Economic Regions The European Union

  • $140B Worth of Investing Advice

    Robert Michele, J.P. Morgan Asset Mgmt. Global CIO, who oversees $140 billion in assets, offers his view on the markets.

  • In light of Ash Wednesday, Barry Dixon, Head of Davy Research, has given CNBC his top stocks to “give up for Lent.”

  • Take Off Risk?

    Markets are trading near session lows after breaking 13,000 yesterday, with the Fast Money team.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Fitch ratings agency on Wednesday slashed its rating for Greek sovereign debt to “C” from “CCC,” indicating that default is “highly likely in the near term.”

  • UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Swiss Bank UBS plans to sell more loss-absorbing capital to meet tougher rules for banks following a $2 billion Tier 2 note issue, it said on Wednesday.

  • French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    One week into his re-election campaign, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already courted plenty of controversy.

  • Act Two for Greek Debt Drama

    Insight on whether the deal to get Greece out of default will work and prevent future troubles, with Julian Callow, Barclays Capital chief European economist.

  • The second Greek bailout deal was finally clinched in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but market reaction has been decidedly mixed so far.

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  • Dennis Gartman

    Greece's purported deal with its creditors will only last until a new government takes over following the spring elections, hedge fund manager Dennis Gartman said Tuesday.

  • Greece

    The agreement by private sector holders of Greek government debt to take losses of 53.5 percent as part of the 130 billion euros ($172 billion) second bailout will actually see real losses of more than 70 percent, Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance told CNBC.

  • Global Markets Update: European Markets Down On Greek Economy

    Stock index futures pointed to a rise in U.S. equities on Tuesday after euro zone finance ministers finally sealed a bailout for Greece. European shares steadied on Tuesday after hitting seven-month highs on Monday, with strategists saying the focus would now turn to the bleak outlook for Greece's economy after the country secured a bailout package.

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    It's 10.30 on a chilly winter's morning in central Madrid and retailer Emanuela Scena is opening up for business. But unlike the others, it doesn't take cash. It's part of a barter economy in goods and services that is gaining ground as the country tips into recession and already sky-high unemployment rates inch up.

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    Despite the turmoil over Greece, and questions over the euro zone bloc’s very survival, equities remain undervalued, market watchers told CNBC.

  • Greek Labor Unions Strike

    The mood is growing surly in the south of Europe as austerity measures take hold. With unemployment at 20 percent in some countries – and youth unemployment as high as 50 percent – warnings are growing sharper about a troubling rise of populist feeling. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Investors turning to the still-expanding BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China should be aware that these countries remain exposed to risks – including internal conflict and the impact of climate change – which could undermine their potential for attractive returns, a new report by global analysts Maplecroft warned on Monday.

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    The next year is likely to bring a period of tepid growth for businesses, and investors should stick to defensive plays even though they are not that sexy, Barry Dixon, head of research at Irish wealth management company Davy told CNBC.

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    Greece’s second bailout deal is expected to finally be sealed later Monday at a meeting of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers, but the troubles of the heavily indebted Mediterranean country will stay on the markets' agenda, analysts believe.

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    Benchmark crude oil prices will likely rise this week as global supply threats build and markets price in a positive outcome to Greek debt talks, CNBC's weekly survey showed.

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    Analysts have been saying for much of February that the market is ripe for a pullback, but the indices continue to rise, taking the S&P 500 close to its 2011 high and the Dow and Nasdaq to multi-year highs.