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  • Merkel on Course for Re-Election Despite Euro Crisis Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their junior coalition partners have enough support to win a governing majority in September's election for the first time in more than three years, according to a poll out on Wednesday.

  • Portuguese Banks Need Extra 8 Billion Euros: Moody's Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:33 AM ET
    Lisbon, Portugal

    Banks in bailed-out Portugal need an extra 8 billion euros ($10 billion) in capital, based on conservative tests of their financial health, Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday.

  • Dollar-Yen Could Spike to 125: UBS Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    The dollar-yen could breach its 2007 pre-credit crisis high of 125 if the Bank of Japan expands its aggressive asset purchase program further, a UBS research note said on Wednesday.

  • Goldman Sachs: Time to Short Gold Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:07 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs downgraded its 2013 price target for gold and advised investors to short the precious metal, in a commodities report out on Wednesday.

  • Luxembourg to Scrap Bank Secrecy With EU Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    Luxembourg plans to lift bank secrecy rules for European Union citizens who have savings based in the country, the prime minister announced on Wednesday.

  • Hollande Calls for Global Tax Havens to Be Abolished Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 6:35 AM ET
    Mittal and Hollande in ‘Blackmail’ Talks

    As the French government is mired in a growing scandal over secret foreign bank accounts, President Francois Hollande called for tax havens to be eradicated.

  • Global Markets: Europe Extends Gains on Italian Bond Auction

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks moved higher after a successful Italian bond auction and a new high on the Dow in the U.S.

  • UK Bank Chief Asks to Be Stripped of Knighthood Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 6:03 AM ET
    Sir James Crosby

    James Crosby, former boss of failed British bank HBOS, offered on Tuesday to give up his knighthood and nearly a third of his pension after being denounced by lawmakers for the "colossal failure" that led to his bank's collapse.

  • European Markets Open Higher Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Higher

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher.

  • Hollande's Camel Eaten in Latest French Setback Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Malian authorities will give French President Hollande another camel after the one they gave him in thanks for helping repel Islamist rebels was eaten.

  • Germans Among Poorest in Europe: ECB Study Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:42 AM ET

    Germans are one of the poorest groups in Europe, according to the surprising findings of a joint survey by various divisions within the European Central Bank.

  • Should Europe Kill Its 'Bin Laden' Notes? Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:39 AM ET

    Demand for 500 euro bills as a store of value has started to decline, according to a currency strategist, who told CNBC that the note is used extensively for criminal activity and should be abolished.

  • Could Germany Leave the Euro? Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Could Germany Leave the Euro?

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC that you cannot have lower debt levels via austerity so Europe will need a new strategy.

  • US and Europe Separated by Deep Gulf on Policy Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    The effort by U.S. Treasury secretary Lew to persuade Europe to consider shifting its focus from budget balance to growth highlighted a deep trans-Atlantic policy gulf, the NYT reports.

  • Soros Tells Germany It Should Leave Euro Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:42 AM ET
    George Soros

    Billionaire investor George Soros is the latest person to criticize Germany's role in the euro zone crisis, telling the country that it should consider leaving the euro zone.

  • Should ECB Kill the 500-Euro Note? Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:24 AM ET
    Should ECB Kill the 500-Euro Note?

    Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC that there is evidence to suggest the 500 euro bill is frequently used to hide income from illegal sources.

  • Bersani Meets Berlusconi in 'Signal of Unity' Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:14 AM ET

    Italian center-left leader Bersani met his center-right rival Berlusconi to discuss the election for the next president, offering hope of a breakthrough in the deadlock.

  • Structural Problems in Europe Far From Over Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:10 AM ET
    Structural Problems in Europe Far From Over

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC says there are only two ways to go for the EU scheme, either a collapse or the formation of a fiscal union.

  • Europe Risks 'Endless Depression' in Austerity Pursuit Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    After Portugal's rejection of the cost-cutting measures on which its bailout package depends, Invesco Perpetual's chief economist has added his voice to the anti-austerity camp, warning it could lead to "almost endless depression".

  • Thatcher's Free Makret Boom Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 7:52 PM ET
    Thatcher's Free Makret Boom

    When did Margaret Thatcher's "free market boom" begin? Jimmy Williams, Democratic strategist and Vin Weber, former Mitt Romney senior advisor, share their opinions.

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