LONDON— Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease. A victory for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party could bring Britain a step closer to leaving the 28- nation European Union, a move many companies fear would cause damage by increasing costs of doing business on...» Read More
The big week in Internet earnings reaches a crescendo this afternoon when Google reports earnings. These numbers come at a fascinating time in the company's history.Google has become a kind of financial underdog, compared to other big names in the sector, including Yahoo, which is still licking its wounds, and eBay, which is enjoying its second beat-and-raise quarter in a row. A strange position to be in for a company trading at nearly $500 a share.
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The EU Commission plans to send specialist teams to countries outside the European Union to investigate obstacles to trade and competition, Financial Times Deutschland reported, citing a draft of a strategy paper it obtained.
The European Commission said it has fined Dutch brewers Heineken, Royal Grolsch and Bavaria a total of 273.8 million euros ($373 million) over cartel activites in the Dutch beer market in the late 1990s.
Dutch brewer Heineken said on Tuesday it expected to be fined by the European Commission on Wednesday for violating competition laws.
The European Central Bank kept short-term interest rates on hold Thursday as expected, but economists and investors think that another rate rise is due this summer.
0%: That's what the European Union's Commission thinks Microsoft deserves for licensing its vital communications code -- a stance that would enable Microsoft rivals to manufacture software compatible with its dominant Windows operating system. CNBC's Jim Goldman reported on the latest chapter in the seemingly never-ending antitrust saga.
The European Commission said Wednesday it was taking Spain to the EU's Court of Justice over the "unlawful" conditions Madrid put on E.On's multibillion euro bid to buy Spain's biggest electricity company, Endesa.
Despite concern over the U.S. economy, European finance ministers stuck to forecasts of solid economic growth in their part of the world this year as a second day of policy talks got underway in Brussels on Tuesday.
The European Union approved an aviation deal with the United States that opens up restricted trans-Atlantic routes to new rivals, but bowed to British concerns in delaying when the agreement takes effect.
Virgin America, the low-cost start-up airline with ties to British entrepreneur Richard Branson, will have to ditch its chief executive and restructure its ownership to win final approval to operate, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
We are on the verge of marking the 50th anniversary of the European Union -- taking as its birth the Treaty of Rome -- and politicians will spend this weekend in Berlin toasting the treaty.
Leading trading nations urgently need to reach a deal on agriculture and other issues to allow a broader World Trade Organisation pact which risks running out of time, Europe's trade chief said on Friday.
European Union consumer chief Meglena Kuneva has hit out at Apple's bundling of its popular iPod music players and its iTunes online music store, according to German weekly magazine Focus.
Brett Gallagher, deputy chief investment officer at the Julius Baer Global Equity Fund, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that he sees strong growth in Europe as the U.S. economy slows.
A draft final statement at a European Union summit on Friday set a binding target of 20 percent of renewable sources in EU energy consumption by 2020 but offered flexibility on how member states meet that goal.
German utility E.On, which is trying to acquire Spain's Endesa in a 41 billion euro ($53.71 billion) deal, on Wednesday reported a 32% drop in net profit in 2006 from the year before, when the bottom line was bolstered by special items.
European Union regulators on Wednesday approved 460 million euros ($313 million) in government subsidies for the network of thousands of post offices around Britain since it considers their service essential.
Unemployment in Ireland rose slightly last month to 4.3%, according to government statistics released Friday.
The European Commission turned up the pressure on Microsoft on Thursday, warning the U.S. software giant of new fines and accusing it of serial defiance of an antitrust ruling made nearly three years ago.