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  • Could Europe's Crisis Be Over by End 2013? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    A woman holds a banner that reads "rise up" in front of police as they attempt to disperse protesters in front the Greek parliament on March 10, 2013 in Athens.

    The political risks to the euro zone and its currency have receded and if the area stays on the "right track," the region's crisis could be largely over by the end of the year, Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, told CNBC.

  • Banks Saved, but Europe Risks 'Losing a Generation' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Europe has spent hundreds of billions of euros rescuing its banks but may have lost an entire generation of young people in the process.

  • Why Italy Could Be the Next 'Bad Boy of Europe' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Italy could see its borrowing costs rise above those of troubled Spain this week, analysts told CNBC on Monday.

  • Grillo's Party Wants to Lead Italy Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:47 AM ET
    Beppe Grillo

    Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said it wanted to lead Italy's next government and reiterated that it would not agree to an alliance with any other party.

  • A large majority of Italians are in favor of staying in the euro zone and are also against holding a referendum on membership, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.

  • Fitch Cuts Italy Rating After Election Impasse Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Milan skyline, Italy

    Fitch on Friday cut Italy's sovereign credit rating to BBB-plus from A-minus, citing in part political uncertainty after the country's inconclusive elections.

  • Ex-Barclays CEO Diamond Set for $3 Million Payday Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 9:38 AM ET
    Robert Diamond

    Former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond is set to be paid about 2 million pounds ($3 million) in July, a year after he left the bank following its Libor interest rate rigging scandal.

  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    The euro zone may need higher inflation in countries like Germany and lower interest rates across the bloc to ensure a sustained economic recovery brings palpable benefits, the head of the IMF said on Friday.

  • Nouriel Roubini: Italy a ‘Tsunami’ Risk Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    The euro zone is undergoing serious socio-political fragmentation which could lead to further de-stabilization in the bloc, Nouriel Roubini warned Friday.

  • ECB's Draghi: Gradual Recovery in Second Half Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called on euro zone governments to implement structural reforms on Thursday, warning that the economy should stabilize later in 2013 but that downside risks to growth remained.

  • David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday that the Bank of England had to play its part in getting Britain's economy growing and said the government must curb spending and borrowing.

  • Bank of England Chief Calls for the Break Up of RBS Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    The head of Britain's central bank called on the government to break up Royal Bank of Scotland so the state-backed lender can return to health and be sold to the private sector.

  • Expectations Low for UBS Bankers Awaiting Bonus Awards Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:05 AM ET
    UBS to Cut Up to 10,000 Jobs

    Swiss bank UBS will tell its employees what bonus they will be receiving for 2012, a year in which staff endured a radical restructuring.

  • Europe's Economic Fractures Widen in February Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Business surveys showed the chasm between France, Spain, Italy and prosperous Germany widening yet again.

  • UK Service Sector Growth More Than Expected Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 5:32 AM ET
    City of London

    Britain's services sector grew more strongly than expected in February and at its fastest pace in five months, suggesting the economy may narrowly avoid a triple-dip recession, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Warnings for Europe, US From Italy’s Trading Tax Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Europe's much-vaunted trading tax hit an early hurdle on Friday, when the introduction of a small-scale version in Italy saw trading volumes plummet. What's more, analysts warn that Italy's new tax will drive investors elsewhere and will fail to raise any revenue.

  • Euro Crisis: Coming Your Way Again Soon? Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 3:07 AM ET
    The Euro Zone Is ‘Shaping Up Quite Well’: Think Tank

    Expect the markets to test Mr Draghi's "pay any price, bear any burden" resolve very soon, at which point markets will correct until and unless euro leaders act fast to introduce the fiscal union necessary to maintain the currency's medium-term viability, writes Professor Moorad Choudhry.

  • Euro Zone to Bail Out Cyprus, No Details How Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 12:44 AM ET
    Nicosia, Cyprus

    Euro zone finance ministers pledged on Monday to agree a bailout for Cyprus by the end of March, but details of how the rescue will be financed are yet to be sorted out.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Falls Sharply in March Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 9:21 AM ET
    EU Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

    An inconclusive election in Italy, the region's third- largest economy, rattled investors and caused a sharp fall in Euro-Zone sentiment, Sentix said on Monday.

  • Italy Moves Closer to New Vote After Ultimatum Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    Italy could be inching closer towards another election within months after center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani issued an ultimatum to anti-establishment 5-Star Movement boss Beppe Grillo to support a new government or return to the polls.

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