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  • European Markets Mixed Ahead of Budget Talks Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 6:12 AM ET
    European Markets Mixed Ahead of Budget Talks

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the EU budget summit is set to reconvene later in the day.

  • Will Madrid Rise to the OMT Bait? Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 5:00 AM ET
    Will Madrid Rise to the OMT Bait?

    Barclays Chief International Economist Julian Callow says market tension will have to increase for Spain to request assistance from the OMT (Outright Monetary Transaction) program.

  • Croatians Fight Back Against Austerity Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 4:30 AM ET
    Croatians Fight Back Against Austerity

    Boris Vujcic, governor of Croatia's central bank, says demand from the euro zone has still not picked up after the 2009 crisis.

  • Euro Crisis Feeds Obesity Fears Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 4:27 AM ET

    Shrinking incomes are leading more families to switch to cut-price convenience foods, the Global Post reports.

  • One Giant Leap for Europe? Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 3:57 AM ET
    One Giant Leap for Europe?

    In space no one can hear you scream. But they may be able to hear you moan about debt crises and squabble over how to keep your astronautical ambitions from crashing back down to Earth, the Global Post reports.

  • Croatia Must Join EU: CEO Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
    Croatia Must Join EU: CEO

    Ivana Gazic, CEO of the Zagreb Stock Exchange, says European Union membership for Croatia is "extremely critical" for expanding the exchange.

  • Euro Poised to Rise to $1.50, Pessimism Overdone: Expert Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 10:36 PM ET
    Euro Poised to Rise to $1.50, Pessimism Overdone: Expert

    Enough of the pessimism over the euro zone, says one analyst, who points out that the disaster scenarios anticipated by financial markets for the region have not played out, leaving the euro poised for a strong rally that could take it to $1.50 next year – a 17 percent gain from where it is now.

  • Catalans Consider Road to Independence Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 7:22 PM ET
    Spain Woos Foreigners to Thin Its Inventory of Unsold Homes

    Until recently, Jordi Parellada a singing teacher from Barcelona, would never have seen himself voting for Catalan independence. The FT reports.

  • Euro Could Hit $1.5 in 2013: Economist Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    EUR/USD Could Hit 1.5 in 2013: Economist

    Clifford Bennett, Chief Economist, Orb Global Investments explains why he sees upward pressure on the euro, and forecasts that it could hit 1.5 against the U.S. dollar in 2013.

  • 10 Champions of British Enterprise Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 9:54 AM ET
    10 Champions of British Enterprise

    These 10 U.K. entrepreneurs went from minor start-ups to globally recognized brands.

  • German Doubts Force Rethink on Greece Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 8:04 AM ET
    German Doubts Force Rethink on Greece

    German objections to suffering losses on official loans to Greece have forced the euro zone to explore more complex means of helping Athens cope with its debt mountain. The FT reports.

  • Poland Is ‘Hostage to Europe’: Finance Minister Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 6:51 AM ET
    Warsaw, Poland

    Despite bucking the economic gloom of the euro zone in recent years, Poland’s Finance Minister warned that the region’s debt crisis could derail Poland's progress.

  • US Companies Are Playing a Dangerous Game: SocGen’s Albert Edwards

    Data pointing to promising levels of bank lending and money supply in the United States, which have been touted as signs of a recovery, should be treated with caution according to Albert Edwards, strategist at Societe General.

  • Egypt’s Leader Is Crucial Link in Gaza Deal Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 2:15 AM ET
    Egypt’s Leader Is Crucial Link in Gaza Deal

    President Obama skipped dessert at a long summit meeting dinner in Cambodia on Monday to rush back to his hotel suite. It was after 11:30 p.m., and his mind was on rockets in Gaza rather than Asian diplomacy. He picked up the telephone to call the Egyptian leader who is the new wild card in his Middle East calculations, the New York Times reports.

  • Public Anger Over Europe’s Budget, and Wine Cellar, Bubbles Before Talks

    Amid wrangling over how much money the European Union spends at a time of grinding austerity across the Continent, Martin Ehrenhauser, an Austrian member of the European Parliament, lobbed a sobering question this summer at the union’s Brussels bureaucracy: How many bottles of booze does it have stocked in its wine cellars, the New York Times reports.

  • US Denies Report of Cyber Attack on France Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    US Denies Report of Cyber Attack on France

    The U.S. embassy in Paris has taken the unusual step of flatly denying a French report that Washington was responsible for a cyber attack on the Elysée palace shortly before Nicolas Sarkozy was succeeded as president by François Hollande in May this year, the Financial Times reports.

  • Ukraine: Hacker Haven Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 1:19 AM ET
    Ukraine: Hacker Haven

    When the hacker group Anonymous attacked the website of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe last week, it said it was responding to the OSCE’s “betrayal of democratic values” following Ukraine's October parliamentary elections.  The Global Post reports.

  • Hopes Rise of EU Budget Accord With UK Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Hopes were rising in Brussels that an unlikely deal with the U.K. over the EU’s long-term budget was taking shape, although the chief negotiator was trying to resolve a deluge of last-minute complaints from other countries on the eve of what could be a gruelling summit. The FT reports.

  • Europe's Recovery to Last? Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 8:05 PM ET
    Europe's Recovery to Last?

    Christopher Ferrarone, Global Equity Strategist, UBS says that ECB's "Outright Monetary Transactions" programme is meaningful and that Europe's recovery will continue unless something drastic happens in Greece or Spain.

  • EU Budget Talks Unlikely To Break Down Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    EU Budget Talks Unlikely To Break Down: Economist

    Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist & MD at Mesirow Financial, says there are a lot of conflicts to be reconciled at the European Union meeting but it is unlikely to result in a breakdown in budget talks.

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