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  • German Trade Data Suggests Economy Picking Up Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    German imports and exports rose in March after falling the previous month in a further sign that Europe's largest economy is pulling away from a contraction at the end of 2012.

  • European Markets Open Slightly Higher Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Slightly Higher

    Karen Tso takes you through the European market open, where stocks are in slightly higher.

  • Generali Beats Expectations as Cost Cuts Pay Off Friday, 10 May 2013 | 2:58 AM ET
    CEO Mario Greco

    Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali reported first quarter earnings that beat expectations on Friday, results which the group's chief executive called "solid" as restructuring starts to pay off.

  • Soccer Wars Heat Up as BT Earnings Beat Friday, 10 May 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    Britain's telecoms company BT raised its core earnings and cash flow outlook on Friday after cost cuts and strong demand for its broadband.

  • New Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Fabrizio Saccomanni (L) shakes hands with Prime Minister Enrico Letta during the swearing in ceremony of the new government on April 28, 2013.

    Italy's economy minister said he did not believe additional tax hikes and spending cuts would be necessary in 2013.

  • Europe 'Totally Mad' to Go After Bankers: Mayor Friday, 10 May 2013 | 1:39 AM ET
    Europe 'Totally Mad' to Go After Bankers: Mayor

    Boris Johnson the Mayor of London, tells CNBC that it would be "totally mad" for Europe to react to its poor economy by going after "bankers in Britain".

  • Europe Yields Lower on Japan Buying Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    Lower Europe Yields on Japan Buying

    Peter Griffin, Head of Global Risk Assessment and Sovereign Fixed Income at Global Interest Rates Limited says the lower yields seen in Europe come on the back of Japanese buying.

  • Markets Approve Japan Easing Moves Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    Markets Approve Japan Easing Moves

    Pankaj Ghemawat, Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School says there are few sources of global growth and thus markets are cheering Japan's stimulus in hope that the country will come out of 2 decades of stagnation. He also discusses the growth outlook for Asia including China and India.

  • The Chase For Yield Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:07 AM ET
    The Chase For Yield

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors expects money to flow into the troubled countries in Europe pushing yields down further.

  • Larger IPOs Are Back…But From a New Place Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Large-scale IPOs have hit record levels year-to-date, as new emerging countries enter the market and investors hunt for higher returns.

  • Moody’s: Bond Market Bubble Fears ‘Overstated’ Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Even Muni Bonds May Be Targeted in 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

    Bond investors can rest easy as there are few signs of debt markets overheating, according to a report by Moody's Investors Service.

  • Lew: Europe Must Balance Austerity and Growth Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Lew: Europe Must Balance Austerity and Growth

    Jack Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, says Europe needs to find the right balance between austerity and growth and fix its credit market issues to boost its economy.

  • European Markets Close Mixed Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
    European Markets Close Mixed

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks were flat on Thursday, as investors react to the the Bank of England's decision to keep monetary policy unchanged.

  • European Market Closes Mixed Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Market Closes Mixed

    European shares closed mixed on Thursday after better-than-expected jobs data from the U.S.

  • EU Regulations Could Hurt Financial Sector: Pro Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    EU Regulations Could Hurt Financial Sector: Pro

    Richard Ward, CEO of Lloyd's, highlights that the European Union is very important to the U.K's financial sector but that some of its planned regulations could hurt.

  • Fracking Moves Closer to London Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    An anti-fracking protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on December 1, 2012.

    The only company to have fracked for shale gas in the UK, Cuardilla Resources, is set to begin exploratory drilling for oil 31 miles (50 km) south of London.

  • Sterling To Slip Despite Data: Currency Strategist Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, said the U.K. economic environment points to a weaker British pound, despite stronger-than-expected economic data.

  • South Africa Hits Out at UK Over Canceled Aid Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:27 AM ET
    South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan

    South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has accused the UK of trying to "pass the buck entirely onto the South African side" following the fallout from the UK government's withdrawal of aid.

  • Global Markets: China's Core Inflation Weak Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    Global Markets: China's Core Inflation Weak

    Asian stocks fell on worries over rising inflationary pressure in China, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • London's Tabloid World in New TV Series Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:41 AM ET

    The world of tabloid journalism, London-style, will be showcased in a new television series executive-produced by CNN host Piers Morgan, who is also a former editor of two of Britain's popular newspapers.

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