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  • 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...

  • This is now when Fed may hike rates: CNBC survey Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve.

    More than two-thirds of respondents to the CNBC Fed Survey see the first interest rate hike coming in August, a month ahead of the prior survey.

  • *Europe's manufacturing center shifts to Germany and hinterland. *UK, France, Spain and Italy seen losing industrial capacity. BRUSSELS, March 15- Once depicted as a "Blue Banana" stretching from Manchester to Milan, Europe's industrial heartland has moved eastwards just as its political center of gravity has shifted to Germany.

  • European markets close: DAX stands out   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: DAX stands out

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including major gains in the Germany DAX. FMHR Jon Najarian discusses trading Europe.

  • If Greece exits, don't expect us to follow: Italy Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan.

    "I think that any relationship between 'Grexit' and Italy is out of place," Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told CNBC.

  • 'Grexit's' fallout on Italy   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:07 AM ET
    'Grexit's' fallout on Italy

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan about the likely impact of a Greek exit on Italy.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4 PM ET Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    March 15- Editor: Christian Plumb+ 1 646 223 6200. BUENOS AIRES- Argentina's economy may be stagnant but the capital city Buenos Aires is looking better than it has in years, boosting the popularity of its mayor as he prepares to run for president in October. LOS ANGELES- "Cinderella" enchants audiences this weekend, racking up a royal $70.1 million to lead the domestic...

  • *Number of boats arriving in Italy jumps 43 percent. BRUSSELS, March 13- European Union foreign ministers will on Monday consider helping set up camps in the Middle East and Africa where people can request asylum on site without having to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe, officials said. "The idea is to establish camps in Africa, on the...

  • European markets close: Euro collapse   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:28 PM ET
    European markets close: Euro collapse

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the impact from the ECB's bond-buying.

  • Saccomanni: Reforms are 'a complicated affair'   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Saccomanni: Reforms are 'a complicated affair'

    Talking about Italy's new reforms, Fabrizio Saccomanni, former finance minister of Italy, says a lot depends on what the priorities are when it comes to Italy's reforms.

  • Passera: We need more economic stimulus   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Passera: We need more economic stimulus

    Corrado Passera, former minister of economic development of Italy, says that quantitative easing is effective, however, the country now needs more reforms.

  • European markets close: Early end to QE?   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Early end to QE?

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including an update from the ECB on its bond-buying.

  • *Iraq seeks to stem losses from falling oil prices. BAGHDAD, March 12- Oil companies have proposed millions of dollars of cuts in development spending in Iraq, a senior oil ministry official said, after Baghdad told them low oil prices and its fight against Islamic State had made payments difficult. The slump in crude prices to below $60 a barrel from $115 in June has...

  • ISIS and Russia threaten—and NATO cuts spending Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    An Italian sailor from the frigate "Alieso" removes a cover from a cannon in the Black Sea port of Varna, Bulgaria, March 9, 2015.

    NATO is more relevant now than it has been since the end of the Cold War with threats from both Russia and ISIS, but funding is an issue.

  • LONDON/ CAIRO, March 11- Oil and condensate has been exported at least three times from the Libyan port of Mellitah since the start of this month, according to industry sources and ship-tracking data, a surprise move with other terminals in the west of the country largely shut. The Mellitah port, not far from Libya's western border with Tunisia, is jointly-operated...

  • Mafia thrives on Italy's legalised gambling addiction Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    *A decade after legalisation, Italy has some 400,000 slots. ROME, March 11- Legalising gambling in Italy was supposed to help curb the mafia. About half of that is poured into 400,000 video slot machines, twice as many as in U.S. gambling capital Nevada, which have become ubiquitous in the espresso bars where Italians stop several times a day for coffee, sandwiches and...

  • European markets close: Greece tension   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Greece tension

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including rising tensions between Greece and the euro zone.