Economic Regions The European Union

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    Concerns over Spain, high oil prices and the speed of an economic slowdown in China will lead to a shift in investor sentiment in the second quarter, prompting a pause in the rally that saw markets climb to multi-year highs in the first quarter of 2012, analysts said on Monday.

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    Russian authorities closed Moscow's Red Square on Sunday and detained dozens of people trying to hold a silent anti-government protest there, prompting opposition charges that they were denying Russians their right to free assembly.

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    Prime Minister Mario Monti urged China on Saturday to step up investment in Italy and tried to reassure Beijing that the euro zone debt crisis was close to resolution and tough economic reforms passed by his government were working.

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    The euro zone gets a bigger firewall and the yen gets a year-end lift - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

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    Global IPO activity for the first quarter of 2012 fell to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2009, according to a new report from Ernst & Young.

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    Spain was the first test of the euro zone's determination to impose tight discipline in its new fiscal regime, and it has failed, Juergen Stark, a former executive member of the European Central Bank's board, told CNBC on Friday.

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    The euro needs to sink to parity with the US dollar in order to restore Europe’s peripheral economies to growth, Nouriel Roubini, the economist known as “Dr. Doom” for his bearish predictions, told CNBC Friday.

  • Don't Rely Solely on ECB: Former ECB Official

    Painful reforms are needed in the euro zone to contain the debt crisis and officials should not rely only on the European Central Bank's measures to boost liquidity to solve the issues, Juergen Stark, former member of the ECB's board, told CNBC.

  • Nouriel Roubini: Euro Needs to Be Weaker

    "The euro zone needs a real depreciation in the periphery to achieve the restoration of growth, external balance and competitiveness," economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC at the Ambrosetti workshop in Italy.

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    European markets flashed a very clear warning signal today, which has left some investors to question if the ECB-inspired honeymoon is over.

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    Recent economic data suggest the U.S. economy will power ahead of Europe in the first half of 2012, with consumers growing increasingly confident and boosting activity in the former while more reforms are needed in the latter to boost growth, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Thursday.

  • OECD: Euro Zone Lagging

    The OECD warns the euro zone nations are falling behind the U.S. and Canada as a fragile recovery takes root in advanced economies. Insight with Angel Gurria, OECD secretary general.

  • They say that an Englishman’s home is his castle. The phrase might not have literal meaning for most Britons, but buying a castle is not as unusual as you might think. For history buffs or buyers with a romantic imagination, a range of castles are on the market in Britain with the majority in Scotland. A lot of these castles also come with substantial grounds containing parkland, forests or rivers full of fish.The following castle homes are for sale or rent in Britain and are presented in order

    Buying a castle is not as unusual as you might think. Check out the following castle homes that are for sale or rent in Britain.

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    Japan's only dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips maker, Elpida, delisted on the Tokyo bourse on Wednesday, marking the biggest corporate failure in Japan's manufacturing history.

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    European policymakers have to remain prepared for the worst and cannot afford to be complacent, despite the additional liquidity provided to the banking system, former European Central Bank official Bini Smaghi told CNBC.

  • Money In Motion: The Dollar's Next Move

    Insight on what it will take for the dollar to gain ground against the euro, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets.

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    Equities remain a good investment despite a slower Chinese economy and ongoing concerns in Europe, John Haynes, Head of Research at Investec Wealth and Investment told CNBC.

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    London and New York are still the most important cities for the super-rich despite stiff competition from the emerging economies, a report into attitudes of the wealthy has revealed.

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    Personal bankruptcies last year outnumbered company bankruptcies, accounting for 55 percent of all insolvencies in Portugal. It's the first time that has happened and is part of a gloomy catalog of record-breaking statistics.

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    Oil prices are up. Barack Obama is to blame. Drilling in the US is the solution. This is the mantra from the president’s opponents. All presidents tend to get the blame for high fuel prices. But with the price of gasoline nearing $4 a gallon, Mr Obama is getting it by the barrel load. The FT reports.