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  • European Union Approves Cutting Cell Phone Roaming Fees Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    Cell phone users in the European Union could enjoy cheaper rates for calls made and received abroad as early as August, after EU lawmakers endorsed a deal Wednesday to cap mobile phone roaming fees in the 27-nation bloc.

  • Euro Zone External Trade Balance Swings to Surplus Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:16 AM ET

    The euro zone's external trade balance swung to a surplus in March from a deficit in February, showing exports were likely to have contributed to economic growth in the first quarter despite the strength of the euro.

  • U.S. is Best Bond Bet, Says Top Fund Manager Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 4:21 PM ET

    High-yield bond investor focus is often on emerging markets. But on “Street Signs,” Pioneer Investments’ Andy Feltus, portfolio manager of the $2 billion Pioneer Global High Yield Fund, told CNBC’s Erin Burnett that there is more value in the U.S.

  • EU negotiators agreed Tuesday to cap mobile phone roaming charges in an effort to cut costs for travelers using their phones abroad _ although it remained to be seen whether customers would benefit from the new tariffs this European summer holiday season.

  • EU Banks in Secret Debit Card Talks: Document Friday, 11 May 2007 | 6:59 AM ET

    A group of European banks are in secret talks to set up a pan-European debit card to challenge MasterCard  and Visa Europe in cross-border business, a document obtained by Reuters said on Friday.

  • Texas Instruments' Future Lies Abroad, Says CEO Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 12:20 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments is looking abroad when it comes to boosting revenue and earnings, said President and Chief Executive Rich Templeton, speaking at the company’s annual analyst meeting. “We’re probably not a great proxy in terms of the U.S. economy,” Templeton told “Morning Call.” He explained, “More than 70% of our revenue actually ships around the world.”

  • Toyota Slowing Down? Don't Count on It Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 10:18 AM ET


  • EU finance ministers meet Tuesday for talks that where they are expected to agree to keep an eye on hedge funds but set no new rules at this stage for the high-risk, high-return investments.

  • Sony's Spidey Kicks Off Summer Friday, 4 May 2007 | 2:09 AM ET

    "Spider-Man 3" is breaking records, and it hasn't even opened in the U.S. yet; it premiered in Tokyo in April, and opened in 16 Asian and European countries on Tuesday, bringing in $29 million dollars on its first day alone.Throughout Asia, the film opened bigger than the first and second films in the series; in some countries, it out-grossed the combined opening day of Spidey 1 and 2. And in some countries, the movie broke records for the biggest single-grossing day ever.

  • The European Union said Tuesday that it has asked to participate in World Trade Organization talks over Chinese copyright and trademark policy initiated last month by the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush.

  • Video Roundup: Worldwide Exchange Global Outlook Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 5:21 PM ET

    Global stock markets are forging ahead with the Dow Industrials claiming the 13,000 level but as February's sudden sell-off reminded investors, things can change in a hurry.  In this special report, CNBC World's Worldwide Exchange program teams up with CNBC.com for a global stocks outlook.

  • Toyota #1 & Mulally's Greenhouse Comment Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 10:28 AM ET
    2007 Toyota Camry

    The news out of Tokyo that Toyota eclipsed General Motors in 1Q sales is likely to elicit the usual round of "Detroit is dying" stories in the media. However, this news is not a surprise and does not mean Detroit is dead. Are the Big Three struggling to find their way domestically and globally? You bet.

  • Cars for Developing Markets Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 12:17 PM ET
    Renault Logan

    At last week's Shanghai Auto Show, the GM CEO got an up-close view of the latest trend in the auto business -- cheap cars for developing markets. Oh make no mistake; this is not a trend that Wagoner is just stumbling upon. He's known about it for some time, and in some ways, General Motors is testing out the idea of selling "mini" cars -- with presumably a rather low price point. We'll talk more about that in a bit.

  • Preview: Earnings Set to Dominate; M&A Continues Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 12:25 PM ET

    “M&A is going to continue, but the big driver is going to be earnings … it’s the heaviest week of earnings and that will dominate,” said Patrik Schowitz, European Equity Strategist at HSBC.  

  • Gazprom Shortlists 4 Firms for $3.7 Billion Baltic LNG Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 9:06 AM ET

    Russia's Gazprom has shortlisted four firms for a project to build a liquefied natural gas plant on the Baltic Sea and will pick one or two equity partners in July, an executive said on Thursday.

  • European Stocks to Watch: ABN Amro Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    The European banking sector saw momentum on the back of the potential takeover of Dutch bank ABN Amro. A consortium of Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Fortis could potentially outbid the current bid from British bank Barclays.

  • Euro-Zone March Inflation Up to 1.9% Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 6:25 AM ET

    Euro-zone inflation rose to 1.9% for March, the European Union's statistics agency said Monday.

  • European Central Bank Keeps Rates Steady at 3.75% Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 8:58 AM ET

    The European Central Bank kept short-term interest rates on hold Thursday as expected, but economists and investors think that another rate rise is due this summer.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Puma Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 9:27 AM ET

    Shares in German sportswear maker Puma rose after French luxury-to-retail giant PPR (up 2.61%) made a 5.3 billion euro ($7.1 billion) takeover bid for the company.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Air France-KLM Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 6:58 AM ET

    Shares in Air France-KLM increased on Friday after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “buy” from “hold”.