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Economic Regions The European Union

  • Defensive Strategy: Short the Euro

    Brendan Brown, Head of Economic Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities says a short position in the EUR is a good defensive strategy.

  • Nervous Stock Market Reactions Look Overdrawn

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets discusses the Europe markets and says the nervousness there is overdrawn.

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    Whether stocks can break out one way or the other has been the question of the week, and the drama is building.

  • ECB May Cut Rates Later This Year: Pro

    Philippe Uzan, Chief Investment Officer, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management explains why he's searching for clues in ECB chief Mario Draghi's comments. He is optimistic that EUR/USD will have a better year in 2013.

  • Experts fret that the euro's stunning rise against the yen and dollar this year could impede the very recovery it reflects.

  • European Shares Extend Losses

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events from Europe today.

  • Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is set to address policymakers at a U.K. parliamentary committee on Thursday with many expecting sterling to fall as he delivers his dovish policy outlook, but analysts have told CNBC that this could prove to be wrong and the currency could in fact move sharply higher.

  • A customer browses garments for sale inside a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

    Europe suffers the worst consumer confidence levels in the world, according to a survey by market research firm Nielsen which showed that Greek, Hungarian and Portuguese consumers topped the poll of pessimists.

  • David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to enlist the support of Germany and other rich north European countries in his fight to freeze EU spending at budget talks this week and is prepared to block a deal unless more savings are found.

  • Global Markets: Currency Markets Mixed

    CNBC's Kelly Evans has the update on currency rates around the world.

  • Mario Draghi

    Record high unemployment mean the European Central Bank has scope to lower interest rates in order to weaken the spiraling euro, ING Senior Economist Carsten Brzeski said.

  • Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

    The current scandal surrounding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will not disappear any time soon and investors should expect ongoing volatility, according to the European research team at one of the world's largest banks.

  • European Markets Close Higher

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports investor confidence was boosted by a series of earnings releases and positive business data in the euro zone.

  • % Chg in 2011: 10% Closing Price: $1,564 / ounce 52-Week High: $1923.7 52-Week Low: $1307.7 Related ETF: GLD, +8%

    If gold closes above this level, trader Rich Ilczyszyn would consider the price action very bullish.

  • French President Francois Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande urged the euro zone on Tuesday to set a mid-term target for its currency's exchange rate and to forge a jobs policy to fight voter disillusionment.

  • Plaza Mayor in Spain

    As Spanish and Italian bond yields creep higher, strategists say yields could spike to the autumn 2011 levels that led to fears that Spain needed an imminent bailout.

  • After several weeks of improved sentiment, yields on Italian and Spanish bonds spiked this week amid political uncertainty. But instead of fleeing to safe havens, investors may seek a halfway house in French sovereign bonds, analysts told CNBC.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Move Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as a series of earnings releases helped stocks recover from losses on Monday.

  • The euro zone's embattled economy has turned a corner, according to a business survey on Tuesday that showed businesses are more optimistic about the future but highlighted a growing chasm between the region's economies.

  • Euro Gains Can't Be Sustained

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says Europe growth will continue to be weak which will weigh on the euro. He says euro will end closer to 1.25 at the end of the year.