Economic Regions The European Union

  • Greece Pessimism Stirs Market Jitters

    Worries over Europe's debt problems are taking a toll on U.S. markets, explains Richard Steinberg, Steinberg Global Asset Management, president & CIO, discussing where investors can increase returns on their investments by using higher dividend strategies.

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    German business confidence came in lower than expected in May, adding to bad news from the euro zone's paymaster and knocking both stocks and the euro lower on Thursday.

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    Greece will leave the euro zone next year and the country's new currency will "immediately fall by 60 percent," according to Citi chief economist Willem Buiter.

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    Ever wondered why European politicians appear so calm when attending summits in Brussels or G8 meetings despite all the talk of a “Grexit” and economic Armageddon?

  • Europe's Crisis Grows

    Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations, offers insight on what could happen next as Europe's debt crisis escalates.

  • Obama Re-Ups Bain Attacks

    The Obama campaign attacked Mitt Romney's business record today, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Steven Rattner, former auto czar, and Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurants CEO, weigh in.

  • Mario Draghi

    To the frustration of Mario Draghi the European Central Bank is once again being eyed as a possible saviour of Europe’s monetary union. The FT reports.

  • Market Outlook: Austerity, Europe & Fiscal Cliff

    Pietro Nivola, Brookings Institute and Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute debate whether government dysfunction is preferable to austerity and the impact the fiscal cliff would have on the economy.

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    Thursday has a large batch of German economic data. Here's how to trade the euro on the news.

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    As Greece's problems mount, the euro has been breaching new levels, but this strategist says it's no time to be contrarian.

  • Spain

    Spanish banks are likely to need more money from the government to make sure they are well capitalized, Moritz Kraemer, head of European Sovereign ratings at S&P, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Money In Motion: The Euro Trade

    A currency play on the euro ahead of Germany's economic data, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets. "There is a time to get fancy in the foreign exchange markets, [but] this isn't it," Busch says.

  • Altman on Economy, Europe & Election

    "In theory, Greece should not exit the euro zone because that would usher in a very dark period in Greece and no one would lend to the country," says Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman discussing problems facing the EU leaders at today's summit and weighing in on a divided government in the U.S. and the likely scenario after November's election, with Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA) and House majority leader.

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    Worries about Greece sap risk appetite as the euro slides and the dollar soars - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Jim O'Neill

    Strong demand for Germany’s two-year bonds, which offer nothing in return, shows that opening Pandora’s Box in Europe has sapped investor confidence, Jim O'Neill, chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management told CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange.”

  • European Bank Note

    European leaders meet in Brussels this evening for an informal dinner being billed as a showdown between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande over the tricky issue of Eurobonds—bonds issued by the EU and backed by euro zone members collectively.

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    At a time where the debate over whether Greece should or shouldn't  leave the euro zone reaches boiling point, shipping could prove critical for Greece's drive for sustainable growth.

  • Is Greece Staying in Euro Zone or Leaving?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the euro fell sharply and stocks dropped from their highs of the day on news Greece is making contingency plans for a euro exit.

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    When Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in September 2008, investors rushed to buy gold. When the eurozone crisis erupted in 2010, they bought more.' But this year the buying has fizzled out, reports the Financial Times.

  • Lucas Papademos

    Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos told CNBC  there are no preparations underway in Greece for possibly exiting the euro, but can't "exclude the possibility" that other countries are making arrangements.