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  • Europe Shares Inch Up; Banks Hit by Profit Taking Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    European shares inched higher on Wednesday, with a key index moving back towards a near two-year high hit recently.

  • Europe the 'Largest Emerging Market' in the World Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:17 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, chief executive of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

    With billions of dollars' worth of distressed assets in its banks waiting to be snapped up by more intrepid investors, Europe is one of the "largest emerging markets" in the world, according to the chief executive of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

  • European Stocks Pare Losses to Close Flat Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:47 AM ET

    European shares ended mostly flat on Wednesday, bouncing off intraday lows as many investors used the early dip to boost their exposure to equities.

  • Expect 2013 Hard Landing in China: Stephen Gallagher Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:37 PM ET

    A hard landing in China could mean a growth rate of 3 percent, Societe Generale's Stephen Gallagher says.

  • Why Global Banks Are Rushing to Unload US Debt Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:49 AM ET

    Banks and financial institutions are leading the pack of borrowers that have rushed to the U.S. debt markets at the start of the year. The FT reports.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower on Earnings Fears Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    European shares surrendered their gains on Tuesday afternoon and turned slightly negative, tracking losses on Wall Street.

  • The Curious Case of Europe's Shrinking Banks Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    Europe's largest financial institutions, which have been readjusting since the onset of the 2008 financial crash and the sovereign debt crisis that followed, are causing pain all over the globe that will have long term implications, according to analysts. They argue that the situation will only worsen without the proposed European banking union.

  • France Cannot Avoid Reform: SocGen CEO  Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 1:40 AM ET
  • Hollande Unveils Softened French Bank Reform Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France unveiled a long-awaited bank reform, hailing it as a model for the rest of Europe even as critics said it fell short of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledge to get tough with the financial sector.

  • Data pointing to promising levels of bank lending and money supply in the United States, which have been touted as signs of a recovery, should be treated with caution according to Albert Edwards, strategist at Societe General.

  • How to Play the Euro Now Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    The common currency is steadying and the yen is sliding - which is giving this pro an idea.

  • SocGen CEO Blames 'Stupid Accounting' for Earnings  Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    Frederic Oudea, CEO of France's No. 2 listed bank, Societe Generale, tells CNBC, that 'exceptional items' are the reason the company saw its third-quarter net profit slide 86 percent.

  • UPDATE 1-Judge may block TCW sale to Carlyle Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:29 PM ET

    Nov 6- A federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a tentative ruling that could block a sale of asset manager TCW Group to private equity firm The Carlyle Group LP. The tentative ruling stems from a lawsuit filed in August by EIG Global Energy Partners LLC to block the sale of TCW to Carlyle.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. LONDON, Nov 6- Copper rose slightly on Tuesday, recovering from a two-month low hit the previous session, as the lower price triggered new buying, but gains were capped by uncertainty ahead of the presidential election in the United States.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. Worries about a fiscal cliff in the U.S., an upcoming leadership transition in China and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment in check. Federal Reserve, the promise of bond buying by the European Central Bank and stimulus measures in Japan and China.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. Worries about a fiscal cliff in the U.S., an upcoming leadership transition in China and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment in check.

  • Nikkei seen holding in range ahead of U.S. election Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 11:23 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 6- Japan's Nikkei share average is likely to be contained in a narrow range on Tuesday as investors avoid taking big positions ahead of the U.S. election outcome, with a weak yen offering support to exporters.

  • Growing numbers of accountants, banks and consultants are signing lengthy office leases in Luxembourg and the Channel Islands as they flock to serve customers seeking the legal ways to cut their tax bills offered by having a offshore base.

  • Growing numbers of accountants, banks and consultants are signing lengthy office leases in Luxembourg and the Channel Islands as they flock to serve customers seeking the legal ways to cut their tax bills offered by having a offshore base.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 1- Gold traded flat on Thursday, shrugging off data showing China's economy was perking up, as investors looking for more clarity on the global economy focused instead on U.S. employment data due on Friday.