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  • Why US Stocks Trump European Bonds Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 4:17 AM ET

    While the U.S. economy is struggling now it will most likely rebound faster than Europe, making Wall Street a better place for global investors to park their cash than debt markets like the UK, France and Germany, analysts told CNBC Europe on Friday.

  • European Central Bank Rate Decision Timeline Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

  • Poll: Would You Use a Mobile Phone on an Airplane? Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    The European Union is unveiling plans Monday to allow passengers on flights in European airspace to use mobile telephones.

  • EU Regulators Approve In-Flight Mobile Calls Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 8:22 AM ET

    The European Union on Monday opened the way for air travelers to use mobile phones to talk, text or send e-mails on planes throughout Europe's airspace.

  • ECB Allots $39 Billion in First 6-Month Tender Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 8:07 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's first-ever auction of six-month funds on Wednesday saw banks bidding more than four times the 25 billion euros on offer as they sought cash they struggle to raise on financial markets.

  • EU Probes Nokia's Plans to Buy Navteq Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 11:22 AM ET

    The European Commission said on Friday it had opened an in-depth investigation of plans by Nokia to buy U.S.-based digital map supplier Navteq for $8.1 billion.

  • ECB Warns Price Pressures Are 'Alarmingly High' Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Euro zone price pressures are "alarmingly high," threatening medium-term price stability, and first quarter growth in the bloc could exceed expectations, European Central Bank officials said on Friday.

  • ECB Officials Stress Inflation Concerns Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 8:01 AM ET

    European Central Bank Executive Board members stressed on Tuesday the role of the ECB as a guardian of price stability, giving the strong euro only scant mention.

  • EU Warns Against Golden Shares at EADS Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 12:00 PM ET

    The European Commission warned France and Germany not to introduce "golden shares" at aerospace group EADS, highlighting  concerns about how much control state-backed investors should have over companies whose products are crucial for national security.

  • ECB, BoE Expected to Hold, for Now Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 5:00 AM ET

    The European Central Bank and the Bank of England are likely to keep interest rates unchanged at their meetings on Thursday but monetary policy easing is on the cards for later, analysts and dealers expect.

  • European Central Bank Rate Decision Timeline Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

  • EU Seeks to Step Up Response to Subprime Fallout Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    The world's financial market system remains fragile and the European Union should regulate if the private sector fails to make changes quickly enough, a draft report for next week's meeting of EU finance ministers said.

  • E.ON in Talks to Sell Grid, Confirms to Merkel Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 5:54 AM ET

    The head of German utility giant E.ON has told Chancellor Angela Merkel the company is in talks to sell its power grid, a German government spokesman said on Thursday.

  • ECB's Weber Says Market Bet on Rate Cuts is Wrong Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 12:39 PM ET

    Market expectations that the European Central Bank will cut interest rates fail to consider the dangers of higher inflation, ECB Governing Council member Axel Weber said on Wednesday.

  • Microsoft's EU Fine: Company Will Pay And Just Move On Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 9:40 AM ET

    The European Union stepped up to level the biggest single fine against a company when it slapped Microsoft with a $1.35 billion penalty for anti-trust and anti-competitive behavior, and for not complying with earlier rulings to curb these kinds of practices.

  • EU Slaps Record Fine on Microsoft Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 9:24 AM ET
    Microsoft

    The European Commission fined Microsoft a record 899 million euros ($1.35 billion) on Wednesday for defying sanctions imposed on the software giant for antitrust violations, far exceeding the original penalty.

  • EU to Announce Heavy Fine for Microsoft: Sources Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 4:44 AM ET
    Microsoft

    The European Commission will announce later Wednesday that it will fine Microsoft for failing to comply with a 2004 antitrust order, sources close to the EC told CNBC Europe.

  • Euro Zone Services Growth Snaps Back in Feb. Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 4:58 AM ET

    Euro zone services growth sprang back from a 4-1/2-year low in February, above forecasts, challenging the case for an imminent European Central Bank rate cut, a survey showed on Friday.

  • Romania Will Weather Markets Storm: Minister Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 12:34 PM ET
    Romanian Economy and Finance Minister, Varujan Vosganian

    The impact of the turmoil in the international financial markets on Romania is likely to be limited, as the country enjoys robust economic growth and private lending is still at low levels, Economy and Finance Minister Varujan Vosganian told CNBC.com on Thursday.

  • EU Approves Thomson-Reuters Merger Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    Canada's Thomson won European regulatory approval Tuesday to buy news and information provider Reuters Group but must sell off financial research units to eliminate antitrust concerns, the European Commission said.