• German investor confidence recovers after drop Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    BERLIN— A closely-watched survey shows German investors' confidence in the economy has recovered somewhat following a 10- month decline. That's still far below its long-term average of 24.4 points, but ZEW head Clemens Fuerst said it's a good sign. The survey of 220 analysts showed that while expectations for the future improved, views of Germany's current...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.5 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.8 pct. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.5 percent at 1,359.08 points, with the euro zone-only Euro STOXX 50 up 0.8 percent at 3,111.15 points. The indexes were extending gains from the previous session, when the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank's stimulus is gaining...

  • Doom and gloom on Germany 'overdone': Pro     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Martin Wiesmann, senior country manager at JPMorgan, says the "doom and gloom" presented by the IMF on Germany is "overdone" and the country is on a good growth path.

  • Germany will focus on investment: Dep Fin min     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    Michael Meister, deputy finance minister of Germany, says that the government will continue to push public and private investment.

  • Green Party spokesperson Gerhard Schick, says the German government needs to "wake up" and invest more in infrastructure.

  • Michael Meister, deputy finance minister of Germany, says the country does not need to spend more money out of its budget.

  • AMSTERDAM/ LONDON/ PARIS, Nov 17- Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where...

  • Private equity bets on 'revolution'—in oil and gas Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    A derrick hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Private equity is betting that gas and oil—notrenewables like wind and solar—will continue to dominate as energy sources in 25 years.

  • European markets close: Draghi rallies market     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the impact of Mario Draghi's statement where he said the ECB could buy government bonds.

  • Where's the German economy headed?     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Markus Kerber, director general at the Federation of German Industries, says that both Germany and Europe are in a "transitional stage", but adds that there will be "an increased growth rate" in Germany at the end of next year.

  • *Momentum has weakened, sees downside risks to growth outlook. *But still expects moderate recovery in 2015, 2016. FRANKFURT, Nov 17- The European Central Bank's stimulus is gaining traction, but should it turn out that its current efforts are not sufficient to accelerate the euro zone recovery, the ECB is ready to do more, ECB President Mario Draghi said.

  • *Mersch says should let existing stimulus take effect. FRANKFURT, Nov 17- European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch warned on Monday about the negative side effects were the central bank to start buying up government debt, urging political leaders instead to reform their economies to boost growth. "Easing of monetary policy cannot work...

  • *Deal may reduce need for Pfizer to acquire AstraZeneca. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Nov 17- Pfizer punctured investor expectations of a renewed bid for AstraZeneca on Monday by signing a major cancer drug deal with Germany's Merck KGaA, reducing the U.S. firm's need for Astra's products. Winning access to AstraZeneca's cancer pipeline has been viewed as a key goal for...

  • *EU Commission head's investment plan big enough to count. BRUSSELS, Nov 16- New European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is preparing a 300 billion euro investment plan he will present as a cornerstone of efforts to revive an ailing economy. "It is significant," said Carsten Brzeski, economist at ING bank in Frankfurt.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 27 Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi will be at the Quarterly Hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels- 1400 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome and opening remarks before the "Annual Agriculture Conference: Farm Income's Impact on the Midwest" at the...

  • BERLIN, Nov 14- Fuel-cell technology is becoming cheaper and will be commercially viable for mass use in cars by 2025, a senior executive at auto industry supplier Robert Bosch said on Friday. Daimler, Hyundai, Nissan, Ford, Toyota, Honda and General Motors are all developing fuel-cell vehicles. Toyota and Honda plan to start selling fuel-cell vehicles next year.

  • German labor chief: VW must halt anti-union group Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    IG Metall President Detlef Wetzel said in a statement Friday from Frankfurt, Germany, that called on Volkswagen to "show its true colors" in officially recognizing the United Auto Workers union as its bargaining partner at the Chattanooga factory once the union proves it has signed up a majority of workers there. It also appears to reflect some concern that a new...

  • Germany is 'wasting' an opportunity: Bofinger     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Peter Bofinger, member of the German Council of Economic Experts and one of the German Chancellor's "wise men" says that Germany's is not doing its original job of being the economic "powerhouse of the euro area".

  • Europe: Germany & Greece escape recession     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest German GDP data, as well as news Greece has escaped recession.

  • LONDON, Nov 14- European stocks fell back on Friday and U.S. stocks looked set to open flat after a mixed bag of euro zone growth numbers that showed France and Germany growing marginally but others like Italy still firmly in recession. Asian stocks had fallen earlier on the latest signs that growth in China is also slowing and the European data confirmed that the...