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  • European Stocks Close Higher, Miners Rally Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 11:54 AM ET

    European stocks rose for a second session in a row on Friday, as mergers and acquisitions talk prompted investors to scoop up recently battered financials and mining shares.

  • Commerzbank CEO Signals Interest in Postbank Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 6:42 AM ET

    Germany's second-biggest bank, Commerzbank, has confirmed its interest in buying Deutsche Postbank, setting up a potential bidding battle with Deutsche Bank if Postbank is sold.

  • Pharmas Push European Shares to Close Higher Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 11:53 AM ET

    European shares ended in positive territory on Thursday, driven higher by pharmaceuticals after a broker upgrade of the sector, while flat commodity prices weighed on shares of mining and energy companies.

  • Rising Euro is a Concern: EU's Barroso Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 7:50 AM ET

    The strength of the euro, at a record high versus the dollar, is becoming a problem for Europe's exporters, the president of the European Commission said on Thursday.

  • Sarkozy Wants "Equitable and Fair" Currency Rates Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 7:12 AM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy will in a forthcoming visit to China call for an "equitable and fair" relationship between four major currencies -- the dollar, euro, yen and yuan, a senior French official said on Thursday.

  • Daimler Hurt by Dollar but Sees No US Recession Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 5:17 AM ET

    Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche does not expect the U.S. economy to contract as a result of high oil prices and the real estate crisis.

  • European Shares Close Lower, Banks Dip Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 12:40 PM ET

    European shares fell sharply on Wednesday as fresh concern about the fallout of a credit crunch hit banks, while the record high euro dragged down shares of major exporters.

  • European Stocks End Higher, Energy Boosts Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    Gains in energy shares helped European equities end more than 1 percent higher on Tuesday, paring the previous session's 2 percent fall.

  • SAP Mulls Sale of TomorrowNow, Whose CEO Resigns Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 2:57 AM ET

    SAP, Europe's leading software company, said it was mulling a sale of its TomorrowNow U.S. unit, which is at the centre of a legal battle with arch-rival Oracle.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower, Financials Drag Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 11:53 AM ET

    The major European indexes ended firmly in the red Monday, despite a positive start to the trading session, as financial, basic resources and auto-maker stocks fell sharply.

  • European Shares End Mixed; Telecoms Up, Energy Falls Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 12:56 PM ET

    European stock indexes closed mixed on Tuesday as the impact of gains in telecoms inspired by a raised outlook from Vodafone, was countered by losses in the energy sector which tracked weaker oil prices.

  • European Asset-Backed Securities Issuance Slows Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 9:21 AM ET

    Origination of European securitisations will probably slow for the full year versus 2006, the first time this has happened since 2000, as credit market turmoil bites, the European Securitisation Forum said on Tuesday.

  • Rising Power Prices Help E.ON Beat Expectations Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 8:51 AM ET

    Rising power prices helped Germany's E.ON, the world's largest utility by sales, to boost nine-month underlying operating profit by 12 percent and beat market expectations.

  • Qatar Still in Talks to Buy EADS Stake: Report Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 4:20 AM ET

    Qatar's $60 billion sovereign wealth fund is still in talks to invest in EADS, more than seven months after saying it could buy as much 10 percent of Airbus' parent, Dubai's Emirates Today reported on Tuesday.

  • Banks Boost European Shares, Offset Fall in Oils Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 12:41 PM ET

    European shares ended flat on Monday after a three-day losing streak as a bounce-back in financial stocks, which have borne the brunt of the global liquidity crisis, offset a fall in energy shares.

  • ECB Is Ready to Fight Inflation: Policymakers Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 10:07 AM ET
    The Euro sculpture is seen in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, central Germany.

    1st pThe European Central Bank is ready to head off inflation risks, policymakers said on Friday, a day after leaving interest rates on hold for the fifth month in a row.

  • Europe Stocks End at 6-Week Closing Low; Miners Jump Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    European equities lost ground on Thursday, ending at their lowest close in six weeks as persistent credit fears continued to pull banking stocks lower.

  • ECB, BoE Leave Interest Rates Unchanged Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:11 AM ET

    The European Central Bank left rates unchanged as expected on Thursday, with analysts saying the doves in the governing council had the upper hand.  The Bank of England also left the rates on hold, with analysts expecting it to ease monetary policy early next year.

  • Deutsche Telekom's Third-Quarter Slides Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 5:29 AM ET

    Deutsche Telekom, Europe's biggest telecommunications company, said Thursday that its third-quarter profit slid as more and more customers abandoned their traditional fixed-line telephones.

  • ECB May Intervene if Euro Rises to $1.50: Analysts Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:45 AM ET

    European Central Bank policymakers have been relaxed about the euro's steep rise against the  dollar -- in public at least -- but its move towards $1.50 is raising the prospect that it might intervene.