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CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as shares traded higher ahead of key budget statements from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The British economy has performed less strongly than expected and a crisis in the euro zone will constrain growth for several years, finance minister George Osborne said in a budget update to parliament on Wednesday.
Greek hospitals are in such dire straits that staff are failing to keep up basic disease controls such as using gloves and gowns, threatening a rise in multi-drug-resistant infections, according to Europe's top health official.
Andrew Pease, Global Head of Investment Strategy at Russell Investments, says while Europe has focused on liquidity in 2012, solvency will take the spotlight in 2013.
Robert Rennie, Global Head, FX Strategy, Westpac Bank says EUR/USD will continue to rally and could hit 1.35 in the first quarter next year.
Peter Morici, professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission discusses the U.S. fiscal cliff situation and the recent sovereign downgrades in the euro zone.
Bruno Del Ama, CEO, Global X Funds says that the energy plays like natural gas and unconventional oil sectors are very compelling.
Will the "fiscal cliff" be resolved by 2013? Where will the unemployment rate be at the end the year? Predictions from CNBC economics reporter Steve Liesman.
When Mathew Martoma walked onto the trading floor at SAC Capital Advisors six years ago, he represented a new breed of employee at the giant hedge fund. When he walks into Federal District Court in Manhattan on Monday morning, he will represent something else: the latest in a growing list of former SAC employees who find themselves accused of breaking the law, the New York Times reports.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services, about the outlook on Europe and its impact on the U.S. economy.
Alan Duncan, UK Minister of State, International Development explains why Britain is in a better state than its European peers, dismissing notions the country has lost its regional importance.
The United States may have the world's largest economy, but it does not even crack the top ten percent when it comes to a perceived lack of corruption, according to Transparency International.
Angela Merkel re-elected as party leader by a record margin to fight for a third term as chancellor in 2013.
London's financial sector suffered its worst November for hiring since before the financial crisis, with the number of new jobs created falling by a third year-on-year.
Angela Merkel kicks off her re-election drive on Tuesday at a congress of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), where the chancellor will be feted like a star for defending German interests in the euro zone crisis.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Spain formally requested an EU bailout for its banks; and an update on the Greek debt buyback plan, with CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa. Also, an update on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Greece's economy is in recession but there are reasons to be upbeat and the debt-laden nation will be able to rebound strongly as it works its way through reforms, European Central Bank governing council member Christian Noyer told CNBC.
Facebook privacy campaign group europe-v-facebook plans to sue the social network in Ireland,it said on Tuesday.
The euro gained for a fourth straight session on Monday to hit a six-week high as news from Spain and Greece eased concerns about the debt-burdened countries.
China could eclipse the United States sooner than many think as the yuan becomes a major player on the word stage that could put the dollar in the shade, analysts told CNBC.
China and Brazil face opposite problems and should take tips from each other, according to Capital Economics.
News that the Swedish capital of Stockholm has been hit by three nights of rioting has come as a surprise.
Even as Apple faced a grilling from lawmakers over its tax avoidance schemes, two more companies revealed they would move to lighten their tax burden.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodities market strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that continued QE by the US Fed, a pickup in the Chinese economy and a continued squeeze on Iranian production will drive oil up.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks have come in lower.
Carlos Caicedo, head of Latin America at Exclusive Analysis, tells CNBC that Brazil has already had one trillion of investment in preparation for the World Cup and Olympics.