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Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen
CNBC EMEA Head of News


  • Another day, and another EU official talks up the future of the euro zone and its besieged currency. On Monday EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn used a speech to lawmakers to outline his vision for a monetary union 2.0. Outlining plans to put the supervision of the European banking system in the hands of the European Central Bank, Rehn said even Europe’s smaller banks needed to be monitored by officials in Frankfurt.

  • Following weeks of low volumes, slow news flow and steady gains for equity markets investors are braced for some big events in September which could make or break investor returns for 2012.

  • A lion, with 22,000 followers on twitter, is reportedly on the loose in the county of Essex to the east of London. With police marksmen and helicopters hunting for the large cat in the Clacton area of Essex, local residents have been warned to stay inside until the animal is caught.

  • Investors across the world are awaiting further news on whether the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve will decide to turn the quantitative easing taps on and begin buying bonds aggressively in a bid to kick-start ailing growth in Europe and the United States.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    This year hasn’t been a very good one for U.K. Chancellor George Osborne.

  • Prince Harry attends the Jerudong Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club on August 5, 2012 in Cirencester, England.

    Every morning Squawk Box Europe brings you the latest business news from across the world. Geoff Cutmore, Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso spend three hours every weekday morning discussing the euro zone debt crisis, corporate earnings and the latest M&A deals. Sometimes though they can go a little off-message and focus on a story that does not really qualify as business news.

  • Spain

    One investor tells CNBC that the best things for stocks would be a Spanish bailout.

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    The S&P 500 is likely to fall by 20-25 percent over the next three months according to Nomura strategist Bob Janjuah.

  • A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Investors currently find themselves at yet another euro zone debt crisis crossroads and asking whether the ECB will end up underwriting the debt markets of Europe’s periphery.

  • Investors live in a “rigged world” and are being forced to “hold unattractive assets by diktat” according to Neil Dwane, the chief investment officer at Allianz Global Investors in London.