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Economic Regions The European Union

  • 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.

  • Swiss Prepare Army for Euro Zone Fallout

    With anti-austerity protests across Europe resulting in civil unrest, Switzerland is taking unusual precautions to prepare its army for a refugee crisis or the possibility of protests at home created by a financial crisis.

  • A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Being the world’s biggest search engine isn’t enough for Google; the firm is now venturing into the business of suppplying credit cards as well.

  • Strategist: No Breakup of Eurozone

    Roman Scott, Chairman, Calamander Group and economic spokesperson for the British Chamber of Commerce, says he is getting more positive on Eurozone on Berlin's ability to act and ECB's bond-buying programs.

  • IMF's Lagarde on Greece's Plan

    Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, says she would rather have a difficult, yet a credible program for Greece.

  • Europe Needs More Leadership

    William Rhodes, President & CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors says that more leadership is needed to stabilize the European region.

  • Germany to Give Greece More Time to Implement Austerity

    Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy, NAB says that Germany is likely to give Greece more time to meet its austerity promises.

  • Lagarde: Austerity Upon Austerity Doesn't Work

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde talks to CNBC's Maria Bartiromo about the impact of extreme austerity on Europe and whether Greece can get a better deal.

  • EU Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    The Treasury confirmed the government deficit topped $1 trillion, and the Nobel Peace Prize goes to the European Union, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs. James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, weighs in.

  • Biden's Chuckle vs. Ryan's Smirk

    The European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize, and Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan (R) had a "face-off" in Thursday night's vice presidential debate. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief, weigh in.

  • Central Banks Can't Inflate Market Prices Forever: El-Erian

    Central bankers have re-inflated the wedge between weak fundamentals and high market prices, but there is a limit to how long prices can deviate from fundamentals, Pimco's CEO says.

  • Nobel Peace Prize

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the European Union the Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent and said the union had contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights on the continent.

  • Vice Presidential Showdown

    Dick Armey, FreedomWorks Co-Chairman, weighs in on last night's debate.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Optimism lifts the euro and China lets the yuan lift — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • S&P:  Spain's Growth Prospects a Concern

    Jean-Michel Six, Chief Economist for EMEA, S&P says that both Spain's private and public sectors are de-leveraging and its short-term growth prospects are a concern.