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  • Gold Rout Prompts Shift to Diamonds Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Resource funds have had a tough run so far this year, but diamond miners have managed to emerge relatively unscathed, with many stocks surging this year.

  • France's Generous Family Benefits Are Being Cut Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    French tax form

    President Francois Hollande's government aims to save up to 2 billion euros annually from 2016 under a proposed reform of France's generous system of family benefits.

  • Three Bullets for Draghi as ECB Prepares to Meet Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 8:03 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Another crucial meeting for the ECB is due Thursday with analysts across Europe looking ahead to three different policy changes that Mario Draghi could announce.

  • Germany Plans Billion-Euro Aid for Spain's SMEs Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 5:44 AM ET

    Germany will grant Spanish small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) aid of roughly 1 billion euros ($1.30 billion) as part of a push to combat rising unemployment in southern Europe.

  • Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

    Dance lessons are one of Bank of England Governor Mervyn King's plans for his retirement after 20 years at the Bank of England.

  • Turkish Stocks Plunge 10% on Mass Protests Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:47 AM ET

    Istanbul's stock exchange suffered its biggest one day in a decade as it closed down over 10 percent as anti-government protests entered a fourth day.

  • As western Europe's tallest building, The Shard, gets ready to celebrate its first birthday, skepticism about its popularity mounts amid revelations that only six of its 72 floors are in use.

  • Warning: ‘Prepare’ for Commodity Supercycle End Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:23 AM ET

    With multiple investment banks signposting the end of the commodity supercycle, a World Bank director has warned developing countries that have benefited from the surge to protect themselves against a price crash.

  • An Italian cafe

    Small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of Italy's economy, are struggling to get funding from the country's debt-laden banks, forcing many out of business and worsening the country's economic crisis.

  • Europe Markets That May Be Worth Snapping Up Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 10:09 PM ET

    True, the outlook for the euro zone economy is not great, but there are plenty of good reasons why the euro zone's peripheral equity markets look appealing right now, one expert tells CNBC.

  • Europe in 'Very Gradual' Recovery, Draghi Says Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 9:45 PM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    The euro zone economy is on track for a recovery later this year driven by the European Central Bank's loose monetary policy, the bank's President Mario Draghi said.

  • Some Look to Norway as Model for US Oil Bounty Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 1:33 PM ET

    State control of natural resources tends to evoke images of authoritarian countries, yet the most oft-cited example for the U.S. is Norway.

  • Europe's Austerity Revolt Forces Easing on Cuts Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 4:29 AM ET
    Protesters try to move crash barriers as police use pepper spray to stop them outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    Faced with soaring unemployment, deepening recession, and a widening political backlash, European officials are easing up on two-year-old demands for painful budget cuts.

  • Turkish Police Detain Nearly 1,000 in Protests Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | 4:43 PM ET
    A protestor holds a Turkish flag with a portrait of the founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as he takes part in a demonstration in support of protests in Istanbul and against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara.

    Turkish police detained 939 people in 90 different demonstrations across Turkey, interior minister Muammer Guler said on Saturday.

  • Monsanto Saying No to GMO Crop Expansion in Europe Friday, 31 May 2013 | 2:56 PM ET
    Farmer Matt Wiggeim unstraps a delivery of Monsanto DeKalb brand seed corn on a farm in Princeton, Ill.

    Monsanto is not pushing for expansion of genetically modified crops in most of Europe as opposition to its biotech seeds in many countries remains high, company officials said.

  • Bottle of Wine From French Palace Sells for $9,400 Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    A bottle of the finest wine from the cellars of the Elysee Palace, a 1990 Pomerol Chateau Petrus.

    The two-day auction of 1,200 bottles of wine from the Elysee Palace is on pace to surpass its estimate of $300,000, helped by the sale of a 1990 Petrus for $9,400.

  • EU’s Rehn ‘Amazed’ by Hollande’s Criticism Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    European Commission's economic chief, Olli Rehn, said he was "amazed" that France had criticized his team for recommending reforms while proposing more economic coordination for the euro zone.

  • European Banks Set to Cash in on Subprime Sales Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    Europe's banks, which were among the biggest buyers of U.S. mortgage bonds before the financial crisis, are set to cash in on America's housing recovery by selling the once "toxic" assets back to U.S. lenders.

  • North Americans may have a reputation for generous tipping, but Germans are actually more likely to tip while on holiday, according to a TripAdvisor survey.

  • Out With the 'Grexit,' and in With the 'Greecovery' Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    Greece's economy is showing the first signs of a recovery, reducing the odds of it exiting the euro zone, according to a new report from analysts at Berenberg Bank.

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