Europe: Economy


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    India has diversified its exports to make up for the fall in demand from the developed world since the global financial crisis hit, and the nation remains an attractive destination for foreign investors despite controversy surrounding its recent tax legislation, India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Anand Sharma told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • 'Bearish' Euro Debt Market Needs a Rescue: Analysts Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 5:05 AM ET
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    The short respite brought to euro zone bond markets by the ECB's liquidity-boosting measures has ended, and the central bank will need to resort to more tricks in order to prevent yields from rising to unsustainable levels again, according to analysts.

  • European Stocks Called Lower; Spain Auctions Bonds Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 1:33 AM ET
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    European shares are seen opening mixed Tuesday as lingering fears of the euro zone’s debt crisis continues to cap investor confidence.

  • Risk Report Signals Recession in Europe Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 1:28 AM ET

    A new survey released by credit scoring company FICO shows that almost eight out of 10 European-based managers believe Europe will plunge back into recession.

  • Europe Stocks Seen Lower on Renewed Debt Worries Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 1:29 AM ET

    European equity markets are expected to open lower Monday as renewed concerns over the euro zone debt crisis take hold.

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    The European Central Bank’s twin 3-year refinancing operations, known as Long-Term Refinancing Operations (LTROs), have not solved Europe’s problems, but have distorted markets which are now reacting excessively to marginal pieces of news, Saxobank’s chief economist Steen Jakobsen said on Friday.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Fifty five years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome which founded what is now the European Union, the EU finds itself at odds with the very countries that make it up.

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    European stocks are seen opening lower Friday as weaker than expected China economic data hit investor confidence.

  • Cut Public Debt Levels to 50% of GDP: OECD Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:14 AM ET

    Levels of government debt have soared in most countries since 2008 as a result of the financial crisis and will need to be brought down to “prudent” levels of around 50 percent of gross domestic product to cope with future challenges including health and long-term care and pensions, the OECD said in a report published on Thursday.

  • Euro Zone: ‘Great Dichotomy’ to Continue Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    The problems of the euro zone are back under the magnifying glass this week – but investors need to be careful to distinguish between the less and more successful countries.

  • Oil Supply Tightness Coming to an End: IEA Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 4:35 AM ET

    The tale of ever-tightening oil inventories and reduced supply appears to be coming to an end, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

  • Europe Stocks Seen Flat; Italy in Focus Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 1:50 AM ET

    European shares are called to open flat Thursday after shares saw no more than small gains overnight in Asia, reflecting concerns about sovereign debt in Europe.

  • 'Gold Gives You Nothing' Amid High Inflation: Analyst Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 1:18 AM ET

    The price of gold has fallen, with the CBOE gold index hitting a new 52-week low recently, and Stuart Oakley, head of emerging markets FX Trading at RBS, told CNBC that the gold trade is over for now.

  • Greek Election: Politicians Lining Up in Athens Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    The international spotlight will be trained on Greek politics in May, as a Greek population straining at the reins of austerity takes to the ballot box.

  • Stock Market Bear Expects a 'Nice 10% Equity Selloff' Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Stock markets are likely to see a selloff of around 10 percent in the second quarter but over the longer term share prices may go even lower, according to Bob Janjuah, co-head of global macro research and head of tactical asset allocation at Nomura Securities.

  • Short Aussie, Long Peso: Strategist Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 2:21 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    With a bearish outlook on the Chinese economy, this analyst says his strategy is to stay short of the Aussie dollar.

  • Europe Stocks Seen Lower on Renewed Debt Worries Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:23 AM ET

    European shares are seen retreating Wednesday following sharp falls in global equity markets overnight as euro zone debt fears rear their head once again despite a surprise first quarter profit from Aluminium producer Alcoa in the U.S.

  • Commodity Prices More Likely to Fall: IMF Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
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    Commodity exporting nations should prepare for a future in which commodity prices are far less likely to increase at the pace of the last decade and could in fact decrease, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report warned on Tuesday, in an update to its World Economic Outlook.

  • Gold Bull Market Has Not Ended Yet: Analysts Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    Investors should make the most of recent falls in the price of gold and buy the precious metal by the summer to benefit from another record high by the end of the year, analysts said on Tuesday.

  • Back Trading After Long Weekend? Batten Down Hatches Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    European traders logging on Tuesday morning for the first time since Thursday found a shakier marketplace than they left.

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