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  • Europe Shares Close Mixed Despite Miners Boost Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, with upward momentum coming from the basic resources sector as benign Chinese inflation data raised hopes of further monetary easing by Beijing.

  • A man eats food donated  by the Greek church in central Athens.

    Greek consumer prices entered deflationary territory for the first time in 45 years, data showed on Tuesday.

  • Slovenia Faces 'Severe Banking Crisis': OECD Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Slovenia is heading toward a severe banking crisis and a deep recession despite recent reforms, according to the OECD.

  • Siemens, Germany

    German imports fell sharply in February for the third time in the last four months and exports also declined.

  • Japan’s Yield Hunters Are Chasing European Debt Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 1:25 AM ET
    A trader monitors the foreign exchange and stocks index in Tokyo.

    Japanese investment in Europe's bond markets are expected to jump following the Bank of Japan's drastic action to ease monetary policy, the FT reports.

  • EFSF Set to Launch New Cyprus-Backed Bond Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 1:17 AM ET

    The European Financial Stability Facility is set to launch a new five-year benchmark bond on Tuesday that remains part-guaranteed by bailed-out Cyprus.

  • European Shares Close Off Highs Ahead of US Earnings Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    European shares closed off their highs on Monday but remained in positive territory, shrugging off poor investor sentiment data for the euro zone.

  • France to Publish Ministers' Assets Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France's Socialist government promised on Monday to publish details of individual ministers' assets next week as it scrambled to stem a deepening scandal over a former budget minister's secret foreign bank account.

  • ECB Should Get More Powers: Spain's Rajoy Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 10:10 AM ET
    Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday that Europe should looks to give the European Central Bank more powers, in answer to a question on the Bank of Japan's stimulus measures.

  • Greece's Largest Banks Face State Rescue Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:22 AM ET
    A man walks by the National Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens.

    Two of Greece's biggest banks face nationalization after failing to attract private investment and a surprise move by the state to suspend their merger deal.

  • UPS has appealed the European Union's decision to block its 5.16 billion euro (4.36 billion pounds) bid for Dutch competitor TNT Express, a UPS spokeswoman told Reuters on Sunday.

  • Will Europe Listen to US Treasury Secretary? Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 5:42 AM ET
     U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is shown the way by European Council President Jose Manuel Barroso on his first official visit to Europe.

    As Treasury Secretary Jack Lew kicks-off his first official visit to Europe, analysts said efforts to coax euro zone leaders to pursue growth-generating policies may fall on deaf ears.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Dips in April on Cyprus Woes Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 5:11 AM ET

    Euro zone sentiment fell for a second consecutive month in April due to concerns over the Cyprus bailout, Sentix research group said on Monday.

  • Portugal Fires Warning Shot for Austerity in Europe Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    The rejection of austerity by Portugal's main court puts new pressure on the country's faltering reform program and the euro zone, analysts told CNBC.

  • Portugal Prime Minister Warns: More Cuts Coming Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 4:58 PM ET

    Portugal's prime minister told his country Sunday to brace for even harder times after a court ruling forced his government to find more savings through steep spending cuts.

  • Troika Risks Losing Credibility on Cyprus: El-Erian Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | 9:07 PM ET

    Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian says the key assumptions of a Cyprus reform program that recently came out of the troika are already outdated.

  • Italy to Pay 40 Billion Euros of State Debts to Firms Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    Italy's cabinet approved a measure to provide 40 billion euros of state's debt to private companies, a move intended to provide vital liquidity to cash-strapped firms.

  • FTSEurofirst 300 Posts Worst Daily Fall of 2013 Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday after U.S. jobs data came in well below expectations, raising concerns that the recovery in the world's largest economy is weakening.

  • After Cyprus, Is Slovenia Next Euro Zone Domino? Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Successive Slovenian governments have refused to privatize the country's banks, which made disastrous loans to politically connected business interests and now threaten to drag the country center stage in the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Berlusconi Calls for Broad Government or Early Vote Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Buoyed by new opinion polls showing a lead for his center-right coalition, Berlusconi said on Friday Italy must return to the polls quickly unless the center left agrees to govern with him.

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