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  • UK IPOs surge in best post-crisis performance Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    The number of U.K. companies opting to float on the stock market has risen this year to its highest volume since 2007, according to new research, marking an improvement in funding conditions as the economy recovers.

  • Luxury brands have regained their cool factor as signs of a healthier economy have boosted their appeal, but technology companies are losing their shine.

  • Germans give Merkel a mandate but markets muted Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU).

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a ringing endorsement in elections on Sunday, removing uncertainty in the market.

  • Euro zone business activity powers ahead Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    Business activity in the euro zone grew faster than forecast in September, helped by improved performances by both Germany and France, boosting hopes that the region's economic recovery is becoming more broad based.

  • Anger at Elop’s Nokia pay-off spreads Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:34 AM ET

    Finland's prime minister and finance minister joined in criticism of Stephen Elop's proposed 18.8 million euro pay-off from Nokia, the Financial Times reports.

  • What Greece is considering to avoid third bailout Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    A dilapidated mansion stands for sale by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund in central Athens, Greece. The government opted for online auctions as the best way to quickly and transparently move assets off its hands.

    The Greek finance ministry is looking at a plan that could see state owned property assets used as collateral for loans that could help it avoid a third bailout by the EU and IMF.

  • Cocaine stash worth $270 million on Air France plane Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 6:52 PM ET
    French Interior minister Manuel Valls talks to journalists in front of cocaine seized by French police, on September 21, 2013 in Nanterre, France.

    French police made one of the biggest cocaine busts in history earlier this month when 1.3 tonnes of the drug was found aboard an Air France cargo flight in Paris.

  • Merkel wins resounding victory in German election Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates at her the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's headquarters in Berlin on September 22, 2013, after the German general elections.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party performed better than expected in Sunday's elections, almost certainly guaranteeing a third term for her, but conflicting projections put her just short of an absolute majority.

  • ECB's Asmussen says Ireland must keep to austerity Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Ireland should not ease up on austerity in next month's budget but stick to targets for cuts and tax hikes, ECB official Joerg Asmussen said.

  • Vodafone gets EU nod for $10 billion takeover Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    Vodafone won EU approval on Friday for its 7.7 billion euro ($10.43 billion) acquisition of Germany's largest cable company, Kabel Deutschland.

  • Telecom Italia investors in talks to do... nothing Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a Telefonica SA fixed-line public telephone in Madrid, Spain

    Telefonica is in talks with the Italian core shareholders in Telecom Italia to keep the same ownership structure for another six months, two sources told Reuters.

  • Tensions remain as lenders return to Greece Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 9:53 AM ET

    The speed at which shutters come down in central Athens at the first sign of protest highlights the tensions in a country that has been through a great deal of political and economic pain.

  • Artificial support? Bra price-fixing probe launched Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into whether some of the country's largest department stores had fixed the price of sports bras with a manufacturer.

  • Foxtons valued at $1 billion in London listing Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    Britain's Foxtons priced its London listing at the top of its range, valuing the estate agent at $1 billion, and defying concerns the property market is overheating.

  • Armenia's sovereign bond enjoyed strong demand when it came to market on Thursday - perhaps in part because of its celebrity nickname.

  • How a German tech giant trims its US tax bill Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 5:13 AM ET

    Legal tax dodging is a bugbear of Germany's finance minister, but one of the largest tech firms using such techniques is German, Reuters reports.

  • Eight held over alleged Barclays cybertheft Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Eight men have been arrested over the alleged theft of $2.1 million by taking control of a Barclays branch computer system

  • Russia's Putin says he may seek re-election in 2018 Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:51 AM ET

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he may seek re-election in 2018 and charted a conservative course drawn from Orthodox Christian values, saying the West was not an example for Russia.

  • Adidas hit by wet golf season, scraps 2013 goals Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:26 AM ET

    German sports apparel maker Adidas warned on 2013 profit, saying a distribution problem in Russia and poor trading at its golf business meant targets were no longer attainable.

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