Economic Regions The European Union

  • Market Sell-Off had Nothing to do with Obama

    Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist, Pension Partners says that the market sell-off overnight had nothing to do with Obama's re-election but instead renewed fears about Greece.

  • What's Really Driving the Euro

    Once again, the news from Europe is disturbing. This is your euro trade update.

  • Athens Erupts in Riots During Key Austerity Vote

    Athens erupted in riots late Wednesday as parliament met to vote on the latest austerity measures needed to win more international aid.

  • Wednesday Market Roadmap

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on President Obama's second term win and gathering bipartisan support for the big challenges still facing the nation; and economic uncertainty in Germany.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Up on Obama Win

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stock move higher on President Obama's re-election win, and better-than-expected earnings.

  • Vestas Cuts More Jobs as US Wind Power Struggles

    Shares in Danish wind turbine company Vestas fell as much as 11 percent in Wednesday morning trade after the company released disappointing third quarter earnings and announced further cost-cutting measures, including job cuts.

  • What Should the BoE Do With Its Billions?

    Here is a question that is exercising central bankers everywhere, particularly those that have embarked on asset purchase and “quantitative easing” (QE) schemes. What to do with one’s billions?

  • Black Christmas as London Runs Out of Cabs

    Taxi drivers and hire companies are warning of a worsening shortage of London black cabs that will coincide with the run-up to Christmas, traditionally the busiest time of year for the trade. The FT reports.

  • Greek Unemployment Hits New Record Above 25%

    Eurozone leaders have given themselves three weeks to finalize an overhaul of Greece’s bailout program, requiring parliamentary backing in creditor countries that are skeptical about reducing Athens’ interest rate burden. The FT reports.

  • Europeans Losing Faith in Their Parliament

    When cracks recently appeared in beams of the European Parliament ’s main chamber, forcing its closing, one member, Nigel Farage of the U.K. Independence Party, proclaimed that he would “work for the day that the whole democratic facade of the European Parliament is shut as well,” the New York Times reports.

  • Changes Are Approved to Ease Germans’ Costs for Welfare Programs

    New measures to ease costs for average Germans come at a time when Chancellor Angela  Merkel has been pressing struggling European partners to slash public spending. The changes underscore just how uneven the economic outlook is across the continent.  The New York Times reports.

  • ‘Bright Spots’ in UK Retail Stocks in Run-Up to Christmas

    Challenging economic conditions may persist in Britain, especially for the retail sector, but two stocks are set defy the gloom and shine in the seasonal shopping period, analysts say.

  • Global Markets: European Stocks Slightly Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as U.S. voters head to the polls to elect the next President.

  • Will France Undertake 'Shock' Job Market Reforms?

    One of France's most high-profile business figures has released a report which could be the wake-up call many believe France’s economy needs – or could end up gathering dust on an Elysee shelf.

  • Big Banks Still Needed to Keep US Competitive: Bove

    Global financial reform efforts are falling behind schedule, regulators have conceded. They are giving the biggest banks extra time to write so-called “living wills” and acknowledge that fewer than one-third of the big financial centers will have Basel III rules in place on time. The FT reports.

  • The Greek government is hoping to pass two votes through parliament in what is set to be a key week for the struggling euro zone country, with one Greek minister telling CNBC that overcoming these hurdles will end talk of Greece leaving the single currency.

  • Global Markets: Uncertainty Push European Stocks Lower

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors remain cautious ahead of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.

  • Buy the Gold Miners on Obama’s Victory?

    Debt-crippled euro zone countries could see the yields on their sovereign bonds fall dramatically if they used their gold reserves as collateral for that debt issuance, according to Sylvester Eijffinger, professor of financial economics at Tilburg University.

  • Tough for Asia to Decouple Itself

    Gokul Laroia, Head of Institutional Equity, Asia at Morgan Stanley says that most of the liquidity that is flowing into Asia is global capital, which makes decoupling difficult.

  • I Took Action on 'Lagarde List': Former Greek Finance Minister

    Former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou on Friday refuted a media report claiming he did not instruct financial police to pursue possible tax evaders named on a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts he received in 2010.