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  • European markets close: Brink of deflation     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a contraction for French manufacturing and Citi's call for full blown QE in January.

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 20- Britain's relations with the European Union took another knock on Thursday when its legal challenge to a limit on bankers' bonuses was rejected by an adviser to the bloc's top court. Britain, home to the City of London where most of the bankers hit by the cap are based, said the law would push up fixed pay and goes beyond the EU's powers, a...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 20- Britain's relations with the European Union took another knock on Thursday when its legal challenge to a limit on bankers' bonuses was rejected by an adviser to the bloc's top court. Britain, home of Europe's largest financial centre, said the law will push up fixed pay and goes beyond the EU's treaty powers, a sensitive subject at a time of...

  • European markets close: Greek stability     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a bounce for Greek stocks.

  • Open up to our beer, EU to tell Japan in trade talks Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    *EU, Japan seeking broad trade deal by end of 2015. BRUSSELS, Nov 19- Japan needs to open up its beer market to European exports if Tokyo and Brussels are to agree one of the world's biggest free trade deals next year, according to an EU document prepared for the next round of talks in December. Japan and the European Union are seeking to strike a deal at the end of 2015 but...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The European Union will soon push back a deadline by which U.S. clearing houses need to comply with its rules, a source familiar with the matter said, taking the sting out of a dispute with America over how to regulate swaps. A European Commission spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday that an extension of the Dec. 15 deadline had been proposed, and...

  • *Athens wants to exit bailout one year ahead of time. ATHENS, Nov 18- Greece is locked in tough negotiations with its foreign lenders, with "nerves stretched" on both sides, the finance minister warned on Tuesday, raising the temperature as Athens tries to exit an unpopular bailout programme. Inspectors from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund...

  • European markets close: Draghi rally     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a big rally after ECB president Mario Draghi's dovish comments on quantitative easing.

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Political rhetoric raising the possibility that Britain may leave the European Union could already be deterring foreign investment and harming London's financial services industry, a top UK investor said. Britain is due to hold a general election next year with the country's relationship with Europe a key issue. Nusseibeh highlighted the...

  • European markets close: Draghi rallies market     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the impact of Mario Draghi's statement where he said the ECB could buy government bonds.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 17- Russian stocks saw a small bounce on Monday, while the rouble was steady, after the European Union decided not to impose more sanctions against Russia for now over Moscow's actions in Ukraine. EU foreign ministers agreed to put more Russia- backed Ukrainian separatists on their sanctions list, but did not extend measures against Russia itself.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 17- The Russian rouble weakened on Monday morning, dragged down by falling oil prices and fears of new European Union sanctions against Russia. The price of oil, Russia's major export, softened on Monday following a rally on Friday, with Brent down over $1 at just over $78 a barrel after the International Energy Agency on Friday said it expected downward...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 14- Etihad Airways secured European Union approval on Friday to acquire 49 percent of loss-making Italian airline Alitalia, the latest in a series of acquisitions made by the Abu Dhabi- based airline to expand its network around the world. For Etihad, which already has minority stakes in Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Virgin Australia, Air Serbia and...

  • Europe: Germany & Greece escape recession     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest German GDP data, as well as news Greece has escaped recession.

  • *Starbucks says confident will be cleared. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 14- A tax deal the Netherlands cut with Starbucks Corp may be illegal state aid, European Union regulators said on Friday, part of a crackdown on members attracting investment by helping companies to avoid tax. The European Commission said it suspects the Dutch tax ruling allows Starbucks, the...

  • European markets close: Pound takes hit     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a dip in London home prices hitting the British pound.

  • European markets close: Banks fined billions     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including some big banks hit with fines by global regulators.

  • EU chief calls for more tax law harmonization Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union should harmonize tax practices better to counter the sweet deals that countries like Luxembourg have used to attract multinationals and the super-rich, the EU's executive chief said Wednesday. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker denied allegations that he was part of the problem since he had been prime minister of...

  • European markets close: Earnings in focus     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pop for European telecoms and a down day for the big miners.

  • EU court backs Germany on jobless benefit refusal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    BERLIN— A European Union court ruled Tuesday that Germany was within its rights to refuse jobless benefits to an immigrant from Romania who made no effort to seek work in Germany, a decision that comes amid concern over perceived welfare abuse by migrants from poorer EU nations. German judges sought a ruling from the European Court of Justice after a Romanian...