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  • CALGARY/ VANCOUVER, July 23- Talisman Energy Inc shares rose more than 12 percent on Wednesday as it confirmed it has been approached by Spain's Repsol SA about potential deals, raising the prospect that one of Canada's largest independent oil companies will sell off major assets or be taken over.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 23- Talisman Energy Inc said on Wednesday it has been approached by Repsol, a day after a report that the Spanish oil producer was considering a bid for Canada's No. 5 oil company.

  • Spanish economic growth seen gathering pace in Q2 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    MADRID— The Bank of Spain says the country's economy continues to show signs of recovery, growing by 0.5 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months. If the April-June growth figures are confirmed by the National Statistics Institute's official report later this month, the economy will have grown over four consecutive quarters.

  • *Fresh clashes in Tripoli and Benghazi. BENGHAZI, Libya, July 22- A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city. Suicide bombings are rare in Libya, where a fragile government is struggling to impose order.

  • *Fresh clashes in Tripoli and Benghazi. The El-Feel oilfield last week was forced to cut back due to events in Tripoli, where two rival brigades of militias have fought over control of the airport.

  • European markets close: Recoup losses     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concerns for Volvo and AbbVie's deal with Shire PLC.

  • Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. The operating system that runs the phones was to blend the core technology found in Google's Android system with services and designs found in Microsoft's own Windows Phone system.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for June, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for June, 10 a.m.. GENEVA— Credit Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland behind UBS, reports its second quarter results before the opening of trading in Zurich.

  • LONDON, July 17- European shares slumped on Thursday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. The crash revived investors' fears over tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • European markets close: Russian sanctions     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concern over the effect of Russian sanctions and Volkswagen denies it's making a bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

  • CORRECTED-FACTBOX-Names in the frame for top EU jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.

  • FACTBOX-Names in the frame for top EU jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.

  • Primark: Next stop USA Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    LONDON/ MADRID, July 16- Discount fashion chain Primark has made its mark in Europe by offering fast-changing fashion at rock-bottom prices.

  • *IOSCO conducting review of fines for corporate wrongdoing. The review by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions comes after U.S. authorities slapped a record fine of almost $9 billion on French bank BNP Paribas for breaching U.S. government sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran.

  • HONG KONG, July 11- A review of government penalties for corporate wrongdoing is being carried out in a bid to make them more uniform globally, a top official of the International Organization of Securities Commissions said.

  • European markets close: Portuguese selloff     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the possible restructuring of Banco Espirito Santo and the selloff in Portugal.

  • Faltering Germany casts cloud over fragile euro zone Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 10- Germany's faltering economy has cast further doubt over the euro zone's prospects for recovery this year, with no other big country strong enough to pick up the slack. But just as the bloc appeared to be turning the corner, its star economy, Germany, has fumbled the ball.

  • European markets close: Portugal lags     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a down day for Portuguese stocks and a lift for Lufthansa.

  • European markets close: Stocks fall again     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decline for German exports.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 18 Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, July 2014" before a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Charlotte in Charlotte- 1700 GMT.