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Economic Regions The European Union

  • European Central Bank

    Throughout the course of the euro zone crisis, a number of events have been hailed as the right key to unlock a solution to the single currency region’s woes.

  • Prince Harry attends the Jerudong Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club on August 5, 2012 in Cirencester, England.

    Every morning Squawk Box Europe brings you the latest business news from across the world. Geoff Cutmore, Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso spend three hours every weekday morning discussing the euro zone debt crisis, corporate earnings and the latest M&A deals. Sometimes though they can go a little off-message and focus on a story that does not really qualify as business news.

  • Spain

    One investor tells CNBC that the best things for stocks would be a Spanish bailout.

  • The health of the mining sector has come into sharper focus in recent weeks, with deadly disturbances in South Africa and ongoing concerns about commodity prices denting the sector and the cloud hanging over the sector is unlikely to blow away quickly.

  • The health of the mining sector has come into sharper focus in recent weeks, with deadly disturbances in South Africa and ongoing concerns about commodity prices denting the sector and the cloud hanging over the sector is unlikely to blow away quickly.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    The U.S. dollar has risen to five-week highs against the yen and euro, but central bank policy actions (or the lack thereof) in Europe, the U.S. and Asia could unravel the recent rally in the currency, analysts told CNBC.

  • Investors live in a “rigged world” and are being forced to “hold unattractive assets by diktat” according to Neil Dwane, the chief investment officer at Allianz Global Investors in London.

  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Moody’s is threatening to push the Netherlands out of Europe’s coveted triple-A club, and not without reason.

  • Lord Jacob Rothschild

    You know the euro is in deep water when a doyen of the banking industry, Lord Jacob Rothschild, takes a 200 million pound ($314 million) bet against it.

  • Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB)

    The market is ultimately preparing for more decisive action from the ECB – once Europe’s politicians and bankers have returned to their desks from the summer break, according to analysts.

  • Portugal

    Portugal is becoming the new sick man of Europe, despite sticking to the troika’s hard-to-swallow medicine of austerity, while the prognosis for Greece is much worse — and potentially contagious — according to the latest report from Citi.

  • In times of a growing euro zone debt crisis, and tightening financial regulation, London has to keep up its competitiveness, Chris Cummings, CEO of TheCityUK, told CNBC.

  • E.U.

    The markets have been starved of euro zone news for several weeks, but as politicians and traders return to their desks over the next couple of weeks, the crisis is set to return to the fore again.

  • An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Will the last Portuguese out please turn off the light? Falling salaries and record unemployment are prompting many to emigrate. Oil-rich Angola is a major destination, the Global Post reports.

  • Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Germany's conservative coalition is pushing to pay moms who stay home to care for children ages 1 to 3. Opposition parties are outraged, calling the plan an antiquated take on family politics.

  • Credit Suisse

    Declining volumes on global stock markets appear to show that real money trading activity is at decade lows, according to a new report from Credit Suisse, and investors believe volumes will stay low for two more years unless global resolutions to the risks of the economic crisis are found.

  • It’s not all doom and gloom for Europe’s car industry. Although continental European auto car makers are facing strong headwinds from the euro zone’s economic woes, the industry in the U.K. is flourishing and has managed to remain unaffected.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday Germany is committed to do everything they can to maintain the euro and renewed her call for fiscal discipline by praising Canada for not "living on borrowed money" and saying it should serve as a model for Europe.

  • European Union Flag

    “The best laid plans are laid to waste” so the saying goes, and according to the latest report from Nomura, plans by Germany and the European Central Bank (ECB) to stabilize and indeed salvage the euro zone are in serious jeopardy.