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  • 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.

  • Rent squeeze points to frailty of Spain's retail bounce Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    MADRID, Oct 30- Spain's independent retailers remain enmeshed in the fabric of daily life at a time when chains and multinationals dominate in much of the rest of western Europe. Pilar Pina, who has run an opticians in northern Madrid for the past four decades, has already decided to quit. "I'm closing, I'm giving up," she said, having been unable to negotiate a rise to...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 12 Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives welcome remarks before the "National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- Exploring New Approaches to Trade, Investment and Jobs Conference. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast and Mexico Economy...

  • European markets close: Banks move negative     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including falling euro zone bank stocks.

  • FRANKFURT/ MADRID, Oct 29- E.ON is asking bidders to submit binding offers for its Spanish business by Nov. 3, in a sale likely to fetch as much as 2.2 billion euros to help Germany's top utility cut debt, three people familiar with the matter said. Potential bidders include Australia's Macquarie, private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and Spain's largest utility...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 11 Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker participates in Washington Ideas Forum session hosted by the Atlantic and the Aspen Institute- 1300 GMT. BIRMINGHAM- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane to speak at the Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture- 1715 GMT. TALLINN- Estonian Central Bank to present its Financial Stability Review- 0800 GMT.

  • Good gains as European markets close     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including politics in Greece and earnings by big companies including UBS and Lloyds Banking.

  • Spain says no going back on AENA IPO Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    The price range for the listing was "more than reasonable" at 10 times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, said Alvaro Nadal, senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, speaking at a conference in Madrid.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 10 Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Amias Gerety participates in panel discussion at the Third Annual Cyber Security Summit of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Washington- 1405 GMT. PARIS- ECB governing council member and Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer speaks at the French Senate's finance commission- 1345 GMT.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Brazilians were voting on Sunday in an election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy. "We're tired after 12 years... we need a change, we need better education and basic health care," said Tiago Nunes, a 32-...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 6 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice-president Vitor Constancio and Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to hold a press conference on the results of the Comprehensive Assessment- 1030 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik...

  • European markets close: ECB health check     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including details on the number of euro zone banks that have failed the ECB's stress test.

  • Rapid UK economic growth slows slightly in 3rd quarter. LONDON- Britain's rapid economic recovery eased as expected during the third quarter, as services output growth slowed and manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace in 18 months, official data shows. BRUSSELS- France and Italy make fresh commitments to reform to persuade Germany and the European...