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  • DIARY - Top economic events to Dec 4 Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo testifies on " Physical Commodities" before the Senate Homeland Security& Governmental Affairs permanent subcommittee on investigations in Washington- 1430 GMT. WASHINGTON- New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley testifies to Senate Banking subcommittee on Financial...

  • BARCELONA, Nov 20- Liberty Global, Europe's biggest cable operator, plans to make "small, selective" acquisitions for content which help it make money from its core business of selling high-speed broadband and TV services, its finance chief said on Thursday. The turn towards content is a major move for Liberty, which has been a serial buyer of cable companies in...

  • *Oil services bounce back on Technip's offer for CGG. France's CGG jumped 23 percent on news of a 1.47 billion euro takeover offer from larger rival Technip, a bid that CGG rejected. Technip shares fell 6.9 percent, while Fugro surged 5.6 percent, Saipem rose 4 percent and TGS gained 4.4 percent.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 3 Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    MADGEBURG, Germany- Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch speaks in Magdeburg, Germany- 1730 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to speak on "Understanding of economic matters" in Vienna- 1700 GMT. FRANKFURT- EU Council President Van Rompuy, ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy, ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger to take...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 2 Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York First Vice President Christine Cumming speaks before the ClearingHouse Annual Conference Payment System Risk Symposium- 1830 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its November policy meeting- 0930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik will be present at the parliament's...

  • Yikes! Olive oil prices could soar on poor harvest Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Italy's 2014 olive harvest was declared by both producers and experts as the worst in history, due to adverse climatic conditions which helped the olive fly proliferate, thus destroying the olives before they could be harvested.

    If your favorite bottle of Mediterranean olive oil starts costing more, blame unseasonable European weather—and tiny insects.

  • Blighted harvest drives olive oil price pressures Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    BEJA, Portugal— If your favorite bottle of Mediterranean olive oil starts costing more, blame unseasonable European weather— and tiny insects. High spring temperatures, a cool summer and abundant rain are taking a big bite out of the olive harvest in some key regions of Italy, Spain, France and Portugal. In Spain, the world's biggest producer, the young farmers'...

  • Doha chooses October for 2019 bid for worlds Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    Organizers of Doha's bid for the 2019 athletics world championships say hosting the event in October will alleviate problems of desert heat. Doha is competing against Eugene, Oregon, and Barcelona, Spain, in Tuesday's IAAF vote in Monaco. Bid leader Dahlan al Hamad says morning temperatures in October will be 34 to 35 degrees Celsius and evenings will be 30...

  • European markets close: Draghi rallies market     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the impact of Mario Draghi's statement where he said the ECB could buy government bonds.

  • Fire destroys meat plant in northern Spain Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    MADRID— An official says a fire has destroyed one of Spain's largest meat producing plants and created a plume of black smoke that forced the closure of a highway in the northern city of Burgos. A city government spokesman says the blaze began early Sunday at the Campofrio plant, where 1,000 employees work, causing an evacuation of the building.

  • Greenpeace: 4 activists hurt off Canary Islands Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    MADRID— Spain's navy rammed into a Greenpeace dinghy during a protest in the Atlantic Ocean against oil exploration near the Canary Islands on Saturday, injuring four of its activists, one of them seriously, the environmental organization said. The navy said it dispatched two boats from one of its ships in the area to prevent Greenpeace from boarding a large oil...

  • Europe: Germany & Greece escape recession     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest German GDP data, as well as news Greece has escaped recession.

  • European markets close: Pound takes hit     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a dip in London home prices hitting the British pound.

  • European markets close: Banks fined billions     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including some big banks hit with fines by global regulators.

  • European markets close: Earnings in focus     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pop for European telecoms and a down day for the big miners.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 24 Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting- 0830 GMT. WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand releases Financial Stability Report, which assesses the soundness and efficiency of the New Zealand financial system- 2000 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Financial Stability Council meeting.

  • European markets close: Oil stocks spike     Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rebound for oil and gas stocks.

  • BARCELONA, Nov 9- Close to two million Catalans voted on Sunday in favor of seceding from Spain, the regional government said, in a symbolic referendum that supporters hope will fuel the independence debate despite opposition from Madrid. Catalans were asked two questions: whether they wanted Catalonia to be a state and whether this state should become...

  • LONDON, Nov 7- Following are the five big themes likely to dominate the thinking of traders and investors in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. 1. HUBBLE BUBBLE, ROUBLE IN TROUBLE Russia's currency, the rouble, is collapsing. There could be devaluations in store for the Kazakh tenge, the Belarus rouble and the Ukraine Hryvnia, because of those...

  • Catalonia vote 'symbolic, illegal': Pro     Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Independent economist Edward Hugh, says the non-binding independence referendum in Catalonia was "illegal" but shows the defiant mood in the Spanish region.