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  • Swisscom: CEO found dead in apparent suicide Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Swisscom said its Chief Executive Carsten Schloter was found dead at his home in Freiburg on Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide.

  • UK housing recovery spurs 'bubble' warnings Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    The U.K. housing market recovery is gathering speed according to the latest data and is set to be further supported by government funding schemes, but some are warning the measures could spur a housing bubble.

  • Debt-crippled Dutch wake up to housing crash Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 5:36 AM ET
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The Netherlands - home to the most indebted households in the euro zone - is undergoing a severe housing correction which will further dampen consumer spending and extend the country's recession, according to Michael Taylor, an economist at Lombard Street Research.

  • One year on: Did Draghi's promise solve anything? Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    On the anniversary of Mario Draghi's promise the ECB would do "whatever it takes" to support the euro, how should one assess its performance the past year?

  • STMicro struggles with softening smartphone market Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:28 AM ET

    STMicroelectronics posted a second-quarter loss more than double that of a year earlier, as Europe's largest maker of semiconductors struggles with a softening smartphone market.

  • 'I don't care': Swatch CEO on falling share price Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Nick Hayek, chief executive officer of Swatch Group AG.

    Swatch's chief executive said on Tuesday he did not care about the company's falling share price, stressing he is "quite bullish" on growth for the company.

  • Over $10 billion to change hands in this sector Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:15 AM ET
    Passengers pass a Royal KPN NV internet centre at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Over $10 billion is set to change hands in the world of telecommunications as two key merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced on Tuesday.

  • UK millionaires failing to protect £1 trillion wealth Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:57 AM ET

    Britain's millionaires are not being proactive enough when it comes to protecting their wealth for future generations, according to a new report by private bank and wealth manager Coutts.

  • British finance minister George Osborne will meet lenders and house builders on Tuesday to flesh out how a state-backed scheme to guarantee mortgages for risky borrowers will work when it comes into force.

  • Luanda, Angola.

    Luanda, the capital of Angola in Southern Africa, has overtaken Tokyo as the world's most expensive city to live in for expatriates, according to Mercer's cost of living survey.

  • If there is a catalyst looming in the distance that could send markets spiraling into a selling frenzy, most pros think it’s Europe.

  • UK royal baby sparks instant business boom Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton delivered a baby boy Monday afternoon, an event analysts said would be "overwhelmingly positive" for the U.K. economy. Brands, too, got in on the action.

  • Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    As Britain cheered the birth of a son to Prince William and his wife Kate, analysts said the birth would also be "overwhelmingly positive" for the U.K. economy.

  • Portugal stocks and bonds rally as crisis eases Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 9:26 AM ET

    Portuguese bond yields fell and stocks rallied after the two parties leading the coalition government vowed to keep an international bailout deal on track.

  • SAP co-CEO Snabe denies friction as he steps down Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    The co-CEO of software giant SAP Jim Hagemann Snabe has denied any friction with the firm's other CEO Bill McDermott after announcing on Monday that he will step down as joint head of the company.

  • UK dividends surge back to ‘heady days of 2007’ Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

    Dividends paid out by U.K. companies in the second quarter of 2013 hit a record £25.3 billion ($38.66 billion), new research says.

  • Royal Baby: Kate Middleton in early stages of labor Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Kate Middleton

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was admitted into a London hospital early Monday in the early stages of labor, a palace official confirmed.

  • In staying coy on Germany, US is failing Europe Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 3:57 AM ET
    A shopping street in Steglitz district in Berlin, Germany.

    U.S.-led appeals to the euro zone to stimulate economic growth and create jobs are turning out to be empty talk, and Germany is unlikely to make a contribution to euro's recovery.

  • Deutsche Bank to trim balance sheet by a fifth Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
     Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank plans to shrink its vast balance sheet by as much as a fifth in order to comply with incoming stricter rules for financial soundness. The FT reports.

  • Julius Baer adjusted net profit rose more than 25 percent in the first half, beating analyst estimates as increased client activity lifted operating income and gross margins.

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