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  • 'Profitability Has Become a Bad Word' Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    While banks must be "credible" and have capital buffers in place, they also must remain profitable to prevent them from taking unnecessary risk, the German central banker responsible for financial stability said.

  • Banks Navigated Rulebooks for 20 Years: BoE’s Tucker Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:12 AM ET
    Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank of England.

    The Bank of England's deputy governor, has accused investment banks of spending the last 20 years trying to dodge the rules.

  • European Union Eases Hard Line on Austerity Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:07 PM ET

    Brussels will on Wednesday give its clearest signal yet that it is moving away from a crisis response based on austerity, allowing three of the EU's five largest economies to overshoot budget deficit limits. The FT reports.

  • Fed's Bond-Buying Taper Is Least of Banks’ Worries Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    Banks have been skipping along the yellow brick road, content in a fairytale landscape awash with quantitative easing. But the sky darkened last week, as the industry's best friend threatened to become a foe.

  • Germany Sees 'Revolution' if Welfare Model Scrapped Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that abandoning the continent's welfare model in favor of tougher U.S. standards would cause "revolution".

  • French Central Bank Chief Urges Spending Cuts Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:13 AM ET
    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France and a member of the European Central Bank governing council.

    The French central bank chief urged President Hollande and his government to stop hiking taxes and to cut government spending. His comments on Tuesday echoed ratings agency Standard & Poor's calls.

  • Germany to Blame for Euro Zone Crisis: Study Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Polish migrant workers harvest asparagus in Germany

    Germany's insistence on keeping wage growth in check has given the country an unfair competitive advantage and is preventing troubled countries from returning to growth, a new study argues.

  • Hungary Cuts Interest Rate To New Record Low Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Hungarian air racer Zoltan Veres flies under the oldest bridge in Budapest.

    Hungary's central bank lowered its key interest rate by another 25 basis points to 4.5 percent on Tuesday. It is the tenth consecutive 25 basis point cut.

  • Bank of America Slashes Silver Forecast by 25% Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has sliced its 2013 outlook for silver, in a warning sign for investors that view it as a leading indicator for gold.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Higher     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Karen Tso reports on all the market moving events from Europe, after a public holiday on Monday and recent volatility in Asia subsided.

  • French Charm Offensive: Too Little, Too Late? Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    Analysts warn that French president François Hollande's latest embarrassing U-turn on executive pay, will not be enough to restore entrepreneurs' confidence in the country.

  • Africa Has Greater Potential Than India: StanChart Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 4:52 AM ET

    Standard Chartered remains committed to expanding its presence in Africa, the firm's executive director told CNBC.

  • Do Rate Cuts Make Any Difference for Hungary?     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Agata Urbanska, CEE Economist at HSBC, tells CNBC that there is a wide consensus interest rates will be cut by 25 basis points in Hungary.

  • European Markets Open Higher     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Julia Chatterley takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher.

  • Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for Equities for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, tells CNBC that the hard part for both Japan and Europe will be the underlying restructuring of the economy.

  • S&P: France Must Deliver Promised Budget Cuts Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 1:52 AM ET

    France needs to deliver promised budget cuts if it wants to avoid a further credit rating downgrade, Standard & Poor's lead analyst for France said.

  • Bankia Tumbles After New Shares Hit Market Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Shares in state-owned Spanish lender Bankia tumbled on Tuesday after billions of new shares flooded the market as part of a multi-billion euro cash injection.

  • Paul Krake, Founder of 'View from the Peak: Macro Strategies', says the global trade environment is not a level playing field, but proposed EU tariffs on imported Chinese goods are not the solution. Andy Xie, Independent Economist, joins the conversation.

  • A survey of thousands of international employers shows one in four struggling to fill vacancies, despite soaring unemployment in Europe and beyond.

  • China Trade Row: EU Losing Members' Support Monday, 27 May 2013 | 10:41 AM ET

    A majority of EU governments oppose a plan to impose hefty duties on solar panel imports from China, undermining efforts to pressure Beijing over its trade practices.

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