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  • OSLO, April 15- Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union fell 2.6 percent last year, beating goals set for 2015 as part of efforts to slow climate change, the European Environment Agency said on Wednesday. The most carbon-efficient cars were bought in the Netherlands, Greece and Portugal with the least efficient in Estonia, Latvia...

  • At a glance: What the EU says Google is doing wrong Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The European Union slapped Google Inc. with antitrust charges Wednesday, saying it is abusing its dominance in Web search to promote its own products. —The EU says Google is unfairly favoring its own comparison-shopping service in general search results. —The EU says part of the reason for competing sites' low rankings is that Google applied different...

  • China headed for even slower growth?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:06 AM ET
    China headed for even slower growth?

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on China's slowest GDP growth in 6 years.

  • MUMBAI, April 15- India may go to the World Trade Organization if the European Union does not reconsider its decision to suspend the sale of about 700 generic drugs that were approved based on clinical trials by GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd, the firm's CEO said. The European Medicines Agency suspension became effective in January, a month after France, Germany, Belgium...

  • Google to face antitrust charges in Europe   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    Google to face antitrust charges in Europe

    James Dix, media analyst at Wedbush Securities, discusses news that Europe's antitrust regulator will be filing anti-trust charges against Google soon.

  • *EU to accuse Google of abusing position- FT and Dow Jones. BRUSSELS, April 14- The European Union will accuse Google on Wednesday of abusing its dominant position in Internet searches in Europe, a step that could see the Internet giant fined up to $6.6 billion, the Financial Times and Dow Jones reported on Tuesday. The EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe...

  • EU regulators to file charges against Google: Rpts Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    A person passes by a Google logo in the company's offices in Berlin.

    EU regulators decided Tuesday that they would file charges against Google stemming from an antitrust investigation, according to reports.

  • BRUSSELS, April 14- The European Union will accuse Google on Wednesday of abusing its dominant position in Internet searches in Europe, stepping up its high profile five-year investigation of the company, the Financial Times and Dow Jones reported on Tuesday. The EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will say on Wednesday that Google will soon be...

  • European markets close: Critical phase for Greece   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    European markets close: Critical phase for Greece

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Greek bond yields and Tullow oil.

  • *Overhaul would rename group, end focus on Greece. FRANKFURT/ ATHENS, April 14- A group of European Union experts helping Greece to improve administration and draw more European funding is set to be all but dismantled after the new leftist government refused to cooperate with them, officials have told Reuters. Such a concession to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras'...

  • The factors that are weighing on the euro   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    The factors that are weighing on the euro

    Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank, says uncertainty over Greece and the European Central Bank's bond-buying program will keep the euro weak.

  • NEW YORK, April 13- A sharply divided U.S. appeals court on Monday cleared the way for the European Union to pursue its lawsuit accusing R.J. By an 8-5 vote that prompted four written dissents, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York let stand an April 2014 ruling by a three-judge panel of the same court in favor of France, Germany, Italy and 23 other European...

  • European markets close: Nokia M&A talk   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    European markets close: Nokia M&A talk

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the gains for Nokia and Alcatal-Lucent on a possible deal.

  • NEW YORK, April 13- A U.S. appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider its April 2014 revival of a European Union lawsuit accusing R.J. By an 8-5 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York let stand a ruling by a three-judge panel allowing the EU to pursue claims that R.J. Reynolds is now part of Reynolds American Inc, the 2nd- largest U.S. tobacco company,...

  • LONDON, April 13- The European Commission will meet bond market players in the next few weeks to discuss how to avert potentially disorderly market "flash crashes" when interest rates start to rise, EU and industry sources said. Although plans by the European Union executive for a Capital Markets Union to help companies access market funding include measures to...

  • ECB's credit stimulus 'having an effect'   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    ECB's credit stimulus 'having an effect'

    Stephen Macklow Smith, head of the strategy team for European equities at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says that the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme and its credit stimulus is having an effect on European equities.

  • BERLIN, April 11- Germany's economy minister warned on Saturday against overblowing expectations for an economic boost from a trade deal between the United States and European Union but said the pact was needed to set high common standards for consumers. The European Commission is trying to finalize a deal on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment...

  • European markets close: Euro zone decliners   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    European markets close: Euro zone decliners

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including sovereign debt going further negative, along with euro zone banks.

  • Why the Apple Watch isn't called the iWatch Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    Apple Watch on display

    OMG Electronics? That failed crowdfunding campaign may be why you're waiting for an Apple Watch and not an iWatch.

  • European markets close: Standout session   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close: Standout session

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as the ECB continues to engage in massive quantitative easing.