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Economic Regions The European Union

  • When Will Spain Pop the Question?

    Germany seems to be thawing toward Greece, but what this means for the euro is complicated. And then there's Spain.

  • Banks Boost European Stocks

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market-moving events from Europe, as hopes rise on Spanish bailout possibility.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Earnings lift the dollar and Panama wants in on the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • What New Euro Zone Bailout Bond Tells Us

    The books for the new euro zone bailout fund bond are expected to open Tuesday, and the demand and pricing for the bond could show plenty about how the market views the euro zone’s prospects for success in the tussle with its debt crisis.

  • Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    Europe faces a winter of discontent as austerity cripples southern Europe and heightens public anger over measures taken to soothe policymakers in Brussels, Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura told CNBC Tuesday.

  • What's Moving Global Markets?

    CNBC's Ross Westgate has the update on overseas markets, with banks leading the gainers.

  • Global Markets: European Stocks Extend Gains

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a report Spain is ready to request a bailout.

  • Greece’s Recovery Coming – But at a Cost

    Greece’s economy, in its fifth year of recession, is showing “tentative signs” of stabilization despite on-going political uncertainty, according to the latest research note from Credit Suisse. The bank pointed to increased industrial production and exports, as well as an improvement in competitiveness that is “well under way,” but also warned of the growing social cost.

  • European Car Market Contraction Sharpens in September

    Europe's new car market shrank at the fastest pace in the past 12 months in September, leaving nearly all major brands nursing double-digit declines as a deepening balance sheet recession in the euro zone took its toll on carmakers.

  • Time to Let Greece Go?

    Jacques Cailloux, Chief European Economist, Nomura says that the EU is not ready to manage a Greece exit yet.

  • The Great Unknown in the Euro Zone

    Gerry Grimstone, Chairman of Standard Life says the euro zone continues to be rife with uncertainty. He adds that the biggest danger for the bloc is if policymakers make a mistake at some point.

  • Spain May Pay Price for Delaying Aid Request

    Spanish Prime Minister  Mariano Rajoy has deferred seeking help from a financial assistance program that Europe has tailored to Spain’s needs. But many are increasingly worried about the costs of further delay.

  • Jobseekers wait to enter an employment center after opening in Madrid, Spain.

    Spain is taking its time asking for a bailout, and this strategist has a way to trade the stalling.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Euro awaits a move by Spain and China fools the forecasters - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Political and economic uncertainty is a key concern in the minds of investors, and there is no such thing as a “safe bet” anymore, chief exectutives told CNBC.

  • The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, outside the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

    The European Union may still be celebrating Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize win, but one of its founding members is finding it very difficult to find the political unity the wider region was lauded for.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Higher on Chinese Export Data

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including news Spain may be edging closer to seeking a bailout.

  • One Billion Women to Enter Workplace in Next Decade: Report

    They say it is a man’s world, but perhaps not for much longer as up to one billion women are expected to enter the workplace in the next decade according to the latest survey from Booz and Company on women in the workplace.

  • Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director

    "The key is to get Greece back on track, if we put upon them obligations that they simply cannot deliver on, because it's just too hard and too much -- the program is not going to be credible," IMF's managing director, Christine Lagarde told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.  

  • Costa del Sol region in Spain.

    Banks, which have been sitting on a pile of real estate assets or listing them at only slight discounts, are beginning to slash prices, eager to get out of the business of being landlords, the NYT reports.