Europe News


  • Caution Over Global Economic Concerns     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:25 PM ET

    Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist, BTIG says markets are waiting for a resolution in Europe and watching economic data from the U.S. before investing.

  • Where's the Best Location For Your Money?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:07 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders scan the global to find the best investment opportunities for investors, and weigh in on which regional stock market offers the best valuation.

  • U.S. markets are down in spite of the Giants' Super Bowl win as worries about Europe continue to drag. Micron Technology shares lower following CEO's death Friday. Netflix is down as Verizon teams up with Coinstar (parent of Redbox) to launch video streaming service. Of the 290 S&P companies that have reported so far, 60 percent have beaten earnings estimates.

  • European shares fall over ongoing concerns about Greek debt talks. Banking stocks hit on the day. Fiat shares fall as S&P warns of possible credit downgrade. Glencore set to offer bigger-than-expected premium to buy Xstrata, according to Financial Times. Some 53 percent of Germans want Greece out of euro zone.

  • Why Can't Europe Fix Itself?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discuss Greece's debt problems and why a solution has not been made yet.

  • The Roadmap: Bull Charge Ahead?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The Squawk on the Street news team breaks down today's market moving headlines including whether a Greek default will impact the bull market, Giants fans and auto advertisers celebrating a Super Bowl win, and Boeing's Dreamliner's new manufacturing issues.

  • M&A Deals Are Being Done     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 8:56 AM ET

    Even if things still look like everything is stabilizing, it is a risk, says Laurence Grafstein, Rothschild, who weighs in on whether U.S. companies are interested in making deals in Europe.

  • Deadline for Second Greek Deal Missed     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley has the details on pressure building to agree on a Greek bailout deal.

  • Europe's Risk on Markets     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    Discussing whether the U.S. economic data is good enough to keep markets rallying, with Philip Streible, RJO Futures and Jeffrey Palma, Head of Global Equity Strategy & Managing Director, UBS

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street today, tracking losses in Europe on concerns over whether Greece can avoid a messy default. Greece's coalition parties must tell the European Union on Monday whether they accept the painful terms of a new bailout deal as EU patience wears thin with political dithering in Athens over implementing reforms.

  • No Deal Yet on Greek Bailout     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley has the latest on conflicting news on whether there will be a debt deadline today in Greece.

  • US futures point to Wall Street opening down today as European shares fell back from a six-month high early today, with investors worried about whether Greece can avoid a messy default as its politicians struggled to agree austerity measures needed to secure a bailout package. Asian shares ended mostly higher as surprisingly robust U.S. jobs data bolstered investors' risk appetite.

  • Money in Motion: The Euro Trade     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 12:28 PM ET

    Headline risk is pushing the euro lower on news that the new Greek package may require up to $145 billion from Euro Zone members. Rebecca Patterson, chief markets strategist at JPMorgan, explains.

  • U.S. markets respond positively to non-farm payroll numbers. The S&P 500 is on track to rise for the 5th straight week, the longest streak since January 2011. Consulting firm estimates lost about a $1 billion in wasted work the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

  • European shares jump after upbeat U.S. employment data. Banks are among the top gainers. January Euro zone Purchasing Managers Index 50.4 vs. 48.3 in December. Greek bailout may have to be $19.7 billion higher. Switzerland probes 12 U.S., European and Japanese banks over lending rates. Greece's 2011 budget deficit will come in smaller than expected. With Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, and Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street after better than expected data in the euro zone and the UK and ahead of crucial nonfarm payroll data. European stocks reversed a negative trend after UK services PMI jumped to a 10-month high while in the euro zone the private sector snapped four months of decline and advanced.

  • S&P 500 futures suggest Wall Street will start the day with a fractional gain after European shares are up slightly due to better than expected UK January services PMI data. Investors await U.S. jobs data for indications of the strength of the recovery in the world's biggest economy. Asian shares closed mixed on Friday as a dip in figures on China's non-manufacturing sector helped dampen financial markets optimism.

  • Markets in Europe rally near the U.S. open, mostly on comments from the German finance minister. He also says there will be no more public aid for Greece. Bernanke testifies in front of the House Budget Committee, says inflation is expected to remain below the 2 percent target for the next few years. Europe has monetary union and fiscal disunion, he adds. The U.S. needs to manage fiscal issues, says Bernanke, to keep investor confidence. And it must address health care costs if it's going to develop a long-term debt solution.

  • Weaker than expected earnings from heavyweights such as Deutsche Bank, Shell, Unilever and Sony have turned European stocks flat and offset the more positive results out of Spanish and French bond auctions and merger talks between miner Xstrata and commodities trader Glencore. The FTSE Eurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.1 percent at 1,056.47 points, having been as high as 1,061.25 earlier.

  • US futures point to a mixed picture on Wall Street after strong gains yesterday. European shares turned negative as some weaker-than-expected results from heavyweights such as Unilever offset the benefits of merger talks between miner Xstrata and commodities trader Glencore. However Asian shares ended higher as encouraging manufacturing data soothed fears about the global economic fallout from the euro zone debt crisis.

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  • Michael Metcalfe, head of multi-asset strategy at State Street Global Markets, says that the "global slowdown in inflation" is partly driven by commodity prices.

  • Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says it's been a "phenomenal" month for the global economy. He adds that the close timing of action from the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England suggests policymakers are channeling a "global coordinated response".

  • European shares ended the day sharply higher on Friday, after the Bank of England outlined tougher leverage rules for banks and the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target.