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Economic Regions The European Union

  • European Central Bank

    Banks in Spain, Italy, Ireland and Britain need to set aside much more money to cover potentially bad loans, credit ratings agency Moody's said on Thursday, meaning European taxpayers may again be tapped for cash.

  • Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

    The borrowing terms and conditions that were imposed on Ireland after it applied for financial aid were unfair according to Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, as the country didn't receive the same deal as Greece.

  • Global Economies on Comeback Trail

    Virginie Maisonneuve, Schroders portfolio manager, discusses signs of investor confidence as the Dow gets closer to an all-time high.

  • David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron made the case for a free trade agreement between the United States and Europe in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, arguing in favor of the expansion of free trade as his country increasingly distances itself from the EU.

  • Kingfisher CEO: Market Needs Clearer Policy

    Ian Cheshire, CEO at Kingfisher, tells CNBC why a lack of clarity in policy-making all over Europe is the underlying cause of economic uncertainty.

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    The euro zone economy took a step closer to recovery this month as the rate of decline in the bloc's private sector eased more than expected, a business survey showed on Thursday.

  • EU Commissioner: No Risk of UK Discrimination

    Joaquín Almunia, EU Competition Commissioner, tells CNBC that UK companies will not be treated any differently despite David Cameron's 'risky' decision to commit to a referendum.

  • European Markets Close Mixed

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • Philips CEO: Europe Is Becoming More Stable

    Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips, tells CNBC that Phillips is focused on 'self help' despite the level of growth in the global economy.

  • CBI: Cameron's Referendum Will Provoke Uncertainty

    Sir Roger Carr, president of the Confederation of British Industry, tells CNBC that it is now up to business to articulate the case for staying in Europe strongly.

  • What to Expect From Cameron's Friday Speech

    Eurasia Group President Ian Bremner and Stefano Aversa, co-president at Alix Partners, discuss market uncertainty ahead of David Cameron's speech on Friday, plus Italy's political future.

  • Global growth for 2013 will now be lower than previous estimates, according to the International Monetary Fund, as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe continues to pose a large downside risk to the economy.

  • Spain's economy shrank in the final months of 2012 at the fastest pace since its recession began, data showed on Wednesday, pummeled by falling domestic demand and with no return to growth on the horizon.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Mixed

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on remarks made by British Prime Minister David Cameron that "there is a gap between the EU and its citizens that has grown dramatically in recent years."

  • DAVOS: Does Globalization Still Work?

    Robert Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, explains how this could be a year of trade opportunity, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  •  HSBC's King: A Brixit Would Lead to Huge FDI Outflow

    Stephen King, group chief economist at HSBC, tells CNBC that UK trade links with Europe have grown enormously over the last twenty five years in contrast to countries in the emerging world.

  • David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons a straight referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave within the next parliament if he is re-elected at the next election in 2015.

  • Global Markets Update: Bank of Japan Gets Serious About Ending Deflation

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including how the markets reacted to the Bank of Japan's news it will adopt a 2 percent inflation plan.

  • Newly elected Eurozone President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem was appointed the new chairman of euro zone finance ministers on Monday and told his colleagues he wanted to move on from simply fighting crises to focus on longer-term policies to cement fledgling confidence.

  • Traders backed off short yen positions ahead of a key Bank of Japan meeting, and Iceland's finance minister looks at the euro zone and wants in.