CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the slipping euro ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.» Read More
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CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the drop in HSBC shares on growing fines, and the road ahead for Greece.
BRUSSELS— The head of the European Investment Bank says that private investors are discouraged from putting money into major European Union infrastructure projects because of red tape and lack of budgetary reform. Werner Hoyer said Monday that when he asks potential investors what is scaring them off "they come with regulation, and they come with...
Radhika Rao, economist at DBS, says the final deal between Greece and its creditors may not fulfill the hopes of Syriza's supporters. She also outlines her expectations for the reform list that Athens will hand in on Monday.
Richard Yetsenga, head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, expects an agreement in favor of the Eurogroup to be reached between Greece and its creditors.
Dominic Schnider, head of commodity & APAC forex at UBS Wealth Management, says the risk now lies in the month of June after a four-month extension of Greece's bailout program.
While news of a bailout extension is a positive signal, uncertainty remains as to whether Greece's reform list due on Monday will satisfy its creditors, says Clive McDonnell, head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered.
Andrew Abrahamian, head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets, says news of a bailout extension is lending support to the euro and outlines his expectations for Greece's reform list due Monday.
Jacob Kirkegaard, research fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, attributes the left-wing party's tough rhetoric to "irrational exuberance" after an election win and the party being politically inexperienced.
The EU has reached a deal with Greece for 4-month extension. Insight, with Peter Anderson, Congress Wealth Management; Kevin Caron, Stifel; Ben Willis; Princeton Securities Group and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
BRUSSELS, Feb 20- Euro zone finance ministers reached an agreement on Friday to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months, officials on both sides said. An agreement removes the immediate risk of Greece running out of money next month and possibly being forced out of the single currency area. European Union paymaster Germany, Greece's...
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Greeks confronting finance ministers from the eurozone. German PM Angela Merkel says she wants "significant improvement" from the Greeks.
Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup and Hans Joerg Schelling, finance minister of Austria, on their thoughts.
BRUSSELS, Feb 20- The European Union will consider "reframing" energy relations with Russia based on market conditions when the time is right and for now will focus on its strategic gas partnership with Ukraine, a draft document shows. Russia's long-standing energy relations with the EU and Ukraine, the main transit route for Russian gas to the EU, have...
*Greece could run out of money by end of March. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, Feb 20- European Union paymaster Germany softened its tone on Friday as euro zone finance ministers raced to break a deadlock over Athens' debts. "We have covered four fifths of the distance, they also need to cover one fifth," the official said, adding Greece wanted to clinch a deal on Friday, but that it would...
BRUSSELS, Feb 20- The European Union will consider "reframing" energy relations based on market conditions with Russia when the time is right and for now is focusing on building a strategic gas partnership with Ukraine, a draft document shows. Russia's long-standing gas relations with the EU and Ukraine, the main transit route for Russian gas to the EU, have...