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  • European Stocks To Open Higher; Earnings in Focus Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

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

  • European Stocks to Open Higher; Ireland Watched Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:06 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

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

  • Dublin, Ireland

    Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan will press ahead with a plan to impose a 90 percent charge on bankers' bonuses when the budget bill is published on Friday, newspaper the Irish Independent reported.

  • World Can't Cope With Further Shocks: WEF Report Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 4:21 AM ET

    The world is not in a state to withstand further shocks in 2011, according to a report by the WEF's Network of Global Agenda Councils.

  • The Euro Zone's Hidden Powerhouse Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 6:45 AM ET

    German gross domestic product will likely rise 3 percent in 2011, according to economists at Capital Economics. But their pick for next-strongest euro-zone economy tends to fly under the radar.

  • European Shares to Open Lower on Tightening Worries Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 2:11 AM ET
    A stock broker sits in front of a board displaying German share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/M., western Germany.

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

  • Why the Euro is Rising Today Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 10:54 AM ET

    Not only is the Euro making gains—this morning it's importantly broken key resistance at 1-$-35.

  • European Shares To Edge Up on Strong US Earnings Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 2:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Europe, Don't Waste a Good Crisis: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 5:27 AM ET
    eu us summit 2010 lisbon

    "For us to expect the kind of clarity of purpose and consistency that you'd get from the US on something like this, you’re not going to get it," Jim O'Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • World Needs $103 Trillion in New Credit: WEF Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 5:07 AM ET

    If you argue the credit crisis was simply a case of pumping too much money into the system through cheap loans and loose fiscal policy, you might want to look away now.

  • Bear Investor Says 'I Have Been Too Bullish' Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 3:58 AM ET
    bull and bear outside frankfurt stock exchange

    Albert Edwards, a global strategist at Societe Generale well known for his bearish stance, said late Monday he has got it wrong and that he has been too bullish.

  • European Stocks Seen Up Ahead of Brussels Meeting Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 2:12 AM ET

    European stocks were seen slightly rising on Tuesday, inching higher for a second day in a row, with global miner Rio Tinto in focus after posting record iron ore output.

  • 'Kicking the Can' Means 'Chaotic' 2011: Market Pro Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 1:56 AM ET

    While last year was full of market roiling events, 2011 will be equally chaotic because the financial crisis has not been resolved, according to Nick Beecroft, senior markets consultant at Saxo Bank.

  • Davos Needs More Women Delegates: WEF Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The World Economic Forum called for its strategic partners to send more women to its summit in Davos at the end of the month, but major companies aren't playing ball with the quota, according to a published report.

  • World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Monday he hopes the global economy will have a sustainable recovery in 2011, but added he sees a number of dangers that could see his hopes dashed.

  • 'Risk Free' is Dead, Put Cash to Work: Strategist Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 7:23 AM ET
    Negotiating Pay

    With the cashlevels on the balance sheets of S&P 500 companies at their highest level for 60 years, companies should start buying, Bruno Verstraete, CEO of Nautilus Invest in Zurich, said Monday.

  • Europe Stocks Expected To Track Wall Street Losses Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 2:16 AM ET

    European stocks were set to dip Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street and in Tokyo, with heavyweight resource-related shares feeling the pinch of lower commodity prices.

  • Will Switzerland Peg Its Franc to the Euro? Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 6:58 AM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Swiss policymakers will hold an emergency meeting with key business groups, labor unions and representatives from the machinery, tourism and pharmaceutical sectors to discuss the Swiss franc's damaging impact on the Alpine country's economy Friday.

  • EU Stocks to Open Mixed, on Debt, Rates Expectations Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 2:19 AM ET

    European shares were seen mixed on Thursday, as investors take a breather after a brisk two-day rally, bracing for further debt auctions in the euro zone as well as interest rate decisions.

  • Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World: WEF Report Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 4:35 AM ET

    Over three years of financial crisis have "drained the word’s capacity" to deal with further shocks according to the World Economic Forum’s closely-watched Global Risks Report.

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