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  • Why Greece really needs tax reforms   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Why Greece really needs tax reforms

    Constantine Michalos of the Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry, discusses the best course of action to boost Greek business.

  • European markets close: Strong catch-up   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    European markets close: Strong catch-up

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including oil majors leading indices higher.

  • Grexit: Worse for stock market, than bond market   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Grexit: Worse for stock market, than bond market

    Discussing the latest developments with Greece, David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, says that if Greece exits the euro zone, it could be worse for the European stock market than the bond market.

  • Why Greece will make IMF payment on time   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Why Greece will make IMF payment on time

    Jacob Kirkegaard, research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says the risks of a non-payment are too great for Greece to bear.

  • Obama warns Congress on Iran deal Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program announced by negotiators in Switzerland during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington April 2, 2015.

    The agreed framework for a nuclear deal with Iran would make the world a safer place if implemented, President Barack Obama said.

  • BRUSSELS, April 2- European Union antitrust regulators are investigating Apple Inc's deals with record labels and online music streaming services to see if it is blocking rivals' access to its music planned streaming platform, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The move by the European Commission comes as iPhone maker Apple expands into the...

  • Risk of a 'messy outcome' in Greece?   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Risk of a 'messy outcome' in Greece?

    David Marsh, managing director at OMFIF, doesn't think that Greece will leave the euro zone soon, however there still could be a "messy outcome."

  • Why markets may shrug off a Greek tragedy Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:54 PM ET
    A man adjusts a European flag, next to a Greek flag outside the Greek embassy in Brussels February 19, 2015.

    Greece's debt drama is getting more dire, but some are shrugging off a potential default as little more than a hiccup in the European market rally.

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- European Union antitrust regulators have asked Luxembourg for information on its tax rulings for McDonald's after labor unions accused the U.S. fast food chain of avoiding taxes, a person involved in the issue said on Tuesday. The move, which neither the EU nor Luxembourg would immediately confirm, falls well short of the proceedings the EU...

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- European Union antitrust regulators have asked Luxembourg for more information on its tax rulings on McDonald's after labor unions and a charity accused the U.S. fast food chain of avoiding taxes, a person involved in the issue said on Tuesday. Umbrella organizations for unions representing millions of workers in the United States and...

  • EU governments back 1.8 billion euro Ukraine loan Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 31- European Union governments formally approved a 1.8 billion euro loan for Ukraine on Tuesday to help save it from bankruptcy. Ukraine, fighting a costly war against pro-Russian separatists, is relying on international support to avoid default. The International Monetary Fund's board earlier this month signed off on a $17.5 billion loan for...

  • LONDON, March 31- European Union lawmakers have given their initial backing to a draft EU law making it harder to rig market benchmarks, while adding changes to help quell U.S. concerns about the rules. The CFTC worried EU investors would be unable to hedge using thousands of products traded on U.S. futures exchanges because the United States has no plans to...

  • LONDON, March 31- European Union plans to ban banks taking market bets with their own money should be scrapped to avoid crimping the flow of funds needed for economic recovery, an EU document showed on Tuesday. The bloc's executive European Commission has proposed a draft law to ban proprietary trading at banks and force lenders to isolate other forms of risky...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- After decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain's influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on "Brexit" will go ahead. But there is growing frustration in Brussels, Berlin and Paris at the lack of clarity over Prime Minister David Cameron's goals if he is re-elected on May 7 and seeks...

  • European markets close: Tech among Europe gainers   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    European markets close: Tech among Europe gainers

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including German DAX and European tech.

  • Greece puts forward new reforms to unlock more aid Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Greece debt crisis

    Greece is submitting a long-awaited list of reforms to lenders on Friday in the hope it will unlock badly needed cash, a Greek official said.

  • European markets close: Greece's reform list   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Greece's reform list

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the German 10-year moving even lower, and Greece has submitted a list of reforms.

  • Why export-oriented Greek firms are attractive   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    Why export-oriented Greek firms are attractive

    Anastasios Economou, Founder of investment holding firm Igroup, explains how he's hedging for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone and returning to its own currency.

  • EU to resume Galileo satellite launch programme Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 26- The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix. Global Positioning System is obliged to use the Russian Soyuz system until a development of Arianespace's European Ariane 5 rocket is ready...

  • EU to resume Galileo satellite launch program Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 26- The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix. Global Positioning System is obliged to use the Russian Soyuz system until a development of Arianespace's European Ariane 5 rocket is ready...