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  • European Central Bank Rate Decision Timeline Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 6:37 AM ET

    This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions for 2007.

  • ECB's Noyer: Market Turmoil Created Uncertainties Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 4:00 AM ET

    European Central Bank Governing Council member Christian Noyer said on Tuesday market turmoil had created economic uncertainties but struck an optimistic note on the financial system's ability to weather the turbulence.

  • Euro Unemployment Hits New Low in October Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    Unemployment in the 13 nations that use the euro fell to a new record low of 7.2 percent in October, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said Monday, as Europe's recent growth spurt cut jobseeker queues that are the longest in the industrialized world.

  • EU Fines 4 Firms for Price-Fixing Cartel Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 7:34 AM ET

    European Union regulators fined four companies a total of 487 million euros ($724 million) on Wednesday for fixing the price of flat glass used in the making of windows, fire-resistant glass and mirrors.

  • German Consumer Confidence Falls for Fourth Month Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 4:41 AM ET

    Consumer confidence in Germany fell for the fourth consecutive month despite the end-of-the-year holiday season, driven by fears surrounding the strong euro and high prices, according to a survey released Wednesday.

  • EU Suspends Review into IBM-Telelogic Deal Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 6:49 AM ET

    European Union antitrust regulators suspended their in-depth investigation into IBM's bid to buy Swedish software provider Telelogic, the European Commission said Tuesday.

  • German Business Morale Rebounds Despite Firm Euro Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 6:25 AM ET

    German business sentiment unexpectedly improved in November for the first time since April as firms took a more upbeat view about their current situation and shrugged off concerns about the strong euro.

  • United Airlines Turkey Dinner Leaves Employees Ill Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 6:48 AM ET
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    Five United Airlines workers sought medical attention for nausea and vomiting after the company provided a Thanksgiving meal to employees.

  • Sarkozy Calls for End to French Transport Strikes Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged transport workers on Tuesday to end a seven-day national strike over pension reform and give negotiations a chance.

  • Aer Lingus Files Lawsuit vs. Top Shareholder Ryanair Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 10:15 AM ET

    Aer Lingus Group filed a lawsuit Monday in the European Union's second-highest court in hopes of forcing its main rival, budget airline Ryanair, to sell its shares in Aer Lingus.

  • Euro Zone Sept. Trade Surplus Rises Despite Euro Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 6:02 AM ET

    The euro zone's unadjusted trade surplus rose in September despite the single currency's steady climb as annual export growth still outpaced imports despite a sharp slowdown from August, data showed on Friday.

  • Strikes Hit France as Unions Fight Sarkozy Reforms Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 12:24 AM ET

    France faces travel chaos on Wednesday as transport unions broaden a nationwide strike against pension changes that President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged as part of an ambitious plan to reform the economy.

  • EU to Launch Review of Google-DoubleClick Deal Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 12:14 PM ET

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  • The European Union's consumer chief dispelled industry fears on Saturday that she intends to introduce U.S.-style class action lawsuits across the bloc next year as part of her strategy to strengthen consumer rights.

  • EU Sees Euro Zone Growth Slowing, Inflation Steady Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 5:59 AM ET

    Euro zone economic growth will be slightly better than expected this year thanks to a robust third quarter, but financial market turbulence will slow it next year and in 2009, the European Commission said on Friday.

  • EU Says Raids Suspected Cathode Ray Tube Cartel Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:11 PM ET

    Japanese and European antitrust authorities raided companies making cathode ray tubes on Thursday on suspicion of price-fixing.

  • Credit Crunch Part Two Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    The subprime fall-out continues to claim more victims. Merrill's came as a blow - and in what is now becoming predictable for financial companies trying to get ahead of the news agenda - UBS rushed out 24hrs early the bad news on exposure and trading outlook.

  • EU's McCreevy Says Northern Rock Made Worse by UK Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 1:11 AM ET

    Britain only has itself to blame for how problems at Northern Rock turned into the first run on a UK bank in 140 years, the European Union's top financial regulator, Charlie McCreevy, is expected to say later Friday.

  • International Investing: Turkey Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    Turkey has a volatile economy whose growth rate has exceeded 6 percent in many years (and reached 9 percent in 2004), but suffered sharp reversals in 1994, 1999, and 2001.

  • International Investing: Italy Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    Italy has a diversified, primarily industrial economy with roughly the same total and per capita output as France and the UK. In recent years, it has pursued a tight fiscal policy to meet the requirements of the European Union and has benefited from lower interest and inflation rates.