• DIARY -Top Economic Events to Nov 3 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rulemaking requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England publishes minutes of latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn...

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    GENEVA— Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already killed over 4,500 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, since it emerged 10...

  • EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    LUXEMBOURG— The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region. So far, the overall anti-Ebola total for the EU, including EU national contributions, stands at 500 million euros, with Britain contributing 160...

  • DAKAR/ NEW YORK, Oct 17- The first casualty of a possible U.S. ban on travel to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations could be Washington's ties with the region and, to a lesser degree, travel and resources businesses exposed to it. Such a move would make things worse for the nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea battling the outbreak, Liberia's...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 31 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the "Inequality of Economic Opportunity in the United States" conference in Boston- 1230 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe and ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio discuss bank regulation- 1045 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell...

  • European bonds: It's every country for itself now Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    A visitor walks beneath a display of stock market information at the Athens Stock Exchange, Oct. 15, 2014.

    After more than a year of interest rates across Europe moving lower in lockstep, the last 24 hours show a breakdown.

  • European markets close: Negative inflation     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including low inflation data.

  • Spain misses bond sale target amid market jitters Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    MADRID— Spain sold fewer 10- year bonds than it had hoped in an auction Thursday, amid broader jitters in financial markets. The sale came as Spain's stock index was down nearly 4 percent. The rate for Spain's benchmark 10- year bond on the secondary market rose to 2.32 percent, from 2.1 percent Wednesday.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 29 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CHELSEA, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tours the CONNECT facility and meets consortium leaders and local residents to hear about conditions in the local economy and the impact of CONNECT for residents entering or re-entering the workforce- 1645 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe takes part in a panel discussion at...

  • Peanut farmers deal with fallout from salmonella Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— There will be significantly fewer peanuts pulled from the ground in eastern New Mexico this harvest season because of lingering fallout from the bankruptcy and sale of a peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall. Grown along the New Mexico- Texas border, the sweet variety is coveted for...

  • European markets close: Rough session     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a look at Greece's market, which dropped 6 percent in one session.

  • MADRID, Oct 15- Spanish companies which got tax breaks when they bought indirect stakes in firms overseas will have to repay the money, the European Commission said on Wednesday, adding the benefits breached European Union rules on state aid. Spanish bank Santander, energy company Iberdrola and telecoms group Telefonica would be among those affected by the...

  • European markets close: Germany challenges ECB     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a selloff in Greek bonds, and the Germans challenge to Mario Draghi and the ECB.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 27 Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MADRID- Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy will deliver a lecture on "Central Bank Perspectives: A New Model for Banking and Finance" as part of the FT Spain Summit: Restoring Competitiveness, organized by Financial Times- 1245 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley gives introductory remarks and presides over a dinner...

  • Oil should stay cheap for at least a few months Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Oil prices should stay at their currently low levels, or drop further, due to a "perfect storm" of risk factors.

  • Company plans $4B plastic factory in North Dakota Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— A $4 billion factory is planned in North Dakota that will convert natural gas liquids into plastic, company and state officials said. William Gilliam, the chief executive officer of Badlands NGL LLC, Gov. John Hoeven announced the project Monday at the state Capitol in Bismarck.

  • European markets close: Mining stocks rise     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a downward shift for semiconductors, an uptick for the miners and Bill Ackman's Pershing Square began trading in Amsterdam today.

  • MADRID, Oct 13- Spain's Gas Natural said on Monday it was leaving its 2015 payout plans unchanged after announcing a $3.3 billion takeover offer for Chile's biggest electricity distributor Compania General de Electricidad. Analysts at Barclays said in a note that the acquisition seemed expensive and posed questions on Gas Natural's dividend policy.

  • Voiceprints being harvested by the millions Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    Dan Miller, an analyst with Opus Research in San Francisco, estimates that the industry's revenue will roughly double from just under $400 million last year to between $730 million and $900 million next year. Barclays PLC recently experimented with voiceprinting as an identification for its wealthiest clients. "The general feeling is that voice biometrics...

  • *Gas Natural to launch 4,700 peso per share bid for CGE. MADRID/ SANTIAGO, Oct 12- Spain's Gas Natural on Sunday said it would launch a $3.3 billion takeover offer for Chile's biggest electricity distributor Compania General de Electricidad, in a bid to boost its presence in growing Latin American markets. As part of the deal with those investors, Gas Natural will...