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  • Croatia Gets Germany's Blessing to Join EU Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    Germany's lower house of parliament approved Croatia's entry to the European Union on Thursday, clearing the last formal hurdle for the former Yugoslav republic to enter the bloc.

  • European Markets Close Mixed     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as shares turned negative after downbeat economic data from the U.S.

  • European Markets Close Lower     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks are slightly lower after US earnings data.

  • RBS to Cut 1,400 Jobs as Restructuring Continues Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    The Royal Bank of Scotland said it would cut 1,400 jobs over the next two years as it continues to restructure its operations.

  • France Needs Deep Structural Change: Pro     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nader Mousavizadah, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners, tells CNBC that France is up against some deep structural challenges.

  • Beckham to Retire from Soccer at End of Season Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
    David Beckham

    David Beckham is retiring from soccer after the season, ending a career in which he become a global superstar since starting his career at Manchester United.

  • France's Hollande Calls for 'Euro Zone Government' Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande called on Thursday afternoon for a euro zone government with its own budgetary capacity, a harmonized tax system and a president.

  • SocGen Russia CEO Faces 7 Years on Bribery Charges Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    The head of Societe Generale's Russian unit Rosbank faced up to seven years in jail for bribery on Thursday after Russian investigators released a film of him with cash piled on his desk.

  • Swiss-Chinese Free Trade: And the Winners Are… Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:49 AM ET

    Watchmakers Swatch Group and Richemont as well as elevator maker Schindler are among Swiss stocks that stand to gain significantly from a potential free trade agreement between Switzerland and China, analysts told CNBC.

  • Guillotine Set to Fall as French Economy Tanks Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France's fall back into recession is likely to pile more pressure on the country's finance ministry, at a time when infighting has already led one senior politician to fuel rumors that Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici could be replaced.

  • Will China Buy Up Greece's Best Assets? Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:14 AM ET

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras headed to China on Wednesday, amid hopes that the world's second largest economy can revive one of the euro zone's most debt laden countries.

  • S&P Won't Hit 2,500 Until 2017: Strategist Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 4:15 AM ET

    As the rally in global equity markets continues, with the S&P 500 closing at a fresh high on Wednesday, Rosenblatt Securities' Brian Reynolds warned that the index is still some way off the 2,500 level.

  • Is Greece China's Entrance to the EU?     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Costas Michalos, president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, comments on bilateral talks between Greece and China and why China is interested in investing in the country

  • Britain's 'Heralded' Co-operative Bank Stumbles Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:58 AM ET

    One of Britain's smaller banks, championed by lawmakers as an alternative to institutions like Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland, is floundering. The New York Times reports.

  • How 'Brixit' Could Affect UK Business, Economy Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:54 AM ET

    U.K. business experts told CNBC what a U.K. exit from the EU - its biggest trading partner - would mean for the country's businesses and economy.

  • Pierre Wauthier, CFO of Zurich Insurance, discusses quarterly results and highlights the company's strong diversification as U.S., LatAm and Asia-Pacific "more than offset" weakness in Europe.

  • Chris Dedicoat, president of Cisco EMEA, says all global segments returned to order growth in the first quarter and explains why it remains invested in Southern Europe despite persisting challenges.

  • Here's Why Gold Won't Fall Through the Floor Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Even as gold prices tumble a tug of war between physical buyers and institutional sellers will put a floor under the precious metal, said analysts.

  • Risk-Off Phase Coming: Pro     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 1:40 AM ET

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, warns that a risk-off phase is about to start, prompting a 10% decline in European stocks as well as a fall in EUR/USD and governments' bond yields.

  • Debate: Is Brussels Undemocratic?     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick, CNBC anchor and Philip Souta, director at Business for New Europe, argue over whether Brussels infringes over European Union members' national self-determination.

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