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  • Which Stocks to Buy in Europe?   Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 3:15 AM ET
    Which Stocks to Buy in Europe?

    Francois Mallet, MD, Head of Equity, Kepler Capital Markets recommends France's Carrefour, which he says will benefit from a new strategy and a new CEO.

  • Budget Hole Undermines Spain’s Plans Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 2:13 AM ET

    Economists have uncovered a hole in Spain’s budget that threatens to allow the country’s regional governments to overspend this year, calling into question the credibility of Madrid’s deficit reduction plan agreed with Brussels, the Financial Times reports.

  • Spain, Euro coin

    Spain expects to use about 60 billion euros, or $75 billion, of the 100 billion euros of bank rescue financing offered by European finance ministers in June, according to the Spanish economy minister, Luis de Guindos, the NYT reports.

  • Surplus Versus Deficit: What Is Better During Crisis?

    Germany and China have been criticized for running a surplus, but they have given themselves a cushion and greater flexibility during the crisis, says Nick Carn, founder, Carn Macro Advisors. However, he warns, over-reliance on exports could lead China into trouble.

  • European Markets Cautious On Euro Zone Uncertainty Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:10 AM ET

    European markets are called to open cautiously Monday after mixed signals from euro zone politicians and officials over the weekend.

  • F&N Shareholders Offered $3.2 Billion Tiger Sweetener Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 | 7:59 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    Fraser and Neave, the conglomerate at the center of the battle for Asia Pacific Breweries, will hand shareholders S$4 billion ($3.4 billion) from the sale of its stake in the maker of Tiger beer to Dutch brewer Heineken. The FT reports.

  • Markets Across Europe Close Flat   Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    Markets Across Europe Close Flat

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving activity from Europe.

  • Gold Bars

    The Republican Party’s idea to return to the gold standard is ludicrous and nonsensical and is simply a plan put forward by the political opposition to score points, according to analysts.

  • It's All Greek to the Market   Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 6:50 AM ET
    It's All Greek to the Market

    Mujtaba Rahman, Eurasia Group analyst, weighs in on action from the European Central Bank and whether some euro zone countries will seek exemption for their banks.

  • Global Markets Update   Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET
    Global Markets Update

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at Spanish bonds, as French and German leaders send a united message to Greece to continue on the path of reform.

  • Don't Be Fooled By Short-Selling Bans Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 4:27 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    When the latest market squall hit the eurozone last month, the governments of Spain and Italy responded with a time-honored defense; as panic mounted, they banned the short selling of shares in banks, in a desperate bid to shore up confidence.

  • World Watches as Danes Venture Below Zero Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    Danish Kroner

    Of all the many striking policy measures taken since the financial crisis, one of the most extraordinary has gone almost unremarked—the introduction of negative official interest rates by Denmark, the Financial Times reports.

  • El-Erian: Will Actions Follow Words in Europe? Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:54 AM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Thank you Germany, Italy, Spain and, especially, the European Central Bank. They all said enough to provide markets and investors with a tranquil August so far. The question now is whether they will be able and willing to pivot - from re-assuring words to the series of actions required to enable this tranquility to grow deep roots.

  • Madrid to Get Power to Close Troubled Banks Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:37 PM ET

    The Spanish government is finalizing new rules to allow the state to intervene in troubled lenders and shut down banks that refuse to draw up adequate survival plans, the Financial Times reports.

  • Gross: Need Months of GDP Growth Before Fed Backs Off

    Bill Gross, PIMCO co-CIO, explains why the Fed's qualification of a "sustainable economy" is important in understanding their economic strategies, with Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners; James Bianco, Bianco Research; and CNBC's Jeff Cox.

  • Closing Countdown: Investors Are in Gold Equities   Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 3:55 PM ET
    Closing Countdown: Investors Are in Gold Equities

    Matt Cheslock of Virtu Financial, explains which safe havens investors are putting their money in now.

  • Easing Not in the Cards?   Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:36 PM ET
    Easing Not in the Cards?

    Stocks are pulling back as hope for QE3 dissipates. Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Private Bank, weighs in on news from the Fed, Europe, and his outlook for China.

  • What Europe Really Needs Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    This policy expert says a four-part solution to the crisis is in order.

  • Mining Strikes Could Spread to Anglo American Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 9:28 AM ET

    One of the world’s largest mining groups, Anglo American, could see its platinum production also affected by striking workers, according to trading company Vincom Commodities.

  • Fed's Bullard: Banks Need Competition   Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 8:25 AM ET
    Fed's Bullard: Banks Need Competition

    James Bullard, president of St. Louis Fed, says he supports colleagues who say big banks should be broken up.

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Europe Video

  • How European are you?

    Pablo Calderon Martinez, teaching fellow of European studies at Kings College London, discusses a project that analyses how "European" individuals really are, through data.

  • Are iPhone sales losing momentum?

    Apple's iPhones have been a big seller for the tech giant, but a new report from UBS suggests they may be losing momentum. Gareth Jenkins, analyst at UBS, discusses.

  • Playing the euro

    Paul Webb of ADS Securities discusses the outlook for the euro-dollar after the Federal Reserve's comments on a potential U.S. rate hike.