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  • SAP CEO Sees Cloud Opportunity as Profits Miss Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 2:11 AM ET
    Walldorf, Germany - The headquarters of SAP AG

    The world's third-largest software maker SAP reported worse-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Friday as co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told CNBC that cloud computing will drive the company forward.

  • UK Dairy Firm Plugs Pension Hole With Cheese Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    Britain's Dairy Crest Group took an unusual step to protect its pension fund and further reduce its deficit, signing over its maturing cheese inventory to the retirement scheme.

  • How China's Rich Are Souping Up Rolls Royces Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 1:01 AM ET

    From built-in fridges to partition walls, Rolls Royce owners in China are investing a sizable sum of cash to soup up the interiors of their ultra-luxury vehicles.

  • Any G-20 Criticism Unlikely to Derail Yen's Fall Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:22 PM ET

    Investors are watching the ongoing G20 meeting in Washington to see if Japan comes under fire for following policies that have led to a sharp devaluation of its currency. But analysts say the yen will continue to weaken, regardless.

  • Get Ready to Play the Coming Deflation Trade Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    What seemed like fantasy could soon become cold reality as the global economy wrestles with deflation despite billions in central bank money printing.

  • At $14 Million, Diamond Is Investor's Best Friend Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    A nearly 75 carat diamond's sale at Sotheby's offers further evidence of the roaring bull market in hard assets.

  • 'Significant Growth' in Asia-Europe Trade: Maersk CEO Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Limossol Port, Cyprus

    The routes are getting investment from shippers, said Maersk CEO Nils S. Andersen.

  • Thatcher Handbag Sales Soar Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    While Britain paid its respects to former PM Margaret Thatcher, the market is still feeling the force of her economic impact.

  • Steady as It Goes for US Jobless Claims Picture Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Job seeker Clinton Crouch, who said he was laid-off in Sept. 2011, fills out an application for a maintenance job during a job fair at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) in Oglesby, Illinois, U.S.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly, which could allay fears of a setback in the labor market.

  • Gold Slump May Trigger Miner Takeover Spree Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    The collapse in bullion prices may rekindle gold mining takeovers as Chinese companies and other investors step in to rescue small and mid-sized miners.

  • Glencore CEO: Russia a Great Investment Opportunity Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    Russia is a prime investment location because of its massive natural resources, Ivan Glasenberg, the CEO of commodity trader Glencore said on Thursday.

  • JPMorgan Probed in Monte Paschi Fraud Inquiry Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Italian prosecutors stepped up investigations into alleged fraud at Monte dei Paschi bank by ordering police to gather evidence from JP Morgan, one of several foreign lenders linked to the scandal.

  • Rome, Italy

    The first round of voting in Italy's presidential elections was inconclusive, Reuters reported at midday on Thursday, making a two third majority for the presidential front runner impossible.

  • IMF's Lagarde to Be Questioned in French Payments Case Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 7:48 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde will be questioned by a French magistrate in May over an arbitration payment made to a wealthy supporter of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, her lawyer said on Thursday.

  • German Parliament Backs Cyprus Bailout Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    Germany's lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly to grant Cyprus a 10 billion euro bailout that is designed to avert bankruptcy.

  • Mark Mobius: Here's Why I Am Still Bullish on China Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:45 AM ET
    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

    Leading emerging markets investor Mark Mobius is still bullish on China, despite the country's disappointing economic growth in the first quarter.

  • Euro Split Is Needed: Former Czech President Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:34 AM ET

    A break-up of the euro zone is necessary for Europe's future, the Czech Republic's former president told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Nokia Shares Tumble Despite Lumia Sales Pick Up Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:24 AM ET
    The Nokia Lumia 720

    Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia trimmed its losses in the first quarter, thanks to stronger Lumia smartphone sales.

  • Spanish Bond Yields Fall to 3-Year Low Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:33 AM ET

    Spain's borrowing costs fell after a successful bond auction on Thursday, with the yield for its benchmark 10-year bond at its lowest in three years.

  • Barclays Investment Bank Boss Ricci to Leave Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    Barclays said its investment banking boss, Rich Ricci, will step down this month and retire from the UK bank in June.

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