The European Union


  • Lloyds Shares Jump 7% as It Confirms 15,000 Job Cuts Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:19 AM ET

    Shares in Lloyds Banking Group jumped over seven percent to the top of the FTSE 100 Thursday after it confirmed the loss of 15,000 jobs over the next two and a half years.

  • UK Unions Step Up as Europe's Left Wanes Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    A protester holds up a smoke bomb during a mass demonstration against government financial cuts in central London, on March 26, 2011.

    Around 750,000 British teachers, civil servants, border agents and other public sector workers went on strike on Thursday after negotiations with the government failed to come to a resolution over proposed pension reforms.

  • Euro Stress Test Speculation Unfounded: EBA Chairman Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    Press reports that the European Banking Authority (EBA) could fail up to 15 European banks as a show of the strength and resilience of the tests are completely unfounded, the EBA’s chairman said on Wednesday.

  • UK Regulator Must Focus on Competition: Policymaker Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The UK government needs to address the concerns that the parliamentary committee which oversees the banking industry still has over its proposed regulatory reforms, a senior Conservative politician has told CNBC.com

  • Currency Moves     Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    A check on how currencies are moving after the vote in Greece, with Mike Moran, Standard Chartered Bank.

  • Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Package     Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Greek Parliament has passed an austerity package.

  • What's On: Dell, JPMorgan, Apple, Caterpillar and Greece Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 7:35 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Where Is Your Money Best Invested? Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    Share your opinion in Wednesday's poll.

  • Protests Escalate As Greek Parliament Vote Nears     Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 7:05 AM ET

    A look at the protesters in Greece and what is next for Europe after the vote, with John Engler, The Business Roundtable; CNBC's Carolin Schober & Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Greece Needs 'Leaders, Not Accountants': Businessman Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 6:29 AM ET
    A protester wears national flags on her hand as she protests at Syntagma square.

    European politicians need to "stop talking like accountants and become leaders," Harris Ikonomopoulos, president of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Greece: Vote Imminent     Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that if today's austerity vote passes, implementation will occur tomorrow.

  • Greek Growth Minister Confident That Vote Will Pass Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    In an interview with CNBC, Greece's minister for growth, competitiveness and shipping, Michalis Chrisochoides, was utterly confident that his PASOK party will be able to push through the unpopular medium-term austerity package.

  • Is the Greek Crisis a Boon for Russia's Gazprom? Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 12:53 AM ET

    Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly, could take advantage of Greece's sovereign debt crisis to strengthen its leading position on European gas supply and counter attempts by the European Union to diversify its energy relationships.

  • As the quarter winds down, the temperature on Wall Street has warmed up quickly for stocks while investors chill on Treasurys.

  • Fall in EU Exports Could Impact 4 Asian Economies: RBS Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    Vietnamese worker uses sewing machine at garment factory, Hanoi, Vietnam.

    Asian economies are not protected from Europe’s debt problems given their strong trade links, even though they have high savings and relatively strong financial systems, RBS wrote in a recent report.

  • Word on the Street     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    Markets move on as storms gather in Greece, with the Fast Money crew. Dennis Gartman, of the Gartman Letter also weighs in.

  • Lagarde Named IMF Managing Director     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on French finance minister Christine Lagarde named to head the International Monetary Fund.

  • Why a Short-Term Fix for Greece Makes Sense Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    A Greek default could be a couple of years away, and that wouldn't be such a bad thing, this strategist says. 

  • Trichet Gets Tough, Bank of England Not So Much Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    Trichet is vigilant, a Bank of England official is dovish, and central bank managers are down on the dollar. Time for your FX Fix.

  • Greece Must Go Back To Fundamentals: Economist Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 6:47 AM ET

    The Greek economy needs to “go back to the fundamentals” to achieve the economic changes needed, according to a leading Greek economist.