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  • 'Our plan is to back business': UK Prime Minister Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron used his closing speech at his party's conference to reiterate the Conservatives' commitment to business, calling Britain "the land of opportunity".

  • ECB keeps all options open to support recovery Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    The European Central Bank on Wednesday left the door open for further ultra-cheap loans to European banks, saying the bank had an array of instruments at its disposal to support the nascent recovery.

  • Why Europe is crying over spilled milk Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 9:25 AM ET

    Plans to scrap the European Union's milk quota have been met with anger as politicians and analysts warn that volatility in prices could hit some countries' already-fragile economies.

  • Letta wins confidence vote as Berlusconi backs down Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:44 AM ET
    Italian prime minister Enrico Letta

    Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta has won a vote of confidence by a resounding margin, just days after his government seemed to be teetering on the brink of collapse.

  • Why Apple's iPhones have no appeal in Russia Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    Apple Store employees pass boxes of the new Apple iPhone 5S in Palo Alto, Calif.

    Apple's new iPhone may have caused queues in New York, Berlin, Beijing and London, but over in Russia the streets were bare with no official release date of the company's latest smartphone expected until November, according to local media reports.

  • Spanish graduate's rant goes viral: I clean toilets Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 5:51 AM ET
    Benjamin Serra Bosch

    As official figures reveal that Spain's unemployment rose in September, one Spaniard's story of struggling to get work in his home country has gone viral.

  • JPM shakes off ‘Whale’ to nab top spot for fees Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    JPMorgan Chase shook off the "London Whale" scandal to take the top spot for investment banking fees, according to a report published on Wednesday.

  • Who’s winning the UK supermarket wars? Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 6:49 AM ET
    Shoppers walk down 5th Avenue in New York City.

    The U.K. supermarket landscape is changing, with Tesco’s long-held place at the top of the market beginning to look shaky.

  • Worst is over, but so are the glory days: Maersk CFO Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 2:09 AM ET

    The glory days might be over for the shipping industry, but there are reasons for optimism, the chief financial officer of shipping giant Maersk Line told CNBC.

  • Here's how the US shutdown could hurt Europe Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 12:07 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol

    International financial markets reacted to the shutdown of the American government with remarkable calm on Tuesday.

  • How Puma nearly dropped Usain Bolt Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 4:16 AM ET
    Usain Bolt

    While Puma's recent renewal of its sponsorship of Usain Bolt seemed like a no-brainer, the story was somewhat different a decade ago.

  • French parliament passes law punishing plant closures Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 4:03 AM ET
    A car factory in France

    France's parliament passed a law on Tuesday imposing tough penalties on companies that shut down operations deemed economically viable, as President Francois Hollande struggles to save jobs in a declining industrial sector.

  • Natural gas: Risks and rewards for Gazprom boss Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    Shale Rock from fracking.

    The long-term prospects for the gas market are looking good, despite current price pressures, the chief executive of Gazprom Export told CNBC.

  • J Sainsbury, Britain's third-biggest grocer, met forecasts with a pick-up in quarterly sales driven by growth at local convenience stores and online, outperforming rivals including market leader Tesco.

  • Italy PM faces showdown after Berlusconi crisis Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Silvio Berlusconi fought to hold his party together on Tuesday, a day before a showdown in the Italian parliament that will decide whether Prime Minister Enrico Letta can survive in office.

  • Budget battles: US, EU gripped by political rows Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    As the U.S. government shuts down after 11th-hour dealmaking failed to produce a budget, similar political rumblings can be heard in Europe.

  • Reckless UK bankers could face 7 years in jail Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Senior bankers in Britain could face a maximum jail term of seven years if they are found guilty of reckless misconduct, draft laws published on Tuesday said.

  • Vatican bank opens its books in transparency drive Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    The Vatican

    The Vatican bank published its annual accounts for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to boost transparency and distance itself from a string of scandals.

  • Conan O'Brien aims to outdo Branson on LinkedIn Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Richard Branson is being challenged by Conan O'Brien for top spot on Linkedin connections.

    Comedian Conan O'Brien has joined LinkedIn in hopes of becoming the site's most followed user, a ranking that belongs to British billionaire Richard Branson.

  • Cheers and fears for Osborne's belt-tightening Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    The talk at the conference of the U.K.'s Conservative party was all about the Chancellor and his pledge to get the country back in black.

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