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  • More cheap loans for Europe's banks? Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    ECB President Mario Draghi said another round of cheap loans for European banks could be provided to support the recovery.

  • Euro zone business activity powers ahead Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    Business activity in the euro zone grew faster than forecast in September, helped by improved performances by both Germany and France, boosting hopes that the region's economic recovery is becoming more broad based.

  • ECB's Asmussen says Ireland must keep to austerity Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Ireland should not ease up on austerity in next month's budget but stick to targets for cuts and tax hikes, ECB official Joerg Asmussen said.

  • Portugal back in the spotlight as bailout risks return Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    As Portugal's international creditors return to begin their delayed review of the country's economy, there are increasing concerns that Portugal could need yet another bailout.

  • Iceland’s biggest worry? The euro zone: Premier Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 3:29 AM ET

    The euro zone hasn’t learnt from the collapse of Iceland’s banking system, Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson told CNBC.

  • Italy seeks to lure back foreign investors Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 2:28 AM ET

    The Italian cabinet on Thursday is set to unveil tax incentives, consulting services and faster start-up rules for foreigners doing business in Italy, in a drive to lure more foreign investment.

  • Europe’s recovery drive may be stuck in slow lane Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Fiat plant in Melfi, Italy

    A sturdy recovery is still a distant prospect for Europe, despite recent upbeat economic data, ratings agency S&P said on Wednesday.

  • Goldman Sachs: Reasons to stay bullish on stocks Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Stocks still offer investors the best prospects for relative returns, Goldman Sachs' European equities strategist told CNBC on Monday, as equities exit a "hope" phase and enter a "growth" phase.

  • ECB's Draghi says euro zone recovery 'fragile' Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 4:11 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Monday that the euro zone's economy remained "fragile", unemployment was "still far too high" and reiterated that the euro zone's central bank would keep rates low.

  • Portugal bailout review could drop the compliments Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Portugal's leaders have generally done what their international lenders have advised, setting a pattern of government compliance and official praise. This week's bailout inspection could be different.

  • A former ECB board member has dropped bombshells in a new book that reveals the secret machinations of European politics during the economic crisis.

  • France’s Moscovici says 'non' to tax hikes Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    French Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade Minister Pierre Moscovici

    When is a socialist not a socialist? Perhaps when he advocates cutting public spending rather than raising taxes -- as French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici has done.

  • Carney warns of UK ‘false dawn’ Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Bank Of England Governor Mark Carney

    Bank England Governor Mark Carney said the central bank was ready to act if the U.K.'s fledgling recovery failed to materialize.

  • Almost 1 in 3 Europeans could be poor by 2025 Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    Europe could have another 25 million poor people by 2025 as the effects of austerity measures are felt, a leading poverty charity warned on Thursday.

  • Money can't make you happy: Here's what can Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    The answer to the eternal question, Does money make you happy? is no, according to a new study.

  • How the Dutch can save their 'abysmal' economy Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 3:53 AM ET

    As attention now turns to the Dutch government's budget plans - due to be unveiled on September 17 – experts say guiding the country out of its recession will be a long and painful process.

  • EU votes for tougher market abuse sanctions Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    Tougher sanctions against insider dealing and market manipulation, such as interest rate fixing, were voted for by European politicians on Tuesday.

  • EU lawyers say transaction tax plan is illegal Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Brokers at the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.

    A plan to tax financial transactions in 11 European Union member states from 2014 is illegal, the bloc's lawyers have concluded.

  • Europe’s real dilemma: Demand Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:43 AM ET
    A shopping street in Steglitz district in Berlin, Germany.

    It has become something of a cliché to argue that no real decisions in the euro zone debt crisis will be taken until after the German election in September, but this may be a red herring.

  • Greek economy shrinks at slowest pace since 2010 Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Greece's economy shrank 3.8 percent in the second quarter, the smallest annual decline in nearly three years and helped by a rebound in tourism, adding to signs the economic slump may be bottoming.

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