Economic Regions The European Union

  • Have US Sanctions on Iran Worked?

    John Kingston, Global Director Of News, Platts says that U.S. sanctions on Iran have worked far better than most people think.

  • Europe Needs a Growth Blueprint

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy, Westpac Bank says that Europe lacks concrete growth plans that will put people back to work.

  • Fed to Stand Pat This Week

    Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist & MD, Mesirow Financial says that the Fed will not do anything at its upcoming meeting as it waits for the effects of QE3 to play out.

  • Spain May Spend Months in ‘No Man’s Land’ Over Bailout

    Spain just can't seem to ask for a bailout, and that is giving this strategist ideas.

  • Hedge Funds Cite 'Fiscal Cliff' as Top Concern: Survey

    The upcoming elections and the impending “fiscal cliff” have hedge funds more on edge than any other issue, according to a survey by Macro Risk Advisors.

  • As Asia Slows, Luxury Watchmakers Count on Elite Buyers

    As Asia Slows, Luxury Watchmakers Count on Elite Buyers

  • Luxury Retail Stocks a ‘Buy,’ Despite Recent Blip: Pro

    Investors can find excellent value in luxury retailers such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton despite warnings of a sales slowdown in the sector, according to James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management.

  • Is the Consumer Bouncing Back?

    Investors have been warned to brace themselves for a weak third-quarter earnings season, but analysts have picked out some key sectors which may outperform.

  • Global Markets: Shares Edge Higher After Spain Vote

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe. The Spanish IBEX 35 Index was up 0.2 percent, after regional elections in Spain were seen as positive for the Prime Minister's austerity drive.

  • UK Tax Story ‘Sensationalized’: Starbucks CEO

    The widespread criticism and controversy leveled at global coffee chain Starbucks over the amount of tax the company has paid in the U.K. has been exaggerated, chief executive Howard Schultz told CNBC-TV18 in India.

  • Men Better at Saving for Retirement Than Women: Report

    The gap in the amount women and men save for retirement in the U.K. has reached a record high, according to the latest Women and Pensions report from investment firm Scottish Widows.

  • Merkel to Warn UK on Europe Budget Veto

    Germany is planning to warn Britain that it will seek to cancel next month’s European budget summit if David Cameron, the prime minister, insists that he will veto any deal other than a total freeze on spending.  The FT reports.

  • One Billion Women to Enter Workplace in Next Decade: Report

    An EU-wide plan to impose a 40 percent female quota on listed company boards looks likely to be blocked on Tuesday as a rising number of commissioners have expressed categorical opposition to the proposal, the FT reports.

  • Lloyds Eyes Shake-Up of Banker Bonuses

    Lloyds Banking Group is examining whether to ditch the concept of annual bonuses for senior staff and extend the timeframe of longer-term incentives to up to 10 years, according to people briefed on a project to overhaul remuneration, the Financial Times reports

  • Spain Fears Hurting Euro

    David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie says that markets are still worried about whether Spain's banks would need a bailout and that the fear is capping gains on the Euro.

  • Merkel¿s Got Italy, Spain on her  ¿Back Foot¿

    Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst, Patersons Securities says that after walking away with a 'limp' from the June meeting, Merkel's has not managed to win support from Italy, Spain and France on several issues.

  • Euro Zone Crisis Straining Hollande and Merkel’s Unity

    The past week has marked a testing time for the EU’s most important bilateral relationship, with the Socialist Mr Hollande letting fly with some pointed barbs at Ms Merkel – and receiving return fire across the Rhine. The FT reports.

  • What's Really Driving the Euro

    Look through the headline tumult, and the euro is still trading on traditional factors.

  • Ilczyszyn: Key Levels to Watch on Gold

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader and a "Futures Now" trader, outlines where gold might be headed.

  • British Prime Minister, David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to be distancing himself increasingly from other European Union countries at a European summit on Friday. At the gathering, he said he was prepared to block a European Union budget deal if it is not acceptable to Britain’s interest, whilst his appearance left fellow politicians highlighting his increasing disengagement from the European table.