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  • Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    MADRID— Google is locking Spanish publishers out of its popular Google News service in response to a new Spanish law that imposes fees for linking to the headlines and news stories on other websites. Besides closing Google News in Spain, Google Inc. also is blocking reports from Spanish publishers in the more than other 70 other international editions...

  • Spain's Zara owner 9-month profit back up on sales Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    MADRID— Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, has returned to profit in the first nine months of the year thanks to strong sales. The company said Thursday profit for February to October rose 1 percent to 1.69 billion euros compared with 1.67 billion euros in the same period in 2013.. The company's shares were up 3.7 percent at 23.2 euros in...

  • Ferrari looks to burnish brand value ahead of IPO Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:11 AM ET

    MILAN— Ferrari's sleek sports cars and souped-up Formula 1 racing machines have made the prancing horse logo among the world's most powerful brands. The Made-in- Italy luxury goods sector is abuzz over whether Marchionne's ambition could facilitate the creation of an alliance of high-end producers, one that might stand up to the French conglomerates like...

  • Google News to go dark in Spain over 'Google Tax' Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:19 PM ET

    MADRID— Google said Thursday it will shut down its Google News service in Spain to prevent publishers' content from appearing on it— ahead of a new law requiring the Internet search company to pay Spanish news organizations for linked content or snippets of news. The move marks the first time globally that Google Inc. will shutter Google News and comes ahead of a...

  • Oil drives European markets lower  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a record low for the 10-year German bund and expectations for ECB QE.

  • Dec 10- The Financial Times and Madrid's IE Business School launched a joint venture on Wednesday aimed at corporate executives looking to expand their education. Several business schools across the world including the Yale School of Management and Antai Business School in China are taking part in the corporate learning program. The FT, which is owned by...

  • Judge orders Uber to cease operations in Spain Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    MADRID, Dec 9- A Madrid judge has ordered U.S.-based online car booking company Uber to cease operations in Spain, the latest ban on the popular service. The judge on Tuesday imposed an injunction on services after a request by the Madrid Taxi Association, which is preparing a legal case against Uber accusing it of unfair competition. The company also faces legal...

  • Greek stocks plunge ahead of elections  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a plunge for Greek stocks.

  • Spanish judge orders temporary shutdown of Uber Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    MADRID— A judge on Tuesday ordered the temporary suspension of ridesharing service Uber in Spain, saying it represents unfair competition. The Madrid mercantile court judge said in a preliminary ruling that Uber drivers lacked proper permits to transport passengers in Spain— but the company responded that it wasn't given an opportunity to argue its case.

  • Fraud trial urged for husband of Spanish princess Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    MADRID— Princess Cristina's husband should be tried for fraud and embezzlement, but there's no basis for charges against her, a prosecutor said Tuesday in a corruption probe that has weighed heavily on Spain's royal family. The 4- year-old probe centers on allegations that Urdangarin used his Duke of Palma title to embezzle about 6 million euros in public...

  • European markets close: Italian debt  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a messy deal in Europe's materials sector and Italian bonds rise despite the S&P's ratings cut.

  • European markets close: ECB QE  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a drop for European stocks on comments by the ECB's Mario Draghi.

  • Bankia taps ECB funds to boost its lending  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Spanish lender Bankia tapped 2.7 billion euros from the central bank to help it lend to new customers. Leopoldo Alvear, CFO at Bankia, gives CNBC the details.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 3- A British-Spanish territorial dispute over Gibraltar threatened to block implementation of agreement by European Union member states on Wednesday to merge national air corridors to create shorter flight paths and cut costs and carbon dioxide emissions. But Spain wants Gibraltar airport excluded from EU aviation law until a dispute about...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 3- A British-Spanish territorial dispute over Gibraltar threatened to block implementation of agreement by European Union member states on Wednesday to merge national air corridors to create shorter flight paths and cut costs and carbon dioxide emissions. But Spain wants Gibraltar airport excluded from EU aviation law until a dispute about...

  • European markets close: Euro's fresh low  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB's decision to start sovereign QE in March as the euro hits a 2-year low.

  • European markets close: Russia scraps gas pipeline  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a record high for the German Dax and Russia scraps plans for a gas pipeline project.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Dec 2- Wang Jianlin plans to raise as much as $6 billion from selling shares in Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co Ltd, to help fund the expansion of an empire built at speed using cheap government land. China's fourth-richest man with a net worth of $13.2 billion, according to Forbes, has opened 100 Wanda Plaza mixed-use developments from 21...

  • The oil that's actually soaring 30 percent Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Tuscan bread is topped with fresh olive oil for a taste during the harvesting of olives at the Castello La Leccia estate on in Castellina in Chianti (Siena), Italy

    Olive oil prices are soaring 30 percent, thanks to a hot European summer that severely hurt production, the Daily Mail reported.

  • European markets close: Greece bailout  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the outlook for European oil and gas stocks, and if Greece will exit its bailout early.