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  • Central Banks Bought Most Gold in Nearly 50 Years Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Central banks scooped up more gold in 2012 than they have annually in nearly half a century as they sought to diversify reserves, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Thursday.

  • From Strip Clubs to Bars: London Banking Cuts Hurt Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:51 AM ET

    Thousands of job losses in London's high-profile banking industry are causing ripple effects across a wide array of businesses that rely on the wealth of City workers.

  • Investing In Europe Banks Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:23 AM ET
    Investing In Europe Banks

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas shares his investment strategy for Europe's banks

  • Swissie and Yen Top List of Currency War Aggressors: HSBC Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    An HSBC report ranked the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc as the world's most aggressive currency warmongers.

  • European Markets Extend Gains, FTSE at 5-Year Peak Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Extend Gains, FTSE at 5-Year Peak

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's top business headlines from Europe.

  • Spain Is the ‘Next Germany,’ Says Morgan Stanley Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Spain is set to usurp Germany as the strongman of Europe, due to the increasing competitiveness of its exports, say Morgan Stanley analysts.

  • Russia to Become Biggest Oil Supplier to China Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    Rosneft is seeking to borrow $30 billion from China, making Beijing the largest consumer of Russian oil and further diverting supplies away from Europe.

  • $2 Trillion Economy With a Major Trust Problem Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    A $2 trillion economy and a stock market that trades at valuations cheaper than Pakistan - Russia is struggling to gain the trust of international capital.

  • Inflation Is Coming, Bank of England Warns Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Inflation in the U.K. will remain above target for the next two years, Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned on Wednesday, but tightening monetary policy was not the solution as it could push the economy deeper into recession.

  • Global Markets Update: Earnings Weigh on Markets Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Earnings Weigh on Markets

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed in morning trade, as investors digested a series of earnings news, and focused on currency wars.

  • Swiss Government Takes Action Against Housing Bubble Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:54 AM ET

    The Swiss government is taking steps to try to stop a housing market boom running out of control, announcing on Wednesday it will demand banks hold additional capital to dampen mortgage activity.

  • Italy Clinches 30-Year Bond Sale Ahead of Vote Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:33 AM ET
    Banca D'Italia

    Italy successfully sold its first 30-year bond in nearly two years at an auction on Wednesday, shrugging off concerns about the outcome of a general election on Feb. 24-25.

  • Euro Zone Factory Output Up as Economy Slowly Recovers Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:06 AM ET

    Output at euro zone factories rose for the first time since August last year.

  • Economic Outlook Increasingly Optimistic: ICC Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Economic Outlook Increasingly Optimistic: ICC

    Jean-Guy Carrier, secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, tells CNBC that he has seen a clear increase in market confidence over the past six months and expects that to continue.

  • IEA Sees Iran Oil Sales Falling as Sanctions Bite Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 4:26 AM ET
    Oil refinery and petrochemical complex, Mahshahr, Iran,

    Iranian oil output will likely fall further from its lowest in three decades as the West tightens sanctions on the Islamic Republic, depriving Tehran of hard currency revenues, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

  • European Markets Open Mixed Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Mixed

    Karen Cho takes you through the European Market open, where stocks are looking a little bit firmer.

  • Valuations of Markets Still Reflect Fear: Pro Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    Valuations of Markets Still Reflect Fear: Pro

    John Haynes, head of research at Investec Wealth & Investment, tells CNBC there is a tension between those who want to take money off the table and others who think they need to stick with the rally a bit longer.

  • Heineken Sees Growth Regions Outweighing Weak Europe Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:34 AM ET

    Heineken, the world's third largest brewer, reported higher than expected 2012 profit on Wednesday on the back of sharply higher earnings from Africa and the Americas and forecast higher revenue this year.

  • Heineken CEO: Europe Hit By Recession, Tax man and Greying Population

    Jean Francois van Boxmeer, CEO of Heineken, tells CNBC that the importance of Europe is declining for Heineken and they have been increasing their footprint in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

  • SocGen Reshuffles Executive Team After Loss Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:16 AM ET
    Frederic Oudea

    French bank Societe Generale has named a new chief financial officer and reshuffled its management team after swinging to a loss in the fourth quarter on the back of a weak euro zone economy and one-off charges.

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