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  • Anchor on a Box and Minister on a Ledge     Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 3:30 AM ET

    Geoff Cutmore takes CNBC viewers behind the scenes as he interviews Croatia's tourism minister.

  • Croatia Must Join EU: CEO     Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Ivana Gazic, CEO of the Zagreb Stock Exchange, says European Union membership for Croatia is "extremely critical" for expanding the exchange.

  • Poland Is ‘Hostage to Europe’: Finance Minister Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 6:51 AM ET
    Warsaw, Poland

    Despite bucking the economic gloom of the euro zone in recent years, Poland’s Finance Minister warned that the region’s debt crisis could derail Poland's progress.

  • Amid wrangling over how much money the European Union spends at a time of grinding austerity across the Continent, Martin Ehrenhauser, an Austrian member of the European Parliament, lobbed a sobering question this summer at the union’s Brussels bureaucracy: How many bottles of booze does it have stocked in its wine cellars, the New York Times reports.

  • Ukraine: Hacker Haven Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 1:19 AM ET

    When the hacker group Anonymous attacked the website of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe last week, it said it was responding to the OSCE’s “betrayal of democratic values” following Ukraine's October parliamentary elections.  The Global Post reports.

  • Poland Will Get Back on Track: Finance Minister     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jacek Rowtowski, finance minister of Poland, tells CNBC that despite this year's predicted slowdown, Poland will be on the road to recovery and positive growth by the second half of 2013.

  • Poland, an Economic Powerhouse?     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    Mateusz Szczurek, chief macroeconomist at ING and Dariusz Zawada, director at PKO Securities discuss the macro and micro of investing in Poland.

  • Poland's Secret to Cracking the German Market     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 1:15 AM ET

    Squawk Box Europe's Geoff Cutmore takes a look at one Polish company who is operating very successfully in the German market.

  • Stormy Weather Ahead in Eastern Europe Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    Market sentiment and economic factors are moving against key Eastern European currencies, this strategist says.

  • Privatizing Greece, Slowly but Not Surely Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    As Greece redoubles its efforts to raise billions to cut its debt and stoke its economy, the move toward privatizing assets  faces daunting hurdles, the New York Times reports.

  • Spain plans to offer residency permits to foreigners who buy houses priced at more than 160,000 euros ($203,845) as part of its efforts to revive a collapsed real estate market and divest itself of hundreds of thousands of unsold homes.

  • Atanas Bostandjiev, international and UK CEO at VTB Capital, tells CNBC about a deal just announced between VTB Capital and Bromak EOOD to take over Bulgarian telecom company Vivacom.

  • Reuters World News Highlights 2200 GMT Nov 6 Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:00 PM ET

    CLEVELAND/ CHICAGO- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.

  • Nov 6- Pearson Plc has decided to consider offers for the Financial Times newspaper this year and may seek at least $1 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation.

  • *Soybeans bounce, find support at $15 a bushel. CHICAGO, Nov 6- U.S. wheat futures rose 1.3 percent on Tuesday, their second straight day of gains, d ue to concerns about the poor condition of the just-planted winter crop in the United States and weather trouble in major exporters Australia and Argentina.

  • Nov 6- Pearson Plc has decided to consider offers for the Financial Times newspaper this year and may seek at least $1 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation. Pearson may initiate the sale preparations ahead of the departure of Chief Executive Marjorie Scardino, Bloomberg said.

  • *SNC Lavalin sees India designating site for Candu reactors. NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Canadian firms will be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades under an agreement between the two nations, their prime ministers said, but more work is needed to implement the deal.

  • *SNC Lavalin sees India designating site for Candu reactors. NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Canadian firms will be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades under an agreement between the two nations, their prime ministers said, but more work is needed to implement the deal.

  • GRAINS-U.S. wheat rises; corn and soy also firm Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 6:21 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Nov 6- U.S. wheat futures rose for the second day in a row o n T uesday amid concerns over the poor condition of the just-planted winter crop in the United States and weather trouble in major exporters Australia and Argentina.

  • UPDATE 2-Ukraine moves to defend currency peg Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 6:18 PM ET

    KIEV, Nov 6- Ukraine's parliament voted on Tuesday to give the central bank legal powers to force exporters to convert at least part of their foreign currency earnings into hryvnias, indicating Kiev aims to keep its currency pegged at current levels.