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Economic Regions The European Union

  • Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

    Europe's four-year old debt crisis seems to be in remission allowing Spain to delay requesting a full bailout, but some analysts are growing worried the country's sanguine attitude could come back to haunt Europe.

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    The early Thursday morning victory of pro-European parties in the Dutch elections proves that despite growing euroskpticism in the Netherlands, the country still favors Europe, Adriaan Schout, deputy director of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Spain

    The Prime Minister of Spain indicated Wednesday morning he may seek help from the European Central Bank in order to keep the country’s borrowing costs lower. 

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    Markets overwhelmingly are looking for the Fed to announce a new program of asset purchases as soon as Thursday to try and boost the US economy but doubt it will do much to bring down unemployment, the latest CNBC Fed Survey says.

  • Healing Europe's Economy

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Spain is considering help from the ECB's bond-buying program but not a full sovereign bailout. Julian Callow, Barclays chief international economist, discusses what Europe needs to do to get back on track and why he is so concerned about Greece.

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    A deepening euro zone recession will force the European Central Bank into full-blown quantitative easing within six months, David Owens, Chief European Economist at Jefferies International told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called for more European integration to help tackle the euro zone debt crisis in his State of the Union speech on Wednesday through the creation of a “federation of nation states”.

  • Mario Draghi

    Last week’s decision by the European Central Bank to make unlimited purchases of government bonds in secondary markets was both necessary and bold. Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, deserves credit for having obtained agreement for this controversial step, against the sole, albeit significant, opposition of Jens Weidmann, president of Germany’s redoubtable Bundesbank. It is a pity that the ECB did not do this before the crisis in sovereign debt reached Spain and Italy. Yet this delay is not surprising: eurozone policy makers have, perhaps inevitably, done too little, too late.The FT reports.

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    Greece can still offer business opportunities for the savvy and creative entrepreneur, according to a new enterprise helping start-up businesses in Greece conquer the home market, and beyond.

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    Creeping inflation could be the next big swing factor in equity markets, particularly if central banks continue to inject more liquidity into the markets, a number of economists and strategists have warned.

  • Spain

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he expected the European Union to set reasonable conditions for Spain if the country sought a bailout, saying he should not be told exactly where to trim public spending and would not cut pensions.

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    Investors should be looking at European stocks for value and returns despite the higher risk associated with the region and overlook U.S. stocks, according to Peter Toogood, Director of Investment at Old Broad Street Research.

  • ECB Bond-Buying to Have Collective Action Clauses

    David Kotok, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Cumberland Advisors says the ECB agreed to buy season bonds because when the ESM kicks in all bonds will be issued with the same collective action clauses in the Euro Zone.

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    Lower rates don’t make that much difference anymore, and in between bouts of market volatility, investors can actually get back to stock picking, Dinakar Singh, founder and CEO of TPG-Axon Capital, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.

  • Finding Value in Health Care Stocks

    Dinakar Singh, TPG-Axon Capital CEO, discusses the best way to play the health care space.

  • Short Regional Banks: Singh

    Dinakar Singh, TPG-Axon Capital CEO, discusses the best way to trade financials after the banking crisis.

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    The 2013 general elections in Italy will allow for the government’s so-called “Monti approach” to continue, the Italian minister of economic development Corrado Passera, told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

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    A “terrible price” will be paid for the euro zone crisis eventually, whether the European Central Bank (ECB) embarks on mass bond purchases or not, Jim Rogers, investor and co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros, told CNBC Monday.

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    Europe’s big banks could be forced to ringfence trading assets under a plan emerging as the consensus recommendation of an EU-wide review of the structure of banking, the FT reports.

  • George Soros

    George Soros has issued a passionate plea to the German government to lead the eurozone out of recession by boosting growth, creating a joint fiscal authority and guaranteeing common bonds, or itself leave the currency union to save the future of Europe. The FT reports.