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  • Why UK banks may be fighting the ‘last war’ Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:03 AM ET
    City of London

    All five of the U.K.'s biggest banks posted profits for the first half of 2013, but a report on Monday warned that banks and regulators may be too focused on combating the wrongs of the past to take heed of future threats.

  • Spain bad loan ratio rises to record in June Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    Spanish banks' bad loans as a percentage of total credit rose to 11.6 percent in June, the highest level on record, Bank of Spain data showed on Monday.

  • OMV buys key Statoil oil fields for $2.65 billion Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 3:19 AM ET

    Norway's Statoil has sold stakes in key oil fields to OMV, freeing at least $2.65 billion for capital expenditure and boosting the Austrian firm's presence in Norway's booming oil industry.

  • German elections are a 'close call': Merkel Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German elections in September were a "very close call" and that it would be foolish to see the result as a foregone conclusion, despite her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leading polls.

  • Bovis CEO dismisses fears of UK housing bubble Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 2:31 AM ET

    Despite growing fears of a housing bubble, the chief executive of Bovis Homes told CNBC that a future rise in interest rates has been priced in by lenders as the homebuilder posted a 50 percent increase in housing operating profits.

  • Sobering thought: Low-alcohol wine set to boom? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:43 AM ET

    As the number of "low alcohol" wines continues to grow, industry experts are divided over the demand for these products – and whether their taste will satisfy the sommelier's palate.

  • Italy PM warns over collapse of government Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:16 AM ET
    New Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta

    The Italian Prime Minister on Sunday warned that a government collapse would undermine economic recovery and anger voters after local media reported center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi was poised to pull the plug on the executive.

  • Greece dismissed the chairman of its privatization agency on Sunday after a newspaper exposed how he used the private plane of a businessman who had just bought a state company to go on holiday.

  • Egypt's Brotherhood deaths to intensify crisis Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 11:10 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protester celebrates on news the Egyptian military will be temporarily taking over from the country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi.

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood accused security forces of killing dozens of detained Islamists, upping the pressure in a crisis that has rocked the Arab world's most populous state.

  • UK economy 'needs full-blown rebalancing' Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    One of the U.K.'s top business lobbying organizations has raised its growth forecasts for the U.K. this year and next after a better-than-expected round of economic data, but warned that unemployment will be "sticky".

  • Glencore to take up to $7 billion hit on Xstrata Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    Glencore in Baar, Switzerland.

    Mining giant Glencore Xstrata is expected to write down the value of assets inherited from Xstrata by as much as $7 billion, when it reports first-half earnings on Tuesday.

  • Fat mortgages still rampant in pockets of Europe Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    Remember the days when you could take a mortgage big enough to buy a house and furnish it, a car to park outside and a holiday to celebrate? Those days haven't gone away in parts of Europe.

  • Premier League CEO hits back at Manchester Utd Boss Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 4:53 AM ET
    Richard Scudamore

    The Premier League's chief executive hit back at Manchester United's boss, saying David Moyes was simply having a "moan" when he questioned the fairness of the fixture list.

  • Is the euro finally shaking off its bad rap? Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 3:43 AM ET

    "Taper terror" has investors once again running for cover, spurring a broad selloff this week in global equities and bonds. But, the euro has been spared.

  • Moller-Maersk ups outlook as profit beats Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 2:31 AM ET

    Shipping group Moller-Maersk delivered better-than-expected earnings on Friday and lifted its profit target, but the group's CEO warned that the outlook for container shipping remained challenging.

  • Businesses say Merkel win would help euro zone Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 1:46 AM ET

    Top business people around the world hope that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's re-election would strengthen the euro zone's economic prospects, the FT reports.

  • Norway's salmon exports pay price of Nobel win Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:54 PM ET

    A decrease in Norway's market share of salmon exports to China could be due to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to a jailed Chinese dissident. The FT reports.

  • Looking toward a European play as US stocks slump Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    For investors still uncertain about the euro zone's prospects, analysts say there is a safer way to play its nascent recovery: Buy shares of U.S. companies that do a lot of business there.

  • High college fees: worth it for the salary boost? Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Graduates from various institutions toss their hats.

    As the cost of going to university continues to grow – and experts warn student debt in the U.K. could hit a whopping £85,000 ($132,000) per head – new research brings some good news for budding students.

  • Why the French may say ‘non’ to ‘Made in France’ Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    The French government is lobbying its citizens to opt for domestic products over imports, but a new report suggested it could leave them $398 a month poorer.

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