-IMF Feud Erupts Over Greek Debt

    Eurozone finance ministers last night postponed agreement on Greece’s long-delayed €31.3 billion aid payment for yet another week as divisions between the International Monetary Fund and EU creditors over how fast Athens must reduce its burgeoning debt levels burst into the open. The FT reports.

  • Greece's new austerity budget is a start, but this analyst says it's time to go big.

  • Greece's 'Monster' Debt Problem Haunts Europe

    As the Euro group of finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday announced that a final aid decision for Greece is not possible prior to a full debt analysis, a former European Central Bank (ECB) official told CNBC that Europe needs to help Greece with more time and less debt.

  • Global Markets Trading Mixed

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as worries about Greece's debt problems were offset by strong trade data from China.

  • Wave of Evictions Leads to Homeless Crisis in Spain

    The number of Spanish families facing eviction is mounting at a dizzying pace, and when they can’t move in with relatives, they often take over empty homes, and there are plenty of them. The NYT reports.

  • Britain Should Prepare for Post-EU Future: Expert

    Andrew Lilico, director and principal at Europe Economics, explains to CNBC why it might be in Britain's best interest to relinquish its ties to the European Union.

  • Euro Zone Faces Brinkmanship on Greece

    Euro zone leaders face a new round of brinkmanship over Greece’s €174bn bailout after international lenders failed to bridge differences on how to reduce Athens’ burgeoning debt levels, pushing the country perilously close to defaulting on a €5bn debt payment due next week. The FT reports.

  • How to Trade the Euro's Slide

    The euro's sliding, but be careful how you trade it.

  • El-Erian: Really Depressing Numbers Out of Greece

    We should feel a mix of great sadness and heightened concern upon seeing the latest unemployment numbers out of Greece.