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  • Why investors should brace for a Gilt sell-off Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 5:36 AM ET
    Mark Carney

    Investors should brace for a sell-off in U.K. government bonds, known as Gilts, after the Bank of England inadvertently brought forward expectations of an interest rate hike, according to analysts.

  • T-Mobile owner hails ‘massive’ US turnaround Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 5:11 AM ET
    A T-Mobile iPhone 5

    Shares in Deutsche Telekom shot up on Thursday after the company grew its customer base in the U.S. - where it owns T-Mobile – substantially more than expected.

  • Commerzbank says took hit on Detroit exposure Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 4:28 AM ET

    Commerzbank Chief Financial Officer Stephan Engels said the default of Detroit had dented second-quarter earnings, adding that the lender had made "adequate" provisions.

  • Europe junk debt: Why US sales are soaring Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Sales of European non-investment grade debt to the U.S. have hit a record high this year, despite the continued issues in the euro zone. There are several key reasons why this is happening.

  • Nestle cuts full-year growth target on sluggish Europe Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:42 AM ET

    Underlying sales at Nestle grew 4.1 percent in the first half, missing forecasts and lagging growth of rivals Danone and Unilever, as price erosion continued in Europe.

  • Rio Tinto to hang on to loss-making aluminium arm Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    A mine worker looks at a train loader at Rio Tinto Group's West Angelas iron ore mine in Pilbara, Australia.

    Global miner Rio Tinto signaled it has given up hope of ditching its Pacific Aluminium business, as it reported an 18 percent drop in first-half underlying earnings.

  • Frankfurt, Germany

    A bumper week of economic data for Germany, coupled with a confirmation of its AAA rating, has boosted hopes that its recovery is gaining traction.

  • BoE’s Carney fails to impress with ‘Fed 2.0’ Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:33 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney followed in the Federal Reserve's footsteps on Wednesday by linking the interest rate outlook to unemployment, but experts are unconvinced of the advantages of his new plans.

  • Bruni-Sarkozy: I don’t miss the Élysée Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:29 AM ET
    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the Élysée Palace in July, 2008

    Just over a year since she left France's presidential residence, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told CNBC she doesn't miss being the country's first lady.

  • Hollywood filmmakers lured to Britain by tax credits Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Chris Hemsworth (R) sighted filming on the set of Thor 2 in London, England.

    Tax breaks are succeeding in luring top Hollywood filmmakers to Britain, according to the director of the British Film Institute's Film Fund, who argued the country's economy benefitted as a result.

  • Hello green shoots: Italy’s recession close to end Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 3:39 AM ET

    Italy’s longest post-war recession appears to be drawing to a close, with economists predicting that its GDP will finally return to growth in the last quarter of 2013.

  • France: Adieu frogs' legs, bonjour fast food Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

    For the first time in France, fast food overtook traditional restaurant receipts as the economic crisis deepened, and the share of people who pack a lunch for work is rising faster by the year.

  • Old Mutual weathers emerging market storm Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 2:48 AM ET

    Insurer Old Mutual reported a 14 percent rise in operating profit for the first half of 2013 on Wednesday in line with analyst forecasts, helped by a strong performance in rocky emerging markets as well as the United States.

  • ING eyes cost cuts as bank profit tops forecast Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 1:27 AM ET

    Dutch financial group ING beat second-quarter profit forecasts at its main banking business and said it was looking at further possible cost savings.

  • UK job vacancies surge as competition hots up Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    U.K. job placements surged in July, according to a new report by KPMG, a day after the Bank of England said it would keep interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls.

  • Bespoke tailors battle with Abercrombie & Fitch Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:17 PM ET

    Plans by Abercrombie & Fitch to open a children's store on London's Savile Row have come under fire from tailors determined to keep the historic street free of chain stores.

  • Signs that Europe is getting better Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:28 PM ET

    There are some early signs that Europe may be bottoming.

  • A blunt Pope Francis targets free market economics Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 3:21 PM ET
    Pope Francis I

    Pope Francis has made several critical comments on world economic issues. Analysts say he's issuing a warning over the future of free market thinking.

  • Italy's largest bank posted better-than-expected net profit on Tuesday, despite setting aside 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) to cover losses on bad loans.

  • Natixis beats net profit, revenue estimates Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    French bank Natixis posted second-quarter profit and revenue that beat estimates on Tuesday, after rival Credit Agricole reported results that also topped forecasts.

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