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  • Political instability could damage Germany: CEOs Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    German business leaders have warned that the country's next government must maintain political stability, as pressure mounts on Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of elections.

  • Silvio Berlusconi attends a football match between AC Milan and Juventus FC.

    Members of Silvio Berlusconi's center-right party on Sunday openly warned they would bring down the government if their center-left coalition allies voted next month to expel the former prime minister from parliament.

  • Euro zone consumer morale jumps to 2-year high Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Consumer morale in the euro zone jumped to its highest level in two years in August, the European Commission said on Friday, adding to encouraging signs that the bloc has started to recover.

  • 'Abysmal' Dutch economy threatens euro zone Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:47 AM ET
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    A housing crash, rising unemployment and weak growth leaves the AAA-rated Netherlands teetering on the brink of a credit downgrade. But analysts said more is at risk than the country's perfect credit rating.

  • Recovering UK economy shows faster growth Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, benefiting from a broad-based pick-up in activity that looked to have put the country's recovery on a firmer footing.

  • Shunned by Europe, Greece turns to Saudi prince Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 2:06 AM ET

    As European leaders openly disagree over whether Greece will get further financial aid, the country's prime minister has turned to Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal for investment.

  • Italian coalition close to breaking point Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 2:04 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Relations between the partners in Italy's coalition government seemed close to breaking point on Thursday over whether to evict Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over a tax fraud conviction.

  • New Greek rescue promises euro drama Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 2:03 AM ET

    The need for a new rescue program for Greece promises a drawn-out drama of late-night negotiations but is unlikely to trigger the sort of crisis that has threatened the breakup of the euro.

  • Europe is our top market: Pro Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:08 AM ET
    Europe is our no. 1 market: Pro

    Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group, sees a lot of value in Europe in terms of stock picking.

  • Beckham shirt sales score big for Paris club Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    French soccer club PSG saw sales of its official replica shirts soar by over 60 percent in the 2012-2013 season, a feat largely attributable to David Beckham.

  • Next ‘great rotation’ could be US to Europe stocks Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Societe Generale joined a growing chorus of banks growing increasingly bullish on European equities at the expense of U.S, Japanese and emerging market stocks, and forecast a net $100 billion could soon flow back into the struggling continent.

  • Global economic rebound sparks rally Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 6:37 AM ET

    The global economy showed signs of improvement on Thursday with factory output improving in two of the world's largest economies.

  • Merkel's lack of vision is EU's 'Achilles heel' Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 2:38 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her attachment to saving the single currency is the source of Europe's weakness rather than its strength, according to the CEO of Danish bank Saxo.

  • UK banks hit with $2 billion charge in latest scandal Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    The U.K. banking regulator says it has reached a deal with 13 major banks and credit card issuers to compensate customers who were mis-sold credit card protection.

  • Hedge fund manager digs deep for luxury basement Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 9:13 PM ET
    London

    Kensington council has demanded a fee of more than £800,000 from a hedge fund manager seeking to build a subterranean extension underneath two London properties. The FT reports.

  • 'Fund manager of decade': Buy European banks Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    Banks in the euro zone could offer the best returns, says David Herro, Morningstar's international fund manager of the decade.

  • Messaging apps hit gold as 'emojis' head west Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Stickers used in messaging applications are delivering healthy revenues for Asian technology firms, and as the craze starts to sweep the Western world, more companies are looking for a slice of the cash.

  • Investors eyeball French pension reform plans Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Francois Hollande, France's president speaks to the media as he arrives for the European Leaders summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels,

    France is under pressure from Brussels and its euro zone neighbors to deliver budget and pension system reforms, in the nation's latest test to show it can become more competitive.

  • ‘Grueling’ bank hours in focus after intern death Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    Moritz Erhardt, Bank of America intern who died

    The widespread culture of long working hours for banking interns has been criticized after the death of a 21-year-old intern last week, with groups calling for changes to guidelines and working practices.

  • Russia gives Carlsberg a hangover Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    After Danish brewer Carlsberg announced disappointing second quarter profits, the company's CEO placed the blame firmly on Russia, where a raft of legislation has heavily regulated the sale of alcohol.

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