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  • France in 'Free Fall' as Fund Managers Short Bonds Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:38 AM ET

    New research shows the French public now have less faith in their economy and the European Union than the Spanish or the Italians.

  • EU Trade Talks on ‘Last Lap’: India Commerce Minister Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 3:08 AM ET
    Anand Sharma, Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry

    The free trade talks between India and the EU, which started in 2007, were close to ending in a deal that would be the "biggest" free trade agreement that the EU would have entered into, India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma told CNBC in Singapore.

  • ECB's Visco: Deposit Rates Could Go Below Zero Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    Ignazio Visco

    ECB governing council member Ignazio Visco told CNBC that the central bank is "technically prepared" to introduce negative deposit rates.

  • Cyprus Still Needs Russia's Help: Finance Minister Monday, 13 May 2013 | 4:39 AM ET
    Cyprus Finance Minister Haris Georgiades

    Cyprus is continuing talks with the Russian government to relax the terms of a 2.5 billion euro loan, the country's finance minister told CNBC as euro zone finance ministers meet to approve a first bailout payment to the country.

  • Oil Sands Muddy New EU Trade Pact With Canada Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    The EU and Canada are near to signing an historic $28 billion free trade agreement but a row over the labeling of Canadian oil as "dirty" in Europe could threaten the deal.

  • Fracking Moves Closer to London Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    An anti-fracking protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on December 1, 2012.

    The only company to have fracked for shale gas in the UK, Cuardilla Resources, is set to begin exploratory drilling for oil 31 miles (50 km) south of London.

  • Did China Fix Its Trade Data? Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Shipping containers are transported in a port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province.

    Trade numbers for China showed an unexpected increase in imports and exports, leading analysts to question whether the numbers were "misleading."

  • Bearish Like Buffett? Some Bonds May Still Be King Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:31 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Several renowned investors may have made the case to be more bearish on bonds recently, but one analyst has told CNBC that now is the perfect time to look at high yielding peripheral bonds.

  • Why 'Merkelvellianism' Could Backfire for Angela Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:53 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    Angela Merkel's euro zone strategy may be backfiring, as calls grow for a more radical approach.

  • Hollande's Year: French-Bashing and 'Communism' Monday, 6 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    After one year in office, no French president has been as unpopular as Francois Hollande.

  • Europe Growth Data Have Been Way Off Mark Friday, 3 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    The EU's growth forecasts are proving to be so off the mark, that the real question is whether anyone should even pay attention to them.

  • ECB's Nowotny: Talk of Negative Rates Overblown Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:34 AM ET

    The euro jumped against the dollar after ECB Governing Council Member Ewald Nowotny told CNBC on Friday that the markets over-interpreted Mario Draghi's comments on negative deposit rates.

  • ECB's Liikanen: We're Ready and Able to Act Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:12 AM ET
    Erkki Liikanen, governor of the Bank of Finland

    European Central Bank board member Erkki Liikanen told CNBC on Friday that he agreed with the bank's decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points and said there was no split on the governing council regarding the decision.

  • Reinhart, Rogoff: Austerity Is Not the Only Answer Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:32 AM ET
    Carmen Reinhart

    The Harvard economists have responded once again to the ongoing contentious debate over whether tough austerity measures are helpful or harmful.

  • Are You an Austerian or a Spendanigan? Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:13 AM ET
    Olli Rehn

    Since the financial crash five years ago, the economic world can clearly be separated into two factions: the "austerians" and the "spendanigans."

  • Not What You Thought: Iceland's Real Winner Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:21 AM ET
    Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, leader of Iceland's Progressive Party (L) and Bjarni Benediktsson (R), leader of the Independence Party

    The Independence Party may have won the most votes, but the Progressive Party in Iceland is the real winner of the election.

  • Cyprus Politician: We May Be Headed for Depression Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 10:06 AM ET
    Stormy weather at Cavo Greco, Cyprus

    Marios Mavrides a member of parliament for Cyprus's ruling party argues that things are very bad for the economy and the broken banking system risks a depression.

  • UBS CEO: Our Radical Overhaul Is Working Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    UBS CEO told CNBC Tuesday that the company is reaping the benefits of its radical restructuring, after the company reported a net profit of 988 million Swiss francs, beating expectations of a 510 million Swiss francs profit.

  • Is Italy's Economy Minister Draghi's Man in Rome? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 5:46 AM ET
    Fabrizio Saccomanni

    Now that Fabrizio Saccomanni has "made it" to head the economy ministry, markets may expect him to be the ECB's new man in Rome.

  • Gold Fall: No Big Deal for South Africa? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    South Africa is the world's biggest gold producer after China, so you would expect this year's 15.6 percent drop in gold to have a big impact. Not so.