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Economic Regions The European Union


  • Anglo Irish Close To Being Wound Down? Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 7:15 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    It is a big week for Ireland following news that the European Commission wants Anglo Irish, the nationalized lender, wound down and with conflicting reports regarding the bank's future emerging.

  • Will German Growth Push Euro Interest Rate Up? Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 5:25 AM ET

    How much longer will Germany want or need to be a member of the euro zone is a question that's been increasingly asked since the start of this financial crisis.

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    Congress and the White House may throw a curveball and roll out a tax cut ahead of the midterm elections rather than boost stimulus spending, Harvard's Niall Ferguson told CNBC.

  • Strong Yen Helps to Fuel Germany’s Export Boom Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.

  • Austerity Equals Confidence: Trichet Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:23 AM ET

    Prudent fiscal policy will help foster confidence within the euro zone, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.

  • Companies Shunning Banks on Stress Tests Doubts Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 3:34 AM ET

    Leading UK and continental European companies are increasingly shunning banks from Spain, Italy and even Germany because they do not believe the Europe-wide stress testing of banks gave a true picture of their financial health. The FT reports.

  • Second Leg of Crisis Beginning: Hedge Fund Manager Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 5:38 AM ET
    NYSE Trader

    September and October hold bad news for stock markets and banks remain overleveraged as we head into the second leg of the financial crisis, says Pedro De Noronha of Noster Capital.

  • Why Even Central Bankers Are Unsure What to Do Now Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 1:16 PM ET
    Jackson Hole Wyoming

    What was obvious at last week's annual meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wy., was that they aren't certain how to conduct policy now that interest rates are near zero. There also are big differences about what to do when things return to “normal.”

  • About 36% of Irish Firms at 'High Risk' Of Collapse Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 8:49 AM ET

    A recent study concluded that 38,000 of Irish companies are at a "high risk" of collapse and show signs consistent with business failure, the Irish Examiner newspaper reported Monday.

  • UK Faces Economic 'Hurricane': Labour Politician Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 4:27 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Ed Balls will on Friday say that a “hurricane is about to hit” Britain’s economy, in the most dramatic warning yet by a Labour politician that the coalition’s plans to cut the deficit risk pitching the country into a double-dip recession. The FT reports.

  • Debt Fears Slink Back in Euro Markets Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    When the European Union stepped in this spring with a €750 billion ($955 billion) rescue package to back Europe’s weaker economies, the threat of imminent default practically disappeared, the New York Times reports.

  • Watch Out for Sovereign Default in Disguise: Analyst Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 6:08 AM ET

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  • France's Sarkozy Unveils G20 Leadership Agenda Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 4:41 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy, President-elect France

    Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday set out his agenda for France’s forthcoming presidency of the G20 group of leading economies, proposing measures to reduce currency fluctuations, curb commodity speculation and speed up reform of international institutions.

  • The Return of Greek Tragedy Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    Economist Joseph Stiglitz warned that Europe is at risk of going into a double-dip. Meanwhile, Greece's 10-year climbed 30 basis points to 10.55 percent causing renewed concerns about the health of its economy. For right now it looks like the European recovery is showing signs of weakening and possibly sliding back.

  • Euro Zone Austerity Takes Toll on Growth Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 6:01 AM ET
    Euro coins

    The euro zone’s growth spurt lost momentum this month, as an expansion in output in Germany and France failed to make up for a near standstill elsewhere, the FT reports.

  • Western Economies Face Hyperinflation: Gold Bull Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 8:09 AM ET

    The decline of the Western economic model will bring about hyperinflation and decades of painful readjustment, Egon von Greyerz, founder of gold investment intermediary Goldswitzerland.com told CNBC Thursday.

  • Bernanke May Be More a 'Moderator' Than a Leader Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 9:40 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The blame for the uncertainty that surrounds Tuesday’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee should perhaps be placed on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's leadership style, or lack of it.

  • If Fed Decides to Ease, Will Others Follow? Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 3:33 AM ET

    If the Fed opts for quantitative easing, it may force the hands of other major central banks to be even more doveish.

  • The mid-summer rally is over and stocks will begin a downward leg before bottoming in October, as the world economy is in what looks like a Great Depression, Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • West Is Halfway Through 20-Year Decline: Chartist Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The West is only half the way through a 20-year secular downturn that will not end until the children of the US baby boomers begin to flex their financial muscle in about 10 years time, according to Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital.