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  • Autonomy founder slams HP concerns, launches fund Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 5:29 AM ET
    Mike Lynch

    The co-founder and former head of Autonomy has insisted that the Hewlett-Packard fiasco will not affect his new technology fund, which raised $1 billion from investors.

  • Angela Merkel received a boost this weekend when her allies won a key state election, but the vote could signal the end of her current conservative alliance.

  • Italy seeks to reassure as crisis looms Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 4:29 AM ET

    Despite uncertainty over the future of the Italian government, the country's finance minister has dismissed fears of a major political crisis.

  • ECB's Draghi says euro zone recovery 'fragile' Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 4:11 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Monday that the euro zone's economy remained "fragile", unemployment was "still far too high" and reiterated that the euro zone's central bank would keep rates low.

  • Portugal bailout review could drop the compliments Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Portugal's leaders have generally done what their international lenders have advised, setting a pattern of government compliance and official praise. This week's bailout inspection could be different.

  • Horst Seehofer;Karin Seehofer

    This weekend's Bavarian elections in Germany – in which the "alpha male" governor of the state will seek re-election – will be closely watched ahead of the country's general elections.

  • Lufthansa expected to make a big order for jets Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    Lufthansa is close to placing an order, split between Airbus and Boeing, for dozens of long-haul jets, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Gang held over 'audacious' Santander hacking plot Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 6:05 AM ET

    British police smashed an "audacious" and sophisticated plot to take control of the bank Santander UK's computer systems and steal millions of pounds.

  • London Fashion Week: Is sustainability on trend? Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 9:32 AM ET
    London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday

    As some of the biggest names in fashion prepare to show off their collections at London Fashion Week, a less mainstream area of fashion is also looking to make a statement on the catwalk.

  • House prices: The real sign a bubble is approaching Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    When those reliant on house sales start asking for there to be a lid on price rises, it's time to start wondering whether a bubble is forming.

  • Skyscrapers under construction in London.

    Britain's economy is picking up at last but the country has a problem it didn't face after previous recessions.

  • France’s Moscovici says 'non' to tax hikes Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    French Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade Minister Pierre Moscovici

    When is a socialist not a socialist? Perhaps when he advocates cutting public spending rather than raising taxes -- as French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici has done.

  • A former ECB board member has dropped bombshells in a new book that reveals the secret machinations of European politics during the economic crisis.

  • Putin on the Ritz? Vlad said to have billions Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Speculation about Russian President Vladimir Putin's net worth is rife, but getting a true estimate is very difficult. A look at why.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts takes a dip in the UK Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 8:25 AM ET

    As the coffee and baked goods chain gets set to roll out stores across the U.K., it is the "right time" for the company, the CEO told CNBC.

  • Brussels probes multinationals’ tax deals Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 12:22 AM ET

    Brussels is probing EU countries over their tax deals with multinationals paving the way for a formal investigation. The FT reports.

  • Vive la robotic revolution? Hollande’s 10-year plan Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    France's President Francois Hollande (L), flanked by French Minister for Industrial Recovery Arnaud Montebourg (R), holds an humanoid robot 'Nao' from Aldebaran Robotics company as he visits an exhibition on French industrial design and technology.

    French President Francois Hollande has revealed his 10-year roadmap for the country, a plan focussed on new technologies – and robots in particular.

  • Europe clears hurdle on road to banking union Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany

    Europe took a big step forward in its plan to create a single banking framework for the euro zone on Thursday after EU lawmakers granted new powers to the ECB to oversee the bloc's banks.

  • Carney warns of UK ‘false dawn’ Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Bank Of England Governor Mark Carney

    Bank England Governor Mark Carney said the central bank was ready to act if the U.K.'s fledgling recovery failed to materialize.

  • Almost 1 in 3 Europeans could be poor by 2025 Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    Europe could have another 25 million poor people by 2025 as the effects of austerity measures are felt, a leading poverty charity warned on Thursday.

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