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Europe: Economy


  • More Fear Predicted for New Year in Europe Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 6:52 AM ET
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    Markets are likely to have a hangover from New Year’s Eve when they re-open on Tuesday, as traders get back to their desks to a difficult prognosis for the year ahead, analysts and economists warn.The European Central Bank—or ECB—is the central bank for Europe's single currency, the euro. Managing the euro and the countries that use it is a big task, as CNBC explains.

  • El-Erian: IMF Must Stand Up to 'European Bullying' Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 5:51 AM ET
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    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should resist pressure from European Union leaders to take part in inadequate bailout programs for European countries, Mohamed El-Erian wrote in the Financial Times.

  • Greek Tax Officials Strike in Protest Against Austerity Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 7:29 AM ET

    Greek tax officials walked off the job Thursday at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest salary cuts and other austerity measures, as the government struggles to meet revenue targets.

  • Euro Seen Having Another Bumpy Ride in 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:40 AM ET

    2011 was the most dramatic year for the euro in the decade since the single currency was launched. 2012 may bring more of the same, analysts say.

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    Europe is facing another troubled year in 2012, with huge disparity in performances between the members of the euro zone, James Nixon, chief European economist, Societe Generale, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • FTSE, CAC, DAX to Open Higher, US Data Brings Cheer Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 3:02 AM ET

    European stocks were called higher on Friday, after better than expected US jobless claims figures on Thursday suggested the recovery in the world’s largest economy was beginning to gather pace.

  • FTSE, CAC DAX to Open Higher After ECB Loan Bonanza Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 1:39 AM ET

    European stocks were called higher  on Thursday, despite doubts over how much of the money banks raised from an inaugural long term European Central  Bank  (ECB) tender will actually flow into struggling euro zone economies and restore confidence.

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    European stocks were called to open higher on Wednesday tracking Asia where shares and the euro rose overnight following positive economic data out of the US and Germany.

  • Roubini: Euro Zone 'In Denial,' US Postpones Reforms Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:16 AM ET
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    Famous economist Nouriel Roubini, credited for predicting the financial crisis, made a plea to policymakers to take the tough action needed to address current economic problems, in an article published on the Financial Times' website.

  • Euro Break-Up 'Unthinkable': ECB Vice-President Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 3:31 AM ET
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    A break-up of the euro would be “absurd” and “unthinkable,” Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), told CNBC Tuesday.

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    European stocks were called lower on Tuesday as Asian shares and the euro steadied overnight after a sell-off on news of North Korean leader Kim Jong il's death.

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    The market had its sights trained on Italy and Greece for much of 2011 as the Mediterranean economies struggled on the euro zone’s largest debt-to-gross domestic product ratios – and this is unlikely to change in 2012, according to analysts.

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    European stocks were called to open lower on Monday tracking overnight trade in Asia where stocks were hit by fears of possible ratings downgrades in Europe and the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong il.

  • Mortgage-Backed Securities Are Good Bet Now: Gross Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 1:38 PM ET
    Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for "three, four, or five years," which is why Pimco is jumping into mortgage-backed securities in a big way, Bill Gross told CNBC Europe Friday.

  • Outrageous Predictions: A Third-Party President? Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 2:28 AM ET

    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

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    European stocks were called slightly higher on Friday tracking Asia overnight where shares and the euro climbed as investors were calmed by better-than-expected economic data from the US.

  • FTSE, CAC, DAX to Open Lower, Euro Fears Persist Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 1:29 AM ET
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    European stocks were called to open lower on Thursday following large declines in Asia and Wall Street and downgrades of five major European banks by credit rating agency Fitch.

  • Euro Bonds Would Destroy Euro Zone: Ex-ECB Economist Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 4:11 AM ET
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    The creation of a euro bond has been mooted as one of the ways to help bolster the euro zone, but could actually destroy the single currency, Otmar Issing, former Chief Economist at the European Central Bank, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Youth Facing 'Not Hired at All' Dilemma Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.

  • FTSE, CAC 40, DAX to Open Lower; Fed Decision Disappoints Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
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    European stocks were called to open lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve offered no new stimulus measures at its final meeting of the year and doubts over the euro zone persist.

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