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Economic Regions The European Union


  • PIIGS of Europe Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    Greece's mounting fiscal problems remain in focus, with investors today eyeing a possible bailout plan led by Germany and France. Closing Bell kicks shines the spotlight on the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece & Spain) of Europe and discusses where the biggest risks are.

  • From BRIC to BIC: What Happened to Russia? Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    In talking with global investors and in my recent trip to Davos for the World Economic Forum, I found that people are hardly even talking about Russia anymore. They’ve dropped the ”R“ to the point where it’s become the BIC nations.

  • Farrell: Taking A Position Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
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    Positions were formed long ago and the talk-fest provided photo ops and little more. Observers took away what they wanted.

  • Farrell: What About The Rest of the Year? Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    We have been talking about inventories forever and in the fourth quarter the rate of inventory destocking slowed enough that 3.9% of the 5.9% gain was from that slowdown.

  • Fink on Greece's Debt Crisis Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    Sentence/ParagraphRenewed concerns over Greece's budget situation dampening the mood on Wall Street today, but the Dow did manage to erase most of the losses in the final hour of trading. One of Wall Street's most respected minds, Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO of BlackRock joined Maria Bartiromo on Closing Bell after the market's close to share his thoughts on the economic environment.

  • If you remember the 1970's in New York City you wish you could go back to the '60's. The City was dirty, seemingly lawless with the "squeegee guys" attacking your car if you stopped at a light, and had a general feeling on being unsafe.

  • Greece Will Tackle Deficit on its Own: Norwegian PM Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 7:40 AM ET

    Greece is taking responsibility for its own financial problems and it will tackle its public deficit without a bailout, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told CNBC Monday.

  • EU Warns Greece To Prepare For Even Tougher Measures Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | 5:31 PM ET

    European finance ministers are telling Greece to prepare for even tougher spending cuts and new taxes, including a tax on luxury goods and cars, to fix its debt crisis.

  • EU Wants Greece to Explain Debt Swaps Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | 8:38 AM ET

    The European Commission said Monday that it wants Greece to explain how it used complex financial deals that allegedly made its debt limits look lower.

  • Busch: Chinese Rate Rise=European Frying Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 10:11 AM ET

    China and the Far East occupy a far different place in the business cycle compared to Europe and the United States. The nascent Chinese exit strategy will be a test case for other nations to follow when the cycle recovers.

  • Stocks Rally 1%, Led by Energy, Materials Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:32 PM ET

    Stocks rallied off a lower open Thursday as news of a Greek bailout and a sharp drop in jobless claims helped calm jittery investors — and put them in the mood to take some risks. Energy and industrials were the day's best performers; Financials were the worst.

  • Stocks Struggle as Banks Take a Hit Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors shrugged off an encouraging jobless report and news of a bailout for Greece. Financials took a hit, with JPMorgan leading the Dow's decline, as investors worry that debt problems in Europe could spread

  • Greek Rescue Issue Is As Much About E.U. As Greece Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 10:24 AM ET

    Resolving the Greek debt mess is about more than the financial crisis and fiscal responsibility, say experts. It's also about keeping Europe together.

  • Futures Add to Gains on Greece, Jobs News Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 8:39 AM ET

    Stock futures, already in positive territory on an apparent deal to rescue Greece, added to gains on good news from the labor market.

  • EU Searches For Political Answer to Economic Problem Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    The European Union is wrestling with complex political considerations as much as economic ones that are likely to play a pivotal role in the timing and shape of any aid package to resolve the Greek debt crisis, experts say.

  • The EU Has to Rescue Greece Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    Much as I am sick of bailout nation, and bailout global nation, the European rescue of Greece was probably necessary to stop a total euro currency meltdown that might have triggered a worldwide debt deflation downward spiral.

  • 'No Bailout' Clause? The EU's Greek Rescue Problems Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 8:05 AM ET

    There is little certainty in Brussels about what will be delivered to help Greece, or if a move would have any legal basis.

  • Baltic Poor Take Austerity Measures on Chin Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 6:19 AM ET

    As financial markets panic about the risks to the euro from laxer governments in southern Europe, the northern Baltic states are already in tight fiscal bandages as they experience Europe's most severe recession.

  • Cramer: Dealing With Greek Debt Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    Plus, find out an even more powerful driver behind the markets these days.

  • The Global Debt Revolt Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 1:33 PM ET

    I’m trying hard to remain optimistic about economic recovery here in America — and for that matter, around the world.