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  • Europe's Striking Summer Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:32 AM ET
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    Rising fuel and food costs, the threat of job losses and disputes over pensions and pay are just some of the factors that sparked thousands of disgruntled workers to take action this summer.

  • MOL Gets Green Light for $5.7 Billion INA Bid Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    Hungarian oil company MOL, which recently rebuffed a takeover from OMV, has stolen a march on its Austrian rival to acquire INA of Croatia, where regulators approved MOL's bid on Monday.

  • European Shares Seen Tracking Losses in US, Asia Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 1:30 AM ET

    European shares were expected to fall on Monday, tracking losses in U.S. and Asian stocks as Dell's warning on corporate technology spending continued to hit tech stocks while investors fretted about the impact of Hurricane Gustav.

  • European Shares Set to Tick Higher, Oil Firm Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 1:31 AM ET

    European shares are set to open slightly higher on Friday, extending the previous session's sharp gains, after a big upward revision in U.S. second quarter growth, but oil prices rose on supply concerns.

  • Signs of Pullback by Russian Forces in Georgia Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 1:16 PM ET
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    Russian military convoys rolled out of three key positions in Georgia and headed toward Moscow-backed separatist regions on Friday in a significant withdrawal two weeks after thousands of troops roared into the former Soviet republic.

  • European Shares Set to Dip as Oil, Euro Rise Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    European equities were seen opening slightly lower on Monday, as investors turn cautious following a dip in the U.S. dollar versus the euro and with oil prices rising.

  • Russia Could Strike Poland Over US Shield: Report Saturday, 16 Aug 2008 | 6:25 AM ET

    A top Russian general on Friday said Poland's deal with the United States to set up parts of a missile defence shield on Polish territory lays it open to a possible military strike, a Russian news agency reported.

  • European Shares Set to track US, Asian Gains Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    European equities were set to rise on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia, as a fall in commodity prices further eased concerns over consumer spending and inflation.

  • European Shares to Recover as Commodities Rise Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 1:39 AM ET

    European equities were seen gaining ground on Thursday, recovering after the previous session's sharp losses as rising commodity prices help support heavyweight mining and energy shares.

  • Sarkozy's Georgia Peace Plan Agreed in Principle Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 1:12 AM ET
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    Georgia and Russia agreed in principle to an EU-brokered peace plan over South Ossetia on Wednesday as the U.S. showed disapproval of Moscow's attacks on its neighbor.

  • UBS Posts Worse-than-Expected Quarterly Loss Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:38 AM ET
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    UBS will separate its investment bank from its prized wealth management arm, paving the way to sell the business that made it Europe's biggest casualty of the credit crunch.

  • Russia Orders Halt to Military Action in Georgia Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 5:40 AM ET
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    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered a halt to military operations in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of fighting and just before French President Nicolas Sarkozy was to hold peace talks in Moscow.

  • Russia Rouble, Stocks Rebound on Hope of Conflict End Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 12:20 PM ET
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    The Russian rouble and share indexes rebounded on Monday from a severe drop earlier in the day, boosted by President Dmitry Medvedev's statement the military conflict with Georgia might be nearing its end.

  • Will it be a game of 2 halves for stock markets? Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    The developed markets are likely to continue to underperform, while the commodity and emerging market indices will generate better returns.

  • Looking to Diversify in Europe? Here's How Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 3:44 AM ET
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    More and more U.S. investors are moving money across the pond, looking for opportunities within the European Union which  makes up 25 percent of the total global stock market capitalization of around $55 trillion.

  • East Europe Will Help UniCredit Meet Targets: CEO Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 7:25 AM ET

    Shifting focus to fast-growing Eastern Europe and shedding jobs in the mature Western European markets will ensure that the continent's second-largest bank meets its ambitious growth targets, UniCredit CEO Alessandro Profumo told "Squawk Box Europe" on Wednesday.

  • Picks for Banking Bloodbath: Banca Transilvania Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 6:36 AM ET
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    Romanian growth play Banca Transilvania, headquartered in the Transylvanian city of Cluj, is among those recommended by Erste Bank analysts.

  • Europe Preview: Facing Up to the Energy Crisis Friday, 23 May 2008 | 3:06 PM ET
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    This much is clear: European nation states are focusing on different ways of securing energy supplies for the long-term through a mix of politics and innovation.

  • Looking for Currency Yield? Try New Europe Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:20 PM ET
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    Countries that have joined the European Union over the past few years have been touted as younger and more dynamic than their Western peers. The credit crunch has sifted the solid convergence plays from the very risky ones.

  • Money, Russia and Painful Football Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 5:31 AM ET
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    So what now for both teams? United have done the double and repeated the feats of their team in 1999. Their challenge will be motivating themselves to do it all again. For Chelsea they end the season without a trophy for the first time in three seasons. Motivation next season should not be an issue.