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  • Banks Pay Back More Cheap Loans to ECB Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 6:28 AM ET

    Banks will pay back 4.993 billion euros next week of the 3-year loans they took from the European Central Bank a year ago, bringing the total payback of the first 489 billion in loans to 146 billion.

  • UK Food Bank Visits Surge, Not Just for the Poor Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 2:11 AM ET
    Cans of food at the Thamesmead food bank in London.

    With unemployment at a 16-year high and one in five people living below the poverty line, the number of people using food banks in the U.K. has escalated during the recession. But it's not just the less well-off that are in need of help.

  • Europe's Economy Still Weak: ECB's Draghi Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 9:09 AM ET

    Economic activity in the euro area will remain weak in early 2013 before gradually recovering later in the year, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

  • Carney Sets High Bar to Bank of England Changes Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Mark Carney, the next governor of the Bank of England, said on Thursday any rethink of how British monetary policy is run should be made carefully but changes should be looked at over time.

  • Scandal, Economy Push Up Yields at Spanish Auction Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Political uncertainty over a corruption scandal and revived concerns over the economic health of the euro zone forced the Spanish Treasury to pay more to borrow at a triple-bond auction on Thursday.

  • What Big Mac Prices Say About Europe's Economy Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:14 AM ET

    Forget about statistics for employment and industrial production, it is being claimed that the price of a hamburger is showing where Europe's economic reforms are working - and where they are not.

  • Barclays Investment Bank Cutting Jobs: Source Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays.

    Barclays is nearing the completion of a raft of job cuts at its investment bank as part of its new chief executive's plan to streamline operations and cut costs, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Traders Watch Scary Chart Patterns, Bearish Forecasts Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 8:24 PM ET

    Whether stocks can break out one way or the other has been the question of the week, and the drama is building.

  • Some US Companies Are Seeing a Bottom in Europe Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 4:17 PM ET
    European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

    American companies aspire European region to boost its profit in 2013 after years of weakness.

  • Rate-Fixing Settlements Are Just Tip of the Iceberg Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    In total RBS, Barclays and UBS will pay nearly $3 billion in fines stemming from the multi-year practice of artificially suppressing these benchmark interest rates, a practice that spanned the financial crisis and beyond.

  • RBS and Whack-A-Mole: Chilton Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    The head of the CFTC says this is yet another glaring example of the financial sector run amok and warns regulators around the globe need bigger and heavier hammers.

  • Stock Rally Not Sucking Cash Out of Bonds: Gross Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:21 AM ET
    Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.

    Stock inflows do not seem to be at the expense of fixed-income, bond dealer Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Shorting Sterling Ahead of Carney Hearing: Bad Idea? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:46 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is set to address policymakers at a U.K. parliamentary committee on Thursday with many expecting sterling to fall as he delivers his dovish policy outlook, but analysts have told CNBC that this could prove to be wrong and the currency could in fact move sharply higher.

  • Avoid Spain, but Buy Spanish Regions: RBS Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:52 AM ET

    Spanish regions are Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's biggest headache: they're highly indebted and decentralized. RBS has found a sweet spot in Spain's strongest regions with returns of 14 percent over the past three months since the bank initiated the trade.

  • British PM Courts Rich Allies in EU Budget Battle Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:16 AM ET
    David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to enlist the support of Germany and other rich north European countries in his fight to freeze EU spending at budget talks this week and is prepared to block a deal unless more savings are found.

  • Should Draghi Cut Rates to Dampen the Euro? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 3:33 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Record high unemployment mean the European Central Bank has scope to lower interest rates in order to weaken the spiraling euro, ING Senior Economist Carsten Brzeski said.

  • Expect Long-Term Damage in Spain: JPMorgan Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:43 AM ET
    Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

    The current scandal surrounding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will not disappear any time soon and investors should expect ongoing volatility, according to the European research team at one of the world's largest banks.

  • BlackBerry introduces its new smartphone, Z10.

    The chief executive of Research In Motion said he's disappointed the new BlackBerry won't be released in the United States until mid-March, but he said early data suggests sales in the U.K. are above expectations.

  • Italian, Spanish Yields: Fall 2011 All Over Again? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 8:21 AM ET
    Plaza Mayor in Spain

    As Spanish and Italian bond yields creep higher, strategists say yields could spike to the autumn 2011 levels that led to fears that Spain needed an imminent bailout.

  • Why You Should Buy French Bonds Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:38 AM ET

    After several weeks of improved sentiment, yields on Italian and Spanish bonds spiked this week amid political uncertainty. But instead of fleeing to safe havens, investors may seek a halfway house in French sovereign bonds, analysts told CNBC.