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Economic Regions The European Union

  • European Shares Drop on Earnings

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports a major sell-off in Chinese stocks pushed European markets lower.

  • Is the EU Bonus Cap 'Disastrous'?

    Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, tells CNBC why the Swiss pay vote is far more sensible than a "disastrous" potential EU cap on bankers' bonuses.

  • EU Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

    An inconclusive election in Italy, the region's third- largest economy, rattled investors and caused a sharp fall in Euro-Zone sentiment, Sentix said on Monday.

  • Italy could be inching closer towards another election within months after center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani issued an ultimatum to anti-establishment 5-Star Movement boss Beppe Grillo to support a new government or return to the polls.

  • Swiss voters on Sunday approved what has been dubbed the toughest executive pay rules in the world. Sixty eight percent of voters were in favor of forcing Swiss companies to give shareholders sweeping powers in deciding on executive pay.

  • New research by Citigroup has shed a light on the growing gap between a weak economy and a bullish stock market in the U.K., but the bank says sterling's tumble could be a warning for overseas investors, particularly those from the U.S.

  • Bonus Cap Will Lead to Banks Leaving the EU: Pro

    Alex Deane, head of public affairs at Weber Shandwick and Louise Rouse, director of engagement at Fair Pensions, discuss the proposed European bonus cap.

  • Swiss Voters Curb 'Fat Cat' Pay

    David Costa, Dean and Collegiate Professor, Rob Kennedy College says the Swiss vote shows a strong will to enhance transparency and give more power to shareholders.

  • Egyptian anti-Morsi protesters hold up their shoes near a burning police vehicle in Tahrir Square during a march against a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

    One of the world's largest contractors is actively diversifying away from its home turf in the Middle East in light of rising political risks, opting instead to win exposure to territories such as Africa, former Soviet Republics and Australia.

  • Barclays is committed to its investment-banking business and sees opportunity in Africa, CEO Antony Jenkins told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Friday.

  • George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC

    "Germany did the minimum that was necessary to preserve the euro... And that is what maintained the crisis conditions," business magnate George Soros said.

  • Bankers working on Wall Street for European banks could have their bonuses capped under new rules agreed by the European Parliament this week. U.S. banks operating in Europe will also be affected.

  • Before the fall of communism, Vaclav Sloup trained the soldiers who caught thousands trying to flee across Czechoslovakia's fortified border to West Germany. Today, he helps power a Czech communist party that has surged to second place in polls, tapping anger over poverty and graft.

  • European Shares Lower on Weak Economic Data

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports manufacturing data for the euro zone continued to show contraction, and billions of dollars of automatic spending cuts due in the U.S. weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 11.7 percent in January from 11.3 percent the month before to hit its highest level for at least 21 years, data showed on Friday.

  • WPP's Sorrell: Bonus Cap a 'Sign of the Times'

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, tells CNBC, that the European banker bonus caps are a sign of the times.

  • Europe Banks Are Cheap

    Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN shares his investment strategy for the European banking sector.

  • Global Recovery is Underway

    Jeremy O'Friel, Managing Director at Belmont Investments says the global recovery is underway, but it is weak and fragile.

  • European Markets Close Higher As Sequester Looms

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Thursday's top business headlines from Europe.

  • Turkey Mosque

    The ongoing euro zone crisis has meant exporters in Turkey have continued to seek new markets away from the continent and Turkey's Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci told CNBC that Iraq is likely to replace Germany as its number one export market by the end of the year.