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  • The Thin Lady Sings: Spanish Opera Protests Austerity Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Austerity opera "El crepusculo del ladrillo," premiered on Sunday in la Tabacalera, a rundown tobacco factory in downtown Madrid, to rapturous applause.

  • Opportunities in Market 'Dislocations': Pro     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Simon Waxley, senior portfolio management at Whitebox Advisors, tells CNBC that Europe is in a dislocation at the moment and they are trying to exploit moves around this.

  • Kids Turn to Twitter, Shun Facebook 'Drama' Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:29 AM ET

    Teen use of Twitter has grown significantly, a new report into social media networks shows, while Facebook is losing market share to its quick-messaging rival.

  • EU Bank Bonuses to Affect a Lot More Bankers Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:27 AM ET

    EU regulators confirmed on Tuesday that they will cap bonuses of bankers earning more than 500,000 euros a year and added other conditions to make the pay ceiling harder to smash.

  • Shale Gas Could Be UK's 'New North Sea' Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
    Drill pipe at a shale gas exploration site in Singleton, U.K.

    Shale gas development in the U.K. could create 74,000 jobs and halve the country's future dependency on gas imports, according to a new report by the Institute of Directors.

  • Are Markets Getting a Free QE Lunch?     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Blu Putnam, chief economist at CME Group, tells CNBC that there is a time delay from Fed QE with the good effects now and then all kinds of trouble on the exit strategy from 2016.

  • Europe Needs Big Reforms: Bank of Canada's Carney Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:46 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Europe could face a decade of stagnation unless it makes big reforms and should heed the lessons of Japan, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday as he highlighted Japan's bold moves to bolster growth.

  • Economists Put Cash on the Line With Twitter Bet Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    Two economists have decided to put their money where their mouth is, betting on whether inflation will rise once the U.K. economy recovers.

  • European Markets Close Lower on Fed Fears     Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports the top business stories from Europe, as investors worry the U.S. Federal Reserve may taper its bond purchase program.

  • European Markets Close Lower     Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks have come in lower on Fed fears.

  • Germany on Track for Solid Q2 Recovery: Bundesbank Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    Germany, the euro zone's largest economy, is on track for a recovery thanks to a pick-up in demand for its products from abroad, the Bundesbank said on Tuesday.

  • Low Corporation Tax 'Crucial Profit Driver' Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 5:21 AM ET

    Falling corporation tax has been a key driver of profitability over the last two decades, increasing pressure on CEOs to reduce their company's tax bill, Markit's Will Duff-Gordon told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Growth in the West: Over for Good?     Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Stephen King, author of When the Money Runs Out argues that the things we expect for tomorrow, like pensions, may be larger than tomorrow's resources.

  • Falling Petrol Prices Drive Drop in UK Inflation Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    British consumer price inflation fell last month for the first time since September, giving incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney more leeway to support the economy should the recovery weaken. q

  • Vodafone Hit by Southern Europe: Pro     Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    Paul Kavanagh, partner and senior market at Killik & Co, tells CNBC that Vodafone¿s business has been hit by its focus on Southern Europe.

  • A Setback Too Far: G4S Chief Departs Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:01 AM ET
    A G4S Plc security officer. The U.K. government said it will deploy troops to provide security at London Olympic venues after G4S Plc, the company with the contract to protect the games, said it wouldn't have enough staff available.

    After last summer's Olympics fiasco and a warning that 2013 would yield lower-than-expected profits, security firm G4S announced on Tuesday that chief executive Nick Buckles would step down at the end of May.

  • European Market Opens Lower     Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    European shares opened lower on Tuesday as investors in the U.K. await the latest inflation data.

  • G4S New CEO Has 'Tough Job' Ahead: Pro     Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Michael Van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets, discusses G4S following the announcement that its CEO is retiring and says the change of leadership could lead to restructuring.

  • Emeka Obiodu, principal industry, communication and broadcast analyst at Ovum, talks about Vodafone's earning, its European challenges and why emerging markets can no longer offset struggling Europe.

  • Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    The latest report from Europe's main statistics agency suggests that the European financial crisis has had an impact on birth rates across the continent since 2008.

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