Europe: Economy


  • Euro zone's papered cracks will hold together: Pro  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    A 'Grexit' or Greek exit from the euro zone is unlikely according to, Arnab Das, managing director of market research and strategy at Roubini Global Economics, adding that the euro zone will be held together by continued promises from policy makers and politicians.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- Russia is starting to backslide on its commitments to become a fully-fledged member of the global economy and trading community, the United States' trade office said on Monday. Relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest since the Cold War because of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last March and its support...

  • That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.. Wall Street strategists, who typically are bullish on the U.S. stock market, expect the advance to continue into 2015.. 2014 has been a solid year for stocks, and Wall Street forecasters expect more of the same next year.

  • According to the median of 11 economists' predictions, gross domestic product will fall 3.6 percent in 2015. After growth of just 0.5 percent this year, the recession will challenge President Vladimir Putin's promise last week that Russia can eventually recover from what he called "tough times". At the start of this year analysts forecast the economy would...

  • Europe ends higher as ruble rebounds, oil stalls  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares ended higher on Monday, with sentiment boosted by a rebound in the Russian ruble and earlier gains in the oil price reversed on supply fears.

  • *Kudrin: Russia didn't tackle problems fast enough. *Russia to be downgraded to' junk' status next year. MOSCOW, Dec 22- Russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy.

  • One thing Fed does not want...  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    John Brady, R.J. O'Brien, discusses the selloff in eurodollars and when the Fed will tighten, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • TAIPEI, Dec 22- Taiwan's export orders grew slower than expected in November, amid global uncertainties, and the island's economics ministry slightly trimmed its forecast for this year's total, which still should set a record. Still orders for information communication goods, the main driver for Taiwan's exports, posted a record monthly high of US $13.69...

  • Could Europe outperform US markets?  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    In 2014, U.S. markets have outperformed European ones, however when will U.S. equities start to appear more expensive? Tim Harris, CEO of Harris Capital, weighs in, discussing the introduction of new monetary policies in Europe.

  • Russia to enter 'deep recession' in 2015?  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    With China's foreign minister offering to help Russia if needed, Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, discusses how Moscow is fairing, saying 2015 will show a "deep recession" for Russia.

  • What's good for the dollar is good for US tourists Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar's increased buying power has presented opportunities for Americans to jet off to more exotic places.

  • *Forty pct of Israelis can't make ends meet- official data. JERUSALEM, Dec 21- Israel's high cost of living is set to dominate a March 17 election that could shake up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, with voter anger symbolized by an overpriced dessert. We have a moment to change the direction Israel goes, "said Naor Narkis, a 25- year-old former...

  • AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    LONDON— No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. And in Europe, economic stagnation appears to be the new status quo despite the welcome news that Greece's savage six-year recession is over. Elsewhere, the legacy of the global financial crisis remains, notably in Europe, where the European Central...

  • Kocherlakota warns Fed of 'unacceptable' risk Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— One of three Fed officials who dissented in the Fed's policy decision this week is warning that the central bank is taking an "unacceptable" risk by not paying more attention to the dangers posed by low inflation. Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Fed's regional bank in Minneapolis, said Friday that the Fed's failure to respond to weak...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against major currencies in over 8-1/ 2 years on Friday on diverging monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other major central banks, and bullish dollar positions heading into the end of the year. The euro hit a 28- month low against the greenback, while the dollar hovered near a 28- month high against...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 19- U.S. inflation will likely still be "well below" the Federal Reserve's 2- percent target next year, but that won't stop the central bank from raising interest rates, a top policymaker said on Friday. "I would say at this point that June 2015 seems like a reasonable starting point for thinking about when liftoff could happen," San Francisco Federal...

  • Global oil impact: Who's hurting, happy, hopeful Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Russia's currency has nose-dived, for instance, and investors worry Venezuela could default on its debt. The world's four biggest economies— U.S., China, Japan and that of the European Union— all benefit from lower oil prices. "Economically this is a good thing for the U.S., it's a good thing for Europe, it's a good thing for China and it's a good thing for most consumers,"...

  • European shares closed mixed on Friday, with Italian banking stocks and the health care sector weighing on wider benchmarks.

  • EU Summit highlights  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    What were the main highlights of the EU Summit in Brussels? CNBC's Hadley Gamble gives you the lowdown.

  • ECB bond-buying expected in March?  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    With the European Central Bank considering making weak euro zone countries bear the burden of the stimulus programme, Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, discusses how the imminent sovereign quantitative easing might work.

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