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Economic Regions The European Union

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Europe needs new legislation to help failed banks unwind as quickly as possible, according to Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen who is leading the EU advisory group on banking reform.

  • Global Markets: EU Shares Edge Lower

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as European leaders meet for a second day to discuss a euro zone-wide banking union.

  • How to Predict the Good Investments of the Future

    Throw that crystal ball out – if you want to be a good investor you’ve got to think like a futurist just like Warren Buffett does, Michael Lee, author of book entitled “Knowing Our Future: The Startling Case for Futurology”, told CNBC.

  • French President Francois Hollande seems to think that the euro zone is “on track” to solving its crisis during yet another summit – but market observers are taking this with a pinch of salt.

  • State of the US Economy

    Slim Feriani, CEO, Advance Emerging Capital expresses optimism for the future of the U.S. economy. He adds that the U.S. fiscal cliff may have already been priced into the markets.

  • UK’s Farage to Starbucks: Stop Playing Both Sides

    Coffee giant Starbucks should stop aggressively promoting its sense of corporate responsibility if it plans to continue using tax strategies that help the company avoid paying high taxes in the U.K., a European lawmaker told CNBC Thursday.

  • Markets Across Europe Close

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Rick Santelli & Gary Kaminsky offer insight on the market close in Europe.

  • ‘Full Steam Ahead’ on European Stocks: HSBC

    Despite the recent rally in European equity markets following the European Central Bank (ECB)’s commitment to help struggling euro zone countries further, there is still plenty of caution about getting back into European stocks.

  • Costa del Sol region in Spain.

    Spain’s richest region, Catalonia has threatened to break away from Spain, but it is unlikely the move will succeed because the Spanish government is prepared to use “any legal instrument” to stop the region from holding a crucial referendum, according to UBS economist Matteo Cominetta.

  • Cost of Four Euro Exits? $22 Trillion: Study

    A Greek departure from the euro currency, followed by other southern European countries, would cut 17 trillion euros ($22 trillion) from global economic growth, causing a worldwide recession hitting the U.S. and China, a study by a German think tank has found.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Chinese data gives a lift and Germany's Merkel dampens hopes — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • European Market Update

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on what's moving global markets, ahead of a two-day EU summit set to take place in Brussels.

  • People walk by closed shops in Athens on Oct. 18, 2012, during the 24-hour general strike.

    As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday, Greece’s workers aim to make their voices heard by holding a 24-hour strike bringing the country to a halt. But with the economy in the fifth year of a recession, the lost production could cost the economy 100 million euros, according to one expert and prove counterproductive.

  • Global Markets: EU Shares Trading Lower

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a preview of the likely agenda at an EU summit set to take place in Brussels.

  • The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, outside the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

    A plan to create a single euro zone banking supervisor is illegal, according to a secret legal opinion for EU finance ministers that deals a further blow to a reform deemed vital to solving the bloc’s debt crisis, the Financial Times reports

  • The Future of the Euro Zone

    David Owen, Chief European Economist, Jefferies International discusses whether the euro zone will further integrate into a fiscal union.

  • Why Bigger Isn't Better for Investors

    The challenge for corporates in the post-crash environment is to remain competitive. That calls for stronger engagement with customers, and sticking to one’s areas of genuine expertise, not necessarily becoming bigger, argues Moorad Choudhry.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Edge Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the Spanish IBEX, the main gainer in Wednesday morning trading.

  • The fall has heralded a period of relative calm in the euro zone, which has been the focus of market worries for much of the past two years.

  • Buildings in Røros, Norway

    Norway, which chose to remain outside the EU and the euro currency, enjoys an enviably stable economy and a booming housing market — but it could be going down the perilous route taken by Spain and Ireland, according to economists and recent analysis.