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  • 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.

  • Catalonia referendum: 80% back independence     Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    More than 80 percent of Catalans voted for independence on Sunday, in an informal and non-binding referendum that was not backed by central government.

  • Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, says the informal vote may not be able to garner enough political momentum that Catalonia needs.

  • SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES, Spain, Nov 9- The nine-member Vecino family are in many ways a close-knit southern European clan. Family chief Rafael, a 65- year-old who lived through Spain's 1939-1975 dictatorship, says the country should stay united. He and his son Daniel are among millions throughout Spain who are outraged by an austerity drive that has cut welfare...

  • European markets close: Oil stabilizes     Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

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

  • The Catalonian government will push ahead with a symbolic independence referendum on Sunday, despite a court ruling against it. Josep Suarez, U.K. delegate for the government of Catalonia, says the vote will create the base for negotiations with the central government in Madrid.

  • European markets close: UK grocers lift     Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB's policy meeting and good news for U.K. supermarkets.

  • European markets close: ECB divisions     Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including expectations for new ECB QE measures.

  • Robert Hanson's holding company last year acquired Venezuela's best-selling newspaper, Ultimas Noticias, despite its worsening financial results and stringent currency controls that have frequently left foreign companies unable to repatriate profits. Ultimas Noticias has named two ruling Socialist Party members to key posts, including former...

  • European markets close: Oil stocks slide     Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a slide for oil & gas producers.

  • In a series of private meetings from Madrid to Cancun, ministers from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Mexico set aside months of acrimony to hammer out production cuts. If anything, Naimi may simply seek to explain Saudi Arabia's latest stance on the market, a tough message about how all big producers must be prepared to endure a period of lower prices in order to slow...

  • European markets close: Ryanair ups outlook     Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a hit for Italian utilities and a great session for Ryanair.

  • Why a pony-tailed academic could rock Spain Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    The leader of the Podemos party, Pablo Iglesias

    Political fears in Spain have focused on Catalonia’s independence bid, but the rise of a new radical-left party could be equally destabilizing.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Nov 14 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher speaks on "Preparing to Normalize Monetary Policy" before a Shadow Open Market Committee meeting sponsored by the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research- 1740 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome and opening remarks before the "...

  • European markets close: Europe vs. US     Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including how the Bank of Japan's decision to expand its QE program is moving European stocks.

  • European markets close: Broad decline     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the continued decline in Greece's market.