Europe: Economy


  • Why investors are putting money in Europe   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Why investors are putting money in Europe

    Evan Schoenbach, early stage tech investor at Mosaic Ventures, says there are several great reasons why investment is flowing into Europe right now.

  • Would SNP-Labour coalition hit markets?   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Would SNP-Labour coalition hit markets?

    Ahead of the British elections, should we be selling UK assets? Howard Goldring, CEO of Delmore Asset Management, weighs in with discussion on a UK coalition.

  • Greece's shifting bailout deadlines fuel uncertainty Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:10 AM ET

    Global financial officials gathered in Washington D.C. last week said Greece remains one of the biggest risks to the world economy even though the 19- country eurozone has done a lot over the past five years to insulate itself. For weeks the meeting in Riga was expected to be the one when Greece's immediate financial future would be sorted out.

  • Euro zone flash April data: Reaction   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Euro zone flash April data: Reaction

    The Markit euro zone flash PMI data fell in April. Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says this is more a "temporary" slowdown in Europe.

  • FOREX-Kiwi sinks on central bank comments, dollar gains Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:58 AM ET

    *New Zealand dollar hammered by hint at lower rates. LONDON, April 23- The New Zealand dollar was by far the biggest mover on major currency markets on Thursday, sinking 1.5 percent after a senior central banker pointed to the need for lower, not higher, interest rates. "It is a pretty easy way for the Reserve Bank to try and ensure that New Zealand does not lose out...

  • We're facing a new economy: Dassault Systemes CEO   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:15 AM ET
    We're facing a new economy: Dassault Systemes CEO

    Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles talks about the prospects for 3-D printing and tech development, and says that energy is still a lucrative sector for the company.

  • Stocks turn lower after weak global economic surveys Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    TOKYO— Shares turned lower in European trading on Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from the eurozone, China and Japan. HSBC bank said a preliminary version of its index based on a survey of factory purchasing managers in China fell to its lowest point in a year in April. EARNINGS: In corporate earnings, networks giant Ericsson was its shares slide 8...

  • *Asia still facing tough conditions, more China stimulus seen. April 23- Manufacturing activity in Asia's top two economic powerhouses slowed further in April, a disappointing outcome that calls for yet more stimulus and puts pressure on the United States and Europe to do more of the heavy lifting to drive global growth. The flash HSBC/ Markit Purchasing...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 5 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting- 0100 GMT. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting. MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia announces interest rate decision- 1000 GMT.

  • FOREX-Dollar mixed after jump in U.S. home resales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:52 PM ET

    *Sterling hits 5- week high vs dollar on upbeat Bank of England. A National Association of Realtors report showing an increase in March of existing home sales to an annual rate of 5.19 million units, the highest level since September 2013, suggested the U.S. economy may be shrugging off sluggishness. In a subdued session for most major currencies, sterling topped...

  • Europe ends mixed as investors digest earnings   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe ends mixed as investors digest earnings

    European shares finished mixed on Wednesday, as investors digested a slew of earnings from European companies.

  • Germany: 'Very limited expectations' of Greece deal Friday Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Chances are low that a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Friday will produce a deal that might unblock urgently needed bailout funds for Greece, Germany said Wednesday. In return for a four-month extension of the bailout that has kept Greece afloat since 2010, Athens had pledged in February to produce a comprehensive package of reforms...

  • 'Flash Crash' trader granted bail at £5m   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    'Flash Crash' trader granted bail at £5m

    U.K. trader Navinder Singh Sarao -- who is accused of contributing to the 2010 "flash crash" -- was granted conditional bail Wednesday, set at just over £5 million. CNBC's Wilfred Frost reports.

  • The complicated 'Grexit' conundrum   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The complicated 'Grexit' conundrum

    What would really happen to Greece if it left the euro zone? Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, shares his thoughts on the "complicated" matter.

  • LONDON, April 22- Greek debt markets are close to fully pricing in another default and fears that Athens might leave the euro zone have reached new heights, but there is no obvious sign that investors expect a spillover to the rest of the region. The head of Eurogroup finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the International Monetary Fund's European head, Poul...

  • But Reuters polls of more than 250 economists across Europe and North America show only modest upgrades to growth forecasts and a reluctance to relinquish a depressed inflation view, despite the rush of rate cuts and central bank cash that most respondents believe is far from over. Germany's DAX index has rallied more than 20 percent since the start of the year...

  • BERLIN, April 22- The German government raised its economic growth forecasts to 1.8 percent for this year and next on Wednesday as Germany rides high on a tide of strong private consumption thanks to rising employment, bigger paychecks and cheap oil. Back in January Berlin had estimated that Europe's biggest economy would expand by 1.5 percent in 2015 and by 1.6...

  • BERLIN— The German government says it expects the country's economy to grow by 1.8 percent this year, an improvement on its January forecast of 1.5 percent. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says growth in 2016 is predicted to also reach 1.8 percent, up from the 1.6 percent previously predicted. Gabriel told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that the government...

  • UK trader arrested for US 'Flash Crash'   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK trader arrested for US 'Flash Crash'

    A U.K. trader has been arrested for allegedly contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "Flash Crash" and is expected to appear in court today. CNBC discusses what we know so far about the trader.

  • Time to short German bunds?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    Time to short German bunds?

    David Mann, chief economist, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank and Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, discuss comments from Janus Capital's Bill Gross that German debt offers an opportunity for short sellers.

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