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  • Contactless credit card key to growth: Barclaycard Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:17 AM ET

    The contactless credit card will be one of the most important factors in growing the credit card market, according to the chief executive of Barclaycard.

  • European stocks looking good; US? Not so much Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:41 PM ET

    Citi strategists have upgraded Europe's equity markets to neutral and the U.K. to overweight, but are underweighting U.S. stocks.

  • Don't be afraid, recovery takes time: Soc Gen CEO Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:48 AM ET
    Frederic Oudea, chief executive officer of Societe Generale

    Frederic Oudea, the CEO of Societe Generale, told CNBC that people were "too afraid" about the economic situation in France and Europe, and reassured them that stabilization was taking place over time.

  • Rogue detectives’ client list to be published Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    The U.K.'s Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has been ordered to make public a list of over 100 companies and individuals who hired corrupt private detectives. A government committee warned Soca that if it did publish the list by Monday, it would be forced to do so instead.

  • M&A set to surge following Vodafone’s bumper deal Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Following the confirmation of Vodafone's $130 billion-deal with Verizon on Monday, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is set to boom according to an upcoming report.

  • Europe launches clampdown on shadow banking Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    Special funds used by big companies to park billions of euros of cash face stricter rules to make them safer, the European Commission said on Wednesday. The European Commission is clamping down on shadow banking by setting stricter rules on funds used by big companies to park billions of euros of cash.

  • Android KitKat software a 'coup' for Nestle Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    Google has named its latest Android software KitKat after the popular chocolate bar, in a move seen as a "coup" for Nestle.

  • Europe's automakers to lose billions in 2013: Moody's Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    Four of Europe's largest car manufacturers are expected to lose a combined five billion euros ($6.6 billion) in the region this year, according to Moody's Investors Service, as demand falls to its lowest level in two decades.

  • 'Fryscraper' fix: Why it won't melt more Jaguars Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Developers of the London skyscraper that melted part of a Jaguar car have erected a quick fix to the problem, but analysts said the debacle may actually boost the building's global profile.

  • ‘World’s favorite airline’ feels the heat Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 6:29 AM ET
    Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary

    Ryanair's stock price tumbled on Wednesday after it announced that it may miss its full year profit guidance and will cut its winter capacity.

  • Enjoy Europe cheer while it lasts, October looms Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    European markets have enjoyed an uptick in economic momentum over the past few months but two risk events could change all of that in October, according to Nomura.

  • Spain services grow for first time in over 2 years Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:39 AM ET
    Alexander Alioto

    Spain's service sector grew in August for the first time since June 2011, a survey showed on Wednesday, in the latest sign the beleaguered economy may emerge from a two-year recession.

  • Euro zone business activity strongest in 2 years Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 3:42 AM ET

    Euro zone business activity in August was at its strongest level since June 2011, figures released on Wednesday showed, offering hope that the region is on its way to a sustainable recovery.

  • Merkel's fear: Pollsters may get it wrong again Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    Eight years ago Angela Merkel stared at the election results with disbelief when her party crashed to 35.2 percent of the German vote. She is hoping results do not repeat themselves.

  • Mickey Mouse latest victim of Greek crisis Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:17 AM ET

    The Greek edition of the Mickey Mouse magazine has become the latest victim of the country's economic crisis after its publisher announced that it would halt the publication after 47 years.

  • Germany is taking off, without the rest of Europe Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 1:27 AM ET

    Whenever Germany thrived, so did the rest of Europe. But that long-held belief is being questioned by its neighbors, which see evidence that the country is taking off without them, the New York Times reports.

  • 'Clever' Merkel vows to shield Germans from taxes Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Angela Merkel urged Germans on Tuesday to re-elect her "clever" government, saying it would shield their businesses and jobs from tax hikes by the center-left.

  • What’s at stake for Russia in Syria Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:58 AM ET
    Tartus Port is the second largest port city in Syria.

    The gridlock at the UN Security Council between the U.S.and Russia is dragging on, due to a gamut of competing interests in Syria.

  • People eat lunch in a cafe in Rome, Italy.

    Lunch is the most important meal of the day for 68 percent of Italians and 74.3 percent usually eat it at home, a figure which has grown as a long recession has hit spending on food.

  • UK economy goes from strength to strength Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 8:25 AM ET
    Skyscrapers under construction in London.

    It's not just Arsenal fans who have had a particularly good few days, as better-than-expected economic data also cheers U.K. Chancellor George Osborne.

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  • Michael Metcalfe, head of multi-asset strategy at State Street Global Markets, says that the "global slowdown in inflation" is partly driven by commodity prices.

  • Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says it's been a "phenomenal" month for the global economy. He adds that the close timing of action from the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England suggests policymakers are channeling a "global coordinated response".

  • European shares ended the day sharply higher on Friday, after the Bank of England outlined tougher leverage rules for banks and the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target.