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 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
The S&P closes lower, but pares losses after retail sales come in better than expected, despite Delta variant concerns. Meanwhile President Biden lays out plans to raise taxes on the highest earners and big business, as he looks to fund his infrastructure package and social policies. China applies to join the new Pacific Trade Pact, in a bid to boost its regional role, just a day after the formation of a U.S.-led Asia-Pacific security alliance. Polls open across Russia - as the country votes in three days of covid-impacted federal elections. And Maersk hikes guidance again, as the shipping giant says it expects freight tightness to run into next year -- while Citroen CEO Vincent Cobee tells CNBC the auto industry needs greater control over supply chains.
SQUAWK BOX, THURSDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
US President Joe Biden announces a new Indo-Pacific security partnership with the UK and Australia - riling China. The French government meanwhile, voices its disappointment to have been excluded from the pact. In Germany, the front-runner to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's next Chancellor, Olaf Scholz is summoned to appear before lawmakers over a money laundering scandal, just days before the country heads to the polls. And billionaire investor Ray Dalio makes waves in the crypto space, telling CNBC that regulators will crush bitcoin if it poses a threat to central banks. We take a look at global markets where Hong Kong is under heavy pressure once again, while Wall Street bounces back, and the S&P posts its best day in two weeks.
SQUAWK BOX, WEDNESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
China's August retail sales miss the mark, growing at 2 and half percent, nearly one-third the expected level, as the country deals with its worst Covid outbreak in over 18 months. In the US, price pressures appear to ease, as CPI jumps less than expected in August - but still hovers near 13-year highs. And Apple unveils its latest range of iPhones, as the world's most valuable company seeks to move past privacy and anti-trust concerns.
SQUAWK BOX, TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
The Dow and the S&P log their first positive day in six - ahead of today's CPI report, expected to show inflation running hot, potentially putting the Fed in a tough spot on its tapering timetable. U.S. House Democrats return from their August recess with a plan to roll-back Trump era corporate tax cuts, as they look to finance the 3-and-a-half-trillion-dollar infrastructure bill. And in Corporate news, German real estate company Vonovia drops a key condition in its bid to take over rival Deutsche Wohnen - potentially removing the last hurdle to the deal.
SQUAWK BOX, MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
Asia markets see red on fresh regulatory concerns in China - as Beijing reportedly seeks to break up Ant Group's online payments platform Alipay, and amid calls for consolidation in the country's EV sector. In Europe, the SPD's Olaf Sholz pulls ahead in the polls, less than two weeks before the German election - hitting back at accusations he was culpable in a string of high-profile financial scandals. In France, the far-right's Marine Le Pen, and Paris Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo, launch their campaigns to oust the President Macron next year.
SQUAWK BOX, FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
The leaders of the world’s two biggest super powers spoke for the first time in 7 months. U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to avoid conflict while managing competition in a 90-minute call that the White House described as “familiar and candid”. Meanwhile, Wall Street extends losses despite an improving employment picture, while Asian equities bounce back as Chinese tech stocks recover from more gaming regulation. Beijing said approvals for new video games would only be slowed, dispelling rumors of a freeze on all new approvals. Meanwhile in Europe, the ECB announces plans to trim emergency pandemic support - but President Lagarde insists it's not a taper. And prosecutors raid Germany's finance ministry just three weeks ahead of elections in a move that could damage front-runner Olaf Scholz. Speaking ahead of the news, we hear from SPD leader Martin Schulz who tells CNBC the finance minister would bring positive changes to the chancellery.