Europe: Economy


  • Charts: Treasury Yields Could End 20-Year Bear Run Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 6:20 AM ET

    The yield of 30-Year Treasurys could be about to reverse its 20-year decline if it goes through 5 percent, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

  • Greece to Tackle Deficit, Corruption: Prime Minister Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 6:08 AM ET
    Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill, Athens, Greece

    The European Summit kicked off Friday with Greece's mounting debt and deficit problems at the head of the conference agenda.

  • Gold Not a Bubble, Silver a Better Buy: Rogers Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 5:24 AM ET

    Commodities are still a great place to invest, while some currencies also offer value and investors should stay away from US stocks and bonds, Jim Rogers, chairman of Jim Rogers Holding, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Gov't Spending Is Like Tiger's Dating: Jim Rogers Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 4:51 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Famed investor Jim Rogers says adding more to U.S. debt to combat the economic crisis is like telling Tiger Woods the solution to his problems is getting another girlfriend.

  • UK Risks Flood of Bankruptcies: Fund Manager Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 1:30 AM ET

    The swathe of UK companies facing bankruptcy could jump to twenty times the current amount as banks and rising interest rates squeeze available capital, Jon Moutlon, founder of Better Capital, told CNBC.com.

  • Latvia's Economy Sheds a Fifth of Its Value Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 7:49 AM ET

    Latvia's economy shed 19 percent of its value in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, the country's statistics agency said Wednesday, highlighting the woes in the European Union's worst economy.

  • Expect Fed Jawboning, Not Hikes: Gartman Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 3:38 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's interest-rate tightening policy will rely on a lot of talk and selling some assets before any actual hike in rates, Dennis Gartman, founder of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Dubai Still a 'Melt-Down' Risk: Strategist Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 6:35 AM ET

    Stocks face a potential "melt down" because of the concerns raised by Dubai World's debt problems, but stocks could also "melt up" if the issue is resolved, Marshall Gittler, international chief strategist at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, told CNBC.

  • Greece Faces 'Race Against Time': FinMin Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    The world may be focused on the debt crisis that has submerged the emirate of Dubai, but in Europe investors are also watching the situation unfolding in Greece and whether it could be the next shoe to drop.

  • 'Black Swan' Shuns Public Life Because of Bernanke Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 4:38 AM ET
    Nassim Taleb

    Nassim Taleb, the author of "The Black Swan", said he would retire from public life if Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gains a second term at the helm of the central bank.

  • Who Is Dubai Contagion Likely to Affect Most? Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 7:01 AM ET

    1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Charts: Dollar Could See Solid Rebound Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 5:31 AM ET

    The dollar is set to strengthen from its current base and could rebound toward 78.50 points if the trend higher is confirmed, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Russia's public image has been seriously tarnished over recent months, with accusations of corruption, human-rights abuses and fraud becoming commonplace.

  • Charts: Dollar Could Fall to 80 Yen Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 6:20 AM ET

    The dollar's slide lower against the yen shows no sign of letting up and it could push toward 80 yen, which the pair would not have seen since 1995, Royce Tostrams, Technical Analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC.

  • US Will Have to Tax Consumers: Economist Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | 9:53 AM ET
    US Debt Clock

    The U.S. will need to eventually enact national value added tax in order to raise revenue and decrease its deficit, Paul Donovan, MD & deputy head of global economics at UBS, said Thursday.

  • Great Britain, No Longer That Great: Investor Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    The worsening state of Britain's balance sheet means the country should be stripped of its 'great' title, as the British public are "sleepwalking" into major spending cuts, Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders, told CNBC.

  • UK Retailers Face a 'Very Blah' Christmas Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 3:39 AM ET

    UK shoppers still hear the same Christmas classic tunes, but the bright signs screaming “sale, sale, sale” aren’t what they had expected. The deals of Christmas-past are distant memories as inventory cutbacks are in full swing.

  • The asset-price rally is running out of momentum and will soon crack, which could lead to a 30 percent correction in oil and a 20 percent correction in stocks, Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, told CNBC.com.

  • Nikkei's Technical Pattern Says 'Avoid': Charts Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 5:27 AM ET

    The dollar will continue its decline at a “gentle rate,” the Nikkei 225 should be avoided, and the food sector is well-placed to join the mining industry and move the markets, Robin Griffiths from Cazenove Capital told CNBC Monday.

  • Ashton Goes from Unknown to Top Diplomat Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 8:21 AM ET

    European heads of states appointed Baroness Catherine Ashton as the European Union's foreign-policy chief, the so-called first EU Foreign Minister, Thursday evening.

Contact Europe: Economy


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More