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  • European markets close: Germany drops     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a plunge in German investor confidence and a lift for Greek banks.

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports and agreed emergency measures to support peach and nectarine growers in what they described as a "signal of intent".

  • European markets close: Russian exposure     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a strong technical rebound led by Russian linked stocks.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including those stocks hit hardest by Russia and major Europe indices have entered correction territory.

  • HELSINKI, Aug 8- The European Union could gradually ease its sanctions on Russia if Moscow works to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis, Finland's foreign minister said in an interview on Friday. He added that he saw little risk of Russia occupying more Ukrainian territory, pointing out that it could have already done so had it wanted to.

  • *Russia eyes meat, milk imports from Latin America. MOSCOW/ ISTANBUL, Aug 8- Turkey and Latin American countries such as Brazil look likely to emerge as key winners from Russia's decision to ban most European Union and U.S. food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 7- South America's Mercosur group is waiting for the European Union to take the next step toward a free trade agreement that has been in the works for nearly two decades, Brazilian Trade Minister Mauro Borges said on Thursday.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, after ECB President Mario Draghi's press conference.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 7- European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Sept. 11 whether to clear British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, the European Commission said on Thursday.

  • *Russia ban is in retaliation for Western sanctions. MOSCOW, Aug 6- Russia has escalated an economic battle set off by the crisis in Ukraine with a ban on all food imports from the United States and on fruit and vegetables from the European Union, dropping any pretence these might be for food safety reasons.

  • *Western bank still expects robust Russia profits. MOSCOW, Aug 6- Russia will ban all imports of U.S. food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow, a state news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • European markets close: Italian recession     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a bounce for the German DAX from correction territory and a recession in Italy.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 5- Canada and the European Union have finalized the text of a proposed free trade deal after months of disagreements, but implementation is still about two years away, Canadian officials said on Tuesday. The deal would make Canada the world's only major economy with preferential access to the world's two largest economies, the EU and the United States.

  • The Putin wild card     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    The tensions between Ukraine and Russia remain high. Katrina Dudley, Franklin Templeton Mutual European Fund co-manager, discusses the relationship between the EU and Russia, and what's at stake for the investment community.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 5- Negotiators for Canada and the European Union have finalized the text of a proposed free trade deal after months of disagreements, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The source said the draft text of the treaty would now be sent to Canada's 10 provinces and the EU's 28 member states for their comments.

  • European markets close: German automakers rise     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including BMW reporting a rise in Q2 operating profit.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 5- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that Moscow should discuss possible retaliatory measures after the European Union imposed sanctions on a low-cost Russian airline over the Ukraine crisis, RIA news agency said.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the bailout of Banco Espirito Santo and the impact of Russian sanctions on the German economy.

  • *Sanctions restrict Sberbank's access to EU capital markets. MOSCOW, Aug 1- Russia's top lender, Sberbank, faces rising borrowing costs and a squeeze on its margins after being included in the latest European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.