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  • New ‘Powerful Force’ to Underpin Stock Rally Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    A wave of new money coming into equity markets is a "powerful force" to reckon with and means that risks such as the U.S. budget cuts and uncertainty in Italy are unlikely to derail a stellar rally in the markets, one expert told CNBC.

  • The Threat to Wall Street From Europe’s Bonus Cap Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    Bankers working on Wall Street for European banks could have their bonuses capped under new rules agreed by the European Parliament this week. U.S. banks operating in Europe will also be affected.

  • Pound Tumbles as UK Eyes More Money Printing Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    The pound fell below a key level against the dollar on Friday as worse-than-expected U.K. manufacturing data increased the likelihood of further quantitative easing by the Bank of England.

  • Boris Johnson: Bank Bonus Caps 'Deluded Measure' Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    London's mayor Boris Johnson has called the European Union deal to cap bankers' bonuses as the most deluded measure since Roman times.

  • Iraq to Overtake Germany for Turkish Exports Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Turkey Mosque

    The ongoing euro zone crisis has meant exporters in Turkey have continued to seek new markets away from the continent and Turkey's Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci told CNBC that Iraq is likely to replace Germany as its number one export market by the end of the year.

  • Europe Still 'Very Attractive' Despite Risks: Rubenstein Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:11 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle LP.

    Europe is still a very attractive market despite the current political and economic risks, David Rubenstein, co-founder & managing director of the Carlyle Group, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Europe Is Strangling the Telecom Industry: CEO Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:48 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a France Telecom shop in central Paris

    The regulatory framework for European telecommunication providers needs to change totally if Europe is to keep up with the U.S. in promoting faster wireless data networks, according to France Telecom-Orange CEO, Stephane Richard.

  • Italy Deadlock Ripples Through Europe Markets Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    Beppe Grillo, leader of the Movimento 5 Stelle, Five Star Movement

    World markets turned volatile on Monday, with fears of a hung parliament in Italy rippling across the globe, as the outcome of its general election remained highly uncertain.

  • Tech Giants Descend on Barcelona for Mobile Parade Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    The world's biggest mobile phone makers and app developers will descend on Barcelona next week to show off their latest wares, with heavyweights like Samsung, Nokia and LG vying for attention in an increasingly crowded smartphone market.

  • Investors Beware Italy's 'Joker in the Pack' Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 1:43 AM ET
    A giant paper mache float representing Italian comedian and politician Beppe Grillo moves through the streets of Viareggio, Italy.

    Markets are underestimating the risk of a surprise election result in Italy and the possibility of new elections within the year as support for "protest" parties in the country grows, analysts have warned.

  • Market Music Has Stopped, I'm Getting Out: Gartman Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve's signal that it may not continue its bond buying program is a game changer for global equity markets, Dennis Gartman, editor of "The Gartman Letter" told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Comic's 'Unstoppable Epidemic' to Hit Italy Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    Italian showman Beppe Grillo

    Italy's mainstream politicians have failed to understand a change in mentality in Italy, the head of the anti-establishment "5 Star Movement" (M5S) told CNBC in an interview, adding that his party is now "unstoppable".

  • One-Man Bank Keeps German Village Business Running Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 2:58 AM ET

    Peter Breiter, 41, is an unusual banker. Not for him the big bonuses, complicated financial instruments and multi-million deals. He is happy instead writing transaction slips out by hand for the 500 inhabitants of the tiny southern German village of Gammesfeld.

  • The Great British Nanny Export Defies Recession Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 5:01 AM ET
    Graduation Day for Norland Nannies

    Widespread redundancies in the banking sector as well as cuts in pay and longer working hours have taken their toll on a range of sectors, with retailers in particular feeling the pain of the recession.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made gains in opinion polls ahead of elections on February 24. The way in which he has achieved the bounce might raise eyebrows.

  • Telecom Cash Cows Scare Some Dividend Investors Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    European telecom stocks have declined more than 10 percent over the past year. That sell-off has pushed yields on many large-cap names to between 6 and 10 percent. Yet dividend fund managers who would normally snap up such high yielding stocks are steering clear, worried about the sector's health and the prospect of dividend cuts.

  • Europe Is Cheap, but Not Very Cheerful: SocGen Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Societe Generale's Albert Edwards once again dismissed U.S. equities as overvalued, while calling on investors to hurry if they want to find good value European stocks.

  • The Moscow Exchange priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the bottom of the expected price range on Friday in the largest ever offering launched solely on a Russian platform.

  • Technology Whiz Kid Tackles Greek Tax Evasion Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    Greece is pinning its hopes of boosting revenue from an antiquated tax system beset by massive evasion on Harry Theoharis, a boyish-looking 42-year-old who describes himself as an "IT monkey."

  • London Property May Be Near 'Bubble Territory' Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    London

    A slow British economy and high prices has made London property less attractive to investors as they realize returns are low and capital values are vulnerable.