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  • Here are some of Thursday's big movers on European stock markets

  • Was That It? Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 7:29 AM ET

    Speaking about the correction, of course! Well, in percentage terms it didn’t even qualify as that, except perhaps in China. But even the Shanghai market is back in rollicking form.

  • Celebrating the Grand Alliance Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 7:15 AM ET

    We are on the verge of marking the 50th anniversary of the European Union -- taking as its birth the Treaty of Rome -- and politicians will spend this weekend in Berlin toasting the treaty.

  • Imperial Confirms $15.2 Billion Cash Bid for Altadis Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 6:51 AM ET

    Britain's Imperial Tobacco on Thursday confirmed it had made a bid approach to Altadis at 45 euros a share in cash valuing the Spanish firm at 11.5 billion euros ($15.2 billion).

  • Analyst Sees Openings in Europe as U.S. Growth Slows Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    Brett Gallagher, deputy chief investment officer at the Julius Baer Global Equity Fund, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that he sees strong growth in Europe as the U.S. economy slows.

  • EU Draft Compromise Sets Binding Renewables Target Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 2:51 AM ET

    A draft final statement at a European Union summit on Friday set a binding target of 20 percent of renewable sources in EU energy consumption by 2020 but offered flexibility on how member states meet that goal.

  • The European Central Bank raised its key interest rate a quarter point to 3.75%, as widely expected, Thursday, while the Bank of England held rates steady for the second month in a row at 5.25%.

  • Carrefour Says Profit Up 3.3% in 2006 Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 5:03 AM ET

    Carrefour, Europe's biggest retailer, posted a 3.3% rise in 2006 net profit Thursday, with a weaker performance in its home market in France dampening robust growth elsewhere.

  • Ford Expects to Earn Profit in Europe in 2007 Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 4:01 PM ET

    Struggling auto maker Ford Motor expects its Ford Europe and Premier Automotive Group divisions to report a profit in 2007, according to a Ford executive, indicating its turnaround at those businesses may be gaining traction.

  • Fund Manager: Emerging Markets Will Return Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 4:07 PM ET

    Is now a good time for investors to rethink their international strategies? John Praveen, Chief Investment Strategist at Prudential International Advisors and Reiner Triltsch, head manager of the U.S. Trust Excelsior Funds, joined "Street Sign’s" Erin Burnett this afternoon to take a closer look at current investment opportunities abroad.

  • Unemployment in Ireland Rises Slightly to 4.3% Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

    Unemployment in Ireland rose slightly last month to 4.3%, according to government statistics released Friday.

  • Euro-Zone Inflation Falls to 1.8% Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | 8:32 AM ET

    Inflation in the 13 nations that share the euro currency slowed by more than expected to 1.8% in January, the EU statistics agency said Wednesday, a figure that may undermine the European Central Bank's case for raising interest rates again next month.

  • The European Central Bank and the Bank of England both kept interest rates steady Thursday, and now investors will be looking to the ECB press conference for more insight on when European rates will rise.

  • Russian Central Bank Appoints New Deputy Chairman Thursday, 1 Feb 2007 | 7:18 AM ET

    Russia's Central Bank said Thursday that it had appointed a new deputy chairman to replace Andrei Kozlov, who was shot dead in a crime widely seen as related to his efforts to clean up the country's banking industry.

  • Anheuser-Busch, Czech Brewer Strike Deal Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | 3:06 AM ET

    Beer causes fights. Beer kindles friendships. In the case of Anheuser-Busch and its longtime Czech rival, beer is making both things happen at once.

  • Report: Belarus Blocks Oil Deliveries Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 6:32 AM ET

    Belarus has ordered a halt to deliveries of Russian oil that goes via its territory to Germany, Poland and Ukraine, the Interfax news agency reported Monday citing an official from the Belarusian section of the export pipeline.

  • Europe Lays Out Plan to Tackle Energy Dilemma Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 2:39 AM ET

    An energy crunch that chokes fuel supplies, dims the lights at homes and workplaces, and ravages Western economies may no longer be the stuff of 1970s history books. It could be a vision of the near future.

  • Belarus Duty Won't Hit Russia Oil Exports: Kremlin Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | 6:10 AM ET

    Russia has received official notification that Belarus has imposed a transit duty on its oil exports, but does not expect an escalating trade row to disrupt crude oil supplies to Europe, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

  • Transatlantic Mergers Surged 30% in 2006 Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 4:36 PM ET

    U.S. acquirers spent $109.6 billion buying European companies in 2006 over a total of 740 transactions. That marks almost a 15% increase over the number of deals in 2005.

  • Slovakia's Central Bank Buys Euros Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | 6:43 AM ET

    Slovakia's central bank on Thursday began buying up euros in a bid to stem appreciation of its own currency, the koruna, a bank spokesman said.