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  • UBS Posts Worse-than-Expected Quarterly Loss Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Oil Pipeline in Germany

    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

    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

    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.

  • Moscow, Money and Sexy Football Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 3:58 PM ET

    Red square may be surrounded by the Russian military,but inside things are very calm. Manchester United and Chelsea fans look relaxed ahead of the biggest game in English football history.

  • Lady EUROpa and the Monetary Bull Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    - Notes from an ECB groupie's travelog -

  • Online Banking Grows in Europe Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:19 AM ET

    Up to 60 percent of Europeans may bank online by 2020, a level already reached by Sweden and Denmark today, Deutsche Bank said in a report on Tuesday.

  • Europe Preview: Deutsche Telekom Looms Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:40 PM ET
    Woman on Cell phone.

    When Rene Obermann took over Deutsche Telekom at the end of 2006 he was tasked with the firm's struggling domestic operations. But his non-domestic challenges have been—and continue to be—plentiful.

  • Buyout Firms Increasing Hiring in Emerging Markets Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 12:17 PM ET
    China

    Private equity firms are hiring more staff in emerging markets to keep up with faster growth opportunities in Asia and Eastern Europe.

  • Russia's Richest: Why a Billion Won't Cut It Now Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 6:27 AM ET
    Oleg Deripaska

    Ten billionaires failed to make Forbes magazine's annual list of the 100 richest Russians that is led by those who built their fortunes on the country's metals resources.

  • Look for Mergers, Not Buyouts in 2008 Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 4:52 AM ET

    A cash shortage among private-equity firms will slow down overall merger and acquisition activity even more this year, but investors looking for action should keep an eye on consolidation and strategic deals.

  • Must-Own TV Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    This Czech Republic-based television giant might as well be the Red Army when it comes to how well it blankets Eastern Europe.

  • Cut Rates? The ECB Won't Hear of It Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 7:43 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's mission to fight inflation prevents it from worrying about economic weakness. But an abrupt slowdown could anger politicians and endanger the central bank's very mandate.

  • OPEC: Weak Dollar, Not Supply, Keeps Prices High Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.