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  • US Economic Strength Helps Boost Stocks Friday, 2 May 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    The financial sector fueled a rally in European shares on Friday, which scored their third weekly gain, after U.S. jobs data suggested the world's largest economy was proving more resilient than expected.

  • Deutsche Bank Posts First Quarterly Loss in 5 Years Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 12:12 PM ET
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    Deutsche Bank suffered its first quarterly loss in five years on Tuesday as global financial turmoil heaped 2.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in writedowns on Germany's biggest listed bank.

  • Europe Preview: Enough of Credit Crunch! Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    I have been covering the credit crunch since around 8:30 cet on August the 9th 2007 when BNP Paribas was forced to announce problems at 3 of their biggest funds. Producing Squawk Box I remember Alchemy Partners Jon Moulton telling Geoff Cutmore that this would be just the start and he was right.

  • French Finance Minister Puts Pressure on ECB Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    The disparity between U.S. and euro zone interest rates is starting to cause problems, French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC Monday, adding that Europe’s rampant inflation will ease.

  • Europe Preview: Spring Forecast on the Way Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    With the US heading for recession, the European Commissioner for Economic Monetary Affairs could be forgiven for lauding the strength of the European economy when he unveils his spring economic forecast on Monday.

  • German Business Sentiment Falls in April Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 4:28 AM ET

    German corporate sentiment fell more than expected in April as firms' assessment of both current economic conditions and the business outlook deteriorated, a closely watched survey showed on Thursday.

  • Shares of Germany's First Subprime Casualty Soar Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 12:02 PM ET

    Shares of German lender IKB jumped more than 16 percent Wednesday. The company said late Tuesday it expected a smaller full-year loss than previously expected.

  • Think Your Job Won't Go Overseas? Think Again Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    More than a quarter of US employers expect more of their high-skill positions to be shipped overseas.

  • ECB Hints at Rate Rise if Inflation Stays High Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    Wage and fiscal policy in the euro zone could buoy inflation and the European Central Bank may need to act on interest rates, ECB policymaker Axel Weber said in a newspaper interview released on Saturday.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Rises, Euro Hits Record High Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 6:47 AM ET

    Surging energy and food prices pushed euro zone inflation to a new high of 3.6 percent in March, boosting the euro to a record high against the dollar on fading chances of a ECB rate cut in the near term.

  • Deutsche Selling Debt, Credit Suisse Writing Down? Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:59 AM ET

    Deutsche Bank is looking to sell as much as $20 billion in leverage debt, while Credit Suisse could write down another $5 billion, according to published reports over the weekend.

  • Markets End in Red, But Well Off Day's Lows Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 11:58 AM ET

    European stocks ended lower for the third straight session on Thursday but well off the day's lows as strong gains on Wall Street sparked a late recovery, eclipsing fears of more asset writedowns in the banking sector.

  • ECB Holds Interest Rates at 4% Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    The European Central Bank kept rates on hold at 4 percent, as expected, on Thursday, sticking to its mandate to fight inflation at any cost. Economists now think the possibility of monetary easing is more likely as late as the fourth quarter.

  • RWE Looking at Bid for British Energy Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 5:47 AM ET

    Germany's RWE and Britain's Centrica have made indicative bids for British Energy, valuing the nuclear power firm at up to 11 billion pounds ($22 billion), sources close to the matter said.

  • Fed Bashed, ECB Spared in Finger-Pointing Match Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 3:55 AM ET

    Wall Street banks are the first to be blamed for the credit crunch. Central banks come a close second, but as the Federal Reserve's image is suffering, the European Central Bank looks as solid as a rock.

  • Cut Rates? The ECB Won't Hear of It Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 7:43 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's mission to fight inflation prevents it from worrying about economic weakness. But an abrupt slowdown could anger politicians and endanger the central bank's very mandate.

  • Stock Picks: Try the Niche Companies' Stocks Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    Niche companies, such as alternative energy or unconventional products, are becoming more attractive as stock markets volatility continues, Alexis Dawance, fund manager at Global-Cap, told CNBC Europe.

  • European Shares End Lower, Banks Drag Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    European shares snapped a two-day winning streak to end Tuesday 1 percent lower, led down by banks on persistent worries of more losses from a global credit crisis, and by weakness in technology shares.

  • Poll: Would You Use a Mobile Phone on an Airplane? Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    The European Union is unveiling plans Monday to allow passengers on flights in European airspace to use mobile telephones.

  • Former UBS Chief Lobbies for Big Change Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    A breakup of Swiss bank UBS would not be possible at the moment but it should be thoroughly restructured to bring it back on course, Luqman Arnold, chairman of investment company Olivant and former president of UBS, told CNBC Europe.