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  • *China warned Britain on eve not to lecture it on rights. Britain's relations with China took a nosedive in 2012 after Prime Minister David Cameron met the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader whom Beijing says is a separatist.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 26 Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund releases its annual review of the U.S. economy- 1330 GMT. SANTANDER, Spain- Seminar on "The Europe left by the crisis". Speakers:- European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos and Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 25 Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller speaks before the 42nd Annual National Housing Conference Policy Symposium- 1315 GMT. DUBROVNIK, Croatia- 20th Dubrovnik Economic Conference organized by the Croatian National Bank in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

  • Eurobank CEO: Greece has turned the corner:     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Christos Megalou, Eurobank CEO, discusses the benefit of buying assets in Greece and the health of the Greek economy.

  • *Yannis Stournaras to be Greece's new central bank chief. ATHENS, June 11- Former Greek finance minister Yannis Stournaras, who spearheaded Greece's return to economic stability after it nearly crashed out of the euro zone, is to become the next Bank of Greece governor, the central bank said on Wednesday.

  • ATHENS, June 10- Greece needs to improve the efficiency of its public sector dramatically to meet fiscal targets and avoid new austerity measures, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

  • PARIS, June 8- With the euro zone bond market back to irrational exuberance and economic growth returning slowly if unevenly, politics rather than economics now poses the biggest threat to the long-term endurance of Europe's single currency.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the euro rebounds sharply.

  • *ABN AMRO expects to grow its ship finance business in coming years. ATHENS, June 4- ABN AMRO is pumping billions of dollars into its shipping finance business as the sector looks to recovery- just as European rivals cut their exposure due to tougher capital constraints, the Dutch state bank's head of shipping said.

  • Greece needs a 'inspiring' government: Pro     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Petros Doukas, former Greek deputy finance minister and president at Capital Partners, says that Greece needs a more inspiring cabinet reshuffle to find "Greek solutions" to problems and radically change.

  • WASHINGTON, May 30- Greece is set to receive $4.6 billion from the International Monetary Fund after the institution's board on Friday signed off on the latest review of Greece's rescue package.

  • IMF board approves $4.6 bln in aid for Greece Friday, 30 May 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    A homeless woman sits in front of a shuttered shop in Athens, Greece.

    Greece is set to receive $4.64 billion from the IMF after the institution's board on Friday signed off on Greece's rescue package.

  • IMF board approves $4.6 bln in aid for Greece Friday, 30 May 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 30- Greece is set to receive $4.64 billion from the International Monetary Fund after the institution's board on Friday signed off on the latest review of Greece's rescue package.

  • Global markets: Europe shares drift lower     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as traders refrain from buying ahead of next week's ECB announcement.

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, May 29- Talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission to resolve a gas dispute will go ahead on Friday, the Commission said, as time runs out to avert a threat that Moscow could cut off supplies to Ukraine.

  • Global markets: More headaches for GSK     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterly reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as shares trade mixed, evenly split between gainers and losers.

  • *Economic sentiment in Greece at highest in nearly 6 years. BRUSSELS, May 28- Euro zone economic sentiment improved more than expected in May and inflation expectations among consumers and companies rose for the first time since December, European Commission data showed on Wednesday.

  • *Pensions are most stable income in most of southern Europe. MADRID/ MILAN, May 28- When Angel Gomez and Maria Luisa Fernandez retired a decade ago, they imagined spending their pensions largely on restaurant meals, holidays and toys for the grandkids.

  • ATHENS, May 26- Greece's ruling coalition will find it harder to push through unpopular reforms demanded under an EU/IMF bailout after a clear EU election victory by the radical leftist Syriza party.

  • Greek coalition is 'still strong': Economist     Monday, 26 May 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Elena Panaritis, economist and founder of Thought 4 Action, comments on the results on the European and local elections in Greece and what it means for the government.