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  • China blocks Glaxo finance head from leaving Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline Shanghai headquarters

    China is barring a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country amid a widening $490 bribery scandal ensaring the drug giant.

  • Has BoE's Carney got the edge over Bernanke? Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Wednesday may have been a big day for the U.S. Federal Reserve, but it was the Bank of England that turned heads on the other side of the Atlantic.

  • Italy's central bank sees even steeper decline for economy Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:18 AM ET
    An Italian cafe

    Italy is heading for an even more severe economic downturn than previously forecast, and will contract by 1.9 percent this year, the country's central bank said on Wednesday.

  • London’s latest skyscraper space is half-booked Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    More than half of the office space in London's new "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper has been pre-let, the building's developer said on Wednesday.

  • Brussels interns protest working conditions, lack of pay Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Interns gather for the 'sandwich protest'

    Interns working for some of Europe's top institutions and non-governmental organizations in Brussels are set to protest working conditions on Wednesday.

  • The latest report from the U.K.'s Office of Budgetary Responsibility (OBR) showed that despite the "austerity rhetoric", the government is nowhere near its deficit reduction targets.

  • Formula One's Ecclestone charged in German bribe case Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:25 AM ET
    Bernie Ecclestone

    Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone has been indicted in Germany in a case relating to the sale of a stake in the motor racing business eight years ago.

  • Barclays to fight $453 million power fine in US court Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:49 AM ET

    Barclays will contest a record $453 million fine imposed by a U.S. energy regulator against the British bank and four of its power traders, setting up a likely federal court battle.

  • Bank of England unites against QE under Carney Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    The Bank of England's monetary policy committee voted unanimously against increasing its bond-buying program this month, minutes of new governor Mark Carney's first meeting revealed on Wednesday.

  • UK jobless claimant count falls more than expected Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell for an eighth consecutive month in June and at its fastest rate for three years.

  • EU commissioner calls for troika to be abolished Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has called for the "troika" of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to be dissolved.

  • Greece faces September funding gap: Report Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Greece needs another 10 billion euros ($13.1 billion) by September to plug a funding gap which could threaten the disbursement of further aid, Sueddeutsche Zeitung cited a senior official from the European Commission as saying Wednesday.

  • Trial of Costa Concordia captain resumes in Italy Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:19 AM ET
    Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino (left) and his lawyer Francesco Pepe

    The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy's coast last year killing 32 people, resumes on Wednesday after a lawyers' strike delayed it.

  • Central bank moves give reasons to long euro-pound Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 9:30 PM ET

    Question arises as to which currencies, between the euro or the pound, would push down more due to the new forward guidance that the BoE and ECB initiated.

  • EU may slap credit-card companies with fee cap Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    The EU may deliver a blow to credit-card companies if a proposal to cap lucrative credit-card transaction fees is approved.

  • Which woman should grace Britain’s £10 banknote? Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:59 PM ET
    Victoria Beckham

    With BoE governor Mark Carney set to discuss who should grace the £10 note today, CNBC has compiled a list of notable female candidates who may just be worthy of monetary status.

  • $130,000 prize to help UK leave the EU Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    A prize of 100,000 euros ($130,000) will be given to the best plan for the U.K. to leave the European Union, a free market think tank announced on Tuesday.

  • Seven killed as violence reignites in Egypt Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo on July 16

    Seven people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi fought opponents of the deposed Egyptian president and security forces.

  • No more bling: Hollande's self-imposed austerity Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 8:55 AM ET

    France socialist president, Francois Hollande, was applauded on Monday after auditors found his government saved taxpayers nearly 6 million euros ($7.8 million) in 2012.

  • OECD: Unemployment to stay high next year Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    A report from a leading international economic body boosts hopes that unemployment across the world's advanced economies may fall next year despite further rises in a number of European countries.

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