The European Union


  • Europe Investors Should Accept 'Soft' Default: Gross Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    William H. Gross

    Private debtholders, including euro zone banks, should accept a debt extension or other form of "soft default" to alleviate the debt burden for countries such as Greece if Europe wants a solution to the sovereign debt crisis, Bill Gross, Co-CIO of PIMCO told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Obama Signals Rocky Road for Middle East Peace Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".

  • Best Restructuring for Investors? Austerity Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:08 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The best type of restructuring for investors is austerity, a type of debt default that sees a government renege on its obligations to its own people rather than bond holders according to Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, the chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer.

  • Fitch Threatens Belgium With Credit Rating Cut Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:29 AM ET
    Aerial view of a town square Bruges Belgium

    Fitch became the second ratings agency to threaten Belgium with a credit downgrade on Monday, saying a lack of government undermined budget efforts in one of the euro zone's most indebted states.

  • Political Support for Euro Waning?     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:15 PM ET

    German taxpayers are unhappy about a Greece bailout, says Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • Acting IMF Chief Lipsky Won't Seek New Term Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:50 PM ET
    John Lipsky

    John Lipsky, acting managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told CNBC Monday he will be retiring Aug. 31 when his term as first deputy ends.

  • Lipsky on Eurozone Debt & IMF's Future     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    Insight on the growing debt problems in the euro zone; likely successors for the IMF, and this week's G8 meeting, with John Lipsky, IMF acting managing director.

  • Bears Close Markets Lower     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Europe's looming debt crisis, and U.S. economic fears sent markets lower today. How should investors position themselves in these uncertain times? Tony Dwyer, Collins Stewart, and Robert Froehlich, The Hartford weigh in.

  • CNBC's Jim Cramer says Greece's debt problem is holding the rest of Europe hostage and that it might be a good idea to let the Greek banks default and move on. Cramer also defends his favorable position on Salesforce.com.

  • Should You Invest in Europe?     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    Discussing the risks and potential rewards of investing in Europe, with Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, and Edward Harrison, Global Macro Advisors.

  • Markets Trend Downward     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    A look at what's driving down the markets, and investment strategies for this economic soft spot, with Scott Wren, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Michael Yoshikami, YCMNET Advisors.

  • Greece to Sell Assets to Speed Debt-Reduction Plan Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:48 PM ET

    Greece will create a sovereign wealth fund composed of real estate and state-owned assets as it looks to accelerate its deficit reduction program, according to the Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou.

  • High Flying U.S. Dollar     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Increasing European fiscal fears sends the U.S. dollar soaring, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets, and the Fast Money traders.

  • Busch: MIM Friday Trade Update Monday, 23 May 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    On last Friday's Money In Motion, I recommended a trade on the euro. Here's an update.

  • The Problem With PIIGS     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    Is now the best time to invest in this beaten down region? Michael Stack, Scout International Discovery Fund, and Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management discuss investing in Europe.

  • Europe Rattles Global Markets     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    Europe rattles investors across the planet on concerns the debt crisis is worsening. Fernando Teixeira Dos Santos, Portugal minister of state/finance discusses Portugal's recently approved bailout.

  • Euros Are Dropping, Dollar Is Flying Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    How unloved is the euro? Even Iceland is spewing the single currency. Time for your FX Fix.

  • EU Targets Fresh Iran Sanctions Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:23 AM ET
    Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    The European Union has extended a blacklist of individuals and companies with links to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs as it looks to clamp down on investment and technology transfer into the country.

  • Eurozone Debt & Global Market Concerns     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:02 AM ET

    A look at the external factors in the global economy and the impact on equity markets, with Tobias Levkovich, Citi and Robert Doll, BlackRock.

  • Three Reasons to Worry About the Euro: Analyst Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:55 AM ET
    Euro coins

    With divisions over how to respond to the Greek debt crisis worrying investors, one analyst believes there are considerable short-term risks for the euro.