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  • European Shares to Open Higher; BP Resumes Dividends Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    Financial bookmakers predicted gains for the leading European benchmark indexes on Tuesday, with the focus seen shifting back to the economic outlook and company earnings.

  • Business Leaders See Euro Zone Break-Up Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 5:59 AM ET
    Euro bills

    An overwhelming majority of business and financial leaders from around the world think there is a chance that one or more eurozone countries will leave monetary union over the next three years, reports the Financial Times.

  • Europe’s Banks Hint at Return to Health Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Europe’s banking system is returning to health amid signs that financial institutions are no longer hoarding cash, according to key indicators, reports the Financial Times.

  • European Shares Set to Fall on Egypt Worries Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:13 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to fall on Monday as concerns grew the Egyptian anti-government protests could spark instability elsewhere in the Middle East.

  • European Stocks to Open Flat Ahead of US GDP Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open flat to slightly higher, ahead of gross domestic product data from the US which would show how solid is the recovery of the world's biggest economy.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher After Fed Meeting Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 2:07 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 were set to edge up on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asian markets after the Fed's meeting.

  • Obama Speech Seen Pushing Europe Stocks Up Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama stressed a need to lower corporate tax rates.

  • 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.