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  • European Stocks To Open Higher; Earnings in Focus Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to rise for a third straight session on Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and on Wall Street.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher; Ireland Watched Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:06 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to edge higher on Monday, tracking Friday's gains on Wall Street.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan will press ahead with a plan to impose a 90 percent charge on bankers' bonuses when the budget bill is published on Friday, newspaper the Irish Independent reported.

  • Spain is planning to inject billions of euro into the nation's struggling savings banks, known as cajas, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

  • European Shares to Open Lower on Tightening Worries Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 2:11 AM ET
    A stock broker sits in front of a board displaying German share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/M., western Germany.

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday, with stocks poised to extend the previous session's sell-off.

  • Why the Euro is Rising Today Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 10:54 AM ET

    Not only is the Euro making gains—this morning it's importantly broken key resistance at 1-$-35.

  • Germany Will Pay to Rescue the Euro: Bank CEO Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 5:36 AM ET

    Expanding the EFSF is not the right solution, said Andreas Treichl, the CEO of Erste Bank, the Austrian-based bank focused on lending in Eastern Europe. Treichl added that one way or another, Germany will ultimately end up picking up the bill.

  • European Shares To Edge Up on Strong US Earnings Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 2:35 AM ET

    European shares were set to edge up on Wednesday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia, on robust earnings overnight from U.S. technology firms.

  • Busch: Three Things You Need to Know Today Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    China’s President Hu Jintao visits the United States, the euro zone dodges a bullet and a big surprise for the UK, here's what you need to know for this week.

  • European Stocks Seen Up Ahead of Brussels Meeting Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 2:12 AM ET

    European stocks were seen slightly rising on Tuesday, inching higher for a second day in a row, with global miner Rio Tinto in focus after posting record iron ore output.

  • UK 'on Rocky Road to Redemption': Economic Advisor Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 3:02 AM ET

    The closely watched Ernst & Young ITEM club has warned the Bank of England not to raise interest rates despite soaring inflation.

  • 'Explosive' Food Prices the Biggest Risk: Analyst Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 2:26 AM ET
    Wheat field

    Overheating emerging markets, in China in particular, pose the biggest threat to the market and political situation in 2011 according to Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Central Banks Cloud Commodity Outlook: Economist Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 8:56 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Jean-Claude Trichet’s hawkish comments on inflationary pressures and the resultant jump in the euro following Thursday’s European Central Bank's press conference talk has turned attention back to central bank exit strategies, an economist said Friday.

  • Europe Stocks Expected To Track Wall Street Losses Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 2:16 AM ET

    European stocks were set to dip Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street and in Tokyo, with heavyweight resource-related shares feeling the pinch of lower commodity prices.

  • EU Stocks to Open Mixed, on Debt, Rates Expectations Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 2:19 AM ET

    European shares were seen mixed on Thursday, as investors take a breather after a brisk two-day rally, bracing for further debt auctions in the euro zone as well as interest rate decisions.

  • I'd Lend My 401K to a Bowery Wino — If... Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
    Euros at an angle

    I would lend my 401K to a Bowery wino—especially at 7 percent interest—if someone with deep enough pockets promised to take me out at par.

  • Farrell: The PIIGS are Back and Japan Said What? Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    The early morning hoopla Tuesday was that Japan had pledged to support the Eurozone in its continuing fight against the ill winds of threatened illiquidity by buying bonds. Probably bonds issued by the Financial Stability thing that has been set up by the European central bank.

  • Europe Shares to Dip Ahead of Portugal Auction Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:05 AM ET

    European shares were set to open flat to lower on Wednesday as caution over the euro zone debt crisis prevailed ahead of a closely-watched Portuguese bond auction.

  • lisbon portugal

    Despite denials by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates that the country will not be seeking financial aid from the IMF or the European Union, technical discussions are being held ‘quietly’ among European leaders about a possible bailout plan, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on its Web site.

  • Greece

    Greek Finance Minister George Papanconstantinou sought to reassure investors over the country’s debt burden on Tuesday, saying spreads between Greek and German bonds were high because of broader market turbulence rather than real threat of default.