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  • UK dividends surge back to ‘heady days of 2007’ Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

    Dividends paid out by U.K. companies in the second quarter of 2013 hit a record £25.3 billion ($38.66 billion), new research says.

  • Royal Baby: Kate Middleton in early stages of labor Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Kate Middleton

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was admitted into a London hospital early Monday in the early stages of labor, a palace official confirmed.

  • In staying coy on Germany, US is failing Europe Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 3:57 AM ET
    A shopping street in Steglitz district in Berlin, Germany.

    U.S.-led appeals to the euro zone to stimulate economic growth and create jobs are turning out to be empty talk, and Germany is unlikely to make a contribution to euro's recovery.

  • Deutsche Bank to trim balance sheet by a fifth Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Deutsche Bank plans to shrink its vast balance sheet by as much as a fifth in order to comply with incoming stricter rules for financial soundness. The FT reports.

  • Julius Baer adjusted net profit rose more than 25 percent in the first half, beating analyst estimates as increased client activity lifted operating income and gross margins.

  • France in a 'worrying' situation: Finance Minister Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 1:46 AM ET

    France is in a worrying situation, the country's finance minister told CNBC, but growth will return in the second half of the year.

  • UBS shares jump after mortgage settlement with US Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    Shares of Swiss bank UBS rose 2.2 percent on Monday after it pre-announced second quarter results that were better than expected and said it had settled a lawsuit over mortgage bonds in the U.S.

  • Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov

    Russia's finance minister said it was not in the country's interest to devalue the ruble, despite last month arguing a weaker currency would help boost Russia's flagging growth.

  • Portuguese president says government should stay Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 5:13 PM ET
    Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva

    Portugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Sunday ruled out a snap election and said he wanted the centre-right coalition government to stay in place.

  • UK recovery hopes buoyed by improved earnings Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Profit warnings from Britain's listed companies fell dramatically in the second quarter, boosting hopes of strong U.K. GDP data.

  • Heineken: This round (trip ticket) is on us Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    Heineken challenges air travelers to drop their planned itineraries and play "Departure Roulette:" the chance to jet off to an exotic location for free.

  • G-20 pushes for growth despite market turbulence Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 12:09 PM ET
    Participants of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting on July 20

    The G-20 pledged to put growth ahead of austerity and shift policy carefully so that recovery is not derailed by market volatility.

  • Europe 'not ready' to end expansive policy Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 8:46 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The time has not yet come for Europe to exit expansive monetary policy, ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Saturday.

  • Three die in Egypt clashes as Morsi supporters rally Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 6:51 AM ET
    Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo on July 16

    Three Egyptians were killed after thousands rallied in Egyptian cities demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

  • World needs US economy off steroids: OECD’s Gurria Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    Angel Gurria

    The secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) told CNBC he is all for the Federal Reserve's move to scale back its $85 billion per month bond buying program.

  • G-20 finance ministers try to avoid market turmoil Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Russia's Anton Siluanov at the G-20 finance ministers' meeting in Moscow.

    The Group of 20 nations, wary of renewed market volatility, is stressing the need to shift policy carefully and communicate clearly as countries try to chart a course to recovery.

  • Forward guidance? Sterling could be about to fall Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    U.K. and U.S. monetary policies looks set to diverge, sending sterling falling against the dollar, according to HSBC's David Bloom.

  • UK bookmakers cash in on royal baby bets Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    There seems to be nothing out of bounds to bet on in the world of online gambling. And in the U.K., this holds true with the eagerly awaited royal baby too.

  • 'Alarming' unemployment could get worse: ILO Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 6:13 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Unemployment will likely soar further in the group of 20 major economic powers without immediate action, the Director General of the International Labor Organization told CNBC on Friday, comparing the jobs crisis to the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

  • Cold War gadgets…inspired by Bond Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) found inspiration for its gadgets from the fictional "James Bond" series, according to new research by a U.K. university.

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