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  • Ireland Rejects Treaty in Blow for EU Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    Irish voters have rejected the EU's Lisbon treaty in a referendum, Irish Justice Minister Dermot Ahern conceded on Friday.

  • Cars, Planes Boost UK Factory Output in April Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 5:09 AM ET

    British manufacturing output unexpectedly rose in April thanks to higher production of aircraft and motor vehicles, official data showed on Tuesday.

  • Europeans Protest Rocketing Fuel Prices Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 8:16 AM ET

    Spanish truck drivers smashed windscreens and Portuguese truckers blocked roads on Monday as protests over rocketing global fuel prices spread across Europe.

  • Bank of England 'Caught' Not 'Paralyzed' Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 5:24 AM ET

    The recent downturn in the UK economy is likely keeping Bank of England hawks at bay, according to former Monetary Policy Committee member Charles Goodhart, CBE.

  • Poll: Should Britain Adopt the Euro? Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:31 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's 10th anniversary may have been marred by high inflation, but the euro's show of strength over the past nine months has been impressive.

  • Bank of England Handcuffed by Inflation Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    U.K. investor attention will be on the Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) when it meets Thursday as the group tries to balance inflation and the threat of a recession.

  • Buy Dollars and Profit from the ECB Freeze Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 10:31 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The European Central Bank's inability to raise rates may mean the time for a jump back into the dollar has arrived, as the  full effects of the credit crunch still have to be felt in Europe, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • No Action, Just Hawkish Talk at ECB Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's hawks must be aching to hike rates, but they will likely sit on their hands again and leave rates at 4 percent despite inflation rising to 3.6 percent in May.

  • Inflation Crashes ECB's 10th Anniversary Party Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 9:01 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Sky-high fuel and food prices crashed the party when finance ministers flocked to Frankfurt to celebrate the inflation-fighting European Central Bank's 10th birthday on Monday, a milestone in Europe's monetary union.

  • Euro Stocks Range-Bound as ECB Fights Inflation  Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 5:47 AM ET

    European stocks are set to stay range-bound this week as the subprime crisis continues to take its toll on confidence and rising inflation means investors do not expect the European Central Bank to cut rates any time soon.

  • Poll: Has the Euro Been a Success? Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 10:47 AM ET

    The European Central Bank turned 10 years old on June 1 and the euro's rise against the dollar seems to be proof of its success. But criticism from some of the euro-zone members that the strength of the single currency stifles growth by putting a lid on exports may cast a shadow over the party.

  • Global Food Prices Could Rise Further: ECB Note Friday, 30 May 2008 | 8:54 AM ET
    Wheat Fields

    Global food prices could rise further in the short term and keep rising over the longer term as supplies are unlikely to match increased demand, a European Central Bank note said.

  • Will Inflation Force Euro-Zone to Raise Rates? Friday, 30 May 2008 | 6:47 AM ET

    On the verge of the European Central Bank's 10th anniversary, the news on inflation doesn't look good. Against the bank's target of "below but close to" 2 percent, euro-zone prices rose 3.6 percent in May, compared with the year ago, back to a historic high, data showed on Friday.

  • HSBC CEO Calls for Higher Interest Rates Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 4:30 AM ET

    The chief executive of Europe's biggest lender on Tuesday called on central bankers to raise interest rates in order to combat inflation.

  • Trichet: Financial Markets Correction Is Ongoing Monday, 26 May 2008 | 3:32 AM ET

    European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet said on Monday that financial markets were experiencing an "ongoing correction" and repeated that the G7 was concerned about excessive dollar volatility.

  • Poll: Is Europe Facing an Energy Crisis? Friday, 23 May 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    Oil rallied again on Friday following a retreat after it reached a new record high of $135 a barrel, on the back of a weaker dollar and worries about production in countries other than the OPEC members.

  • Euro Zone Economy Heads for Sharp Slowdown Friday, 23 May 2008 | 7:56 AM ET

    Euro zone economic growth looks set for a sharp slowdown in the second quarter after a strong performance at the start of the year, data showed on Friday, but rocketing inflation will keep interest rates on hold.

  • Looking for Currency Yield? Try New Europe Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    Countries that have joined the European Union over the past few years have been touted as younger and more dynamic than their Western peers. The credit crunch has sifted the solid convergence plays from the very risky ones.

  • Warren Buffett – What the Tide Revealed Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:01 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Day 4 of the Warren Buffett European offensive, and expectations of an imminent bid have been managed down. Mr Buffett says he is not stalking targets, he wants companies that meet his criteria to call him. He even gave out his phone number on a number of occasions during the Lausanne press conference.

  • Trichet: Significant Market Correction Ongoing Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:51 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet warned on Monday that the end of the credit crunch was not yet in sight and the world was experiencing an "ongoing and very significant market correction."

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