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  • Italy seeks Alitalia rescue as creditors circle Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:12 AM ET

    Alitalia, the Italian national airline that has made a profit only a few times in its 67-year history, once again risks collapsing as the government scrambles to find investors willing to rescue its problem child.

  • UK whistleblowers could get US-style payouts Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 5:51 AM ET

    Workers who become witnesses for the U.K. state in cases of corporate crime could be in line for payouts, under new proposals being considered.

  • Where are the ultra-rich finding their next home? Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    View of seaport in the sunlight, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cote d'Azur, South France

    The French Riviera hasn't lost its cachet, topping the list of prime residential enclaves for the ultra-wealthy, according to research from Savills.

  • Head-over-hoof: Horse sells for record $8 million Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    For Tattersalls bloodstock auction in Suffolk, U.K., selling thoroughbred racing horses is big business. This week has demonstrated just how big.

  • Russians in $200K bar tab battle or 'receipt porn?' Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Two Russian multimillionaires racked up a $207,116 bill between them in a head-to-head contest at a London nightclub, to see who could amass the biggest bar tab.

  • Jimmy Choo lacked 'creative vision' for shoe design Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Tamara Mellon, the co-founder of the luxury brand Jimmy Choo, told CNBC that her former business partner Choo did not have the "creative vision" to design shoes.

  • British public flock to Royal Mail share offer Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 1:28 AM ET

    Britain's biggest privatization in decades captured the imagination of the public, with 700,000 individuals applying for seven times the number of Royal Mail shares on offer to private investors.

  • Breakaway rugby championship seeks a better deal Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    The breakaway Anglo-French rugby championship will take on the the Heineken Cup by being a "better deal", the Saracens chairman told CNBC.

  • Yuan moves one step closer to global currency Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    China launched a currency swap deal with the euro zone on Thursday, in the country's latest push to transform the yuan into a major world currency.

  • Berlusconi’s girlfriend spills the beans… Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 6:28 AM ET
    Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with his girlfriend Francesca Pascale.

    The latest girlfriend of Silvio Berlusconi has discussed the chaotic nature of life at home with the former Italian prime minister, who is 49 years her senior.

  • BoE leaves rates, asset purchase target unchanged Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    The Bank of England kept left interest rates at a record low of 0.5 percent and its asset purchase target unchanged at £375 billion as expected on Thursday.

  • US shale revolution leaving Europe in the cold Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    The U.K. and Europe have failed to capitalize on the maverick within the global energy market and are being left out in the cold, a leading energy analyst told CNBC.

  • Newspapers and politicians clash over press rules Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 7:56 AM ET

    British state press regulation will be hammered out this week after the U.K. government rejected a proposal from newspapers to regulate themselves.

  • Watch out Merkel, here comes Yellen Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen is the first woman to even be considered to lead a major central bank—one of the highest glass ceilings remaining for women.

  • Adieu! How France could be losing its elite Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    A growing number of French students from the Grandes Ecoles, the country's 'Ivy League', are considering quitting France to find their first job.

  • US will reach solution on shutdown: ECB's Asmussen Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:16 AM ET
    Furloughed federal workers protest outside the U.S. Capitol to demand an end to the lockout of federal workers caused by the government shutdown in Washington, DC.

    ECB Executive Board Member Joerg Asmussen expressed confidence in the U.S. government, but warned that in Europe, depositors could still be tapped if a bank failed in the future.

  • Weak PMI reinforces case for BoE to hold fire Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    It looks like it's steady as she goes when the U.K. central bank's monetary policy committees meets this Thursday, said analysts.

  • Slovenia reaching 'tipping point' as bailout looms Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 8:08 AM ET
    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Fears that struggling euro zone country Slovenia are closer to asking for an international bailout re-emerged this week with lawmakers warning that the country might soon not be able to fund itself.

  • Italy, Spain capitalize on receptive bond market Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Italy and Spain have launched landmark new debt-raising initiatives on Wednesday, capitalizing on market demand.

  • European flying hours law passed, despite backlash Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    European lawmakers have passed a bill to regulate pilots’ flying times, despite fierce opposition from both the European Parliament and the U.K. pilots union.

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