GO
Loading...

The European Union

More

  • Baccardax: Here's How to Fix this Mess Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    The most obvious pothole on the road to reparation is mark-to-market valuation; and it remains a mystery to me as to why this less than two-year old accounting rule remains the most ignored portion of debate.

  • Baccardax: Eastern Europe Could Dump Gold Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 9:15 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    It doesn’t take a huge amount of bad news to push investors back into the safe arms of the bond market these days.

  • Baccardax: The Wrong Irish Referendum Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | 8:13 AM ET

    If stock markets are about poetry (and certainly more tragedy than comedy these days) bond markets are a lot more about prose. So it’s easy to see the iron in the fact that the finances of the nation of poets is coming under real and sustained pressure not from what’s happened in its equity markets, but rather its debt.

  • If Obama Blesses Natural Gas... Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 9:22 PM ET

    This sector's taken a bit hit lately. But if Washington smiles on this alternative fuel, at least one stock might do well.

  • The Euro Won't Be around in 20 Years: Jim Rogers Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 3:24 AM ET

    The euro will not be around in the next 20 years, but Britain would have been better off had it joined the single European currency when it had a chance, legendary investor Jim Rogers told a British newspaper.

  • Is UK Banks Nationalization Inevitable? Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 11:56 AM ET

    Voices in favor of nationalizing major UK banks to save them from a mauling in the markets strengthened, sending banks' share prices into a roller coaster of hope and dismay.

  • Russian Oligarchs Also Duped by Madoff: Report Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 4:58 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    The woman who pulled in European money for Bernie Madoff has disappeared from view, the New York Times reports.

  • Stop Trading!: China 'Gearing Up' for Big Return Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    And that means a chance at big returns for investors, Cramer says.

  • Court Scraps EU Trademark on Bud Beer Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 7:13 AM ET
    Budweiser Beer

    A European Union high court on Tuesday scrapped a trademark for Anheuser-Busch's famous "Bud" beer name in Europe, handing a legal victory to Czech rival Budvar.

  • As Rates Race to Zero, Printing Presses Gear Up Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 2:18 AM ET

    When the Federal Reserve policymakers decide on interest rates Tuesday, investors will probably look one step beyond their decision, to gauge how much money will the Fed be willing to print once it is out of rate ammunition.

  • Poll: Who Is Right in the "Crass" Bailouts Row? Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 3:29 AM ET

    German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck singled out British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for criticism in a "Newsweek" interview, accusing him of switching to economic policies that would saddle a generation with debt.

  • Wake up, No Such Thing as a Screaming Buy: CIO Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 6:08 AM ET

    Bonds look more attractive than stocks in the current climate, as share prices may take another dive, and investors should worry about preserving the money they have rather than making any more, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica told CNBC.

  • Obama Gets Write-in Vote in Romania Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 7:26 AM ET

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama got a write-in vote in the north-eastern city of Iasi in Romania, where a disgruntled voter preferred him to seven local politicians competing for seats in parliament, Romanian news agency Rompres reported Monday.

  • Don’t heed the hype. This weekend’s G20 Summit will not, and cannot live up the hopes that a new financial architecture will be unveiled. It will likely be little more than a photo opportunity for the political class to demonstrate to their people that they are doing some about the global crisis.

  • Bank of England Cuts Rate by Record 150 Basis Points Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 7:26 AM ET

    The Bank of England slashed its key interest rate by one-and-a-half percentage points -- the biggest cut since it became independent in 1997 -- to 3 percent Thursday as recession fears heightened and despite inflation hovering above 5 percent.

  • UK Recruiters Report Record Fall in Jobs Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 2:33 AM ET

    British recruiters reported a record fall in job appointments and the first drop in wages for five years in October, according to a survey published by industry group the Recruitment and Employment Confederation with KPMG.

  • European Stock Picks for Obama, McCain Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    European building materials and construction stocks could be big gainers from a Barack Obama win in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, while defence companies would get a boost if rival John McCain won, analysts said.

  • European Union finance ministers backed on Tuesday proposals for a reform of the G8 club of major industrial nations and an end to self-regulation in global financial markets that critics say caused the credit crisis.

  • Game Plan: Why the U.S. Still Needs Help Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 7:09 PM ET

    If Europe, Britain and China don't cut interest rates, we could be in some real trouble.

  • VW Briefly Rivals Exxon for Biggest Market Cap Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 12:33 PM ET

    Scarcity of Volkswagen stocks after Porsche bought up nearly all the remaining free float triggered a short squeeze that pushed VW's market capitalization above that of Exxon at some point Tuesday.