Europe News


  • Greece Sees Gold Boom, But at a Price Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 8:23 PM ET

    For some Greek residents, new mining plans are a blessing, but for hundreds of others, it is nothing more than a symbol of the country's willingness to accept any economic development, no matter the cost . The NYT reports.

  • BOJ Easing to Keep Yen Weak This Year     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management sees substantial support for further gains in USD/JPY. She says there will be more monetary easing by the BOJ which will keep the yen weak.

  • European Markets Turn Negative     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as stocks tracked U.S. equities, where Apple was hit by demand concerns.

  • Royal Budgets Face Cuts in Austerity Wracked Europe Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Queen Fabiola of Belgium

    Belgium's prime minister, Elio Di Rupo, has rebuked Queen Fabiola for trying to shield some of her fortune from taxes.

  • Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays PLC.

    Barclays and Deutsche Bank will take a knife to bonuses for investment bankers as they seek to tackle high costs, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Euro Zone Factory Output Falls Amid Signs of Bottom Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    Output at euro zone factories fell for the third straight month in November and against expectations of a rise.

  • Euro Lifts, Yen Slips, Forint Feels Heat Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    The euro continues its climb, the yen keeps up its slide, and Nouriel Roubini gets blamed for the forint's fall - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • European Shares Slightly Higher     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from around the globe.

  • How to Trade the Italian Elections     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Daniele Antonucci, European economist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC that Italy is going through a 'political cliff' and that the higher chamber is the place to watch.

  • The Future of Automotive Growth     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Phillipe Houchois, autos analyst at UBS, tells CNBC why automotive industry growth over the next two years will come from outside Europe.

  • Why Investors Are Switching to Equities     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Scott Evans, head of equity sales at Espirito Santo, tells CNBC why the flight to security in bonds may be starting to change.

  • Vatican Denies Flaws That Led to Credit Card Block Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 2:36 AM ET

    The Vatican insisted on Sunday that it had taken adequate measures to combat money laundering and so could not understand why the Bank of Italy had blocked the use of credit and debit cards inside Vatican City, NBC reports

  • Is There a Real Risk of Inflation in Europe?     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities, tells CNBC that there could be a real risk of inflation in Europe if the ECB tightens too late.

  • Borrowing costs for Italy's indebted government fell to their lowest level in years last week, a move the country's Finance Mininster Vittorio Grilli says is justified even though the economy is entrenched in a recession and the risk of political instability following elections next month looms.

  • Vittorio Grilli, Italy's finance minister speaks to CNBC's Bernie Lo about how the country has justified its low borrowing costs.

  • Haze Clears Over Dutch Cannabis Law Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 1:28 AM ET

    Smoking pot in the Netherlands is now a city-by-city choice for tourists, the Global Post reports.

  • Swatch Group Acquires Harry Winston for $750 Million Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Jeweler Harry Winston is selling its high-end watches-to-necklaces division to Swatch Group in a $750 million cash deal that expands Swatch's luxury offering and lets the Canadian group concentrate on its diamond mines.

  • Separating European Sovereigns From Banks     Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Luc Frieden, Finance Minister of Luxembourg describes the debate over whether national countries should be part of the European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) rescue operation.

  • UK Upsets Germany Over Key EU Speech Saturday, 12 Jan 2013 | 5:09 AM ET
    David Cameron

    David Cameron has astonished Berlin by looking to make his controversial Europe speech on the same day that France and Germany stage lavish celebrations marking their postwar reconciliation. The FT reports.

  • How to Save $2 Trillion     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    Dr. David Blumenthal, Obama health care expert and Harvard Medical School professor, shares his plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system, which would save $2 trillion, he says.

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  • Markets have built up a lot of expectation ahead of the speeches from central bankers at Jackson Hole, says Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, with all eyes are on Fed Chair Janet Yellen¿s comments on Friday.

  • The elephant in the room at Jackson Hole is "shrinkflation" - or the size of things getting smaller - says Philippa Malmgren, founder of DRPM Group. She argues it is leading to consumers paying more per ounce, as is masks inflation.

  • A lot of the films released this summer are squeals, which has led to "franchise fatigue" among some movie-goers, says Georg Szalai, international business editor, at The Hollywood Reporter.