Economic Regions The European Union

  • Paulsen Shares Market Perspective

    "I'm concerned by the five percent move up in the dollar," says James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist, providing perspective on the outlook for earnings, consumer sentiment, and the U.S. economy.

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    When Euro zone ministers agreed on Tuesday to release 30 billion euros ($36.9 billion) by the end of the month to help Spanish banks avoid financial crisis, they had to negotiate resistance from a small but increasingly vocal member.

  • Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank’s approach to monetary policy has generally not been one of “shock and awe.” And yet a surprise cut to its deposit rate last week — which takes effect Wednesday — is sending shockwaves through the market.

  • Relieving Fear and Uncertainty in Europe

    What can be done to relieve economic worries in Europe? Thomas Maheras, Tegean Capital Management founder, weighs in with a few suggestions.

  • European Central Bank

    As Spain announces further austerity measures in the face of a forecast of 0 percent growth in 2013, the country needs “unequivocal support” from Europe, Patrick Armstrong, Managing Partner at Armstrong Investment Managers, told CNBC.

  • Global Markets Update: Spain's $79.9 Billion Austerity Plan

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at Spain's plan to cut spending and hike taxes, and Burberry's lower-than-expected growth.

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    The International Labour Organization (ILO) called on European leaders to invest in their economies and make job creation their priority on Wednesday, as it released a new report which showed 3.5 million jobs had been lost since the 2008 financial crisis and a further 4.5 million were at risk.

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    The countries with the least to lose from leaving the euro aren't the ones you think - and that could be bad news for the euro. 

  • Positano, Italy

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was laughed at last year when he doubted Italy was in such bad shape and insisted that in Rome, "the restaurants are all full." It was a silly thing to say in the midst of a crisis, but there's some truth to it.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    International lenders want Greece to get back on track before giving the country more time to meet the tough targets they have set it under the terms of a second bailout Greece received earlier this year, but the country’s finance minister still hopes Greece will be granted an extension to get its economy back on track.

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    Euro zone disappoints again and British workers are on a roll — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Spain's Banks Get Aid Package

    "I think people want to see a real severing between the link between the sovereigns and the banks in Spain, so lend the Spanish banks the money and don't have the Spanish government on the hook for it, that would be helpful in Europe," says Alec Young, S&P Capital IQ, discussing the latest signs of financial crisis in the euro zone, and weighing in on ways to ease the fiscal problems there.

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    Having spent two and a half years following the euro zone debt crisis, one economist has decided to throw in the towel because he says EU leaders have failed to prevent Italy from losing access to the funding markets.

  • More Pain Ahead for Spain's Banks

    Hartmut Issel, Head of CIO research, APAC, UBS Wealth Management thinks there will undoubtedly be pain ahead for Spanish banks, but they will end up being stronger for it.

  • Liability of ESM on Germany is Unknown

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank says that Germans are close to saying no to the ESM as its liability on Germany is unknown.

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    Investors yawned when the European Central Bank cut interest rates last week. This strategist says they were wrong.

  • Santelli: 'Euro Titanic' Hits the Iceberg

    Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party leader, discusses Europe's looming fiscal crisis, and the problems with bailouts, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

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    The euro's slide stalls and Chinese consumer price inflation keeps slowing — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    "Dr. Doom" Nouriel Roubini says the "perfect storm" scenario he forecast for the global economy earlier this year is unfolding right now as growth slows in the U.S., Europe as well as China.

  • Yen Is No Longer a Funding Currency for Carry Trade

    John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says that the Euro, instead of the Japanese yen, is now the funding currency for carry trade.