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  • Italian village for sale… on eBay! Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Borgata Calsazio alpine village is for sale on eBay.

    The listing of obscure items on eBay is nothing new, but one Italian seller has gone a step further - putting a whole Alpine village up for sale.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 17 Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand delivers a speech on "The evolution of New Zealand's currency." AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure speaks at a conference in Aix-en-Provence on European investments- 0815 GMT.

  • MILAN/ PARIS, July 4- Late on May 23, Italian financier Andrea Bonomi phoned executives at his country's two largest banks seeking more than 200 million euros in loans to help him bid for French holiday resort company Club Mediterranee.

  • LONDON, July 4- If, faced with a turbulent decade for family finances, you could fix the interest rate on your massive mortgage debt at 3.5-4 percent for the next 10 years, you might well be tempted to grab it with both hands.

  • European markets close: Strong rally     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a down day for the euro on the dollar's payroll surge and Sweden's central bank cuts rates.

  • MILAN, July 3- Italy's fashion designers have long been plagued by cheap copies of their bags and clothing but there is also a flourishing market for reproductions of high-end furniture for those that covet "Made in Italy" architectural style at low prices. Some have taken legal action, but now a new law introduced this year in Italy may help their cause.

  • European markets close: Autos gain     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as U.K. home prices surpass their 2007 peak, and gains for the auto sector.

  • *Ukraine crisis makes LNG-to- Germany link more important. CREPY-EN-VALOIS, France, July 2- A pipeline under construction in the beetroot fields of northern France is set to link a new liquefied natural gas terminal in the port of Dunkirk with Germany by 2016, offering Europe's biggest energy market an alternative to Russian gas.

  • European markets close: Sarkozy detained     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including how BNP's massive fine affected its dividend and volatility for Portuguese blue chips.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON/ PARIS, July 1- French bank BNP Paribas has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to pay almost $9 billion to resolve accusations that it had violated U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran, in a severe punishment aimed at sending a clear message to other financial institutions around the world.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 30- French bank BNP Paribas on Monday pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to pay almost $9 billion to resolve allegations it violated U.S. sanctions laws and enabled the activities of terrorists and humans rights abusers in Sudan and elsewhere.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 30- French bank BNP Paribas on Monday agreed to pay almost $9 billion over charges it violated U.S. sanctions against countries such as Sudan, and faces a one-year suspension of parts of its U.S. dollar-clearing business.

  • In addition to the monetary penalty, BNP is facing other forms of punishment for what a Manhattan assistant district attorney called a "long-term, multi-jurisdictional conspiracy" to violate sanctions laws by facilitating transactions involving Sudan, Cuba, and Iran.

  • European markets close: Banks moving     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes a look at what sectors are leading the decline in European stocks.

  • European markets close: Equities drop     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs explains why European equities had such a bad week and U.K. home builders rallied.

  • MILAN, June 27- Sergio Marchionne needs a New York stock market listing to bring in the investors required to fund future growth at Fiat Chrysler, but a lukewarm response to the chief executive's most recent Wall Street launch suggests he has a bumpy journey ahead.

  • European markets close: Barclays sued     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a jump for U.K. home builders and a drop for Barclays on news of a "dark pool" lawsuit.

  • By Jonathan Cable and Rahul Karunakar. June 26- Asia will spearhead gains in global equities in the coming year as ample central bank liquidity boosts shares, according to a worldwide Reuters poll that pointed to more modest gains for developed markets.

  • Global markets: Barclays in focus     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including the trading action in Barclays after the bank was slapped with accusations of securities fraud by NY AG Schneiderman.

  • *Britain set for defeat over Juncker as Dutch, Swedes switch. BRUSSELS, June 25- Britain's slender hopes of securing Italian support in its campaign to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming European Commission president crumbled on Wednesday when Germany offered Rome a gentler interpretation of EU budget rules.