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  • European Shares Seen Up on Bargain-Hunting Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 1:43 AM ET

    European equities were expected to gain ground on Monday, adding to a two-session recovery as investors continue to look for bargains following a selloff in the first three weeks of November.

  • Rising Euro is a Concern: EU's Barroso Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 7:50 AM ET

    The strength of the euro, at a record high versus the dollar, is becoming a problem for Europe's exporters, the president of the European Commission said on Thursday.

  • Sarkozy Wants "Equitable and Fair" Currency Rates Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 7:12 AM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy will in a forthcoming visit to China call for an "equitable and fair" relationship between four major currencies -- the dollar, euro, yen and yuan, a senior French official said on Thursday.

  • StanChart Shares Jump on China Stake Interest Report Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:22 AM ET

    Temasek, the Singapore state investment agency, has rebuffed an approach from China's three leading banks for its 17 percent stake in UK-based Standard Chartered, a report said on Monday, sending shares in Standard Chartered more than 5 percent higher.

  • German Train Drivers Threaten Unlimited Strikes Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 1:25 PM ET

    Germany faces the prospect of unlimited rail strikes this week that could inflict serious damage to Europe's largest economy and even hurt neighbouring countries.

  • European Shares End Mixed; Telecoms Up, Energy Falls Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 12:56 PM ET

    European stock indexes closed mixed on Tuesday as the impact of gains in telecoms inspired by a raised outlook from Vodafone, was countered by losses in the energy sector which tracked weaker oil prices.

  • European Asset-Backed Securities Issuance Slows Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 9:21 AM ET

    Origination of European securitisations will probably slow for the full year versus 2006, the first time this has happened since 2000, as credit market turmoil bites, the European Securitisation Forum said on Tuesday.

  • Banks Boost European Shares, Offset Fall in Oils Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 12:41 PM ET

    European shares ended flat on Monday after a three-day losing streak as a bounce-back in financial stocks, which have borne the brunt of the global liquidity crisis, offset a fall in energy shares.

  • ECB Is Ready to Fight Inflation: Policymakers Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 10:07 AM ET
    The Euro sculpture is seen in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, central Germany.

    1st pThe European Central Bank is ready to head off inflation risks, policymakers said on Friday, a day after leaving interest rates on hold for the fifth month in a row.

  • Europe Stocks End at 6-Week Closing Low; Miners Jump Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    European equities lost ground on Thursday, ending at their lowest close in six weeks as persistent credit fears continued to pull banking stocks lower.

  • ECB, BoE Leave Interest Rates Unchanged Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:11 AM ET

    The European Central Bank left rates unchanged as expected on Thursday, with analysts saying the doves in the governing council had the upper hand.  The Bank of England also left the rates on hold, with analysts expecting it to ease monetary policy early next year.

  • ECB May Intervene if Euro Rises to $1.50: Analysts Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:45 AM ET

    European Central Bank policymakers have been relaxed about the euro's steep rise against the  dollar -- in public at least -- but its move towards $1.50 is raising the prospect that it might intervene.

  • ECB Should Take Euro, Oil into Account: France Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:08 AM ET

    The European Central Bank should take into account a range of factors such as the strong euro and high oil prices when setting monetary policy, France's Secretary of State for Europe Jean-Pierre Jouyet said on Wednesday.

  • European Stocks Bounce Back from Losing Streak Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    European stocks rose slightly Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as investors embraced some upbeat earnings reports from the likes of Swiss Reinsurance and U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer.

  • European Stocks Fall for Third Day on Banking Woes Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    European shares declined for a third straight session on Monday, with banks again topping the losers' list as Citigroup's warning of loan losses sparked fresh worries over the impact of credit market woes.

  • Banks Will Take Longer to Clear Subprime Debris Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    Global banks are going to take far longer than previously imagined to clear away debris left by a receding tide of U.S. subprime mortgages which has played havoc with balance sheets, a top investment banker said on Monday.

  • Euro Zone Factory Growth Slows Down Sharply Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 6:10 AM ET

    Euro zone factory growth sank to its slowest pace in over two years in October, led by a sharp slowdown in Germany and a contraction in Spain, final figures from a key monthly survey showed on Friday.

  • European Bank Stocks Dive on Subprime Fears Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    European bank stocks took a dive on Thursday as fear spread among investors that the U.S. subprime crisis will take another huge chunk out of profits in the fourth quarter.

  • European Stocks Close Firmly Higher on Fed-Cut Hopes Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 12:39 PM ET

    Major European markets ended in positive territory Monday, as anticipation of lower U.S. interest rates helped sentiment.

  • EU's McCreevy Says Northern Rock Made Worse by UK Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 1:11 AM ET

    Britain only has itself to blame for how problems at Northern Rock turned into the first run on a UK bank in 140 years, the European Union's top financial regulator, Charlie McCreevy, is expected to say later Friday.