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  • $2,800 a month for every Swiss person Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    A wave of discontent over income inequality and executive pay is sweeping Switzerland, despite being one of the most richest countries in the world.

  • Prince Charles: We need 21st century pension funds Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has called on pensions funds to invest in companies that tackle environmental challenges.

  • Alert! Europe bullishness triggers 'sell' signal Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 8:48 AM ET

    Fund managers have grown so bullish on European equities that a "contrarian" sell signal has been triggered, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Nestle CEO: Debt deal is key to our success in US Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    The short-term fix to the U.S. debt ceiling is a "starting condition" for Nestle's continued growth in America, the company's CEO told CNBC on Thursday.

  • In the frame: Art becomes an asset Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Demand for fine art is thriving, but it is the priciest works that are attracting most interest, as a number of paintings sold for millions of dollars at the Frieze Masters art fair in London.

  • Compliance: A policeman’s lot is not a happy one Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    Hector Sants’ break from his role as chief compliance officer at Barclays due to stress has highlighted the strains on banks’ internal policemen.

  • Carrefour says French recovery gains momentum Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 1:41 AM ET

    Carrefour said sales at its French hypermarkets returned to growth in the third quarter while China also improved, further reassuring investors.

  • Roche looking to emerging markets for growth: CEO Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    Emerging markets still offer room for growth, Roche's CEO told CNBC after the pharma posted an 8 percent increase in third-quarter sales.

  • UK unemployment steady but claimant count plummets Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    The U.K's jobless rate – which is closely watched by the Bank of England – held steady in the three months to August, but the number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell much more than expected.

  • Southern Europe helps car registrations post recovery Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 5:24 AM ET

    New car registrations released on Wednesday - often used as a proxy for sales - showed that demand is hinting at a recovery in countries such as Spain and Greece.

  • GE Money Bank sets price range for Swiss IPO Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 9:19 AM ET

    General Electric expects to value its Swiss consumer finance unit GE Money Bank at a total market capitalisation of up to $1.67 billion.

  • Danone cuts 2013 goals as China woes hit sales Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:31 AM ET
    Danone buys YoCrunch.

    French food group Danone on Wednesday cut its 2013 financial goals after sales in its high-margin baby food division fell a worse-than-expected 8.6 percent in the third quarter following an infant formula product recall in Asia.

  • Paris landlords take 'micro-apartments' to extreme Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 10:19 AM ET

    Compact, or micro-apartments may be the latest answer to housing shortages, but some Parisian landlords have been accused of taking the trend to the extreme.

  • These stocks are ready for a World Cup bounce Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    English soccer fans were booking their flights to Rio de Janeiro Tuesday evening after a shaky qualifying round finally ended with the national team qualifying for next year's Brazilian World Cup.

  • BMW donation to Merkel's party stokes lobbying row Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    Angela Merkel

    German opposition parties on Tuesday accused Angela Merkel of pandering to the car lobby, after her party received major donations from the family that controls BMW.

  • In London, money managers think the unthinkable Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 11:22 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve

    Professional investors in London do not really think the United States will default on its debt. The NYT reports.

  • Let the banks fail? Iceland says Europe got it wrong Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    The European Union has failed to heed the lessons from Iceland's banking crisis, Bjarni Benediktsson, the finance minister of Iceland, told CNBC.

  • Barclays' compliance chief takes leave for stress Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 7:44 AM ET
    Hector Sants

    Hector Sants has had to take a leave of absence from his new job as head of compliance for Barclays because he is suffering from stress and exhaustion.

  • UK jails uneconomic: ex-prisoner and economist Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 2:46 AM ET

    The U.K. government urgently needs to review and re-evaluate the costs and benefits of the country's prison system, said economist and former prison inmate Vicky Pryce.

  • Queen's crumbling palaces need $80 million refit Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 7:26 AM ET
    Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15, 2013 in London, England.

    U.K. taxpayers have received a shock, with lawmakers revealing the extent of the costs to refurbish the condition of the Queen's residences.

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