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  • Why export-oriented Greek firms are attractive   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    Why export-oriented Greek firms are attractive

    Anastasios Economou, Founder of investment holding firm Igroup, explains how he's hedging for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone and returning to its own currency.

  • EU to resume Galileo satellite launch program Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 26- The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix. Global Positioning System is obliged to use the Russian Soyuz system until a development of Arianespace's European Ariane 5 rocket is ready...

  • EU to resume Galileo satellite launch programme Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 26- The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix. Global Positioning System is obliged to use the Russian Soyuz system until a development of Arianespace's European Ariane 5 rocket is ready...

  • Europe closes: Germany ups growth forecast   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe closes: Germany ups growth forecast

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Germany's panel of economic advisors raised its growth forecast.

  • EU signals further divergence from global banking rules Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:23 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- The European Union will continue to diverge from global banking regulations where necessary to avoid overburdening smaller lenders, the bloc's financial services chief said on Thursday. Hill said he would "differentiate" from other Basel rules, too, in an effort to ensure that EU legislation is proportionate and takes into account different...

  • BERLIN, March 26- European Union regulators plan a year-long investigation into ecommerce to help remove barriers to cross-border trade in the 28- nation bloc, the EU's antitrust chief said on Thursday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she decided to launch the inquiry because such hurdles were hampering the growth of online...

  • Europe close: ECB raises cap for Greek banks   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Europe close: ECB raises cap for Greek banks

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the European Central Bank approving a raise of more than 1 billion euros in the emergency funds available to Greek lenders.

  • LONDON, March 25- Lawmakers on Wednesday accused the British government of burying a major review into Britain's relationship with the European Union meant to inform public opinion ahead of a possible referendum on membership of the bloc. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU ties before holding a referendum by the end of...

  • Hungary says EU to OK Russian fuel deal for nuclear plant Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Hungary— Hungary says it has reached an agreement with the European Union so Russia can supply fuel for 10 years after the expansion of its only nuclear power plant. Janos Lazar, head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office, said in a statement posted Wednesday that the fuel supply contract would be open to other bidders once the 10- year deal with Russia...

  • *China import tariffs 24.3-25.2 pct, for Taiwan 10.9-12 pct. BRUSSELS, March 25- The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties from Thursday on imports of cold-rolled stainless steel sheet from China and Taiwan, according to a notice on Wednesday in the EU's Official Journal. Eurofer has said China and Taiwan shipped 620 million euros of cold-rolled...

  • BRUSSELS— Two environmental groups say European Union nations continue to overfish their Atlantic waters despite commitments to fish sustainably and stay within safe scientific limits. Studies from the two obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press ahead of their release show that almost two out of three limits for catches in the waters off...

  • BRUSSELS, March 25- The European Union will impose punitive anti-dumping duties from Thursday on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled sheet from China and Taiwan, according to a notice on Wednesday in the EU's Official Journal. Eurofer has said China and Taiwan shipped 620 million euros of cold-rolled stainless steel into the EU in 2013, some 17 percent of...

  • LONDON, March 24- Leaving the European Union would be disastrous for Britain and harm its economy, Standard Life Chairman Gerry Grimstone said on Tuesday. "It would be disastrous for London and the UK if the UK were to leave the single market," Grimstone told a conference on how to maintain Britain's competitiveness as a financial centre. Grimstone, who also chairs...

  • Germany not to blame for Greece's problems: Tsipras Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following talks at the Chancellery in Berlin March 23, 2015.

    Greece's firebrand far-left leader struck a consolatory note on Monday, saying it was wrong to blame foreigners for the country's problems.

  • European markets close: Merkel hosts Greek PM   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Merkel hosts Greek PM

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Germany's Angela Merkel hosting the Greek Prime Minister.

  • Can Greece make up with Germany?   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Can Greece make up with Germany?

    Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, is due to meet German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to discuss debt negotiations. CNBC's Annette Weisbach discusses what to expect.

  • Odds of a Grexit? It's now 50-50: Expert   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 11:23 PM ET
    Odds of a Grexit? It's now 50-50: Expert

    Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, explains why the chances of a Grexit - or a Greek exit from the euro zone - is now 50 percent.

  • Why Tsipras needs to turn on the charm with Merkel Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 6:29 AM ET

    Optimism has made a welcome return to the negotiations surrounding Greece’s financial future.

  • BRUSSELS, March 21- Ukraine is confident Russia will have to sharply lower the price it charges Kiev for gas as increased imports from the European Union have greatly reduced Ukraine's reliance on supplies from Gazprom, Ukraine's energy minister said on Saturday. Volodymyr Demchyshyn was speaking after gas supply talks in Brussels on Friday with Russia and...

  • Germany's SPD won't back down in U.S. trade talks Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 6:46 AM ET

    BERLIN, March 21- Germany's economy minister has promised to block any clauses in a trade deal between the European Union and the United States that go against the ideals of his centre-left Social Democrats, including investor protection clauses wanted by the Americans. "What the SPD doesn't want won't happen," Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany's deputy...