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  • European Shares Hit as Euro Zone Back in Recession Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    European stocks ended lower on Thursday, with a key index hitting a two-month low, as data that showed the euro zone had slipped into recession again spooked investors.

  • European Shares Close Higher on Greece Hopes Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Bargain-hunting and talk of a financial aid deal for Greece pushed European shares into a positive close, despite gloomy German data and negative corporate news.

  • Europe Shares Hit by US Fiscal, Greek Debt Concerns Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    European shares ended lower for a fourth straight session on Monday, with mounting uncertainties related to a looming U.S. fiscal crisis and the next tranche of aid for Greece hurting investor sentiment.

  • Shares Close Narrowly Higher After US Data Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    European stocks trimmed losses on Friday to close narrowly in the black after a batch of positive U.S. data suggested the world's largest economy grew more than initially estimated in the third quarter.

  • European Shares End Choppy Session Slightly Down Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    European equities ended slightly down on Thursday following a roller-coaster session marked by brisk volume, with rekindled worries about Greece keeping investors on edge.

  • Obama Rally Fizzles After German Data Disappoints Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    European shares reversed course on Wednesday to close lower, after data showed weak German industrial production. European indexes had rallied in the morning session after U.S. President Barack Obama won re-election.

  • European Shares Get Earnings Boost into US Election Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    European equities were lifted by a clutch of strong earnings reports on Tuesday, although volumes were subdued as many preferred to wait for the outcome of the neck-and-neck U.S. Presidential campaign.

  • European Shares Close Lower on US Uncertainty Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    The European markets closed lower on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Investors across the globe are nervous as to how the U.S. will contend with an automatic $600 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes at the end of the year — known as the fiscal cliff — after the election.

  • As Russian Firms List Abroad, Is Now the Time to Invest? Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    The listing of Russia’ largest bank Sberbank on the London Stock Exchange, raising some $5 billion, is just the beginning of a wider trend and shows how Russian state-owned businesses are increasingly turning towards privatization, Anton Karamzin, deputy chairman and CFO of Sberbank, told CNBC.

  • European Shares Set for Cautious Open on Fears Over Spain Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 1:03 AM ET

    European markets are set for a mixed open on Wednesday after the Catalonian region in Spain asked for a financial lifeline from the national government, raising concerns that the country itself will soon ask for a bailout.

  • European markets are called to open in negative territory on Tuesday as the debate continues over how far the European Central Bank (ECB) can, or will, go to save the euro zone.

  • European Markets Cautious On Euro Zone Uncertainty Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:10 AM ET

    European markets are called to open cautiously Monday after mixed signals from euro zone politicians and officials over the weekend.

  • LME Deal ‘Potential Disaster’ for Hong Kong Exchange Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:57 PM ET
    Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    London Metal Exchange shareholders voted on Wednesday to accept the $2.2 billion takeover offer by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), which will give the commodities trading platform further access to China, but one analyst says the deal is “a potential disaster” for the Hong Kong Exchange.

  • Pedestrians walk past the headquarters of the Singapore Exchange located in the SGX Centre in Singapore.

    Rumors of yet another possible cross-border merger between two stock exchanges gathered pace on Friday, after a British newspaper reported that Singapore and London bourses are in takeover talks.  Still, most analysts believe a deal is unlikely to materialize, because the benefits of a tie-up are simply not compelling.

  • Xavier Rolet, CEO at the London Stock Exchange, told CNBC that the LSE has the right balance of regulation and oversight and that liquidity and expertise continue to reside in London.

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    The euro zone is facing its darkest hour but will emerge more competitive than in the past, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange told CNBC on Friday, though he noted that smaller businesses are very important to Europe’s recovery.

  • NYSE Euronext and CME Kick Off Race to Buy LME Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 9:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K.

    NYSE Euronext and CME Group, the two US exchange groups, have submitted bids for the London Metal Exchange, valuing it at up to £1 billion and kicking off a contest for the commodities business, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • CNBC's Rebecca Meehan reports the latest details on global markets from London.

  • CNBC's Rebecca Meehan reports the latest detail on market activity from the European markets.

  • Global Markets Update: Spain Takes Spotlight     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 12:28 PM ET

    Spain becomes the focus as euro debt fears return, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs. Meanwhile CNBC's Gary Kaminsky weighs in on the low interest rate environment. And CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks with Jeff Carter, independent trader, on the buzz at the CME.

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