Economic Regions The European Union

  • Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

    The Dutch government’s failure to reach an agreement in talks to achieve tough spending cuts could see nervous investors push up the country’s borrowing costs.

  • Netherlands Will Continue to Display Budget Discipline

    The Netherlands has always displayed budget discipline and would continue to do so, Dutch Finance Minister Jan-Kees de Jager told CNBC on Monday. "The perception of financial markets is always important...and that's why I also have the message for financial markets that for decades the Netherlands have shown a solid fiscal budgetary policy and this will not change. In any government we have seen in the past we have seen solid policy and this will remain in the future," he added.

  • Sunday's flash PMI report on China shows the importance of maintaining discipline in your trading strategies.

  • Spain

    Economic fundamentals in Europe are improving substantially and Spain will not need additional aid as the results of its reforms will become apparent in six months’ time, ECB Governing Council Member Ewald Nowotny told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.

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    A couple of weeks ago European finance ministers attended an informal meeting in Copenhagen to sign off on one of the final components of the plan to deal with the debt crisis once and for all.

  • Rhodes CEO on France, IMF & China

    Discussing the IMF pledge, how the French elections could impact the U.S. economy and whether China will have a soft landing, with William Rhodes, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors CEO & president.

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    There is plenty to worry about in Europe, but this strategist sees near-term upside for the euro.

  • BlackRock's Case of Deja Vu

    Bob Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist, explains why the beginning of the second quarter looks similar to this time last year.

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    Italy delayed the date when it will finally have a balanced budget by a year this week, shortly after Spain also rejected budget targets. Who’s next?

  • London, England

    London’s economy is now significantly decoupled from the rest of the UK as a result of a combination of private industry, employment trends, personal finance and the strength of the housing market, according to a venture capital expert.

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    Two titans of corporate America — General Electric and McDonald’s — report earnings Friday, and investors will focus on what they have to say about the global economy as U.S. data looks increasingly weak.

  • Paying More for Pork

    The U.S. supermarket bacon business is worth $2.5 billion and new pig welfare laws in the EU could push bacon prices up 20% in the UK, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    The British government is considering plans to shut down the department responsible for delivering the Olympic Games just weeks after the closing ceremony has taken place, as part of its austerity drive, sources close to the government have told CNBC.com.

  • Spain

    A rush of corporate earnings news should help steer stocks Thursday, but Europe’s sovereign debt crisis could come back into play, depending on the outcome of Spanish bond auctions.

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    But at least investors will likely get a chance to buy select bank stocks at discount, he said.

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    These strategists don't like what they see ahead for the single currency.

  • Budapest, Hungary

    The Hungarian government is confident that sufficient progress has been made in its negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission over its controversial central bank law, and it believes talks can resume on a hoped-for economic development aid package for the country, the Hungarian Economy Minister told CNBC on Wednesday.

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    Central banks in Europe are increasingly reluctant to pump more money into markets after already massive liquidity injections intended to kick-start economic growth but they may have no choice.

  • Bombay Traffic

    India has diversified its exports to make up for the fall in demand from the developed world since the global financial crisis hit, and the nation remains an attractive destination for foreign investors despite controversy surrounding its recent tax legislation, India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Anand Sharma told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Pimco CIO: Is Spain a 'Tumor' on the Euro Zone?

    Bill Gross, Pimco co-CIO & founder, discusses a "tweet" he sent out earlier this week in which he expressed, in rather graphic terms, his view on the debt crisis in Spain.