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  • 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.

  • US Investors Should Fear Tumbling Pound: Citi Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 5:06 AM ET

    New research by Citigroup has shed a light on the growing gap between a weak economy and a bullish stock market in the U.K., but the bank says sterling's tumble could be a warning for overseas investors, particularly those from the U.S.

  • A Two-Speed Global Economy, Led by China Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 1:48 AM ET
    china factory.jpg

    As central banks in Europe edge closer to deciding that their flagging economies need yet more monetary stimulus, they cast an envious eye towards China.

  • Greece Faces Review of Bailout Performance Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    Officials from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund return to Athens on Sunday to assess Greece's performance under a bailout plan.

  • George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC

    "Germany did the minimum that was necessary to preserve the euro... And that is what maintained the crisis conditions," business magnate George Soros said.

  • Before the fall of communism, Vaclav Sloup trained the soldiers who caught thousands trying to flee across Czechoslovakia's fortified border to West Germany. Today, he helps power a Czech communist party that has surged to second place in polls, tapping anger over poverty and graft.

  • Britain Heads for Third Recession in Four Years Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 5:38 AM ET
    London Underground

    The risk that Britain is entering its third recession in four years grew with manufacturing shrank unexpectedly last month and mortgage approvals for home buyers dropped in January.

  • Italian Unemployment Rate Hits 21-Year Record High Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 4:57 AM ET

    Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 11.7 percent in January from 11.3 percent the month before to hit its highest level for at least 21 years, data showed on Friday.

  • Spain Suffers Worst Corporate Earnings Slide Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:38 PM ET
    When Will Spain Pop the Question?

    Spain's largest companies suffered the worst drop in quarterly earnings as new data showed the Spanish economy was shrinking at a faster rate than expected. The FT reports.

  • Iraq to Overtake Germany for Turkish Exports Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Turkey Mosque

    The ongoing euro zone crisis has meant exporters in Turkey have continued to seek new markets away from the continent and Turkey's Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci told CNBC that Iraq is likely to replace Germany as its number one export market by the end of the year.

  • Ireland Prime Minister: Pain Not Over Yet Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

    Ireland has gone from having "no credibility or integrity internationally" and unsustainable debt to a recovery based on tough cost savings, but the pain is not over yet, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny told CNBC.

  • ECB Nowhere Near Exit From Crisis Measures: Draghi Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 2:37 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank is not about to remove the crisis measures it deployed to help the ailing euro zone economy, the central bank's chief said on Wednesday.

  • Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’ Holds Lessons for Europe Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    Europe is embroiled in a Japan-style "lost decade" and must solve its political problems before the economic crisis can be resolved, according to Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Rises for Fourth Month Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    A customer browses garments for sale inside a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

    Economic and business confidence in the euro zone improved for the fourth straight month in February, the European Commission said on Wednesday, as factories saw their order books filling up.

  • Young Spaniards Fleeing Crisis Seek Solace in Boho Berlin Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:55 AM ET
    A graffiti reading "Berlin" has been sprayed on a metal sheet near the main station

    They find the language difficult and the locals as chilly as the weather but for young Spaniards Berlin has become a popular spot to sit out the economic crisis at home.

  • EU Moves Closer to Imposing Caps on Banker Bonuses Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    The European parliament and EU states could agree on Wednesday to impose caps on bankers' bonuses, a measure that would channel public fury at financial sector greed, but which opponents say marks a reckless overreach by Brussels.

  • Moody's United Kingdom Sovereign Downgrade: Yawn Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:24 AM ET
    City of London

    The U.K. has a plateful of economic problems to contend with right now. A 1-notch downgrade to its credit rating isn't one of them, writes Moorad Choudhry.

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