Europe News


  • Germany Won't Follow With a Downgrade     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) says it is highly unlikely that Germany will be downgraded following a ratings cut on France. He says this downgrade doesn't change the fundamental outlook of the euro area.

  • Your Currency Trade on Rising Oil Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    This pro says the Norwegian krone is the way to go.

  • Europe Shares Close Up on US Fiscal Deal Hopes Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:42 AM ET

    The European stock indexes closed sharply higher on Monday on signs of progress in U.S. negotiations to avert the looming $600 billion “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and spending cuts.

  • Santelli 'Cynical' Ahead of Greek Bailout     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, about why they are not very optimistic about an economic recovery in Greece.

  • Santelli: Bending It Like Europe     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on making markets move through fiscal reform.

  • Stocks in Cyber Security Set to Take Off: Analyst Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    The recent wave of cyberattacks targeting major U.S. banks has cast doubt onto the effectiveness of security infrastructure within the online banking sector. Though worrisome, there is a potential beneficiary set to gain from this threat, explains one analyst: the cyber security industry.

  • During the past two years, the Eurozone focus has been on the ailing Southern European economies and their austerity fatigue. In the next two years, it will be on the last triple-A economies in Northern Europe and their bailout fatigue, including Finland.

  • How Low Can the Euro Go? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    This week is fixing to be an action packed one for the euro, and this strategist has a trading plan.

  • Goldman to Clients: Brace for Another 8% Drop in S&P Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 8:43 AM ET

    The S&P 500 is set to fall another 8 percent by the end of the year, on top of the 7 percent decline seen since the year’s high reached in September, according to a new strategy note by Goldman Sachs.

  • Risk appetite is on the rise and the Bank of India is ready to move — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Debt: Taxing Problem For Europe & U.S.     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-In-chief, and Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School finance professor, discuss how to deal with Europe's growing debt problem." I think the ECB will end up lowering the euro," Siegel said.

  • Middle East Tensions Rising     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 6:55 AM ET

    Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-In-chief, and Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School finance professor, discuss how escalating tensions in Gaza are impacting oil prices, and the markets. "We're not energy independent yet," Siegel added.

  • Maersk to Switch Away From Shipping Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:53 AM ET

    Danish conglomerate AP Møller-Maersk has delivered a damning assessment of the state of the container shipping sector by signalling it will switch investment to its other businesses. The FT reports.

  • France's Complicated Tax System May Be Main Problem Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 2:59 AM ET

    High tax levels in France have recently made the headlines, whether it be regarding the new 75 percent income tax, or over celebrities leaving the country on a quest for tax havens. But France’s main tax issue may lie elsewhere, Fanny Combourieu, lawyer at SJ Berwin, a law firm specializing in tax law, told CNBC.

  • Spain Seeks Investment From Latin America Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    Starting in the late 1990s, Spanish companies began a drive into Latin America that resulted in their takeover of some of the region’s most prized assets. Now, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain wants the investment to flow in the other direction, the New York Times reports.

  • China's Strong Hand in Myanmar Under Threat? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    President Barack Obama flew into Myanmar on Monday, becoming the first U.S. head of state to visit the country - a former pariah state that has taken the world by surprise with speedy political and economic reforms in the past year after five decades of military rule.

  • Global Growth Woes – Here Is Where the Blame Lies Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 10:39 PM ET

    When, towards the end of World War II, the British economist John Maynard Keynes led his country’s delegation to negotiate in Bretton Woods the IMF’s charter (articles of agreement), he argued that the stability of the international monetary system and world economy required that surplus and deficit countries should be held equally responsible to balance their trade accounts.

  • EU Makes Budget Plans Without UK Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 10:14 PM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    EU officials have begun work on a plan to create a long-term budget without the UK in a move that reflects mounting frustration that Britain’s demand for a spending freeze cannot be reconciled with the rest of the bloc. The FT reports.

  • Bond Investor Takes Big Punt on Ireland Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 9:16 PM ET

    A prominent US bond investor has increased an already aggressive bet on Ireland’s recovery from the financial crisis, raising eyebrows among rival fund managers. The FT reports.

  • Europe Seeks More Taxes From US Multinationals Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 7:43 PM ET

    Google reported sales of more than $4 billion in Britain last year. It paid less than $10 million in taxes. The NYT reports.

Contact Europe News


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More

Europe Video