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Europe: Economy


  • US to Power Ahead, Leaving Europe in Its Wake: OECD Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    Recent economic data suggest the U.S. economy will power ahead of Europe in the first half of 2012, with consumers growing increasingly confident and boosting activity in the former while more reforms are needed in the latter to boost growth, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Thursday.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Lower on Global Economic Worries Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 1:10 AM ET

    European stocks are called to open lower Thursday as investors take a wait and see approach following concerns about the U.S and Chinese economies.

  • 'No Time for Complacency' in Europe: Ex-ECB Official Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    European policymakers have to remain prepared for the worst and cannot afford to be complacent, despite the additional liquidity provided to the banking system, former European Central Bank official Bini Smaghi told CNBC.

  • Equities 'a Great Place to Be' for Investors: Pro Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 9:07 AM ET

    Equities remain a good investment despite a slower Chinese economy and ongoing concerns in Europe, John Haynes, Head of Research at Investec Wealth and Investment told CNBC.

  • Portugal's Woes Drive Personal Bankruptcies Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:16 AM ET

    Personal bankruptcies last year outnumbered company bankruptcies, accounting for 55 percent of all insolvencies in Portugal. It's the first time that has happened and is part of a gloomy catalog of record-breaking statistics.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Lower on US Economic Worries Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:23 AM ET

    European shares are seen heading lower Wednesday as investors take in weaker U.S economic data amid fears the fragile economic recovery at the world’s largest economy could be only temporary.

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    "I continue to see the world glass more half full than empty… on the account that the US is on the way back, as it has been for some time," Jim O'Neill, chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Central Bank Watch Not Over Yet: Economist Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 5:02 AM ET

    The market will continue to watch every word from the Federal Reserve and other central banks closely as interest rates stay at historic lows, a leading economist told CNBC Tuesday.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Higher on Bernanke Comments Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 1:18 AM ET

    European stocks are seen opening higher as overnight Asian shares were boosted following U.S Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments Monday that ultra loose monetary policy was still necessary for the U.S economy.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Rising as Euro Zone Fears Wane Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 1:17 AM ET

    European stocks are seen opening higher Monday after losing some of their momentum last week on fears of a revival of the euro zone debt crisis and the impact of a slowing Chinese economy.

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    Among the euro zone periphery countries, Spain is creeping up again as the big, sick member of the area and a recent rise in Spanish bond yields is a sign that its illness is unlikely to be cured soon.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Flat on Global Growth Concerns Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 2:10 AM ET

    European stocks were called to open broadly flat Friday as weak China factory data combined with renewed concerns about the euro zone’s economy dampen investor sentiment.

  • Ireland Slips Back Into Recession as Economy Contracts Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 2:54 PM ET
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    Ireland dropped back into recession at the end of 2011, government statisticians reported Thursday in a worrying sign for the country's efforts to emerge from an international bailout.

  • ‘Worst Still to Come’ for Europe: Citi Economist Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 3:38 AM ET
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    Despite high-profile measures such as the Greek debt deal and mass pumping of liquidity into the banking system, Europe’s problems have merely been delayed for another day, Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citi, told CNBC.

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    European shares are expected to open lower Thursday as concerns turn to Spain after the country’s bond yields rose sharply Wednesday, prompting fears that the debt crisis plaguing the euro zone could return.

  • Europe's Crisis May Be Positive for Middle East: Analysts Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 5:02 AM ET

    Europe's sovereign debt crisis has shown that no asset is 100 percent safe and may be positive for the Middle East, which is also benefiting from an increase in the price of oil, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Higher; Budgets Watched Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
  • Demand 'Exceptionally High' in IPO, Swiss Firm Says Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 5:05 AM ET

    Swiss services group DKSH said demand for its IPO was "exceptionally high" as it priced its public offering at 48 Swiss francs ($52.6) a share - the uppermost point of its previously guided 46-48 francs share price range.

  • FTSE, CAC, DAX to Open Lower After Greek Auction Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 1:57 AM ET

    European stocks are seen opening slightly lower Tuesday after a Greek CDS auction showed investor sentiment remained negative on the country’s economic situation.

  • EU Treatment of Greece Shows 'Moral Decay': Economist Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 1:24 AM ET
    The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    European Union leaders showed “moral decay” in delaying Greece’s bond swap deal in order to minimize the impact on the region’s banks, according to High Frequency Economics’ founder and chief economist, Carl Weinberg.

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