Europe News


  • HSBC Could Cut 14,000 More Jobs In War on Costs Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:33 AM ET

    HSBC will redouble cost-cutting efforts, including axing up to 14,000 more jobs globally, as it seeks to drive earnings and dividend growth in the face of muted revenue.

  • Bank of England Chief to Offer Some Good News Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:09 AM ET
    Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

    Bank of England chief Mervyn King should be the bearer of some good news on Wednesday in his final forecasts before handing the reins to Mark Carney, even if the British economy remains far from healthy.

  • Central Banks Are Repeating Greenspan’s Mistake Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Central banks around the world are repeating the mistakes of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan by flooding markets with cheap money, according to Brunel University's Moorad Choudhry.

  • Yen to Weaken to 120 by Next Year: Economist Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The dollar-yen trade could reach 120 by the end of 2014, according to economists at Capital Economics, who said the yen's downward drive will persist throughout this year and next.

  • Is Australia the Next Euro Zone? Maybe Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:28 PM ET

    Australia's higher-than-expected budget has raised concerns that the country could follow the same path as the highly-indebted euro zone.

  • Europe's IPO Market Is Back on Track: LSE     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Xavier Rolet, CEO of LSE, comments on the exchange's full-year earnings, and the U.K.'s "excellent" IPO performance in the past 12 months.

  • See Scope for Innovation: SAP     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    Jim Snabe, Co-CEO of SAP says that the industry is focusing on innovation and efficiency. He also says that Europe has a healthy division of labor at the top layers of companies that allows a control & support mechanism.

  • EU Raids Offices of Big Oil Firms Amid Price Probe Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:58 PM ET

    European authorities raided the offices of Shell, BP and Statoil in an investigation of suspected manipulation of oil prices.

  • UK Publishes Draft Bill on EU Referendum Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    European finance ministers told CNBC Britain should recognize the benefits it receives as a result of being part of the 27-member EU bloc.

  • Anders Borg the Swedish Finance Minister, tells CNBC that they are going to start negotiations with Switzerland and Lichtenstein and others based on anti-tax haven legislation.

  • European Markets Pare Loses     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as shares moved higher after hedge fund manager David Tepper told CNBC he is "definitely bullish" on stocks.

  • European Markets Close Higher     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close where stocks have finished slightly higher.

  • Can Japan Keep Control of Its Bond Market?     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Richard Farr, Boenning & Scattergood, about the impact of Japan's cheap money on the European bond market.

  • Uros Cufer, the Slovenian Finance Minister, tells CNBC that they are planning the first bad bank asset transfer in June.

  • David Bailin, global head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, tells CNBC that the faster banking union comes, the more confidence there will be in the banking system.

  • Slovenia Bank Restructuring to Begin Next Month Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The bailouts of the weakest banks in Slovenia should begin next month, the country's finance minister told CNBC on Tuesday, but he insisted that he is not concerned with the timeframe of the process.

  • Short Story: Sterling Expected to Fall Further Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    Despite recent positive data for the U.K. economy, analysts believe sterling will move even lower this week with the latest inflation report on Wednesday.

  • France's Moscovici Says ‘Non’ to Austerity Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:19 AM ET
    French Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade Minister Pierre Moscovici

    France's finance minister told CNBC on Monday he is serious about France's economy, but stressed that he and the French people "refuse" austerity.

  • Europe Needs a Rambo To Make Decisions: Economist Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:32 AM ET
    Actor Sylvester Stallone poses during a photocall for the movie 'Rambo'

    Europe's leaders need to act decisively on banking union in order to spur the region's economic recovery, Richard Hoey, chief economist at BNY Mellon told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Euro Zone Faces Additional Challenges     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, discusses Germany's role in controlling Europe's economic policies and weighs in on whether the UK will leave the EU.

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Europe Video

  • Tomas Fiala, CEO of Dragon Capital, comments on the day's events in Ukraine, which include the resignation of the Ukrainian prime minister.

  • Europe is at risk of terrorist attacks as "hundreds" of fighters in Syria hold Western passports, say Torbjorn Soltveldt, principal MENA analyst at Maplecroft, following the Norwegian terror attack warning.

  • Alan Brown, senior adviser at Schroders, discusses high-frequency trading and regulation, as Barclays files to dismiss the U.S. suit against its dark pool trading.