Europe News


  • Abe Reichental, 3D Systems president & CEO, discusses demand in Europe, the U.S. economy, and his company's growth strategies. "Our business in Europe grew 33 percent year-over-year for the second quarter, and demand remains strong in Europe," he says.

  • How to Play a Euro Pledge Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 2:18 PM ET
    Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi boosted the euro with his pledge to do what's needed for the euro zone. Here's how to trade the tough talk.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the Senate banking committee this morning, saying he moved quickly to alert U.S. and British about Libor. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Santelli: What's the Big Deal with Draghi?     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli wonders if the ECB's Mario Draghi will make good on his promise to save the euro.

  • The 10 Richest People in the Euro Zone Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    As the European debt crisis deepens, many ordinary citizens have felt the impact of deep cuts to government benefits combined with cuts in public, and even the private sector wages. But crisis-hit Europe is also home to many ultra-wealthy individuals whose personal fortunes are on the rise.While Spain may soon require a full bailout, one of its citizens recently became the wealthiest person in the euro zone with a personal fortune of 40.2 billion dollars, according to Wealth-X a provider of inte

    It is unsurprising that calls to tax the euro zone's wealthiest members are gaining traction. Click ahead to find out who are the ten richest people in the euro zone and how they made their money.

  • Spain Crisis: Valencia's Inadvertent Rise to Fame Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    The Spanish region of Valencia inadvertently rose to fame last Friday when it was the first region to officially ask for aid from the newly created 18 billion euro Regional Liquidity Fund to help meet its debt repayments in the second half of the year.

  • Is the Euro Stronger Than People Think?     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    "It is impossible for one country to leave the euro zone," says Paul Donovan, UBS Investment Bank economist, weighing in on why he believe the EU will eventually bailout Greece and the euro zone will stay intact.

  • Draghi Reiterates Euro Support     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on Mario Draghi's comments that the ECB is ready to do what it takes to preserve the euro zone.

  • No Greek Exit This Year: Strategist Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    There’s little chance that Greece will leave the euro zone by the end of the year and a solution to the country's problems should focus on the top-slicing of its debt, Steven Major, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy at HSBC told CNBC.

  • US Perspective on Draghi Comments: Wolin     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    "The words are important but they need to be accompanied by follow on actions," says Neal Wolin, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, discussing comments made by the ECB's Mario Draghi to preserve the euro.

  • Euro Gets a Boost, Citigroup Is Glum on Greece Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    The European Central Bank chief lifts the euro and the Philippines go easy — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Draghi's Pledge to Save Euro Sends Markets, Euro Higher Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:42 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi testifies before the European Parliament's economic affairs committee in his role as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board on May 31, 2012 in Brussels.

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged on Thursday to do whatever was necessary to protect the euro zone from collapse, sending markets and the euro higher Thursday afternoon.

  • Draghi Sends Strong Signal ECB Will Act     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Lee Sachs, Alliance Partners CEO, weighs in on comments made today by the ECB's Mario Draghi's pledge to do whatever is needed to save the euro zone.

  • Treasury's Wolin on Draghi Comment     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:16 AM ET

    "Beyond the words, there needs to be action," says Neal Wolin, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, weighing in on comments made by the ECB's Draghi to do whatever is needed to save the euro zone.

  • Treasury's View of Big Banks Break Up     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:06 AM ET

    Neal Wolin, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, discusses the problems and restrictions facing big banks, and weighs in on whether the set of rules set in place now make big banks safer but more difficult to operate.

  • Valencia: Financial Pain in Spain     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Schober reports the update on concerns about Spain's regional debt.

  • Global Markets Update: Greece to Leave Euro?     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a Citigroup report that indicates there is a 90% chance Greece will exit the euro zone within the next twelve to eighteen months.

  • UK Data Raise Fears for Triple A Status Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 2:55 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The UK’s deepening recession will cost the country its cherished triple-A credit rating, leading bond investors warned after output fell 0.7 percent in the three months through June.

  • Risks Remain For Spain & Italy     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:50 AM ET

    James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says the Spanish government will need external support to get through this crisis. He shares his view on the type of bailout Madrid will need to survive. He's also downbeat on Italy, saying that the country is likely to be recession throughout this year, and possibly into next year.

  • Mobius: Europe Moving in the Right Direction     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group expects the European Union to take three or four years to resolve its debt issues but is optimistic that the bloc is moving in the right direction.

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  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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