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  • Italy Clinches 30-Year Bond Sale Ahead of Vote Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:33 AM ET
    Banca D'Italia

    Italy successfully sold its first 30-year bond in nearly two years at an auction on Wednesday, shrugging off concerns about the outcome of a general election on Feb. 24-25.

  • India's Investment Malaise Thwarting Economic Rebound Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:36 PM ET

    Being a big wheel in the earth mover business, Vipin Sondhi has a very clear idea why the Indian economy is stuck in the mud and what the government must do to change the mindset of business executives, like himself.

  • G-7 Fires Warning Shot Over Currencies Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
    A trader monitors the foreign exchange and stocks index in Tokyo.

    Monetary policies must not be directed at devaluing currencies, the Group of Seven nations said in a statement aimed at cooling growing international tensions over exchange rates and prompting yen to surge.

  • ECB'S Draghi Says Currency War Talk Exaggerated Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said exchange rates are as important for growth as for price stability.

  • Global Think Tank Pushes for Tougher Tax Reforms Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:43 AM ET
    OECD Slashes Global Growth Forecasts for 2013

    As millions of American taxpayers get ready to file their returns, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development is pushing for countries to get tougher on corporate tax reform.

  • ECB's Weidmann Dismisses Talk of Euro Intervention Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Discussions about an overvaluation of the euro are simply a diversion from governments' task of sorting out their economies, ECB's Weidmann said on Monday, resisting political pressure to weaken the currency.

  • Could Weak Euro Zone GDP Spell End to Austerity? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Austerity as the solution to the euro zone's protracted debt crisis could be on the way out if another bad set of euro zone gross domestic product (GDP) numbers are released this week, according to Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • Overnight Borrowing from ECB Drops to Zero Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:13 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Commercial banks took no overnight emergency funds from the ECB, data showed on Monday, pointing to a consistent improvement in money market access this year.

  • Horsetrading Exposed by British Beef Scandal Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:09 AM ET

    As Britons choke on discovering they may have eaten horse that was imported as beef, this new scandal has exposed the sometimes murky labyrinth by which food reaches Europe's dinner tables.

  • G20 to Skirt Potholes as World Economy Recovers Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    With the road ahead looking a bit smoother, G20 finance ministers will be happy to ignore the wreck in the rear-view mirror when they meet this week to steer a course for the world economy.

  • France's Push for Growth Hits German Wall Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Euro Zone Crisis Straining Hollande and Merkel’s Unity

    French efforts to divert Europe from economic austerity have foundered twice in a week due to German resistance, underlining a growing policy divide that is hobbling the core partnership.

  • Cracks Appear in European Banking Union Scheme Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 7:54 AM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Fears are growing that a central element of banking union will be scaled back, undermining the whole scheme.

  • UK Food Bank Visits Surge, Not Just for the Poor Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 2:11 AM ET
    Cans of food at the Thamesmead food bank in London.

    With unemployment at a 16-year high and one in five people living below the poverty line, the number of people using food banks in the U.K. has escalated during the recession. But it's not just the less well-off that are in need of help.

  • Europe's Economy Still Weak: ECB's Draghi Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 9:09 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    Economic activity in the euro area will remain weak in early 2013 before gradually recovering later in the year, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

  • Carney Sets High Bar to Bank of England Changes Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Mark Carney, the next governor of the Bank of England, said on Thursday any rethink of how British monetary policy is run should be made carefully but changes should be looked at over time.

  • Scandal, Economy Push Up Yields at Spanish Auction Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:15 AM ET
    Is Spain Facing Japan-Style Stagnation?

    Political uncertainty over a corruption scandal and revived concerns over the economic health of the euro zone forced the Spanish Treasury to pay more to borrow at a triple-bond auction on Thursday.

  • Some US Companies Are Seeing a Bottom in Europe Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 4:17 PM ET
    European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

    American companies aspire European region to boost its profit in 2013 after years of weakness.

  • Monte Paschi Loss Could Be Up to 1 Billion Euros Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 9:20 AM ET
    The Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA logo is seen on one of the bank's branches in Rome, Italy.

    Board members at Monte dei Paschi are expected to say that Italy's third largest bank may have lost up to 1 billion euros on trades, higher than the initial estimate.

  • Shorting Sterling Ahead of Carney Hearing: Bad Idea? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:46 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is set to address policymakers at a U.K. parliamentary committee on Thursday with many expecting sterling to fall as he delivers his dovish policy outlook, but analysts have told CNBC that this could prove to be wrong and the currency could in fact move sharply higher.

  • Europe Consumers Are World’s Most Pessimistic: Survey Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:55 AM ET
    A customer browses garments for sale inside a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

    Europe suffers the worst consumer confidence levels in the world, according to a survey by market research firm Nielsen which showed that Greek, Hungarian and Portuguese consumers topped the poll of pessimists.

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