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  • Will QE1 ever happen in Europe?     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    There's a rebound in European market Friday but the problems that plague the euro zone are not going away any time soon, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • European bonds: It's every country for itself now Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    A visitor walks beneath a display of stock market information at the Athens Stock Exchange, Oct. 15, 2014.

    After more than a year of interest rates across Europe moving lower in lockstep, the last 24 hours show a breakdown.

  • European markets close: Negative inflation     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including low inflation data.

  • EU vows to beef up Ebola exit tests in West Africa Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union nations are promising to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at the airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach for the deadly virus at EU entry points. EU health chief Tonio Borg said Thursday the World Health Organization and the EU will look into "conflicting reports" about whether the...

  • *Exxon Mobil says refinery strategic regardless of EU policy. ANTWERP, Belgium, Oct 16- Exxon Mobil is pouring $1 billion into a refinery in the European Union, setting aside concerns ranging from poor margins to EU green energy rules due to be agreed next week that will cut demand for oil. Heavy industry and some nations, such as coal-dependent Poland, have argued...

  • EU pledges support for Greece as markets plunge Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— The European Union is promising Greece continued financial support, in the hopes of calming market turmoil triggered by concerns over the government's survival and the future of its bailout program. Jyrki Katainen, vice-president of the European Union's executive Commission, said Greece had made "immense progress" since the 240 billion euro...

  • *Exxon Mobil says refinery strategic regardless of EU policy. ANTWERP, Belgium, Oct 16- Exxon Mobil is pouring $1 billion into a refinery in the European Union, setting aside concerns ranging from poor margins to EU green energy rules due to be agreed next week that will cut demand for oil. Heavy industry and some nations, such as coal-dependent Poland, have argued...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 16- European Union authorities could intervene to prevent gas shortages this winter in the event the Ukraine crisis causes disruption to flows from Russia, EU stress tests showed on Thursday. European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger unveiled the results of tests conducted across the EU's 28 member states and 10 neighbouring countries...

  • Yields out of sync in Europe     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, provides his call on bonds and its impact on GDP and the equity market.

  • Europe deflation fear sparks sell-off     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports European shares are falling as fears surface over Greek bond yields.

  • European markets close: Rough session     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a look at Greece's market, which dropped 6 percent in one session.

  • France risks humiliating 'fail' in EU budget test Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    France finds itself in the uncomfortable position of a student at the end of exams as it hands in its 2015 budget plans to European Union authorities for review. Wednesday's deadline for the bloc's 28 states to submit their budgets opens up a two-week window during which France and a few other countries who know they've missed key deficit targets must wait and...

  • MADRID, Oct 15- Spanish companies which got tax breaks when they bought indirect stakes in firms overseas will have to repay the money, the European Commission said on Wednesday, adding the benefits breached European Union rules on state aid. Spanish bank Santander, energy company Iberdrola and telecoms group Telefonica would be among those affected by the...

  • ROME, Oct 14- China and the European Union have found a way to end a long-running dispute over Chinese exports of telecoms equipment, resolving one of the most divisive issues between the major trade partners, the EU's top trade official said on Tuesday. Both sides would also agree to monitor the market share of Chinese telecoms companies in Europe and European...

  • European markets close: Germany challenges ECB     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a selloff in Greek bonds, and the Germans challenge to Mario Draghi and the ECB.

  • Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says the euro zone needs mechanisms to strengthen the reform agenda by rewarding countries that makes changes.

  • *Germany slashes growth forecasts, sentiment index turns negative. *Greece, Italy, Spain bonds hit by euro zone jitters. BERLIN/ LUXEMBOURG, Oct 14- Gloomy data on the euro zone's biggest economy, Germany, spooked financial markets on Tuesday and added weight to calls for faster efforts to revive public investment at a meeting of European Union finance ministers.

  • EU commissioner on bloc's investment plans     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    Jyrki Katainen, EU commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, discusses the bloc's investment plans.

  • European court to hear German challenge to ECB QE Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:50 AM ET
    Cityscape of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

    Europe’ s highest appeals court plans to begin hearing arguments Tuesday morning on a suit that aims to block a European Central Bank bond-buying program, the NYT reports.

  • *Italy to complete budget plans on Wednesday. ROME/ BRUSSELS, Oct 13- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday promised sweeping tax and spending cuts to help boost growth and jobs next year, as the European Commission considers whether to reject his budget plan for reducing debt too slowly. The premier announced the cuts as the European Union weighs whether...