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  • EU Leaders Strike Final Deal on Reform Treaty Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 11:02 PM ET

    European Union leaders clinched final agreement on Friday on a treaty to reform the 27-nation bloc's institutions, replacing a defunct constitution and ending a two-year crisis of confidence in Europe's future.

  • BOE Tilts Slightly Toward Rate Cut Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 9:21 AM ET

    One Bank of England policymaker wanted to cut borrowing costs this month, but was outgunnned by the other eight who argued new forecasts in November would  provide a better steer on how the economy was faring.

  • Euro Zone Economy Will Slow: IMF Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    Euro zone economic growth will slow this year and next as fallout from the summer's financial market turmoil hits housing and a stronger euro crimps exports, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

  • Gazprom is ready to sell up to 50 percent of its forthcoming Italian gas distribution and marketing unit to local investors, the daily MF said without giving a source.

  • European Indexes Close Higher as Telecoms Surge Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 11:49 AM ET

    Better-than-expected earnings from mobile-phone company Sony Ericsson boosted telecommunications stocks in Europe and added to a firm close for the major indexes Monday.

  • ECB Signals Tightening Bias Despite Strong Euro Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet signaled the bank was still biased towards a rate hike, despite calls for action to curb the euro's rise against the dollar.

  • Stocks Edge Up, Anticipating Fed Meet Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 9:33 AM ET

    A sprinkling of deal news, sinking oil prices and a firmer dollar are in the background as stocks edge higher Tuesday. The big news for markets though will come in the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes, set for release at 2 p.m. ET. The minutes of the September 18 meeting and the August 16 call will be released. Traders are watching for hints of what made the Fed take the aggressive step to slash the Fed funds rate by a half point, greater than the 1/4 point widely expected.

  • EU Finance Ministers Agree Financial Rules Review Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to review a slew of financial rules in the light of the summer's credit squeeze that tipped securities markets into turmoil.

  • Fed & Earnings Lead on Tuesday Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 7:49 PM ET

    The Fed and the start of earnings season are two big focuses for stocks Tuesday, after Monday's dullish session. The Fed releases minutes of its September 18 meeting and its August 16 call at 2p ET. This time last week, traders would have been digging into those minutes to find any confirmation of their view that rates will be cut again at the Fed's October 31 meeting.

  • Euro Ministers Are Not United in Currency Struggle Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    Germany's finance minister appeared on Monday to dash prospects of a common response by euro zone nations to the single European currency's rising exchange rate, declaring "I love a strong euro."

  • Basel Bank Regulators Launch Crisis Review Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 7:50 AM ET

    The world's top banking supervisors gathered on Monday to review remedies to a crisis that has seen a major disruption of the global financial system and risks to global growth.

  • Spanish energy and infrastructure company Acciona and Italian power utility Enel have gained acceptances for 85.3% of the shares targeted in their tender for Endesa, bringing their combined ownership in the Spanish electricity company to more than 92%.

  • Euro Zone Faces Tougher Access to Bank Loans: ECB Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 6:18 AM ET

    Euro-zone businesses and households can expect access to bank loans to be tougher in the months to come as banks batten down the hatches in the wake of the credit market turmoil.

  • Eurozone Future Inflation Gauge Hits 7-Year High Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    Inflation pressures in the euro zone rose to a seven-year high in August and remain in an upward trend, a report said on Friday.

  • Lufthansa Not Planning a Bid for Alitalia Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 3:17 AM ET

    German airline Lufthansa is not planning any takeover bid for Italian carrier Alitalia, a Lufthansa spokesman said on Friday.

  • ECB Holds Rates, Stays in Wait-and-See Mode Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 10:17 AM ET

    The European Central Bank and the Bank of England held rates steady, with policymakers still gauging the full extent of the impact of the global liquidity squeeze.

  • Trichet Says Exchange Rate Volatility is Harmful Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    Excessive foreign exchange volatility is potentially damaging to the global economy, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said on Thursday.

  • ICAP Sees Full-Year Profit at Top of Forecasts Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 4:18 AM ET

    ICAP, the world's biggest inter-dealer broker, said on Thursday it expected annual underlying profit to be at the upper end of analysts' forecasts, with recent market volatility helping to boost trading volumes.

  • Kazakhstan Softens Rhetoric Over Kashagan Oil Delay Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 5:02 AM ET

    Kazakhstan softened its rhetoric on Wednesday in a row over production delays with a group of oil companies led by Italy's Eni, saying it hoped to resolve environmental concerns at the offshore oilfield.

  • ECB Should Stay on Hold: Belgian Finance Minister Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 4:56 AM ET

    The European Central Bank should leave interest rates on hold for now but consider cutting them if the economy worsens, Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders told a French newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday.

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