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  • IMF May Be Forced to Eat Humble Pie Over UK Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 3:54 AM ET

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be forced into an embarrassing U-turn this week and upgrade growth forecasts for the U.K, analysts said on Monday.

  • ECB Cannot Solve Crisis, Says Bundesbank Chief Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 11:37 PM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    The European Central Bank cannot solve the euro zone crisis, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann told economists on Sunday, pressing governments to get their economies in shape.

  • Andy Murray Enters British Sporting Folklore Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 8:41 PM ET
    Andy Murray poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 7, 2013.

    The last few heart-pounding strides towards the summit proved the most precarious for Andy Murray as he beat Novak Djokovic to end a 77-year British jinx at Wimbledon.

  • Euro Zone to Decide on Greece's Cash Injection Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    The euro zone must decide on Monday how to keep Greece on a lifeline but is divided over whether to delay aid payments to Athens in an attempt to force through unpopular reforms.

  • Egypt PM Dispute Stalls Government Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 4:12 AM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Egypt's political transition after President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military stumbled, after the choice of liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei as interim PM was thrown into doubt by Islamist objections.

  • Paris Manual Teaches How to Be Polite to Tourists Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    In an effort to improve tourism in a down economy, Paris officials are distributing pamphlets to teach Parisians how to not be so famously rude to visitors, reports NBC.

  • Britain's PM Wins Symbolic Vote on EU Referendum Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    David Cameron won a parliamentary vote on Friday on making a referendum on Britain's European Union membership legally binding, but his victory is largely symbolic.

  • Workers install a natural gas pipeline.

    Britain must toughen up with oil firms that prevent smaller producers from getting access to platforms and pipelines, North Sea oil companies say.

  • EU's Olli Rehn Weighs In on Greek Aid Saga Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    Olli Rehn

    Greece’s latest tranche of aid could be made in separate instalments, European Commission Vice-President Olli Rehn said on Friday, keeping the pressure on Athens to meet international lenders' bailout demands.

  • US-EU Trade Deal: Rosy Picture, but Long Road Ahead Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 8:29 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has billed it as potentially the "biggest bilateral trade deal in history", but the U.S.-EU trade talks have suddenly entered tricky waters.

  • Portugal's President Issues Bond Market Warning Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    The Portuguese president warned that the country may be unable to return to the debt market next year as planned, amid analyst concerns that the political turmoil afflicting the country could linger for some time.

  • Why Europe Should Fear ‘Turning Japanese’ Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    Japan's decades of economic stagnation should be a warning to all central banks, particularly the European Central Bank, according to Satyajit Das, a former banker and author of "Traders, Guns and Money".

  • European stocks may have loved the forward guidance issued by both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, but some economists have expressed concerns.

  • Egypt's Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood Begins Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 10:48 PM ET

    A crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood got underway as several leading members were arrested after the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi.

  • July 4: Independence Day for Europe's Central Banks? Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 10:26 PM ET

    The ECB has sent a very strong signal that it will keep rates low for an extended period, just weeks after the Fed raised the prospect of tapering its monetary stimulus, said experts.

  • Russia Gets Impatient Over Snowden's Airport Stay Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 10:21 PM ET

    Snowden should find another country to seek refuge in, says Russian official, signalling Moscow's growing impatience over the former NSA contractor's stay at a Moscow airport.

  • Second Wind for Regulators Leaves Banks Bruised Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 9:49 PM ET

    The past fortnight has been a potentially expensive one for banks on both sides of the Atlantic, with tighter regulations leaving lenders feeling bruised.

  • Europe Threatens to Suspend Data Sharing With US Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 9:36 PM ET
    Protestors hold posters reading 'Stasi 2.0' depicting US President Barack Obama wearing headphones in Berlin, Germany.

    Brussels has threatened to suspend two data sharing agreements with the US, due to claims that America's intelligence agencies have been spying on Europe. The Financial Times reports.

  • Portugal PM Says Deal in the Works, Wards Off Crisis Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Portugal's prime minister has found a way to maintain government stability with the junior partner in the ruling coalition, but the full details still need to be hashed out.

  • Murdoch Belittled British Police in Secret Recording Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

    Rupert Murdoch belittled a British police inquiry into bribes allegedly paid by his journalists in a secret recording made by his staff, in sharp contrast to the profuse public apologies he made to defuse anger at news gathering practices.

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  • A yes vote in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum could lead some insurers to move their headquarters to London, says Mark Nicholson, associate director at Standard & Poor's Rating Services.

  • The U.S. Federal Reserve remains data dependent and will not bow to hawks, says Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, as Janet Yellen continues to make the argument that there is slack in the labor market.

  • European shares closed lower on Friday as tensions in Ukraine flared up once again. It comes after stocks fluctuated as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke about the labor market in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.