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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, THURSDAY 4TH JUNE, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, THURSDAY 4TH JUNE, 2020

    Markets undeterred… the S&P 500 posts its longest winning streak since February. This, despite the ongoing unrest across the U.S., as well as divisions over the response within the White House. The ECB is reportedly ready to expand its asset purchase programme as the central bank looks set to release gloomy growth projections for the eurozone. Meanwhile, Berlin announces a €130bn stimulus package to help kickstart consumer demand and bolster Germany’s economy. In energy news, Saudi Arabia and Russia look set to agree on extending oil output cuts for a further month but compliance issues mean OPEC is yet to confirm today’s producer meeting. Tensions simmer between the U.S. and China after the Trump administration blocks Chinese carriers to the country in a bid to pressure Beijing into lifting its own ban on U.S. airlines.

    • 25 min
    SQUAWK BOX, WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE, 2020

    U.S. tensions continue with the Pentagon moving 1,600 troops to the Washington D.C. area in anticipation of more violence following the police killing of George Floyd. The U.S. government launches a probe into nine countries which are threatening to impose digital taxes on tech firms. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has warned that the U.S. will “take appropriate action to defend U.S. business”. In luxury news, LVMH is reportedly reconsidering its $16bn takeover of U.S. jeweler Tiffany, prompting shares to sink almost 10 per cent. In China, service sector growth has roared back, with the PMI hitting its highest level for a decade. However, unemployment also continues to rise. And in the UK, sterling rises on reports that London will compromise with Brussels on trade rules ahead of upcoming Brexit talks but concerns remain over financial access to continental markets.

    • 24 min
    SQUAWK BOX, TUESDAY 2ND JUNE, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, TUESDAY 2ND JUNE, 2020

    President Trump vows to send in the army should state governors fail to quell the violent protests raging across U.S. cities following the police killing of George Floyd. Some Facebook employees stage a virtual walkout, demonstrating against the social media platform’s failure to act on President Trump’s “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” post. In Hong Kong, CEO Carrie Lam hits out at Washington, accusing it of double standards over its reaction to its own protests, while S&P hints at downgrading the territory. And in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly set to meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ahead of the final round of Brexit talks.

    • 24 min
    SQUAWK BOX, MONDAY 1ST JUNE, 2020

    SQUAWK BOX, MONDAY 1ST JUNE, 2020

    Anger in America… protests and looting rage on across the U.S. following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. Curfews have been imposed and the National Guard is called in to quell the violence. Retailers Walmart, Target and Apple are forced to shut due to the unrest and Amazon restricts deliveries. In Asia, the Hang Seng shrugs off President Trump’s announcement that Hong Kong has lost its special status, amid relief he stopped short of re-igniting the trade tensions with China. In aviation news, Lufthansa agrees to revise conditions for its €9bn bailout, accepting the loss of certain runway slots at key German airports.

    • 27 min
    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

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