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  • Merkel, in Reversal, Urges Rescue of Euro Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    When the heads of the EU meet in Brussels on Friday, they will hear new ideas on how to save the euro, delivered by Mrs. Merkel and the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, but written largely in Berlin, reports the New York Times.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street, as encouraging weekly U.S. jobless data boosted confidence about a recovery in the labor market.

  • European Shares to Open Lower; Eyes on Trichet Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 2:22 AM ET

    European shares were expected to slip in opening trade on Thursday, with a recent rally losing steam as investors stayed cautious.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, tracking advances on Wall Street and in Japan and extending gains from the previous session.

  • Lewis said he found it “amazing” that the Irish government has “socialized” the banks—some $80 billion in senior and subordinated debt—and made it the financial responsibility of Irish taxpayers, who didn’t create it.

  • 'Best House in Bad Neighborhood'? US Stocks Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    Optimism about the US economy is based on three factors—that the US is not another "Japan," that the European Central Bank is helping Europe’s financial institutions the same way the Federal Reserve is aiding those in the US and that President Obama is moving toward the center, Leon Cooperman, chairman CEO of Omega Advisors, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • ECB Halts Emergency Purchases of Bonds Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 4:52 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank suspended its emergency purchases of euro zone government bonds last week as the debt crisis eased, allowing it to focus on combating rising inflation, reports the Financial Times.

  • European Shares to Open Higher; BP Resumes Dividends Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    Financial bookmakers predicted gains for the leading European benchmark indexes on Tuesday, with the focus seen shifting back to the economic outlook and company earnings.

  • Business Leaders See Euro Zone Break-Up Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 5:59 AM ET
    Euro bills

    An overwhelming majority of business and financial leaders from around the world think there is a chance that one or more eurozone countries will leave monetary union over the next three years, reports the Financial Times.

  • Europe’s Banks Hint at Return to Health Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Europe’s banking system is returning to health amid signs that financial institutions are no longer hoarding cash, according to key indicators, reports the Financial Times.

  • European Shares Set to Fall on Egypt Worries Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:13 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to fall on Monday as concerns grew the Egyptian anti-government protests could spark instability elsewhere in the Middle East.

  • European Stocks to Open Flat Ahead of US GDP Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open flat to slightly higher, ahead of gross domestic product data from the US which would show how solid is the recovery of the world's biggest economy.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher After Fed Meeting Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 2:07 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to edge up on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asian markets after the Fed's meeting.

  • Obama Speech Seen Pushing Europe Stocks Up Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama stressed a need to lower corporate tax rates.

  • Wednesday Look Ahead: Markets to Weigh Fed, Obama Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    President Obama's State of the Union address and the Fed's Wednesday afternoon statement should both play up the improving U.S. economy.

  • A Hefty Price for Entry to Davos Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 8:33 AM ET
    Everyone gets the same color badge chain. But badge colors highlight the WEF caste system.

    Chief executives, government leaders and academics around the world are headed to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week — a heady power gathering that mixes business, politics and Champagne in the Swiss Alps.

  • Divided But Standing Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:33 AM ET

    At least for this year, the euro zone will remain united  and no country is likely to default, analysts told CNBC.com. But debt restructuring is on the horizon for later.

  • European Stocks To Open Higher; Earnings in Focus Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to rise for a third straight session on Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and on Wall Street.

  • The Fed kicks off its first meeting of 2011 Tuesday, as key stock indices edge toward psychologically important milestones.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher; Ireland Watched Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:06 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to edge higher on Monday, tracking Friday's gains on Wall Street.