• DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • US students in middle of pack on financial knowhow Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key— but complex— financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips.

  • Vermeer portrait sells in London for 6.2 mln pounds Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    LONDON, July 8- A painting of Saint Praxedis by Johannes Vermeer, the 17th- century Dutch master who painted "The Girl with the Pearl Earring," sold at auction on Tuesday for 6,242,500 pounds, Christie's said on its Twitter feed.

  • Court acquits Berlusconi's elder son, executive Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    ROME— A Milan court has acquitted former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi's elder son and a longtime executive in his media empire in a tax fraud case. The court on Tuesday cleared Pier Silvio Berlusconi and Fedele Confalonieri in the case involving the Mediaset media company. The prosecutors had alleged fraud in the purchase of film rights by Mediaset.

  • Vatican bank's profit takes big dip amid reform Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    The bank, formally called Institute for Religious Works, said its net profit in 2013 fell to 2.9 million euros from 86.6 million euros the previous year.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 18 Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, July 2014" before a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Charlotte in Charlotte- 1700 GMT.

  • The Agnellis control Fiat Chrysler with a 30 percent stake via holding firm Exor, but their voting power could rise to as much as 46 percent through a loyalty scheme put in place as part of the merger to reward long-term investors.

  • European markets close: Rebound in Europe     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decline in German industrial production.

  • Italian village for sale… on eBay! Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Borgata Calsazio alpine village is for sale on eBay.

    The listing of obscure items on eBay is nothing new, but one Italian seller has gone a step further - putting a whole Alpine village up for sale.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 17 Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand delivers a speech on "The evolution of New Zealand's currency." AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure speaks at a conference in Aix-en-Provence on European investments- 0815 GMT.

  • MILAN/ PARIS, July 4- Late on May 23, Italian financier Andrea Bonomi phoned executives at his country's two largest banks seeking more than 200 million euros in loans to help him bid for French holiday resort company Club Mediterranee.

  • LONDON, July 4- If, faced with a turbulent decade for family finances, you could fix the interest rate on your massive mortgage debt at 3.5-4 percent for the next 10 years, you might well be tempted to grab it with both hands.

  • European markets close: Strong rally     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a down day for the euro on the dollar's payroll surge and Sweden's central bank cuts rates.

  • MILAN, July 3- Italy's fashion designers have long been plagued by cheap copies of their bags and clothing but there is also a flourishing market for reproductions of high-end furniture for those that covet "Made in Italy" architectural style at low prices. Some have taken legal action, but now a new law introduced this year in Italy may help their cause.

  • European markets close: Autos gain     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as U.K. home prices surpass their 2007 peak, and gains for the auto sector.

  • *Ukraine crisis makes LNG-to- Germany link more important. CREPY-EN-VALOIS, France, July 2- A pipeline under construction in the beetroot fields of northern France is set to link a new liquefied natural gas terminal in the port of Dunkirk with Germany by 2016, offering Europe's biggest energy market an alternative to Russian gas.

  • European markets close: Sarkozy detained     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including how BNP's massive fine affected its dividend and volatility for Portuguese blue chips.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON/ PARIS, July 1- French bank BNP Paribas has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to pay almost $9 billion to resolve accusations that it had violated U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran, in a severe punishment aimed at sending a clear message to other financial institutions around the world.

  • US ship arrives in Italy port for Syria weapons Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:55 AM ET

    GIOIA TAURO, Italy— The U.S. ship MV Cape Ray sailed into the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro on Tuesday to handle the unprecedented transfer and destruction of about 1,300 tons of Syrian chemical weapons.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 30- French bank BNP Paribas on Monday pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to pay almost $9 billion to resolve allegations it violated U.S. sanctions laws and enabled the activities of terrorists and humans rights abusers in Sudan and elsewhere.