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  • ECB's Draghi rules out debt relief for Greece Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday said the bank would not participate in any additional debt relief for Greece, arguing that such a move would be tantamount to financing Greece directly.

  • UK downplays talk of regulating Bitcoin Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A twenty-five bitcoin piece.

    Reports the U.K. is "actively considering" regulating the virtual currency Bitcoin are exaggerated, the country's financial watchdog has said.

  • 100 cars crash in mass UK pile-up Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:09 AM ET
    100 cars crash on Sheppey bridge in the U.K.

    One hundred vehicles collided in heavy fog in the south of England on Thursday, in a huge pile-up which has injured hundreds of people.

  • Carney 'misses a trick' as BoE holds rates Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 6:48 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference

    The Bank of England surprised some by not issuing an in-depth statement on Thursday, as governor Mark Carney skipped town to join other policymakers at the G-20.

  • Toymaker Lego looks to build on success in China Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 5:40 AM ET

    Danish toymaker Lego is looking to build on its popularity – and massive sales growth - by expanding production in China, the chief financial officer of the toy brickmaker told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Third bailout for Greece realistic: Eurogroup head Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:02 AM ET
    Athens

    Greece's financial troubles will not end in 2014 and it is therefore realistic to expect the debt-laden country will need additional money from the euro zone before it can return to markets, the head of euro zone finance ministers said.

  • Youth unemployment 'time bomb' ticking in Europe: ILO Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:38 AM ET

    Europe faces a "demographic time bomb" as its population ages and a record amount of young people remain out of work, the director general of the International Labor Organization (ILO) warned on Thursday.

  • Contactless credit card key to growth: Barclaycard Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:17 AM ET

    The contactless credit card will be one of the most important factors in growing the credit card market, according to the chief executive of Barclaycard.

  • European stocks looking good; US? Not so much Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:41 PM ET

    Citi strategists have upgraded Europe's equity markets to neutral and the U.K. to overweight, but are underweighting U.S. stocks.

  • Don't be afraid, recovery takes time: Soc Gen CEO Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:48 AM ET
    Frederic Oudea, chief executive officer of Societe Generale

    Frederic Oudea, the CEO of Societe Generale, told CNBC that people were "too afraid" about the economic situation in France and Europe, and reassured them that stabilization was taking place over time.

  • Rogue detectives’ client list to be published Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    The U.K.'s Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has been ordered to make public a list of over 100 companies and individuals who hired corrupt private detectives. A government committee warned Soca that if it did publish the list by Monday, it would be forced to do so instead.

  • M&A set to surge following Vodafone’s bumper deal Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Following the confirmation of Vodafone's $130 billion-deal with Verizon on Monday, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is set to boom according to an upcoming report.

  • Europe launches clampdown on shadow banking Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    Special funds used by big companies to park billions of euros of cash face stricter rules to make them safer, the European Commission said on Wednesday. The European Commission is clamping down on shadow banking by setting stricter rules on funds used by big companies to park billions of euros of cash.

  • Android KitKat software a 'coup' for Nestle Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    Google has named its latest Android software KitKat after the popular chocolate bar, in a move seen as a "coup" for Nestle.

  • Europe's automakers to lose billions in 2013: Moody's Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    Four of Europe's largest car manufacturers are expected to lose a combined five billion euros ($6.6 billion) in the region this year, according to Moody's Investors Service, as demand falls to its lowest level in two decades.

  • 'Fryscraper' fix: Why it won't melt more Jaguars Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Developers of the London skyscraper that melted part of a Jaguar car have erected a quick fix to the problem, but analysts said the debacle may actually boost the building's global profile.

  • ‘World’s favorite airline’ feels the heat Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 6:29 AM ET
    Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary

    Ryanair's stock price tumbled on Wednesday after it announced that it may miss its full year profit guidance and will cut its winter capacity.

  • Enjoy Europe cheer while it lasts, October looms Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    European markets have enjoyed an uptick in economic momentum over the past few months but two risk events could change all of that in October, according to Nomura.

  • Spain services grow for first time in over 2 years Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:39 AM ET
    Alexander Alioto

    Spain's service sector grew in August for the first time since June 2011, a survey showed on Wednesday, in the latest sign the beleaguered economy may emerge from a two-year recession.

  • Euro zone business activity strongest in 2 years Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 3:42 AM ET

    Euro zone business activity in August was at its strongest level since June 2011, figures released on Wednesday showed, offering hope that the region is on its way to a sustainable recovery.

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