Matthew West

Associate Editor, CNBC


  • Spain

    European shares were called lower on Friday tracking Asian markets overnight after corporate earnings in the U.S. proved a mixed bag and investors waited for euro zone finance ministers to approve an agreement to lend up to 100 billion euros ($122.5 billion) to Spain so it can recapitalize its banks.

  • Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

    European shares were seen opening higher on Thursday on stronger than expected corporate earnings in the U.S. which offset worries about a slowdown in the world’s largest economy and on hopes German lawmakers would approve a planned bailout of the Spanish banking system.

  • European Shares to Open Higher on Fed Easing Hopes Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 1:37 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    European shares were called to open higher on Wednesday tracking shares in Asia, on hopes of more quantitative easing in the U.S. after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke outlined a gloomy view of the U.S. economic recovery to Congress on Tuesday.