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  • Bank of England unites against QE under Carney Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    The Bank of England's monetary policy committee voted unanimously against increasing its bond-buying program this month, minutes of new governor Mark Carney's first meeting revealed on Wednesday.

  • UK jobless claimant count falls more than expected Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell for an eighth consecutive month in June and at its fastest rate for three years.

  • EU commissioner calls for troika to be abolished Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has called for the "troika" of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to be dissolved.

  • Greece faces September funding gap: Report Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
    Athens

    Greece needs another 10 billion euros ($13.1 billion) by September to plug a funding gap which could threaten the disbursement of further aid, Sueddeutsche Zeitung cited a senior official from the European Commission as saying Wednesday.

  • Trial of Costa Concordia captain resumes in Italy Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:19 AM ET
    Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino (left) and his lawyer Francesco Pepe

    The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy's coast last year killing 32 people, resumes on Wednesday after a lawyers' strike delayed it.

  • Central bank moves give reasons to long euro-pound Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 9:30 PM ET

    Question arises as to which currencies, between the euro or the pound, would push down more due to the new forward guidance that the BoE and ECB initiated.

  • EU may slap credit-card companies with fee cap Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    The EU may deliver a blow to credit-card companies if a proposal to cap lucrative credit-card transaction fees is approved.

  • Which woman should grace Britain’s £10 banknote? Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:59 PM ET
    Victoria Beckham

    With BoE governor Mark Carney set to discuss who should grace the £10 note today, CNBC has compiled a list of notable female candidates who may just be worthy of monetary status.

  • $130,000 prize to help UK leave the EU Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    A prize of 100,000 euros ($130,000) will be given to the best plan for the U.K. to leave the European Union, a free market think tank announced on Tuesday.

  • Seven killed as violence reignites in Egypt Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo on July 16

    Seven people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi fought opponents of the deposed Egyptian president and security forces.

  • No more bling: Hollande's self-imposed austerity Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 8:55 AM ET

    France socialist president, Francois Hollande, was applauded on Monday after auditors found his government saved taxpayers nearly 6 million euros ($7.8 million) in 2012.

  • OECD: Unemployment to stay high next year Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    A report from a leading international economic body boosts hopes that unemployment across the world's advanced economies may fall next year despite further rises in a number of European countries.

  • Fuel prices push UK inflation higher Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:52 AM ET
    Pound coin

    Inflation in the U.K. rose to 2.9 percent in June slightly less than analysts had forecast. Sterling fell and gilts rose following the data, which gave hope to investors that monetary policy in the U.K. will remain loose.

  • Greek communist union members protest on July 16

    Athens ground to a halt on Tuesday as Greek workers went on strike in protest at thousands of planned public sector job cuts, just days before a high-profile visit to the country by Germany's finance minister.

  • Recovery far off as Europe's car sales hit 17-year low Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Car sales for June in the European Union fell to their lowest point since 1996, prompting analysts to warn the data could get worse before it gets better.

  • ZEW shows dark clouds from China over Germany Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:03 AM ET
    Bradenburg Gate in Germany.

    The German ZEW indicator of economic sentiment for July missed analyst expectations, data released on Tuesday showed.

  • High-earning UK bankers: more of them, earning less Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 3:34 AM ET

    U.K. bankers earning more than 1 million euros ($1.3 million) in 2010 and 2011 outnumbered all of their counterparts in the rest of the European Union put together, although the average pay of U.K. bankers fell.

  • German Commerzbank is pictured in front of their headquarters in Frankfurt, central Germany.

    Spain's Banco Santander has considered investing in Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest bank, the daily Die Welt reported.

  • FTSE president: Markets need competition     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 7:39 PM ET

    Jonathan Horton, North America President at FTSE, says that competition in the marketplace is strong and that the index provider is looking to do deals that make commercial sense.

  • Fitch downgrades European rescue loan fund Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Fitch Ratings has cut its credit grade for the European fund that provides rescue loans to Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

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