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CNBC's flagship show in Europe sets you up with everything you need to know for the European business day. Anchors Geoff Cutmore, Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso engage in unscripted and dynamic debate on the day's top stories. They are joined by leading business executives, policymakers, financial strategists, fund managers and other newsmakers to provide original points of view and instant analysis of the latest business news and key market themes.

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CNBC's flagship show in Europe sets you up with everything you need to know for the European business day. Anchors Geoff Cutmore, Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso engage in unscripted and dynamic debate on the day's top stories. They are joined by leading business executives, policymakers, financial strategists, fund managers and other newsmakers to provide original points of view and instant analysis of the latest business news and key market themes.

    SQUAWK BOX, FRIDAY 29TH MAY, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, FRIDAY 29TH MAY, 2020

    Talking tough… Asian equities fall, with the Nikkei retreating from three-month highs as President Trump says he is “not happy” with Beijing following its approval of a controversial Hong Kong security bill. The U.S. President also promises to weaken a law protecting social media firms, saying they have breached their “unchecked powers”, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tells this channel that social media platforms have no right to fact-check users’ posts. France and the UK have unveiled further measures to ease the pandemic lockdown. Paris relaxes travel restrictions and will allow restaurants to reopen next week, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson permits larger social groups to gather. In autos news, Renault announces 15,000 job cuts aimed at stemming losses from plunging sales. And European market sentiment is buoyed by the news that coffee company JDE Peet’s aims to raise over €2bn in Europe’s biggest IPO so far this year.

    • 23 min
    SQUAWK BOX, THURSDAY 28TH MAY, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, THURSDAY 28TH MAY, 2020

    Autonomy in question: The U.S. government declares it no longer considers Hong Kong autonomous from China in a decision that could end the territory's special trade status and further raises tensions with Beijing. The Dow crosses the 25,000 mark for the first time since March, as back-to-work stocks boost U.S. averages. In Brussels, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveils a €750bn recovery fund of grants and loans to help the bloc fight the unprecedented Coronavirus crisis.

    • 25 min
    SQUAWK BOX, WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY, 2020

    Crossing key levels… U.S. stocks rally with the Dow briefly topping the key 25,000-level and the S&P 500 surpassing 3,000 for the first time since March. Banks lead the strong moves higher, after JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon says the lender is “very valuable” at this price and also saying there is a good chance of an economic recovery in H2. The ECB says that soaring public debt levels will put pressure on sovereign bonds but the central bank’s vice-president Luis De Guindos tells this channel that the alternative would be much worse, as Eurozone governments have no other choice but to introduce large stimulus packages in the wake of the pandemic. In corporate news, Commerzbank issues up to €3bn of co-co bonds to shore up its virus-hit balance sheet . And we are live in Hong Kong where tensions continue as lawmakers debate a bill which could criminalise disrespect and criticism of the Chinese national anthem.

    • 25 min
    SQUAWK BOX, TUESDAY 26TH MAY, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, TUESDAY 26TH MAY, 2020

    A support system…the Nikkei rallies to a 10-week high after the Bank of Japan pledges to slash rates and increase asset purchases if needed, while the PBOC also vows to continue to support the Chinese economy. In Hong Kong, chief executive Carrie Lam says a new security law proposed by Beijing will not impose on the city's rights and freedoms after police used tear gas to break up weekend demonstrations over the controversial proposal. The World Health Organization temporarily halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns, as a study suggests it increases the risk of death and heart problems. And in corporate news, Lufthansa shares soar in the close after the airline agrees a €9bn euro bailout deal that will see the German government take a 20 per cent stake in the flag carrier.

    • 26 min
    SQUAWK BOX, FRIDAY 22ND MAY, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, FRIDAY 22ND MAY, 2020

    Hong Kong havoc…protests erupt in the territory after Beijing announces it will be imposing new security legislation at the beginning of the National People’s Congress. The tensions prompt the Hang Seng to fall nearly 5 per cent, weighing on other Asian markets. President Trump has vowed firm action if the law goes ahead. Also at the NPC, Premier Li Keqiang says the government has dropped its growth target for 2020, citing economic uncertainty due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that those working from home – up to 50 per cent of employees - will continue to do so permanently but those moving away from Silicon Valley would face pay cuts.

    • 25 min
    SQUAWK BOX, THURSDAY 21ST MAY, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, THURSDAY 21ST MAY, 2020

    The Federal Reserve discusses using forward guidance and longer-term measures to support the damage to the U.S. economy, such as capping interest rates. However, Dallas Federal Reserve President, Robert Kaplan, tells CNBC that consumer confidence and a sense of safety will drive the recovery rather than monetary policy. In the UK, Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey changes the BOE’s policy stance and considers negative interest rates, as the UK government issues bonds at a sub-zero level for the very first time. China’s delayed NPC gets under way with the focus on a potential slower growth rate in the wake of the pandemic. Brazil becomes the new epicentre of the outbreak, as the Latin American country posts a new record number of daily Coronavirus cases. And in aviation news, Lufthansa says it is in advanced talks with the German government over a €9bn state bailout.

    • 24 min

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