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  • MADRID— Spain's economy grew by 1.4 percent in 2014, ending a five-year run of negative or flat figures and providing further evidence that the country is recovering from a crippling double-dip recession. The National Statistics Institute said Friday that the country's growth was helped by a 0.7 percent expansion in the final three months of the year, making...

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group worth around 1.15 billion pounds, building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the oneworld alliance. "IAG represents an excellent opportunity to further develop our Westwards strategy," Qatar Airways Chief...

  • Business events scheduled for Friday Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.. MADRID— Spain releases fourth-quarter economic growth data. TOKYO— Honda reports quarterly financial results.

  • Trading ECB buying bombshell—1 week later Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A euro sign sculpture is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany.

    A European exporters ETF, U.S. Treasurys and even Norwegian oil companies are among the favorite plays from the cross-asset experts in this article.

  • DUBLIN— Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign acquisition nine years after its privatization. The government, which retained a 25.1 percent share when it privatized Aer Lingus in 2006, opposed Ryanair's ambitions and has...

  • LONDON, Jan 26- European politicians at opposite ends of the spectrum celebrated the election victory of Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party on Monday, but Alexis Tsipras' post-communist triumph is forcing mainstream leftists to reconsider their position. "This is a slap at what I see as very right-wing economic policy in Europe," Finnish Foreign Minister...

  • LONDON, Jan 26- European politicians at opposite ends of the spectrum celebrated the election victory of Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party on Monday, but Alexis Tsipras' post-communist triumph is forcing mainstream leftists to reconsider their position. "This is a slap at what I see as very right-wing economic policy in Europe," Finnish Foreign Minister...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 26- Dalian Wanda Group, China's biggest commercial real estate conglomerate, said on Monday it is investing $1 billion in a prime property development close to Sydney Harbor, its second large investment in Australia. Australia was the third top destination for Chinese property investment after the United States and Britain in the first eleven...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 26- U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group said it has agreed to sell a prime Sydney office building to China's Dalian Wanda Group for about A $415 million. China's biggest property conglomerate plans to build a 5- star hotel as well as luxury residential and retail developments at the location, the company said in a statement.

  • LISBON, Portugal— The fate of the European Central Bank's aggressive plan to stimulate the economy out of stagnation lies with the 340 million people in the 19- country euro alliance. The ECB plans to pump more than 1 trillion euros in new money into the region's economy. —Mario Polegato, billionaire chairman of Italian shoe company Geox SpA:.

  • *Disease outbreaks high on Davos agenda after Ebola. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- The worst-ever Ebola epidemic is waning, but after ravaging three West African nations and spreading fear from Dallas to Madrid, it has hammered home the message that the world needs a better detective system for emerging diseases. Risks posed by pandemic threats such as deadly...

  • Risk of turbulence in Spain?  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    Luis de Guindos, finance minister of Spain, says that upcoming elections will not bring turbulence, adding that the Spanish people respect that "political stability is a value."

  • HONG KONG— Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka- shing's flagship company said Friday it's offering about $15 billion for the British business of European mobile phone operator Telefonica. Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., which already owns British mobile operator Three, said in a statement that it has been in "exclusive negotiations" with Telefonica SA over the past several...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Jan 22- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's crusade to win back investor confidence has entrusted policymakers with the tough mission of hiking interest rates while major central banks cut them, raising the prospect of another recession in Latin America's biggest economy. The move left the Brazilian central bank at odds with the...

  • The ECB's new chapter  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the formal announcement of European quantitative easing.

  • Spain: Unemployment stuck at 23.7 percent in Q4 Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    MADRID— Spain's unemployment rate remained stuck at 23.7 percent in the fourth quarter ending in December compared with the previous three-month period, marking an end to a series of joblessness rate declines throughout 2014, the government's statistics agency said Thursday. The National Statistics Institute put the total number of unemployed at a...

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • Here are the world’s top-earning soccer teams Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:44 PM ET

    Real Madrid topped the soccer money-making league last season, with the U.K.’s Manchester United coming in second, says a new report from Deloitte.

  • RBS: ECB to surprise on QE size  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a preview of tomorrow's ECB statement.

  • Deadly attacks could have lasting impact on Paris tourism Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    *Paris hotel occupancy rates down and still falling- MKG. PARIS, Jan 21- The deadly attacks in Paris earlier this month could have a lasting impact on tourism if anti- France protests that have swept the Muslim world lead wealthy Arabs to shun the city. But hospitality research firm MKG Group fears a longer-term impact in Paris after satirical magazine Charlie...