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  • Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech

    European equities closed mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and digested the annual U.K. Budget statement.

  • European markets close: Greeks raise tension   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    European markets close: Greeks raise tension

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Greek banks under pressure as analysts warn the risk of an accident in the standoff with Europe is growing.

  • BRUSSELS, March 18- European Union countries will have to share information on tax deals agreed with major corporations under European Commission plans to limit the ability of big business to avoid tax across the 28- nation bloc. The Tax Transparency Package comes after international criticism of the tax practices of Luxembourg, based on the "LuxLeaks"...

  • EU unveils draft laws to end sweetheart tax deals Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union plans to oblige member countries to share details of tax agreements made with big companies and end the practice of sweet deals made in secret. The EU's top economy and finance chief, Pierre Moscovici, said "it's high time to re-establish a tax balance and for companies to pay what they owe." The Commission, which polices EU laws and...

  • Anti-austerity protests hit Frankfurt   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Anti-austerity protests hit Frankfurt

    Clashes in Frankfurt have occurred between anti-austerity protesters and police, ahead of the inauguration of the new European Central Bank headquarters. CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports.

  • ATHENS, March 18- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will raise the country's deepening cash crunch in talks with EU leaders at this week's summit in Brussels, the government's spokesman said on Wednesday, as Athens faces running out of cash in weeks. Tsipras wants to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, European Central...

  • *Greece could run out of cash within weeks. ATHENS, March 17- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with top European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel at this week's EU summit, a Greek official said on Tuesday, as Athens insisted it would not be' blackmailed' over its debt crisis. With tensions still running high, Greece...

  • Has Russia-Ukraine crisis hurt Poland?   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Has Russia-Ukraine crisis hurt Poland?

    Grzegorz Zawada of the Warsaw Stock Exchange discusses whether the Russia-Ukraine crisis has impacted the Polish equity market.

  • WWII debt: Does Germany owe Greece?   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    WWII debt: Does Germany owe Greece?

    Does Germany still owe Greece reparations for World War II? Gesine Schwan of the Social Democratic Party in Germany explains why she thinks yes.

  • European markets close: Euro bounces   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Euro bounces

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • BRUSSELS, March 17- European Union antitrust regulators have extended their deadline for a decision on General Electric's 12.4 billion euro bid for Alstom's power equipment business after a request from the U.S. group. The European Commission, which opened a full-scale investigation last month on concerns that the deal could result in price increases, will...

  • ANKARA, March 17- Any decision to build a pipeline to transport Russian gas through Turkey should be made in consultation with the European Union and should not breach pre-existing legal commitments, the European Commission's energy chief said. Russia in December abandoned its $40 billion South Stream project after objections from the EU over potential...

  • Feeling lucky on Wall Street?   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Feeling lucky on Wall Street?

    The luck of the Irish could mean big wins for U.S. equities, according to past performance, especially on the S&P. CNBC's Wilfred Frost and Seema Mody discuss.

  • European markets close: DAX stands out   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: DAX stands out

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including major gains in the Germany DAX. FMHR Jon Najarian discusses trading Europe.

  • Zingales: QE is too important   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Zingales: QE is too important

    Luigi Zingales, Professor at University of Chicago, says that there's a "60/40" chance of a Grexit in the next 12 months, but adds that quantitative easing is more important than worrying about Greece right now.

  • Monti: Greek contagion is now less explosive   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Monti: Greek contagion is now less explosive

    Mario Monti, former prime minister of Italy, says that the risk of a Greek contagion and a domino effect is much more under control and less explosive than in previous years.

  • 'Grexit's' fallout on Italy   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:07 AM ET
    'Grexit's' fallout on Italy

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan about the likely impact of a Greek exit on Italy.

  • *Number of boats arriving in Italy jumps 43 percent. BRUSSELS, March 13- European Union foreign ministers will on Monday consider helping set up camps in the Middle East and Africa where people can request asylum on site without having to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe, officials said. "The idea is to establish camps in Africa, on the...

  • European markets close: Euro collapse   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:28 PM ET
    European markets close: Euro collapse

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the impact from the ECB's bond-buying.

  • EU considers foreign camps to handle asylum seekers Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 13- European Union foreign ministers will on Monday consider helping set up camps in the Middle East and Africa where people can request asylum on site without having to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe, officials said. At least 3,500 people, many of them fleeing poverty and fighting, died trying to make the journey in...