Economic Regions The European Union

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    The euro zone is lacking in “lifeboats” as the Titanic once was, a UK politician warned Monday as employment and manufacturing data painted a gloomy picture of the region’s prospects.

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    Summit euphoria ebbs and central bank confabs await — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • French President Francois Hollande (L) speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)

    The euphoria following last week’s euro zone summit will not last as traders return to work and realize there are no “executable” proposals on the immediate horizon, according to an economist.

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    As EU leaders scramble to save the euro zone and cobble together policies to restore growth, Poland is solidifying its position as the union’s fastest growing economy, the Financial Times reports.

  • Francois Hollande, France's president, arrives for a news conference following the European Leaders (EU) summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

    François Hollande, fresh from his first full eurozone crisis summit, is set to turn his attention to the daunting challenge of tackling France’s own rocky public finances: with tax rises looming, it could be a tough week for French business and the better-off. The FT reports.

  • A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    As London braces itself for feared transport congestion when the Olympic Games start this month, the disruption looks set to hit an unexpected victim: the government bond market, the Financial Times reports.

  • ESM's Firepower Is Insufficient

    Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered says the deal with Spain and Italy at the EU summit is "good" but not a game-changer. Markets are now looking for aggressive action from the ECB.

  • ECB's Supervisory Role Most Immediate Need

    Timothy Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research for Asia at ANZ, says it is important that Europe needs a region-wide banking supervisory body before the changes to the ESM are allowed.

  • European Central Bank

    With the European Union summit behind us, investors are focusing on what the European Central Bank will do next.

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    The euro is having a big day on the heels of the summit agreement - but this strategist is wary.

  • Is Europe's New Deal Enough?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses Europe's new deal, and continued concerns for businesses with big international exposure, with Ricardo Salinas, Grupo Salinas chairman & CEO.

  • Money In Motion: Play the Euro on EU Plan?

    A currency play on the euro, with MacNeil Curry, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • International Response Needed in Libor Scandal

    Authorities in the U.S. and Europe need to get involved together with the UK authorities to make sure rigging of interest rates by banks cannot happen again, Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England and chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee told CNBC.

  • EU Summit Pushing Markets Higher

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera offers the latest from the EU Summit.

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    Summit progress lifts the euro and the Bank of England talks tough — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    After a long night of negotiation, EU leaders announced an agreement aimed at easing the two-year old debt crisis shortly before dawn in Brussels, but questions still remain.

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    The changes to the euro zone’s bailout scheme announced in the early hours of Friday morning sparked a rally in riskier assets Friday – but analysts have warned that this may only be temporary.

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    In this environment of extreme market volatility and periods that swing between “euphoria and panic” it is tempting to follow the news headlines from risk on to risk off and back, UBS CIO Alex Friedman said, but this investment approach will not make you money in the long term.

  • Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Following a late-night agreement by EU leaders aimed at drawing a line under the sovereign debt and banking crisis, one analyst warned that Germany now looks increasingly isolated.

  • Spain

    Euro zone leaders agreed to radically restructure Spain’s 100 bilion euros ($125.9 billion) bank recapitalisation plan, allowing EU bailout funds to eventually be injected directly into teetering Spanish financial institutions, meaning Madrid can sweep the burden of the bailouts off its sovereign books.