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  • Russia and China Best of BRICs: Jim O’Neill Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:39 AM ET
    Jim O'Neill

    Russia and China are the most attractive BRIC countries at the moment, according to Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

  • Food Prices to Fall but Supplies Remain Tight: OECD Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 5:39 AM ET
    Wheat field

    Agricultural commodity prices should fall back from their current highs as fresh supplies come onto the market, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development said in a report on Friday. However, food prices will continue to put upwards pressure on inflation.

  • Worries Grow About Breadth of Debt Crisis Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 5:13 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    For now, at least, investors seem to believe that the United States has enough shock absorbers to comfortably withstand a default by Greece, the New York Times reports.

  • World's Most Expensive Cities to Live 2011 Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 10:51 AM ET
    Human resources consultant ECA International has drawn up its latest list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates. The survey looked at 400 cities and regions across the world, and measured a basket of common items in U.S. dollars terms, purchased by foreign workers including food, clothing and electrical goods.But the ranking excludes housing and school fees, because ECA says, those two items aren’t usually covered by companies in their cost of living adjustments (COLA). Some of th

    Human resources consultant ECA International has drawn up its latest list of the world’s most expensive cities for U.S. expatriates. Check out the list!

  • In Greece, Some See a New Lehman Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:02 AM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Bond traders and officials at the European Central Bank have been unified in their warnings that a restructuring of Greece’s debt would set off an investor panic similar to the one that followed the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the New York Times reports. 

  • Skanska Expands in Romania, Banks on Growth: Exec Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 2:15 AM ET

    Swedish construction company Skanska is expanding to Romania, banking on growth potential and infrastructure needs in the European Union's newest member, Skanska Executive Vice President Roman Wieczorek told CNBC.com.

  • Greek News 'Depressing' but Not Scary: SAP Exec Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:19 AM ET
    Austria

    Talk about a possible default by Greece has caused some concern for SAP in Central and Eastern Europe but it is not changing the company's plans, Manfred Joseph, managing director at SAP CEE, told CNBC.com.

  • Trichet to Leave a Difficult Legacy at Central Bank Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:32 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    Since Europe’s debt crisis became acute last year, the European Central Bank has gone beyond its role as arbiter of monetary policy to become in effect the adult supervision for quarreling heads of government.

  • Central Europe Stock Exchange Looking to Buy: CEO Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 12:45 AM ET
    Share Price chart

    The CEE Stock Exchange Group, consisting of the Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Prague stock markets, is interested in buying more stock exchanges in the region, Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange Group, told CNBC.com in an interview.

  • Obama Heads Towards Underpriced Property Market  Friday, 27 May 2011 | 2:02 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    Investors should not focus just on the politics in Eastern Europe but rather turn their eyes towards its underpriced commercial property markets, Holger Schmidtmayr, Board Director at Austrian real estate investment company Sparkassen Immobilien, told CNBC.com.

  • Serbia Captures Mladic, Eases EU Entry Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 8:49 AM ET
    BELGRADE, SERBIA - FEBRUARY 24: A Serbian Radical party supporter holds a photo of war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic at a rally in Belgrade February 24, 2006. A Serbian ultranationalist party on Thursday urged fugitive Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic not to surrender to the UN warcrimes court, despite mounting pressure on Belgrade to hand over one of the most wanted suspects of the Balkan wars in 1990s. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

    The arrest of war criminal Ratko Mladic, alleged architect of the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, tears down one of the remaining barriers preventing Serbia joining the European Union.

  • BP-Rosneft Shows Russia Is 'Not Investable': Browder Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:24 AM ET

    The collapse of a BP share-swap deal with Russian state oil company Rosneft is just one of a string of failures which show that Russia is "uninvestable", according to William Browder, once the country’s largest portfolio investor.

  • Executives, Prostitutes and Big Lines of … Salt? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:31 AM ET
    prostitute

    A Munich Re unit has cancelled a trip to Monaco for top executives after details of a sex party in Budapest emerged and it became clear that the so-called incentive trips for sales execs have not been a single event.

  • Banks Are Winning the War Against Regulators Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:49 AM ET

    Europe’s banking regulator will unveil the results of a third round of stress tests of its banks next month, but analysts have little hope that they will calm investors' nerves.

  • A Favorite Emerges for Helm of IMF Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 7:01 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    The French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos this January when her usual smile turned into a frown. Next to her, Robert E. Diamond Jr., chief executive of Barclays and one of the most powerful bankers in the world, thanked regulators and finance ministers for their role in shaping a better environment after the financial crisis.

  • The managing director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was taken off an Air France plane in New York on Saturday and arrested in the sexual attack of a maid at a Midtown Manhattan hotel, the authorities told the NY Times.

  • Avoiding Greece’s Lehman Moment Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 2:13 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    Restructuring Greece’s debt is both desirable and inevitable, despite insistence from European Union officials over the weekend that the idea is off the table, reports the New York Times.

  • Survey Reveals the Top Five Risks for Business Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 1:43 AM ET

    The uncertainty surrounding the stability of European nations in wider geopolitical concerns are the main challenges identified by business leaders in a report, which surveyed 1,000 professionals to determine the key factors affecting business sentiment.

  • Migration to Help German Construction Boom Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Germany ends work restrictions on some citizens from the new, former communist European Union members torn between fears of a wave of immigration and hopes for help in its booming construction sector.

  • Britons in Demand for US Coverage of Royal Wedding Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 8:06 AM ET
    Prince William and Kate Middleton

    The most sought-after pundits have been signed to long-term contracts worth over $100,000; some even have deals with several outlets.  "As long as you have an English accent," one expert joked, "you'll work." The New York Times reports.