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LONDON, Jan 27- The European Union will put in place its "capital markets union" by 2019, starting with quick wins like encouraging direct investment in businesses, an EU document seen by Reuters showed. The document, co-written by EU financial services chief Jonathan Hill, sets out a timetable for the first time on a core policy plank of the European Commission to...
BRUSSELS— European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as "growing support" of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days. The European Union has imposed a series of economic and political sanctions on Moscow and officials linked with last year's annexation of...
After Switzerland's surprise move to unpeg its franc, speculators are eyeing Denmark's currency peg, but the Danes likely won't follow suit, analysts say.
Euro zone officials are ready to discuss Greece’s debt burden with Syriza — but only if the anti-austerity party sticks to bailout conditions.
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University professor, shares his thoughts on French economist Thomas Piketty views on wealth and income inequality.
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University professor, explains why Greece should be offered a debt write-off as the euro slips and divides Europe.
BRUSSELS— The European Union blacklisted Sri Lanka Monday for failing to combat illegal fishing, officially banning imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka- flagged vessels into the EU. Officials said the decision to put Sri Lanka on the list was taken by EU fisheries ministers at their regular talks in Brussels. Sri Lanka is the second biggest exporter of...
BRUSSELS, Jan 26- Europe showed a willingness on Monday to give Athens more time to pay back its debts, but little sign that it would yield to a new Greek government's demands of debt forgiveness. European Union leaders and policymakers responded to Greek anti-bailout party Syriza's election victory on Sunday with warnings that a debt restructuring for Greece...
Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" were over.
The euro may be the Charlie Brown of currencies. Like the comic character, it's under a cloud of negatives, with analysts tipping further downside.
Jeremy O'Friel, Managing Director at Belmont Investments, says the new government in Greece is unlikely to do anything radical, but warns of risks from staying within the euro zone.
Taimur Baig, Chief Economist, Asia at Deutsche Bank, says authorities will do what it takes to prevent Greece from leaving the euro zone and explains what that means for Italy and Spain.
Stefan Auer, Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong, discusses whether Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras can realize his promise to renegotiate Greece's debt agreements.
BRUSSELS— Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron predicted that the election victory of Greece's radical left-wing Syriza party would create "economic uncertainty" across Europe, while left-of-center parties welcomed the results as a message that the European Union should change its economic policy. Johan Van Overtveldt said on the eve of a...
The ECB faces another task: Dealing with Greece. Syriza is seen in power after Sunday's election, and has plans for how to deal with Greece's debt.
Barack Obama said on Sunday that the U.S. would consider all additional options short of military action to rein-in Moscow's activities in Ukraine.
Spain's authorities arrested four people in its North African enclave of Ceuta suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network.
At Davos, Sir Mike Rake, President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and chairman of BT Group says that the benefits of staying in the European Union outweigh the costs.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a big lift for European stocks following the ECB'S QE announcement.
Worries about a Syriza win in the Greek elections sparking a euro-zone contagion of sovereign default are overhyped. Here's why.