Europe: Economy


  • Euro zone deflation eases in March   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Euro zone deflation eases in March

    Deflation in the euro zone eased in March, flash figures have revealed. CNBC's Carolin Roth discusses the data.

  • Gallo: US recovery looks very good   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Gallo: US recovery looks very good

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, discusses the U.S. economic recovery.

  • FOREX-Euro heads for worst quarter on record Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:43 AM ET

    LONDON, March 31- The euro fell against the dollar on Tuesday, leaving the single currency on track for its worst quarter ever as investors bet on an increasingly divergent monetary policy outlook between the euro zone and the United States. Its losses have been driven by the European Central Bank's launch of a 1.1 trillion euro quantitative easing programme...

  • Buying stocks? These markets offer opportunities   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    Buying stocks? These markets offer opportunities

    Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, LGT Bank Singapore, explains why he is underweight on emerging markets and prefers equities in Europe, Japan, as well as the U.S.

  • Hot plays in Europe's high-yield bond market   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:44 PM ET
    Hot plays in Europe's high-yield bond market

    Zak Summerscale, CIO of European High Yield at Babson Capital Management, says investors are turning to high-yield funds in countries like Germany, as well as sectors like healthcare.

  • European ETF red flags: Pro   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    European ETF red flags: Pro

    Todd Rosenbluth, S&P Capital IQ, discusses why piling into European ETF's is a bad move and where investors can find positive implications.

  • Europe ends sharply higher; Yoox surges on merger talks

    European equities closed sharply higher on Monday, extending gains throughout the session, as investors looked ahead to forthcoming U.S. jobs data.

  • Is the euro zone getting stronger?   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Is the euro zone getting stronger?

    David Stubbs, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, talks about the European economy and how there's been "real improvement" in some economies.

  • Encouraging U.S. economic data and a batch of corporate deals put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending stocks sharply higher. The broad rally nudged the Dow Jones industrial average back into positive territory for the year after a rough stretch for the market most of last week. "You had all the elements today for a positive market," said Quincy Krosby, market...

  • BERLIN, March 30- German consumer prices rose in March for the first time this year when harmonized to compare with other European Union countries, and could help spur euro zone inflation. Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, said the Spanish and German figures could even help the euro zone break a run of negative inflation figures: "On the basis of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- U.S. consumer spending barely rose in February as households boosted savings to their highest level in more than two years, the latest sign that economic growth slowed sharply in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending edged up 0.1 percent after an unrevised 0.2 percent drop in January.

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. LONDON, March 30- Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China's economy, but the euro slipped on renewed concern about Greece's finances. Earlier, Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to...

  • BRUSSELS— With its next financial deadline looming, Greece is struggling to convince its creditors it has a viable economic reform plan to unlock emergency funds and prevent the country from going bankrupt. Without outside help, Greece faces the prospect of going bankrupt in the next few months. An agreement should unlock Greece's next funds— around 7 billion...

  • German prices on track for first rise this year Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    BERLIN, March 30- German consumer prices are set to rise in March after falling in the first two months of this year, data from some federal states suggested on Monday, but inflation in Europe's largest economy is still likely to remain very low. In North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state and a bellwether for the national rate, prices climbed by 0.2...

  • BRUSSELS, March 30- Confidence in the euro zone's economy rose for a fourth straight month in March to its highest since July 2011, a European Commission survey showed on Monday, suggesting the weak euro and lower oil prices are spurring the recovery. The European Commission's economic sentiment indicator rose by 1.6 points to 103.9, better than the 103.1...

  • MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.8 percent, lifted by China stocks jumping almost 3 percent on hopes that more infrastructure spending and policy stimulus will re-energise a cooling economy and boost profits. "China' stocks surged to yet another year-to-date high on the back of market expectations that the PBoC might provide even more monetary policy...

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to Europe and Africa and signs from People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan that added to expectations of more monetary policy easing. "China's economy is under relatively big...

  • ATHENS, March 30- Greece has not given up on its aim to renegotiate its debt to render it manageable, the country's deputy finance minister said on Monday as talks between Athens and its lenders on reforms to unlock aid continue. He reiterated a plan to link the repayment of Greece's 318 billion euros of debt with economic growth or exports, along the lines of a deal...

  • Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 3:03 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 1.3 percent at 12,024 while the CAC-40 in France rose 1 percent to 5,084. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.3 percent higher at 6,877. Wall Street was poised for a solid start with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures 0.5 percent higher. A survey from the European Commission showed economic...

  • This week, US dollar will be on the back foot   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    This week, US dollar will be on the back foot

    Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac, says the greenback remains wary after the FOMC meeting, but should finish the week on a positive note with U.S. jobs expected to meet market consensus.

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