• Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:27 AM ET

    BARCELONA, Spain— Hundreds of thousands of Catalans energized by Scotland's upcoming independence referendum protested Thursday for a secession vote aimed at carving out a new Mediterranean nation in what is now northeastern Spain.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 23 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. Lara Berdine and Mark Petrella, New Yorkers in their 40 s, visit Italy each fall because "it's cheaper, the weather is cooler and we can see the country as it really is, rather than in high season when it's inundated with tourists," said Berdine.

  • ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, Sept 10- Apple Inc's iPod upended the music industry, and its iPhone knocked Nokia off its smartphone perch, but Swiss watch makers breezily dismissed warnings that the technology giant's new wristwatch gadget could do something similar to them.

  • New EU economy team to seek policy middle-ground Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Sept 10- The new European Commission will spread responsibility for key economic issues over three top officials with different economic views, in what critics say could mean policy deadlock but advocates see as a route to compromise.

  • BERLIN, Sept 10- Euro zone governments should explore ways to boost investment levels but structural reforms and debt reduction remain crucial for returning the bloc to a sustainable growth path, a paper prepared by the German and French finance ministers says.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including David Cameron's appeal to the Scots not to break apart the union, and Sergio Marchionne will take over as chairman of Ferrari.

  • *Google has received over 120,000 takedown requests. BRUSSELS/ MADRID, Sept 9- A specialist panel appointed by search engine giant Google to help it implement a landmark court ruling on privacy rights held a meeting in Madrid on Tuesday, their first in a seven-stop tour to gather the views of European experts on the issue.

  • European shares fall for 3rd day; M&A boosts telecoms Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept 9- European shares slipped for a third straight session on Tuesday, with companies that trade dollar-denominated commodities such as oil taking a hit as investors shortened the odds on an early hike in U.S. interest rates.

  • UPDATE 2-Schaeuble rebuffs calls for German stimulus Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 9- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble rebuffed calls for Berlin to spend more to boost the euro zone economy, telling parliament on Tuesday that painful structural reforms were the best way to return Europe to growth.

  • European markets close: Selloff extended     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports bank and energy stocks weigh on European markets ahead of next week's Scottish independence vote.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 22 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo and other banking officials testify before Senate Banking Committee on Wall Street Reform- 1400 GMT. Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Michael Stegman speaks before the 2014 American Mortgage Conference in Raleigh- 1715 GMT.

  • European markets close: Scotland votes     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a retreat for European stocks and the U.K. pound takes a hit on Scotland independence vote jitters.

  • Eni sells off Russian assets     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Eni Chairwoman Emma Marcegaglia says that the group continues to buy gas in Russia, but has sold all its Russian assets. She also comments on ENI's joint venture with Rosneft.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- European Union officials support Ireland's request to be allowed to pay back early the International Monetary Fund's part of its bailout because of the money it would save Dublin, a senior EU official said on Monday.

  • 'Need to see more' from Italy, France: Pro     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, comments on Italy and France and says the "ball's now in governments' courts" as the ECB has delivered more than was expected.

  • 'Don't tell us what to do': Italy Fin Min     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    Pier Carlo Padoan, Italy's minister of economy and finance, said the country does not need anyone to tell it what to do when it comes to reform.

  • PARIS, Sept 8- A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series of meetings on Tuesday to debate the balance between privacy and the free flow of information after a May court ruling reinforced Europeans' "right to be forgotten".

  • Renzi is 'indispensable': Ex-Italian PM     Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, says current leader Matteo Renzi is "indispensable" and has made the right choices so far.

  • While data from China may give clarity on a pattern of uneven growth there, it is in Europe that the prospects for the economy are most uncertain, although a ceasefire in Ukraine could lift the mood and avoid new EU sanctions on Russia this week.