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  • European Markets Post Strong Gains     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    European markets posted strong gains on Thursday, extending a two-week global stock rally.

  • Swedish PM: Austerity Still Needed     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Fredrik Reinfeldt, prime minister of Sweden, says there are still countries in Europe in need of austerity because of their huge deficits.

  • Bank of Italy: No Dividends From Loss-Making Banks Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    Banca D'Italia

    The Bank of Italy told Italian banks to further hike provisions they set aside against bad debts to take into account the worsening economic scenario and asked lenders which posted losses not to distribute dividends or bonuses.

  • UBS Gave Investment Chief $26 Million 'Golden Hello' Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    UBS paid CEO Sergio Ermotti almost $9 million and welcomed its new investment bank chief with a $26 million "golden hello" in 2012.

  • Greece and Lenders Fall Out Over Firings Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    A dispute over sacking civil servants has stalled talks between Greece and the "troika" of international lenders, delaying disbursement of a €2.8bn aid tranche due amid fears the bailout program is already veering off track. The FT reports.

  • Leverage created by private equity deals threaten the stability of the financial system, the central bank has warned.

  • Global Markets Update     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    European shares traded higher on Thursday, ahead of a gathering of European Union leaders for a summit in Brussels, reports CNBC's Kelly Evans.

  • The world's biggest strip club businesses say that business is booming despite the recession, proving that "sex entertainment" still sells despite the global economic downturn. The strip club workers, however, tell a different story.

  • European Markets Open Higher     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher.

  • Two-Thirds of Italians Oppose Returning to Ballot Box Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 3:59 AM ET
    Members of a polling station count the ballot papers after the closure of the polls for the Italian General Election.

    Two-thirds of Italians oppose returning to the ballot boxes after last month's national election left the country in limbo with no dominant political force, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

  • 'Canada's Warren Buffett' Interested in Greek Bank Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:31 AM ET
    Prem Watsa

    Greece's biggest lender, National Bank (NBG), said on Wednesday that Canadian investment fund Fairfax Holdings was interested in acquiring a stake in it by taking part in a planned recapitalization.

  • Numbers Game Turns Nasty for Greek Stats Chief Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:12 AM ET

    Economist Andreas Georgiou knew his job would not be easy. It was when he discovered his emails were being hacked and leaked that the real challenge of taming his country's approach to official statistics hit home.

  • Germany Unveils Spending Cuts on Eve of EU Summit Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:35 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  walks past flags of the European Union and Germany.

    Germany has ignored calls from its euro zone partners for more economic stimulus by tabling plans to cut spending and balance its budget ahead of schedule on the eve of an EU summit dedicated to growth. The Financial Times reports.

  • What Lies in Store for Europe & Australia?     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:44 PM ET

    Nick Verdi, Director of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific, at Barclays says Italy will likely get a Bersani-led coalition and fresh elections at the end of the year. He also explains why the U.S. still looks better than Australia despite its spectacular employment numbers.

  • Crumbling BRICs: Why You're Better Off Elsewhere Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    Brazil, Russia, India and China have been seen as the collective pillar of emerging market growth. But signs indicate that investors are now looking elsewhere.

  • Vince Cable: Britain Lagging on Emerging Market Exports Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:16 PM ET
  • Euro Zone Hopes Latvia Is No Cyprus on the Baltic Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    The Baltic state of Latvia and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus are both magnets for Russian money.

  • European Markets Pare Losses     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a look at the Italian bond auction.

  • Ireland Wows Market With Bond Comeback Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland returned to the capital markets with a splash on Wednesday, launching its first benchmark bond since the country's controversial bailout by the European Union.

  • European Parliament Rejects EU Budget Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    The European Parliament voted to reject a deal reached by EU leaders on the bloc's next seven-year budget unless significant changes are made to the 960 billion euro plan.

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  • Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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