Europe News


  • This Is Like 'Cold War': EU Fumes Over US Spying Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    European leaders warned on Monday that claims the NSA bugged EU offices and hacked into its computer network could derail major trade talks.

  • The sell-off in commodity currencies over the past two weeks has hit the Norwegian krone particularly hard, but according to one strategist the decline is "overdone" and the krone is set for a rebound.

  • A man looks at shelves of wines at a wine expo in Beijing

    China formally launched on Monday an investigation into whether Europe is unfairly subsidizing and dumping its wines in the Chinese market, potentially adding to trade frictions between the world's second-largest economy and its biggest trade partner.

  • Euro Zone Manufacturing Rebounds to 16-Month High Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    Manufacturing output in the euro zone improved in June to a 16-month high, a sign that the economy was stabilizing, albeit slowly. But the readings for individual countries revealed a more mixed picture.

  • Greece and its international lenders resume talks on Monday to unlock 8.1 billion euros ($10.5 billion) of rescue loans after a two-week break during which the government almost collapsed.

  • Nokia Buys Out Siemens in Network Equipment Venture Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 3:14 AM ET

    Nokia will pay $2.2 billion to buy out partner Siemens AG in their network equipment joint venture, a deal that is likely to bring some stability to the company after it stumbled in smartphones.

  • Forged in War, Ex-Yugoslav Croatia Joins EU Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 2:09 AM ET
    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Croatia joined the European Union at midnight on Sunday, two decades since fighting itself free of Yugoslavia.

  • Is It Bananas to Bring Mark Carney to the UK? Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 1:27 AM ET

    Mark Carney's taking over the reins at The Bank of England from outgoing Governor, Mervyn King, has been greeted with unprecedented fanfare but one analyst has overriding concerns about his appointment.

  • UK Bank Business 'Normal' for First Time Since 2011 Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    The level of business in the U.K. financial services sector returned to a level considered "normal" for the first time since March 2011, according to a survey released on Monday.

  • Thousands in Egypt Protest Against President Mursi Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    Anti-government protesters on their way to Tahrir Square on Sunday.

    Tens of Thousands of protesters rallied in Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square and elsewhere across the nation on Sunday, calling for President Mohamed Mursi to step down after completing a mere year of his term.

  • EU Wants Answers to Claims US Spied on It Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    European Parliament building in Brussels. The NSA bugged European Union offices in Washington and infiltrated the EU’s computer networks, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

    America's National Security Agency bugged European Union offices in Washington and infiltrated the EU's computer networks, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

  • Spain Announces Tax Hikes to Combat Economic Slump Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Spain announced tax hikes and limitations on corporate tax deductions, as part of the government's battle to raise public revenue hit by an economic slump.

  • What Slowdown? Rich Europeans Only Getting Richer Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Europe's top economies may be stalled, but the region's super wealthy posted strong wealth gains in 2012, according to a new study from Wealth-X.

  • The Vatican

    A senior Catholic cleric with connections to the Vatican bank was arrested on Friday for plotting to help rich friends smuggle tens of millions of euros in cash into Italy from Switzerland.

  • German Banks an Accident Waiting to Happen: Expert Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 5:48 AM ET
    Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Germany's banking system is one of the worst in the world, according to Paul Gambles, managing partner at advisory firm MBMG International, who told CNBC that Deutsche Bank is over-leveraged and is an accident waiting to happen.

  • ECB Denies Discussing Fed-Style Bond Programs Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 3:36 AM ET

    The European Central Bank denied a German newspaper report that it was considering launching a new bond purchase program under which it would buy debt of all 17 euro zone countries.

  • Carney Takes BoE Reins Amid Bond 'Carnage' Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 2:11 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    The U.K. economy is likely to get another dose of monetary stimulus with the arrival of Mark Carney as the new governor of the Bank of England.

  • Merkel Slams Irish Bankers for 'Damaging Democracy' Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 1:21 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Chancellor Angela Merkel forcefully condemned on Friday the conduct of Irish bankers who were caught on tape joking about a bailout deal and mocking Germany.

  • European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget.

  • Fashion Boss Missoni's Missing Plane Found Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 9:06 PM ET

    Venezuelan authorities said that a missing aircraft carrying Italian fashion boss and presumed lost at sea almost six months ago had been found. The Financial Times reports.

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