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  • Commercial Paper Rolls Over at Higher Costs Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    Bankers are refinancing $100 billion-plus of commercial paper debt maturing into next week without major troubles so far, but borrowers are facing shorter maturities and higher costs as liquidity and confidence remain in short supply.

  • ECB Highlights Uncertainty, Waiting for Credit Data Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 10:08 AM ET
    FILES - Picture taken 06 June 2007 shows a man walking past the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt/M. western Germany. The European Central Bank 14 August 2007 injected 7.7 billion euros (10.5 billion dollars) into the money market to calm liquidity fears in the wake of the crisis in the US home loan sector.

    The current turmoil makes a restart of the European Central Bank's tightening cycle uncertain.  It will take months before financial markets  return to normal.

  • SNB Raises Rates but Aims to Calm Markets Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 9:47 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points on Thursday as inflation risks from the booming economy persisted but said it aimed to calm conditions on the money market, roiled by the global credit crisis.

  • Europe's largest low-cost airline Ryanair said Thursday it plans to invest $1.2 billion to expand service to Milan.

  • U.S. Subprime Tension has Increased Growth Risks: ECB Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 6:38 AM ET

    Risks to global expansion have recently increased due to tensions in the U.S. subprime mortgage market and there are fears of growing spillovers to other segments, the European Central Bank said on Thursday.

  • European Stocks Close Higher, Uncertainties Remain Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher on Wednesday, but uncertainty about the strength of the global economy still lingered and a series of political surprises caught investors off guard.

  • ECB Lends Banks $104 Billion Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 10:28 AM ET

    The European Central Bank lent commercial banks 75 billion euros ($104 billion) in three-month funds Wednesday, 25 billion euros more than in a previous operation last month, the bank said on its Web site.

  • IMF Warns of Slowing U.S. Economy Amid Subprime Crisis Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 7:09 AM ET

    The U.S. economy will slow next year amid continued trouble in the housing market, likely leading to lower interest rates, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Wednesday.

  • Hutchison Jumps on Italian 3G Asset Sale Report Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 1:31 AM ET

    Shares in port-to-telecoms conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa rose more than 8% on Wednesday and its bond spreads tightened after a British newspaper said the firm planned to sell its Italian 3G mobile operating arm, 3 Italia.

  • Europe's Financial System Is Sound: Trichet Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 12:33 PM ET

    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said Europe's financial system is sound despite the current market correction, but more needs to be done to improve future financial stability.

  • Qatar May Team Up with Italians for LSE Bid: Report Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 1:56 AM ET

    The Qatari Investment Authority is considering teaming up with three Italian partners to win over Nasdaq's 31% stake in the London Stock Exchange, Italian daily Il Sole 24Ore reported.

  • Euro-zone Rates Likely to Raise Further Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 10:52 AM ET
    FILES - Picture taken 06 June 2007 shows a man walking past the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt/M. western Germany. The European Central Bank 14 August 2007 injected 7.7 billion euros (10.5 billion dollars) into the money market to calm liquidity fears in the wake of the crisis in the US home loan sector.

    Euro-zone interest rates have further to rise, European Central Bank Governing Council member Axel Weber said on Friday, although other policymakers stressed no move is imminent given uncertainty over the credit crunch.

  • The eurozone finance ministers' chairman said on Friday French President Nicolas Sarkozy was neither noble nor correct to claim some of the credit for the European Central Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold.

  • EU ministers and national experts are due to approve a genetically modified (GMO) sugar beet variety this month despite a long running dispute over the use of biotechnology.

  • Europe Central Bank Holds Key Rate Steady Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 11:57 AM ET

    The European Central Bank kept its key monetary policy rate flat at 4% on Thursday due to persistent turbulence in the financial markets because of fears of a spillover of the U.S. subprime crisis.

  • Is the Euro-Zone Tightening Cycle Over? Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 6:46 AM ET

    Another rise in euro-zone interest rates looked assured last month, but the turmoil in the credit markets has brought pressure on European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet to keep rates at 4%.

  • BoE Breaks Silence, Acts to Calm Money Markets Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    The Bank of England broke its silence on Wednesday over the current storm engulfing world financial markets and took steps to bring overnight interest rates down.

  • Euro zone growth next year could be weakened by the credit crisis triggered by high-risk U.S. mortgage debt, the chairman of euro zone finance ministers, Jean-Claude Juncker, said on Wednesday.

  • Investment Drop Slows Growth in Euro Zone Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 7:37 AM ET

    A sharp drop in investment and government spending more than halved quarterly euro zone growth for April to June, but this is unlikely to stop further ECB interest rate rises as analysts expect the economy to pick up.

  • Alitalia to Cancel 150 Daily Flights from Milan Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 2:47 AM ET

    Alitalia will cancel 150 flights that it currently operates daily out of its Milan Malpensa hub as part of a "survival" plan to stem losses while it hunts for a buyer, a union source said on Monday.