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  • Why Greece is still looking to 'play games'   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:23 PM ET
    Why Greece is still looking to 'play games'

    While a "Grexit" won't happen, a Greek default is likely given that Athens refuses to cave in to reform demands, says Mark Andersen, global co-head of Asset Allocation at UBS CIO Wealth Management.

  • *Italy calls for emergency EU meeting this week. PALERMO, Italy April 19- As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis. If the death toll is confirmed, it will bring to...

  • *Italy calls for emergency EU meeting this week. PALERMO, Italy April 19- As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean's worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe. Only last week, around 400 migrants were reported to have died...

  • Tesco says prospect of EU referendum is damaging UK Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    LONDON, April 19- Tesco, the world's third biggest retailer, said big businesses could be driven from Britain by the uncertainty surrounding a referendum on European Union membership, which the governing Conservatives have promised to hold if re-elected. The Conservatives want to renegotiate Britain's role in Europe and then hold a referendum by the end of...

  • Russia President Putin: I'm ready to work with US Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on March 5. 2015.

    Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.

  • US Treasury's Lew urges Greece to speed up reforms Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    The U.S. Treasury Secretary is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would damage the world economy.

  • What does Google stand to lose in the EU case? Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Google Inc said on Wednesday it strongly disagreed with the European Commission which accused the U.S. company of distorting Internet searches in its favor and launched an antitrust probe into its mobile operating system Android.

    The European Union's antitrust suit against Google is not the first. The euro zone has a history of going after big American tech firms.

  • European markets close: Friday selloff   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close: Friday selloff

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including investors seeking safety in the German 10-year yield.

  • LONDON, April 17- European Union plans to help markets raise more funds for the economy play to London's strengths as a global trading centre, the bloc's financial services chief Jonathan Hill told leading bankers and dealers on Friday. In his first speech to London's financial community since his appointment to the European Commission last November, the...

  • Are markets being complacent about Greece?   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:10 AM ET
    Are markets being complacent about Greece?

    Sean Fenton, director & portfolio manager at Tribeca Investment Partners, discusses the risk of "Grexit" ahead of the country's meeting with the eurogroup of finance ministers on April 24.

  • Deal or no deal: Greek drama drags on   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:14 PM ET
    Deal or no deal: Greek drama drags on

    As the talks between Greece and its lenders drag on, the debt-stricken nation is being "painted more and more into a corner," says Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management.

  • S&P on Greece: ‘It’s a race against the clock’ Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Protesters take part in an anti-austerity pro-government demonstration in Athens.

    One day after a credit rating downgrade by S&P, a leading figure at the agency has detailed his concerns about the lack of progress between Greece and its creditors.

  • LONDON, April 16- European Union regulators will focus this year on whether banks are complying with the bloc's new cap on bonuses, and doing enough to withstand cyber attacks and prevent misconduct. Several banks have topped up pay with "allowances" to help soften the cap's impact, a step the European Banking Authority has said breaks EU law in many cases.

  • European markets close: Greek bonds plunge   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    European markets close: Greek bonds plunge

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including IMF Lagarde's saying a payment delay for Greece is not recommendable.

  • Google denies anti-competitive behavior   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    Google denies anti-competitive behavior

    CNBC's Sara Eisen talks with Margrethe Vestager, European Union antitrust commissioner about what happens next beyond charges against Google.

  • EU antitrust vs. Google   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:16 AM ET
    EU antitrust vs. Google

    CNBC's Sara Eisen talks with Margrethe Vestager, European Union antitrust commissioner about antitrust complaints against Google.

  • MUMBAI, April 15- India may go to the World Trade Organisation if the European Union does not reconsider a decision to suspend the sale of about 700 generic drugs that were approved based on clinical trials by GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd, the firm's CEO said. The European Medicines Agency suspension became effective in January, a month after France, Germany, Belgium...

  • Will April 24 yield breakthrough on Greece?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:47 PM ET
    Will April 24 yield breakthrough on Greece?

    Jason Ambrose, founder & CEO of Vanda Research, explains his expectations for Greece to strike a deal with its European lenders by the deadline later this month.

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The European Union launched an antitrust probe on Wednesday into Google Inc's Android system, and if recent history is any indicator, the shares of the Internet services company might have trouble until the issue is resolved. Intel Corp fell about 35 percent during an EU investigation between July 2007 and May 2009. The EU initiated three...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The European Union on Wednesday launched an antitrust probe into Google Inc's Android system, and if recent history is any indicator, shares of the Internet giant may have trouble moving forward until the issue is resolved. Intel Corp fell about 35 percent between July 2007 and May 2009, during an EU investigation. The EU initiated three...