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  • France in 'Free Fall' as Fund Managers Short Bonds Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:38 AM ET
    Cracks in France…as Southern Europe Moves Ahead

    New research shows the French public now have less faith in their economy and the European Union than the Spanish or the Italians.

  • Commerzbank Offers Shares at Deep Discount Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:56 AM ET

    Commerzbank is offering shares at a deep discount in a 2.5 billion euro ($3.3 billion) capital increase aimed at repaying funds it owes to the German government and insurer Allianz.

  • Bloomberg CEO: We're Listening to Our Customers Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    The Bloomberg Terminal computer system

    Daniel Doctoroff, the CEO and president of Bloomberg LP, has posted his first blog on the company's web site apologizing to customers.

  • Call the Lawyers: France Gets Serious on Bank Union Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    As disagreement grows over whether a system to wind up Europe's failing banks - a central tenet to region-wide banking union – requires treaty change, France's finance minister told CNBC that Europe should let its lawyers work it out.

  • Greece plans to sell bonds at some point early in 2014, ending four years of exclusion from international capital markets, the country's PM Antonis Samaras said on Monday.

  • Crisis Wears Down Support for the European Union Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:40 PM ET

    With the European Union sapped by the euro crisis, confidence in the institution and the benefits it was supposed to provide is flagging faster and further than ever before. The New York Times reports.

  • Better US Economy Throws Wrench in Currency Markets Monday, 13 May 2013 | 9:21 PM ET

    For a long time, the dollar didn't get much respect, but now that it's standing tall again, it's become a key focus for markets as U.S. economic data is beginning to look a shade better.

  • Can Street Live Without Bloomberg? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 12:53 PM ET
    The Bloomberg Terminal computer system

    Wall Street pros say Bloomberg faces long-term damage to its credibility from its privacy breach scandal.

  • Prosecutor Seeks Six-Year Jail Term for Berlusconi Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:58 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    An Italian prosecutor is seeking a six-year jail sentence for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly having sex with an underage nightclub dancer.

  • Retailers Sign Bangladesh Factory Safety Agreement Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    The world's two biggest fashion retailers backed an accord aimed at preventing a repeat of last month's collapse of a Bangladesh factory building.

  • Sports Memorabilia: A New Safe Haven? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 8:51 AM ET
    A buyer looks at a Brazilian international soccer jersey at Sotheby's in London

    Are investors in Britain and beyond beginning to put their money into sporting memorabilia that isn't as vulnerable to market movements?

  • Lloyds Chair Stands Down as Government Sale Looms Monday, 13 May 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    Lloyds Banking Group Chairman Win Bischoff is to retire in the next year, handing the reins to a successor who must steer it through a potentially risky multi-billion pound government share sale.

  • UK Government Split Over EU Membership Monday, 13 May 2013 | 7:47 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    As UK Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Washington to press for a new EU-US trade deal, prominent members of his cabinet said Britain should no longer be a part of the European Union.

  • Elan Strikes $1 Billion Royalty Deal With Theravance Monday, 13 May 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Elan stepped up its bid to keep its independence on Monday by agreeing a $1 billion deal to buy 21 percent of the royalties that U.S. company Theravance receives from GlaxoSmithKline.

  • Virgin's Branson Dons a Dress After Losing Bet Monday, 13 May 2013 | 5:43 AM ET

    Virgin chief executive Richard Branson made his debut as a female flight attendant this weekend, donning a stewardess' uniform and serving drinks to passengers after he lost a bet with a fellow airline magnate.

  • Cyprus Still Needs Russia's Help: Finance Minister Monday, 13 May 2013 | 4:39 AM ET
    Cyprus Finance Minister Haris Georgiades

    Cyprus is continuing talks with the Russian government to relax the terms of a 2.5 billion euro loan, the country's finance minister told CNBC as euro zone finance ministers meet to approve a first bailout payment to the country.

  • Confusion Reigns: Europe Bickers Over Banking Union Monday, 13 May 2013 | 4:34 AM ET

    The split on a European banking union resurfaced this weekend, with Germany's finance minister warning that the creation of a single banking supervisor and rescue fund for European banks would "take time," while the head of the Eurogroup hoped of a deal before summer.

  • Why Hotels Have High Hopes for Middle East Monday, 13 May 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    Global hotel brands' aggressive expansion in the Arabian Gulf is helping to drive profits and offset markets hit by the Arab uprisings, hotel group CEOs told CNBC.

  • Why 'Boring, Dull, Passive' Investing Is Working Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    The least lucrative strategy for the investment banks and stockbrokers is "buy and hold" and it's the "buy and hold" investors who have made most of the money so far since those 2012 lows. Steve Sedgwick, Anchor at CNBC Europe writes.

  • ECB's Visco: Deposit Rates Could Go Below Zero Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    Ignazio Visco

    ECB governing council member Ignazio Visco told CNBC that the central bank is "technically prepared" to introduce negative deposit rates.

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