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Europe Top News and Analysis

  • Banks Saved, but Europe Risks 'Losing a Generation' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Europe has spent hundreds of billions of euros rescuing its banks but may have lost an entire generation of young people in the process.

  • Fakes and forgeries that fooled the experts Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    There’s a lot of risk involved in passing off a forgery, but people do it anyway, for ego gratification or pure profit. An expert can stop a buyer from getting fleeced, but even experts get fooled. Read ahead to see CNBC.com’s list of fakes and forgeries that fooled the experts.

  • Power Struggle Erupts on Reforming Vatican Bank Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    The Vatican

    As the conclave to elect a new pope begins Tuesday, the specter of financial scandal presents a challenge for Pope Benedict's XVI's successor. The NYT reports.

  • Feds Charge Intrade With Illegally Selling Bets

    Online betting site Intrade said it had ceased trading immediately due to circumstances that may include "financial irregularities" and require further investigation.

  • One in Four Germans Would Back Anti-Euro Party Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:22 AM ET
    Reichstag building, Germany.

    One in four Germans would be ready to vote in September's federal election for a party that wants to quit the euro, according to an opinion poll published on Monday that highlights German unease over the costs of the euro zone crisis.

  • Robot Revolution: How to Stay Calm and Make Money Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    One analyst has told CNBC that 2013 could well be the year robots become a force to be reckoned with.

  • Why Italy Could Be the Next 'Bad Boy of Europe' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Italy could see its borrowing costs rise above those of troubled Spain this week, analysts told CNBC on Monday.

  • Twitter: Fertile Ground for 'Pump and Dump' Schemes Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:26 AM ET

    Prominent short-seller David Einhorn raised eyebrows last month when he popped up on Twitter to disavow that he had tweeted about Herbalife.

  • Italy and Greece Confirm Hostages Killed in Nigeria Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:57 AM ET
    Lagos, Nigeria: A rival to Chicago and Miami for your money?

    Seven foreign hostages kidnapped last month by a Nigerian Islamist group from a construction firm's compound have been killed, the Italian and Greek Foreign Ministries said.

  • Grillo's Party Wants to Lead Italy Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:47 AM ET
    Beppe Grillo

    Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said it wanted to lead Italy's next government and reiterated that it would not agree to an alliance with any other party.

  • A large majority of Italians are in favor of staying in the euro zone and are also against holding a referendum on membership, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.

  • Sarkozy Wooed by Qatar to Start Private Equity Fund Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 6:50 AM ET

    Nicolas Sarkozy is being wooed by sovereign wealth funds including Qatar's who are ready to back him to start a private equity fund. The Financial Times reports.

  • Court Rules Hospitalised Berlusconi Can Attend Trial Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 5:45 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Milan court doctors ruled on Saturday that Silvio Berlusconi was able to attend a tax fraud appeal, rejecting the former prime minister's complaint that an eye condition prevented him leaving hospital.

  • Fugitive Hedge Fund Manager Arrested in Italy Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 5:36 AM ET

    German hedge fund manager Florian Homm, who had been a fugitive for more than five years, was arrested in Italy on U.S. fraud charges, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.

  • Lower CEO Pay and Better Results in Europe? Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Executive excess need not be etched in stone. Just look at the Nordic region, where an egalitarian tradition and a high quality of life leave top managers content with lower paychecks.

  • How Zuckerberg's 'Genius' Drew One Early Investor Saturday, 9 Mar 2013 | 6:29 PM ET
    Yuri Milner

    "I saw someone who was clearly a genius," said Digital Sky Technology's Yuri Milner says of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

  • World's Largest Wealth Fund Halves Holding of Gilts Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Norway's oil fund almost halved its exposure to UK and French government bonds last year while increasing it to debt from the US, Japan and Germany. The FT reports.

  • Vintage Ferraris on the Auction Block Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    At an auction of classic Ferraris, collectors will be anxious to see if the skyrocketing prices still have room to run.

  • Fitch Cuts Italy Rating After Election Impasse Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Milan skyline, Italy

    Fitch on Friday cut Italy's sovereign credit rating to BBB-plus from A-minus, citing in part political uncertainty after the country's inconclusive elections.

  • A report that will be voted on in the EU parliament March 12 could lay the groundwork for laws banning pornography across all media — including the Internet — and could potentially restrict free speech advocates claim.

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