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  • Cameron’s fracking backing gets warm welcome Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 9:21 AM ET
    A hydraulic fracturing site

    British Prime Minister David Cameron's explicit backing of fracking – the controversial process of recovering gas and oil from rock – was welcomed by analysts on Monday.

  • Buy Europe; Sell Emerging Markets: JPMorgan Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Construction workers in Mexico City, Mexico: JPMorgan says it is underweight emerging markets against developed markets

    Weak emerging market data released over the past few weeks has prompted JPMorgan to reaffirm its view that it is too early for investors to pile back into the region.

  • European equities looking cheap as recession eases Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:38 AM ET

    An expected improvement in the euro zone's fortunes could mean now is a good time to get into European equities, with the asset class attractively priced.

  • 'Life is harder' for UK workers as wages slide Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    Clouds over the City of London

    Despite a spate of upbeat economic data for the U.K. over recent weeks, wages in the country have seen one of the steepest falls in Europe.

  • Bruni-Sarkozy: The UK royals make you feel at ease Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy shares a joke with Britain's Prince Philip in Windsor, west of London, in March, 2008

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has told CNBC that one of her most cherished memories during her time as France's first lady was her state visit to the U.K.

  • Prudential hikes dividend, profit jumps 22% Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 5:36 AM ET

    A slowdown in emerging markets is not affecting Prudential's insurance business, the group's CEO said on Monday, remaining bullish on the region and arguing it would be the key driver of world growth over the next 20 years.

  • Greek economy improves, bailout questions remain Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Greece's latest output data showed the country's economy contracted at a slower rate than the previous quarter, exceeding analyst estimates.

  • Is euro zone's lengthy recession finally over? Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 9:01 PM ET
    Rome, Italy

    Global economy is emerging from its lull could harden into conventional wisdom by the end of this week if, as expected, data show the euro zone's lengthy recession has ended.

  • UK economy in good shape, more positive news Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    Hot on the heels of a week of upbeat data for the U.K. economy, a new report shows business conditions in the country rose for the sixth consecutive month in July to a high not seen since May 2011.

  • RBS reprivatization 'unrealistic' in next 5 years Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 6:47 AM ET

    Britain's largely state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland is unlikely to be reprivatized before 2018, Business Secretary Vince Cable said in an interview published on The Telegraph newspaper website.

  • Europe's slowdown forces Finland to turn to Russia Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 5:56 AM ET

    After decades of pursuing trade with western Europe, Finland is becoming dependent on Russia again as that country's burgeoning middle class and wealthy investors provide opportunities for growth lacking in recession-hit Europe.

  • Banks cut 5,500 branches across Europe in 2012 Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    Banks cut 5,500 branches across the European Union last year, 2.5 percent of the total, leaving the region with 20,000 fewer outlets than it had when the financial industry was plunged into crisis in 2008.

  • Soccer wins send Manchester United shares soaring Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    One year on from Manchester United's controversial listing, success on the soccer pitch has helped the club's shares soar, analysts told CNBC.

  • Carlos Slim

    Bidding for a struggling Dutch telecoms group may seem an odd move for a Mexican billionaire, but Carlos Slim could be placing a long-term bet on an improvement in the European economic climate and in Germany in particular.

  • Fed vs BoE: Contrast in policy could hit pound Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    The Bank of England's (BoE) forward guidance marks a divergence in policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve - a rare event in economic history which points to "pronounced" sterling weakness.

  • Euro zone seen growing at last: Thank Germany Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:01 AM ET
    Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

    There might be cause for celebration in the euro zone next week, with analysts expecting official figures to show its economy grew for the first time since 2011 in the second quarter.

  • Billionaire Carlos Slim makes $9.6 billion KPN bid Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 6:24 AM ET
    Carlos Slim

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil has made a 7.2 billion euro ($9.6 billion) bid for the shares in Dutch telecoms group KPN it does not already own, challenging an offer for KPN's German business.

  • Is President Obama right about Greece? Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 4:27 AM ET

    U.S. President Barack Obama comforted the embattled Greek population by hinting that the austerity drive may be tempered with other ways of restoring the economy to health.

  • France is biggest concern in Europe: Fed’s Fisher Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 3:14 AM ET
    Richard Fisher, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    Richard Fisher, the president of the Dallas Federal Reserve, is most worried over the euro zone's second-largest economy, rather than its periphery.

  • UK’s latest poster boys: Hockney, Hirst and Hogarth Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Peter Blake's "Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" is one of the art works that will be on display

    Forget subliminal messaging or party political broadcasts; for the next two weeks, over 20,000 of the U.K.'s billboards will be home to works of art.

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