• Top 20 Beer Drinking Countries Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Even in times of global financial downturn, you can be sure of one thing people will continue to buy and consume: beer. It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

    It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

  • Germans Are Sure They Drink the Most Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 1:38 PM ET

    Want to start an altercation at Oktoberfest? Inform the people in your tent that Germany does not lead the world in beer consumption.

  • Oktoberfest Numbers Breakdown Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    The brewing industry has faced tough times of late. Traditionally a defensive sector, brewers are facing stiff competition from wine and spirits.

  • Oktoberfest on the Defensive Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    There are two types of seating at the Oktoberfest tents: reserved and unreserved. My attempt at entering the reserved seating was blocked by security, press pass notwithstanding.

  • Airlines, Banks No Longer Flying High Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 9:31 AM ET

    Oktoberfest is in full swing in Munich Monday and there are few signs that the credit crunch and Germany's economic slowdown is impeding the celebrations. But traveling tells a different story.

  • What the Pros Say: Shorting Ban and Rescue Plan Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:18 AM ET

    Experts comment on more government action to ease the pressure on the U.S. financial system. |

  • Germany Will Remain Europe's Economic Powerhouse Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

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  • POLL: Is Banning Short-Selling a Good Idea? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 7:20 AM ET

    Regulators across the world slapped temporary bans on short-selling in an effort to boost investors confidence. What do you think of the new regulations?

  • Europe's Striking Summer Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:32 AM ET

    Rising fuel and food costs, the threat of job losses and disputes over pensions and pay are just some of the factors that sparked thousands of disgruntled workers to take action this summer.

  • Feeling Left Out? France Calls for More Intervention Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 4:12 AM ET

    The government takeover of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shows the need for more government intervention in the financial sector, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC Europe in an interview.

  • The Euro's Weakness Is Here to Stay: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    Even if the European Central Bank holds rates on Thursday the euro's supremacy on the currency markets is close to an end, analysts said on Wednesday.

  • Poll: Which Currency Will Emerge a Winner? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    The European Central Bank looks set to leave rates on hold on Thursday but the move is unlikely to contribute to a strengthening of the euro, as the signs of weakness in the euro zone economy intensify.  Vote on which currency will gain the most by the end of the year.

  • Another Banking Business Model Crumbles Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 7:02 AM ET

    If the decline in Commerzbank's share price this morning tells us anything about investor sentiment towards the $14.5 billion deal to combine Commerzbank and Desdner, the market thinks they overpaid.

  • European Shares Seen Tracking Losses in US, Asia Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 1:30 AM ET

    European shares were expected to fall on Monday, tracking losses in U.S. and Asian stocks as Dell's warning on corporate technology spending continued to hit tech stocks while investors fretted about the impact of Hurricane Gustav.

  • European Shares Set to Tick Higher, Oil Firm Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 1:31 AM ET

    European shares are set to open slightly higher on Friday, extending the previous session's sharp gains, after a big upward revision in U.S. second quarter growth, but oil prices rose on supply concerns.

  • Germany's Merkel Tops Forbes List of Powerful Women Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the third year running, while U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice slipped to seventh from fourth last year.

  • Poll: Who's Got the Best Rescue Net? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Governments across the world are grappling with how to boost dwindling economic growth, designing rescue packages aimed at fending off recession. Which country do you think is doing the best job?

  • European Shares Set to Dip as Oil, Euro Rise Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    European equities were seen opening slightly lower on Monday, as investors turn cautious following a dip in the U.S. dollar versus the euro and with oil prices rising.

  • Morgan Stanley Says Financial Crisis Will Last: Report Sunday, 17 Aug 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    The financial crisis will probably not end until next year or even 2010, Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper quoted Morgan Stanley co-President Walid Chammah as saying in a preview of its Monday edition.

  • European Shares Set to track US, Asian Gains Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    European equities were set to rise on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia, as a fall in commodity prices further eased concerns over consumer spending and inflation.