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  • Obama weighs up options after Syria gas attack Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • No need to rush ultra-easy money exit: IMF Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:39 PM ET
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund

    Central banks in Europe, the United States and Japan have no need to rush to exit the ultra-easy monetary policies they have put in place to spur growth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.

  • Europe shares close higher after strong data Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday, as growth data from the U.K. pushed the FTSE 100 higher.

  • Euro zone consumer morale jumps to 2-year high Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Consumer morale in the euro zone jumped to its highest level in two years in August, the European Commission said on Friday, adding to encouraging signs that the bloc has started to recover.

  • 'Abysmal' Dutch economy threatens euro zone Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:47 AM ET
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    A housing crash, rising unemployment and weak growth leaves the AAA-rated Netherlands teetering on the brink of a credit downgrade. But analysts said more is at risk than the country's perfect credit rating.

  • Recovering UK economy shows faster growth Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, benefiting from a broad-based pick-up in activity that looked to have put the country's recovery on a firmer footing.

  • Italian coalition close to breaking point Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 2:04 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Relations between the partners in Italy's coalition government seemed close to breaking point on Thursday over whether to evict Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over a tax fraud conviction.

  • New Greek rescue promises euro drama Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 2:03 AM ET

    The need for a new rescue program for Greece promises a drawn-out drama of late-night negotiations but is unlikely to trigger the sort of crisis that has threatened the breakup of the euro.

  • Europe closes higher after upbeat PMI Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, rebounding after several days of losses, as upbeat data from Europe and China offset negative sentiment in global markets on Fed "tapering" fears

  • Beckham shirt sales score big for Paris club Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    French soccer club PSG saw sales of its official replica shirts soar by over 60 percent in the 2012-2013 season, a feat largely attributable to David Beckham.

  • Next ‘great rotation’ could be US to Europe stocks Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Societe Generale joined a growing chorus of banks growing increasingly bullish on European equities at the expense of U.S, Japanese and emerging market stocks, and forecast a net $100 billion could soon flow back into the struggling continent.

  • Global economic rebound sparks rally Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 6:37 AM ET

    The global economy showed signs of improvement on Thursday with factory output improving in two of the world's largest economies.

  • Byron Wien: Correction could top 5 percent Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 1:53 PM ET
    Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners

    "My concern about the second half is that the economy isn't building the kind of momentum that everybody thought," Wien said.

  • Europe shares close down ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Wednesday, as investors looked ahead to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting.

  • China to 30 foreign firms: Confess antitrust sins Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    A paramilitary police officer stands guards in front of flags at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

    A senior Chinese official put pressure on around 30 foreign firms to confess to any antitrust violations and warned them against using external lawyers to fight accusations from regulators, sources said.

  • Investors eyeball French pension reform plans Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Francois Hollande, France's president speaks to the media as he arrives for the European Leaders summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels,

    France is under pressure from Brussels and its euro zone neighbors to deliver budget and pension system reforms, in the nation's latest test to show it can become more competitive.

  • ‘Grueling’ bank hours in focus after intern death Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    Moritz Erhardt, Bank of America intern who died

    The widespread culture of long working hours for banking interns has been criticized after the death of a 21-year-old intern last week, with groups calling for changes to guidelines and working practices.

  • Denmark's Vestas replaces embattled CEO Engel Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

    Denmark's Vestas has dismissed Chief Executive Ditlev Engel, who has come under increasing pressure after several profit warnings bruised investor confidence in the company.

  • Berlin: Start-ups and software giants come together Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 2:16 AM ET
  • Why Europe could lose 1.9 million jobs by 2017 Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    Large firms in Europe are losing over 130,000 jobs each year in IT, finance and other areas, as jobs are increasingly offshored to cheaper locations, according to new report.