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  • *Eldest daughter Ana Botin to succeed- sources. MADRID, Sept 10- Banco Santander named Ana Botin as its new head on Wednesday after her father Emilio's sudden death, making her one of the top women in banking and continuing her family's century-old management of what is now the euro zone's biggest lender.

  • *Eldest daughter Ana Botin to succeed- sources. MADRID, Sept 10- Banco Santander quickly appointed Ana Botin as its new head on Wednesday after her father Emilio's sudden death, continuing the Botin family's century-old management of the lender which now ranks as the euro zone's largest bank.

  • European shares end flat; Santander dips Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    PARIS, Sept 10- European stocks ended flat on Wednesday, as worries over Scotland's vote on independence and growing expectations of a more hawkish stance from the U.S. The benchmark index has erased all the gains spurred by the European Central Bank's moves last week to support the region's economy.

  • 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.

  • MADRID, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, patriarch of one of Europe's top corporate dynasties who died on Tuesday at 79, was credited with turning a local Spanish lender into one of the world's biggest banks and helping to drive Spain's remarkable economic growth of the 1990 s.

  • *Eldest daughter Ana Botin to succeed- sources. MADRID, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79..

  • European shares erase rally; Santander falls Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    *Jitters over Scotland vote rattle investors. PARIS, Sept 10- European stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, erasing what was left of the gains spurred by the European Central Bank's rate cut and additional measures unveiled last week to support the region's economy.

  • UPDATE 3-Santander patriarch Emilio Botin dies aged 79 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    *Eldest daughter Ana Botin seen as likely successor. MADRID, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79..

  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.4 pct. LONDON, Sept 10- Europe's leading shares fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, with Spain's top lender Santander the biggest drag after the death of its chairman prompted worries over a successor.

  • UPDATE 2-Santander Chairman Emilio Botin dies aged 79 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:23 AM ET

    *Eldest daughter Ana Botin seen as likely successor. MADRID, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79..

  • Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dead at age 79 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    MADRID— Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botin, who built the country's Banco Santander into a global financial giant and was widely seen as the nation's most influential business leader, has died of a heart attack, the company said Wednesday. Aged 53, Ana Botin was CEO of Santander UK in London.

  • *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.

  • Expansion of Panama Canal expected to open in 2016 Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    MADRID— Panama's president says the major expansion of the Panama Canal will be completed in time to open for business in the beginning of 2016.. The project is expected to be finished in December 2015, and President Juan Carlos Varela says it will open early the following year, despite construction setbacks.

  • Sept 9- A consortium comprising Spanish construction firm Acciona, Australian infrastructure specialist Capella Capital and partner Lend Lease and French construction group Bouygues, has been chosen as preferred bidder for the first stage of a road tunnel and toll motorway project in Melbourne, the Australian government announced on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten' Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    MADRID— Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" under which Europeans can seek the removal of seemingly irrelevant or embarrassing search results.

  • 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.

  • *Scotland might have to create currency, central bank. The Plan A of Alex Salmond's Scottish National Party has long been for an independent Scotland to share the Bank of England with the rest of the United Kingdom, along with the pound as a joint currency.

  • 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".

  • For Europe's vast unemployed, hopes remain dim Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— For the struggling Spanish shopkeeper or the Portuguese restaurant owner, the European Central Bank's latest economic stimulus plans won't likely provide much relief anytime soon. Confronting a stalled economy and painful unemployment across Europe, the ECB is doing what it can.