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  • European Shares Set to Rise for 5th Session Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 2:11 AM ET

    European shares looked set to extend their winning streak to a fifth session Friday as investor sentiment got a boost from positive economic data from the U.S.

  • EU Report: CDS Didn't Cause Sovereign Sell-Off Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 4:32 PM ET

    New developments on the EU debt trading speculation front.

  • Scenes From The European Protests Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 12:27 PM ET
    Austerity measures have been a major point of tension between European governments and their population, often resulting in violent clashes. Over the past several months, coordinated demonstrations have been held in nearly every European nation, protesting everything from taxes and a rising retirement age to cuts in benefits and inflated student costs. Here are scenes from the past several months of European protests, including the most recent demonstrations in the UK.

    Austerity measures have been a major point of tension between European governments and their population, often resulting in violent clashes.

  • 'You Can Do Great Business Staying Clean': Siemens CEO Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 9:32 AM ET

    In late 2006, the German engineering giant Siemens, one of world’s largest companies, was engulfed in a corruption scandal.

  • Euro Shares Set to Rise as Commodities Recover Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 2:09 AM ET

    European stocks looked set to continue the strong performance of the previous session at the open Thursday as commodities regained strength and boosted the major indexes.

  • Is There the Will to Save the Euro Zone? Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 7:37 AM ET
    Euros at an angle

    Will the euro zone survive in its current form? Martin Wolf addresses this question by considering three more issues in the Financial Times.

  • European Shares to Open Lower; Focus on Ireland Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 2:10 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, with stocks poised to halt a week-long rally, mirroring a mixed session on Wall Street.

  • Some European Countries Are Bankrupt: Jim Rogers Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Some countries in Western Europe are bankrupt or are having serious liquidity problems and they should be allowed to restructure their debt, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

  • How Can We Prevent a ‘Lost Generation’? Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:28 AM ET

    The baby boomers will retire earlier and live longer, draining young people's income with their final salary pension schemes - something youth will find impossible to attain.

  • European stocks were seen rising on Tuesday, lifted by U.S. President Barack Obama's compromise deal to extend all Bush-era tax cuts for two years.

  • Europe's Leaders at Odds Over Joint Bond Plan Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 4:30 AM ET
    Flags of member states of the European Union.

    Europe’s leaders face fresh splits over how to tackle the euro zone’s escalating crisis after being urged to create a vast market for joint European government bonds. The FT reports.

  • Europe Shares to Take Their Cue From US Jobs Data Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 2:13 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening little changed Friday after Thursday's strong gains, with investors waiting for widely-watched US nonfarm payrolls data for near-term market direction.

  • Irish Banks Exposed to Euro Periphery Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 6:40 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland’s banks are among the most exposed to some of the other weaker euro zone nations, in spite of the industry’s tiny network of foreign operations. The FT reports.

  • Fighting Youth Unemployment With Mobile Phones Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:25 AM ET

    As young people who've suffered directly from long-term unemployment, we're sure of one thing: youth joblessness is a massive challenge—but one that can be overcome through innovation.

  • Heavy Snow Causes Severe Disruption in Europe Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 10:35 AM ET
    Workmen clear snow from Edinburgh Airport car park on December 1, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Freezing weather conditions and heavy snow have forced Scotland's main airport to close for the day.

    Heavy snow and subzero temperatures swept across Europe, killing at least eight homeless people in Poland, closing major airports in Britain and Switzerland and causing hundreds of highway accidents.

  • Russia 'Cheap Compared to Everything': Strategist Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    Fear of political instability and corruption allegations have kept many investors away from Russia, but now could be the time to take advantage of the emerging market as Europe is in the grip of a debt crisis and valuations are cheap, Roland Nash, chief strategist at Renaissance Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Chinese Manufacturing to Lift European Stocks Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 2:14 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a rebound for equities on Wednesday, with better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data helping to bolster positive sentiment.

  • Stocks End Lower for November; BofA Slides Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to end in positive territory but ended down as sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. News that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute gave a brief lift to stocks. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.

  • Stocks Lose Ground Before Close; BofA Falls Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks lost ground in the final minutes of trading after moving higher in the wake of news that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute. Rising worries over sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.

  • Gold Becoming a Hedge Against 'Monetary Uncertainty' Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 1:27 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Gold isn't serving as a hedge against inflation, as traditionally has been the case. Instead, as investment guru Dennis Gartman points out, investors see gold as "a hedge against monetary uncertainty."