Europe News


  • Europeans Losing Faith in Their Parliament Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:29 AM ET
    Europeans Losing Faith in Their Parliament

    When cracks recently appeared in beams of the European Parliament ’s main chamber, forcing its closing, one member, Nigel Farage of the U.K. Independence Party, proclaimed that he would “work for the day that the whole democratic facade of the European Parliament is shut as well,” the New York Times reports.

  • Changes Are Approved to Ease Germans’ Costs for Welfare Programs

    New measures to ease costs for average Germans come at a time when Chancellor Angela  Merkel has been pressing struggling European partners to slash public spending. The changes underscore just how uneven the economic outlook is across the continent.  The New York Times reports.

  • Election Day Roadmap for Markets   Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Election Day Roadmap for Markets

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on how today's election will affect trading. Also, a check on automakers, and a strike in Greece.

  • ‘Bright Spots’ in UK Retail Stocks in Run-Up to Christmas

    Challenging economic conditions may persist in Britain, especially for the retail sector, but two stocks are set defy the gloom and shine in the seasonal shopping period, analysts say.

  • Beware of 'Trap Door' for Stocks: Pro Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 8:08 AM ET
    Beware of 'Trap Door' for Stocks: Pro

    Investors should brace themselves for a sharp drop in stocks following a rally that started in June and moved towards a peak following the announcement of a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) in the United States, David Murrin, CEO at Emergent Asset Management said on Tuesday.

  • Australian Dollar Jumps, Euro Slumps Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 8:05 AM ET
    Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    The Aussie lifts on interest rate inaction and the euro slips on Greece - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets: European Stocks Slightly Higher   Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 6:12 AM ET
    Global Markets: European Stocks Slightly Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as U.S. voters head to the polls to elect the next President.

  • Biggest Banks Given Extra Time on Reform Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 10:40 PM ET
    Big Banks Still Needed to Keep US Competitive: Bove

    Global financial reform efforts are falling behind schedule, regulators have conceded. They are giving the biggest banks extra time to write so-called “living wills” and acknowledge that fewer than one-third of the big financial centers will have Basel III rules in place on time. The FT reports.

  • Ross: No Bids Finalized for Exco's Chinese JV   Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 6:50 PM ET
    Ross Discusses China Shale Gas Bid

    Wilbur Ross, Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co. says his firm Exco has not yet confirmed a bid for a joint-venture partner project in Chinese shale gas.

  • European Shares Close Lower on US Uncertainty Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    The European markets closed lower on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Investors across the globe are nervous as to how the U.S. will contend with an automatic $600 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes at the end of the year — known as the fiscal cliff — after the election.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Sags, Turkish Lira Gets a Boost Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 7:49 AM ET
    Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    The dollar gets a safe-haven lift and the Turkey reaches investment grade — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets: Uncertainty Push European Stocks Lower

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors remain cautious ahead of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.

  • Bonuses on Wall Street Expected to Edge Up Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 5:36 AM ET
    Bonuses on Wall Street Expected to Edge Up

    Wall Street employees, whose paychecks have often been cut in recent years, are likely to get a slight bump in their bonuses this year. The catch: the increase will come on top of one of the worst years for bank pay in recent memory.

  • Germany Can Lead Euro Zone Out of Recession Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:00 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    With an external trade surplus of nearly 6 percent of GDP (gross domestic product), virtually balanced public sector accounts and stable prices, Germany has plenty of room for a vigorous stimulation of its stagnant domestic demand.

  • Ryanair Could Benefit From Spanish Bailout: CEO Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:27 AM ET

    If Spain becomes the next euro zone economy to seek a bailout by international lenders, low-cost airline Ryanair might be one company to benefit, according to its chief executive.

  • Google Warns on German Copyright Bill Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 1:43 AM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Germany is leading a growing European movement to let newspaper publishers charge internet search engines for displaying links to their articles — a move market-leader Google warns could cause an internet news blackout, the Financial Times reports.

  • Tough for Asia to Decouple Itself: Pro   Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    Tough for Asia to Decouple Itself

    Gokul Laroia, Head of Institutional Equity, Asia at Morgan Stanley says that most of the liquidity that is flowing into Asia is global capital, which makes decoupling difficult.

  • Poor U.S. Economic News Will Hit Europe   Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Poor U.S. Economic News Will Hit Europe

    Laurence Boone, Head of European Economics, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research says that any bad news about the U.S. economy is bad for both the markets and the Euro Zone.

  • Market Rally to Fade   Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Market Rally to Fade

    Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global says that the strong market rally will fade towards the end of the year as investors digest leadership changes in China and the U.S..

  • Slowdown Trifecta Sends CEOs on Mad Dash for Growth Saturday, 3 Nov 2012 | 4:53 PM ET
    Slowdown Trifecta Sends CEOs on Mad Dash for Growth

    Economic troubles abroad are forcing Wall Street and corporate America to play a game of global arbitrage, in a frantic attempt to eke out profits wherever they can be found.

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Europe Video

  • FX markets: Reading the Fed

    If there's more dovish comment from the Federal Reserve tomorrow, will there be a big reaction in euro-dollar? Michael Sneyd, FX analyst at BNP Paribas, weighs in.

  • Is Apple's iPhone growth a 'home run'?

    Daniel Ives, managing director at FBR Capital Markets, discusses the growth in iPhone sales, saying Apple scored a "home run", with bigger screens "selling like hot cakes" in places like China.

  • UK growth data was 'disappointing'

    Ross Walker, senior U.K. economist at RBS, says that the British economy looks "meaningfully weaker" than the Bank of England's indicates.