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  • Why Portugal has to 'save itself' by Sunday Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:44 AM ET
    Portugal's parliament votes during a non confidence bid on Thursday.

    Portugal's government survived a vote of no confidence on Thursday, but a self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement over the country's bailout looms on Sunday.

  • Vodafone hit by Germany and Italy woes Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:08 AM ET

    Vodafone posted an as expected first-quarter 3.5 percent drop in its key organic service revenue as increasing competition in Germany and Italy wiped out improvements in India.

  • Citi says shun this best-performing bank stock Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    The Canary Wharf business district in London.

    Analysts at Citi on Friday released a note to warn of their "neutral" rating on top-performing banking stock, offering alternative investing advice and telling investors to stay away from the "love-in".

  • Beacon focus of Boeing fire probe; investors on edge Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    British aviation investigators identified an emergency beacon made by Honeywell International as a likely source of last week's blaze on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner and called for it to be turned off, spurring a rally in Boeing shares.

  • Cook hot dogs, add champagne, and make money Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:02 AM ET
    A hot dog from Bubbledogs, which serves gourmet hot dogs with fine champagne

    As London becomes more accustomed to American quality fast-food, the Brits can't help but add a bit of class: champagne goes really well with hot dogs.

  • How to get rich, Russian billionaire edition Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:47 AM ET

    Russia's top ten billionaires are all self-made businessmen who made their fortunes in the chaotic business world that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

  • Vivendi spurns $8.5 billion Universal Music bid Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:17 PM ET
    Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chm & CEO, Vivendi

    SoftBank proposed an $8.5 billion bid for Universal Music about three months ago but was turned down, according to several people familiar with the proposal. The FT reports.

  • Dubai offers dieters gold for shedding pounds Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Dubai has once again outdone the world in flashy extravagance by tantalizing dieters with a one-time offer: a gram of gold for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) lost over the course of a one-month challenge.

  • Lew to Europe: Focus on growth and jobs Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    At a G20 meeting, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has told Europe it is time to focus on boosting growth as President Obama has done since the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Ex-Greek minister: Greece needs a 40% debt haircut Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    Petros Doukas, Greece's former deputy finance minister, has said the country needs a "sizable haircut" of 40 percent on its current debts.

  • Nokia misses estimates; sales to China halve Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Finnish mobile maker Nokia shipped fewer phones than forecast in the second quarter, despite a 32 percent rise in sales of its flagship Lumia smartphone.

  • Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

    Dissent is growing within the ranks of Spain's ruling center-right People's Party over a corruption scandal, but there are few signs of any rebellion strong enough to topple Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

  • Germany offered Greece further aid to establish a growth fund on Thursday, but a German member of the European Parliament (MEP) told CNBC the amount was too small, and came two years too late.

  • Is a perfect storm brewing in euro zone? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 5:57 AM ET

    Growing political tensions in a number of euro zone countries could lead to a renewed bout of instability on the continent.

  • One of Putin's biggest critics gets 5 years in jail Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    A Russian judge sentenced protest leader Alexei Navalny to five years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of large-scale theft.

  • Europe earnings pounded by China exposure Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    In the first big day of earnings in Europe there was one word on every CEO's lips: China.

  • Nasdaq chairman warns about 'bubbly valuations' Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 4:36 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX chairman Borje Ekholm warned of "bubbly valuations" in financial markets as a result of ultra-loose monetary policy from the world's largest central banks.

  • Publicis CEO: Digital, US rebound driving revenues Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 3:49 AM ET
    Publicis CEO Maurice Levy

    Publicis CEO Maurice Lévy said on Thursday that growth in U.S. ad spending and digital had helped the company's sales accelerate in the second quarter.

  • Greece to fire thousands more public workers Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 3:32 AM ET
    Demonstrators protest against the Greek Government, July 17, 2013 in front of the parliament as lawmakers prepared to vote on a controversial new austerity package.

    Greece's shaky coalition government scraped through a vote on Wednesday on a bill to sack public sector workers as thousands chanting anti-austerity slogans protested.

  • Europe banks plan to hike wages to offset bonus cap Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 9:06 PM ET

    European banks plan to raise executive base salaries to counter regulation-driven bonus cuts, undermining the effectiveness of the planned variable pay cap in bringing down pay.

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