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LONDON, March 4- British fraud prosecutors have sifted through "vast amounts" of documents in their case against three former Barclays traders alleged to have rigged crucial Libor benchmark interest rates over a two year period, a London court heard on Tuesday.
*Euro zone CPI picks up in Feb, stays far below target. LONDON, Feb 28- Spanish bond yields reached new historical lows on Friday as persistent expectations the European Central Bank will loosen monetary policy further supported lower-rated debt even though inflation ticked up.
ATHENS, Feb 28- Free-trade talks between the United States and the European Union are in danger of being derailed by populist groups opposing everything from globalisation to multinationals, EU ministers and business leaders said on Friday.
ATHENS, Feb 27- Smog in Chinese cities is providing unexpected momentum for a global deal on trade in environmental goods because China urgently needs access to cheaper, cleaner energy, Denmark's trade minister said on Thursday following a visit to Beijing.
ATHENS, Feb 27- A health check of major Greek banks is likely to reveal a capital shortfall of about 5 billion euros after Greece's international lenders accepted a lower capital adequacy ratio than in previous stress tests.
LONDON- HSBC reports a 9 percent increase in annual pretax profit, which misses market expectations, and warns of greater volatility in emerging markets this year, sending its stock price sharply lower. Volkswagen shares plunge on outlook, Scania deal.
Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's finance minister, says Greece is on the "right path", but if needed, could receive further limited aid.
*International lenders to return to Greece this week. LONDON, Feb 18- Greek bond yields hovered on Tuesday around their lowest since the country's debt was restructured, with its international lenders set to return to Athens this week to resume bailout talks.
CNBC's Carolin Roth reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a U.S. Dollar recovery against the Japanese Yen.
Peter Spiegel, Brussels bureau chief at the Financial Times, says the Troika is frustrated over the slow pace of structural reform in Greece.
Greek finance minister Yiannis Stournaras, says the country's economy is "on track".
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors cheered Fed Chair Janet Yellen's reassurance of supportive U.S. monetary policy.
*Lisbon raises 3 bln euros in tap of 2024 bond. LONDON, Feb 11- Portuguese government debt yields edged up on Tuesday as investors made room for fresh paper from a chunky bond sale that took Lisbon closer to exiting its international bailout later this year.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await testimony from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
*Portugal 10- year bond yields rise before planned debt sale. LONDON, Feb 10- Greek yields fell close to one-month lows on Monday, as positive economic data in the euro zone's most battered economy fuelled expectations it will return to growth this year.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including news Barclays is launching an investigation after reports personal details of 27,000 customers has been stolen and sold.
The bloc will also try to get Portugal and Greece back on their feet after Ireland successfully exited its EU/IMF bailout. Athens is likely to need more help to do so. Then there is the question of Britain's place in the EU.
Greeks are transfixed over allegations that arms makers from Germany, France, Sweden and Russia passed out bribes, The New York Times reports.
LONDON, Feb 5- Greek bond yields fell sharply on Wednesday after a media report said European Union officials were weighing extending the maturity of loans to Athens to 50 years, which could ease the debt burden on Greece.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as equities move higher helped by strong data.