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Economic Regions The European Union


  • A 'Soft' Restructuring for Greece? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
    Euro coins

    We often get a frenzy of negative Europe speculation on a Friday afternoon either from fear of what might emerge over the weekend or mischief-making by Dollar-bulls. And today is no exception.

  • European Debt Crisis Strangles Recovery Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    European Debt Crisis Strangles Recovery

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Europe's struggle to gain its financial footing, with Greece's debt crisis and Spain's elections looming.

  • Greek Chorus of Bad News for the Euro Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Euro coins

    The euro had a nice run this week - but investors are turning on it today, and this pro thinks there is more to come.

  • Euro Falls Against U.S. Dollar Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
    Euro Falls Against U.S. Dollar

    Todd Gordon, Aspen Trading Group, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on Greek debt, the falling euro, and where you should invest today.

  • Greek Debt Dilemma & the Markets Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    Greek Debt Dilemma & the Markets

    Discussing the market's valuation; Europe's growing economic problems, and Greek debt, with Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital founder and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak Co.

  • Dollar Jumps, Loonie's In the Dumps Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:11 PM ET

    The dollar is jumping against the euro, but the loonie is losing altitude — it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Fix the IMF: Go for Growth — End Bailout Nation Friday, 20 May 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is placed in the backseat of a police vehicle outside of a New York City Police Department facility in New York City.

    As the IMF gets ready to choose a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned following his arrest on charges that he sexually assaulted and raped a hotel housekeeper, it would be a good thing to step back for a moment and ask: What should the IMF do?

  • Strauss-Kahn to Leave Rikers Friday, 20 May 2011 | 9:00 AM ET
    Strauss-Kahn to Leave Rikers

    IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is expected to leave Rikers today, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Fighting Inflation a Challenge: ECB Board Member Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:55 AM ET

    Fighting inflation in times when commodity prices increase is part of the future challenges the European Central Bank (ECB) will have to face, Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, executive board member of the ECB, said in an exclusive interview with CNBC Friday.

  • Spain Bans Jobs Protests Over Election Weekend Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:56 AM ET
    Demonstrators block a police car on the parking lot of the Madrid transport bus company during the general strike held in whole Spain in Madrid as unions launched a 24-hour general strike all around Spain to protest tough government labor reforms and austerity measures.

    Spain's electoral oversight body ruled that jobs protests which young people are staging across the country would be illegal over the coming election weekend, but some demonstrators said they would defy the ban.

  • City Professionals Want to Change Employers: Survey Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    Professionals working in the City of London mull changing employers this year, with more than half saying they definitely intend to find a new employer this year, according to a recent survey, while another survey showed finance professionals among the top earners.

  • Business Barometer Shows Brightening Outlook Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:38 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    Twice as many business leaders say that the world economy is going to improve in the next six months than think it is going to get worse, according to the FT/Economist global business barometer.

  • Busch: Money In Motion Trade Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    We missed the entry point on the trade I proposed yesterday, but there could be another chance before Memorial Day.

  • No Yen for Yen, But Real's on a Roll Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Japan's in a recession, IMF leadership's in play, and the Brazilian real is on a rolll. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Merkel Says European Should Replace Strauss-Kahn Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 6:46 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Thursday that she wanted a European to become the next IMF chief and that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's exit before the end of his term was an argument in favour of such a move.

  • Just 20 Percent Back Greek Austerity: Poll Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 2:38 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Just 20 percent of the Greek electorate believe the country should abide by the terms of the European Union/International Monetary Fund loan agreement and pay off all its debts, according to a poll in a Greek newspaper.

  • UK Banks Face Dividend and Bonus Crackdown Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:54 PM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The FT reports future bonus and dividend payments by UK banks will depend upon convincing regulators the handouts will not dent capital reserves or undermine sound risk management, according to the head of the city watchdog.

  • IMF Chief's Woes = Buying Opportunity, Pro Says Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:37 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in federal court May 16, 2011 in New York City.

    Are Dominique Strauss-Kahn's troubles creating a buying opportunity? This pro says yes.

  • The Euro Zone After Strauss Kahn Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:17 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The sight of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund and prospective candidate for the French presidency, doing the "perp walk" was stupefying. If the charges are true, this capable man is a lunatic. But, unless the case collapses, the event will cast a long shadow, according to the FT.

  • Short Dollar on Euro Woes? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:15 PM ET
    Short Dollar on Euro Woes?

    "The dollar will ultimately fall against the euro because U.S. problems are worse than Europe's," says Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital.