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    European shares were expected to slip in opening trade on Thursday, with a recent rally losing steam as investors stayed cautious.

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    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, tracking advances on Wall Street and in Japan and extending gains from the previous session.

  • Lewis said he found it “amazing” that the Irish government has “socialized” the banks—some $80 billion in senior and subordinated debt—and made it the financial responsibility of Irish taxpayers, who didn’t create it.

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    The European Central Bank suspended its emergency purchases of euro zone government bonds last week as the debt crisis eased, allowing it to focus on combating rising inflation, reports the Financial Times.

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    Financial bookmakers predicted gains for the leading European benchmark indexes on Tuesday, with the focus seen shifting back to the economic outlook and company earnings.

  • Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    Risks that the troubles in Egypt may spread have increased and the uprisings have a negative effect on growth, as well as contributing to higher prices, economist Nouriel Roubini said.

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    European shares were set to fall on Monday as concerns grew the Egyptian anti-government protests could spark instability elsewhere in the Middle East.

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    As Greece tries to dig out of its debt crisis and digest austerity measures, one microbrewer points out a glaring problem in the nation's economic recovery:  Outdated government rules are crimping the competitiveness of Greek companies.

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    European stocks were indicated to open flat to slightly higher, ahead of gross domestic product data from the US which would show how solid is the recovery of the world's biggest economy.

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    European shares were set to edge up on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asian markets after the Fed's meeting.

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    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama stressed a need to lower corporate tax rates.

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    Chief executives, government leaders and academics around the world are headed to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week — a heady power gathering that mixes business, politics and Champagne in the Swiss Alps.

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    At least for this year, the euro zone will remain united  and no country is likely to default, analysts told CNBC.com. But debt restructuring is on the horizon for later.

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    European shares are set to rise for a third straight session on Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and on Wall Street.

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    European shares are set to edge higher on Monday, tracking Friday's gains on Wall Street.

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    Day by day, investors in Europe tell me their confidence is growing that the Union is moving decisively towards fixing its problems.

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    Hidden among an otherwise sea of red due to China fears, some markets rallied: Athens' ASE up 2.6 percent, Portugal's PS120 up 1.1 percent and Spain's IBEX spacer up 0.76 percent.  More importantly, there's a growing bid under peripheral European debt.

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    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday, with stocks poised to extend the previous session's sell-off.

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    Expanding the EFSF is not the right solution, said Andreas Treichl, the CEO of Erste Bank, the Austrian-based bank focused on lending in Eastern Europe. Treichl added that one way or another, Germany will ultimately end up picking up the bill.

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    European shares were set to edge up on Wednesday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia, on robust earnings overnight from U.S. technology firms.