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  • Art Not Only for ‘1 Percent’, says Christie's Chief Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Edvard Munch's The Scream

    When the public sits up and notices the art market, it is usually when an anonymous buyer pays a mind-boggling sum to acquire a prized painting.

  • Which Troubled Economy Will Seek New Debt Relief First? Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:02 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland, seen by some as a relative success story for austerity, may want to access the funds, known as Outright Monetary Transactions.

  • Salzburg Says Finances Safe Despite Trading Scandal Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:50 AM ET
    River Salzach and Salzburg skyline

    The Austrian province of Salzburg did not lose money as feared from covert trades by a civil servant, but actually made money from its financial management, the province said on Wednesday.

  • Christmas Turkeys, Holidays Push Up Euro Zone Prices Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:47 AM ET

    Europeans' appetite for turkeys and Christmas getaways pushed up the cost of living in the euro zone in December, but the European Central Bank expects the rate of inflation to cool this year.

  • ECB's Nowotny: Banks Less Reliant on Our Funding Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:23 AM ET

    Europe's banks are have become less reliant on central bank funding, European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Role Model of European Austerity Turns to Stimulus Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:50 AM ET
    Riga, Latvia

    As southern euro zone countries groan under the weight of austerity measures, the Baltic country Latvia has been so enthusiastic and seemingly successful in its application of austerity measures that even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Latvia to not go too far.

  • ‘Mac’ Tries to Blaze Trail for Merkel Third Term Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:06 AM ET
    Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel

    An election on Sunday in Germany's second-biggest state will be a crucial test of Chancellor Angela Merkel's chances of winning a third term.

  • Clarke Steps Up Pro-EU Rhetoric Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:16 AM ET
    European Union Confronts the Risk of a 'Brixit'

    Ken Clarke has stepped up the pro-European rhetoric as the battle over Britain's future in the EU intensifies, warning that a referendum on the issue is a "gamble" and that David Cameron may be about to open the door accidentally to a British exit, the Financial Times reports.

  • Spain Calls on Germany to Boost Growth Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 9:08 PM ET
    Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    Mariano Rajoy has called on Germany and other creditor countries in the euro zone to do more to stimulate growth, arguing that a switch to a more expansionary policy would boost economic recovery across the single currency area. The Financial Times reports.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • Euro Zone's Poster-Child Faces a New Crisis Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:37 AM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Protests, a mutiny among politicians calling for the prime minister's resignation, billions in bad debt, and an economic recovery on hold — just a few of the challenges facing Slovenia.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    There will be no chance of a financial transactions tax, a short-selling ban, or any other business-unfriendly measure being implemented here if the U.K. is not in the EU. That is a strong reason to suspect that the City would thrive outside of the EU, Professor Moorad Choudhry writes.

  • Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays PLC.

    Barclays and Deutsche Bank will take a knife to bonuses for investment bankers as they seek to tackle high costs, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Euro Zone Factory Output Falls Amid Signs of Bottom Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    Output at euro zone factories fell for the third straight month in November and against expectations of a rise.

  • Winter of Discontent Looms for PIIGS: Goldman Sachs Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    What New Euro Zone Bailout Bond Tells Us

    Europe's peripheral economies face a re-run of the U.K.'s "winter of discontent", with high unemployment and stagnant growth, according to a report by Goldman Sachs.

  • German Economy Declines on Weak European Demand Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Germany's economic performance declined in the fourth quarter of the year as industry reduced its production in line with weak European demand, the country's Economy Ministry said on Friday.

  • Danger in Declaring Euro Zone Victory Prematurely: S&P Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    Ireland has returned to the debt markets, peripheral bond yields have fallen and equities have rallied to 22-month highs. What can possibly go wrong?

  • ECB's Draghi Sees Signs of Economic Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    The ECB said on Thursday that recent economic surveys and indicators had shown signs of stabilizing, suggesting an improved picture later in the year.

  • ECB to Hold Fire as Euro Zone Shows Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:41 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    The European Central Bank is expected to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.75 percent on Thursday, refraining from a cut as the euro zone economy shows some signs of stabilising and inflation still tops its target.

  • If It Wants to Be Special to America, UK Needs EU Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    EU-and-US-flag.jpg

    The Obama administration on Wednesday publicly signaled its growing concern about a possible British exit from the EU, just days before David Cameron sets out plans for a referendum on the issue.

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