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  • Cramer: 5 trends that could leave you in the dust Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Jim Cramer likes to question trends sometimes. What if things were completely different? He gives his take on what investors can expect.

  • European markets close: Merkel hosts Greek PM   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Merkel hosts Greek PM

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Germany's Angela Merkel hosting the Greek Prime Minister.

  • *Agreement is latest Chinese acquisition in Italy. MILAN, March 22 (Reuters)- China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) is to buy into Pirelli, the world's fifth-largest tire maker, in a 7.1 billion-euro ( $7.7 billion) deal that will put the 143- year-old Italian company in Chinese hands. The deal agreed with Pirelli's top shareholders on Sunday is the latest in a...

  • *Agreement is latest Chinese acquisition in Italy. MILAN, March 22- China National Chemical Corp is to buy Pirelli, the world's fifth-largest tyre maker, in a 7.1 billion-euro deal that will put the 143- year-old Italian company in Chinese hands. The deal agreed with Pirelli's top shareholders on Sunday is the latest in a series of takeovers made in Italy by...

  • WASHINGTON/ MIAMI, March 23- The December breakthrough that upended a half-century of U.S.- Cuba enmity has been portrayed as the fruit of 18 months of secret diplomacy. President Barack Obama and veteran Cuba specialists to forge the historic rapprochement. In a May 2008 speech to the conservative Cuban-American National Foundation in Miami, Obama set out a...

  • *Pirelli shareholder Camfin says in talks with industrial partner. MILAN, March 20- China National Chemical Corp is close to becoming the biggest single shareholder in Pirelli in a deal that would trigger a 7 billion euro buyout of the Italian tyre company. Three sources familiar with the deal, which would be the latest in a string of Chinese investments in large...

  • European markets close: Greek banks surge   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    European markets close: Greek banks surge

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- Officials from the United States, Italy and Saudi Arabia led talks in Rome this week among a group of countries seeking to combat the financial activities of Islamic State militants, the U.S. ISIL is an acronym often used for the militants, who control swaths of Iraq and Syria. The CIFG includes Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark,...

  • ROME— Italy's infrastructure minister resigned Friday, days after the arrest of a former top official in a corruption probe of some of the nation's major public works projects. Minister Maurizio Lupi told Parliament he was stepping down even though he is not under investigation. Prosecutors are investigating construction contracts involving some of...

  • The New York- based sportswriter for ESPN.com is planning a summer vacation with her family in Ireland. With the Superdollar near parity with the euro, airfares to Paris are down 14 percent from a year ago, according to popular travel site Orbitz. London, Rome and Barcelona are among other popular locales with cheaper hotels and airfares than last year, according...

  • *Pirelli shareholder says in talks with industrial partner. MILAN, March 20- China National Chemical Corporation is close to striking a deal with the top shareholder in Pirelli that could see it take control of the Italian tire company, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Earlier on Friday Camfin said it was in talks with "an international...

  • Italian boost sends European shares to 15-year high Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    *Pirelli, Enel boosts Italian index. LONDON/ PARIS, March 19- A broad index of European shares hit its highest level in 15 years on Thursday, led by Italian stocks thanks to sharp gains in tyre maker Pirelli and utility Enel. Shares in Enel rose 1.9 percent after it said it aims to raise profits and dividends over the next five years by focusing on emerging markets and...

  • Europe close: German 10-year hits record low   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Europe close: German 10-year hits record low

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the German 10-year bund hitting a record low.

  • MILAN, March 19- Shares in Pirelli jumped as much as 5 percent on Thursday after an Italian daily said the tyre maker was working on a revamp plan that includes taking an Asian partner, the launch of a buyout offer and the de-listing of the group. According to Corriere della Sera, Pirelli Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera wants to bring on board an Asian shareholder...

  • Peter Dundas named creative director at Roberto Cavalli Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    MILAN— The Roberto Cavalli fashion house has announced that Norwegian designer Peter Dundas will take over as the group's creative director. The company announced the appointment Thursday, ending speculation about the creative future of the company after Roberto Cavalli and his wife Eva cede control with the pending sale of a majority stake.

  • Cruise lines stop Tunisia visits after museum attack Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    ROME— Two cruise lines suspended visits to Tunisia on Thursday after 17 passengers from their ships were killed in the museum attack, delivering an immediate economic blow to the North African country. On Thursday morning, both the MSC Splendida and Costa's Fascinosa ship left Tunisia with their remaining passengers, bound for Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca,...

  • European markets close: Greeks raise tension   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    European markets close: Greeks raise tension

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Greek banks under pressure as analysts warn the risk of an accident in the standoff with Europe is growing.

  • "Varoufakis problem" weighs on Greek debt talks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:44 AM ET

    BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, March 18- With incendiary interviews, an undiplomatic demeanour, a celebrity photo shoot and an obscene finger gesture, Yanis Varoufakis is becoming part of Greece's debt problem rather than the solution, or so his euro zone partners believe. The 53- year-old academic economist, who calls himself an "erratic Marxist", roared to prominence when...

  • European markets close: Euro bounces   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Euro bounces

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • PARIS/ BEIJING, March 17- Germany, France and Italy said on Tuesday they had agreed to join a new China- led Asian investment bank after close ally Britain defied U.S. pressure to become a founder member of a venture seen in Washington as a rival to the World Bank. It comes amid prickly trade negotiations between Brussels and Washington, and at a time when EU and Asian...