Squawk Box Europe


  • European market opens mixed     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    European stocks opened mixed on Thursday continuing the risk aversion seen in asset markets this week.

  • South Africa is consolidating its budget deficit says Pravin Gordhan, South African finance minister, adding that the country needs a "big leap" towards collective action between the government and the private sector.

  • Merlin does well in recessions: CEO     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainment, says that, in the last few years, the group registered "significant growth" as the business is recession-proof.

  • Dick Boer, Ahold CEO, says growth in the U.S. market is limited as consumers continue to be cautious with their spending and discusses investments, including in its online division.

  • Is the Facebook-Whatsapp deal 'potty'?     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    The up to $19 billion spent on Whatsapp by Facebook looks "a bit potty" says Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP CEO, saying the group continues to invest a lot more in Google than in Facebook.

  • WPP to be 'more aggressive' in EM: Sorrell     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP CEO, hails the group's good results and says emerging countries remain its most profitable markets but that currency issues should remain an issue through 2014.

  • 'Very bullish' on euro zone financials: Pro     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Beat Wittmann, CEO of TCMG Asset Management, discusses the financial sector in Europe and says he is "very bullish" on euro zone financials.

  • ECB negative rates are 'politically acceptable'     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    Domenico Crapanzano, head of European rates at Jefferies, says that the OMT has worked out "pretty well" for the ECB and that negative rates are more likely than another round of quantitative easing.

  • Bundesbank won't participate in OMT: Sinn     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:48 AM ET

    The Bundesbank is unlikely to participate in the ECB's OMT program even if the European Justice Court deems it legal, argues Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute for Economic research.

  • South Africa needs 'fiscal prudence': Fin min     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    The South African budget is all about "fiscal prudence" explains Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, who introduced a "detailed 5-year plan" for the economy.

  • Rand must support exporters: Fin min     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, discusses the country's economy and says the currency must be at a level at which exporters can stay competitive

  • South Africa fighting corruption: Zuma     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    South Africa's message to foreign investors is that the government has "declared war on corruption" says Jacob Zuma, South Africa president.

  • RBS has 'massive job ahead'     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi recaps RBS's results, from its losses to its cost-cutting program and warns there is a still lot of work to do.

  • Ukraine: Leadership introduces cabinet     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:22 AM ET

    Ukraine's new leadership introduced its cabinet on Wednesday evening, comprising known technocrats and new figures as Russian "war games" get into motion, reports NBC's Jim Maceda from Moscow.

  • Be cautious on EM currencies: Pro     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:07 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, calls for caution on emerging market currencies as reform agendas remain very poor in most of them.

  • Rescuing Europe is not ECB's mandate: Sinn     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute for Economic research, says that the European Central Bank has a "very limited mandate" and making the currency union converges is not part of it.

  • Bitcoin's biggest problem is regulation: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Ramin Nakisa, asset allocation strategist at UBS, says Bitcoin's biggest problem is the fact that countries are legislating against it.

  • Massimo Tosato, vice chairman of Schroders, says the company's latest sentiment survey shows investors' confidence in equity markets and the economy has risen.

  • Stephen Macklow-Smith, European equities portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says companies will expand their capital investment broadening the global economic recovery.

  • Europe shares open mixed; China in focus     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    European stocks opened mixed on Wednesday, rebounding slightly after concerns about China weighed on investor sentiment Tuesday.

About Squawk Box Europe

  • During three hours of unscripted and dynamic debate, CNBC's flagship show leads you into the open of the European markets. Each trading day, anchors Geoff Cutmore, Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso are joined by leading business personalities and financial market specialists adding to the debate. The show opens with the Overnight Indicator covering Asia's market performance and analysis on how the US markets fared, with the second hour 'Squawk Pre-Trade' focusing on news affecting the opening call and futures prices. Finally, Squawk Real-Time focuses on live market trades and market reaction to major stories of the day.

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    Monday - Friday 13:00 - 16:00 SIN/HK
    Monday - Friday 16:00 - 19:00 SYD
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  • Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.

  • Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.

  • Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.

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