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  • EU demands tougher Monte Paschi restructuring plan Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    The European Commission told Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena to beef up a restructuring plan before it can be given approval for a $5.3 billion bailout.

  • France probes Abercrombie hiring of sexy salesmen Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    Abercrombie & Fitch, famous for its shirtless male models, should brace itself for more discrimination challenges in Europe related to its recruitment practices, lawyers told CNBC.

  • Prince warns US shale could hurt Saudi economy Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Saudi billionaire and founder of Kingdom Holding Co.

    Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal warned that the Gulf Arab kingdom needed to reduce its reliance on crude oil and diversify its revenues.

  • No sexual images please! UK retailer orders cover-up Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 6:39 AM ET

    One of the largest magazine retailers in the U.K. has ordered magazines with overt sexual imagery to cover up their front covers with "modesty bags" or risk being withdrawn from sale.

  • House bill aims its sights at Iran's energy sector Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Iran's 50000 Rials with a portrait of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Congress is poised to increase the economic pressure on Iran and its nuclear program in a vote expected to take place late next week.

  • ECB President Mario Draghi

    The number of investors who think a country will leave the euro zone soon has dropped by two thirds in the year since the head of the bloc's central bank promised to safeguard the currency.

  • Siemens CEO Löscher said to fight his ouster Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:13 AM ET

    Siemens CEO Peter Löscher will fight the group's plans to oust him, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday, saying the chief of the industrial group will only step down if the company's chairman also quits.

  • Bond bear market presents opportunity: Aberdeen CEO Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:34 AM ET

    A 30-year bull run for bonds has finally come an end, according to Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, who told CNBC that the outflows seen in the market presents a buying opportunity.

  • Billionaire Carlos Slim may buy Dutch telco KPN Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:28 AM ET
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

    Dutch telecom group KPN's main shareholder America Movil has ended an agreement to limit its holding to below 30 percent, a sign it may bid for the whole company.

  • Mad Men? Rivals question $35 billion ad deal Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    The multi-billion dollar merger between advertising giants Publicis and Omnicom will create the world's largest ad agency but their competitors brushed off concerns about a more powerful rival on Monday.

  • Britain's banks set to return to the capital markets Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Barclays said it would give an update on its capital plans alongside its first-half results on Tuesday, responding to weekend media reports the bank is considering selling new shares.

  • US drugmaker Perrigo to buy Ireland's Elan Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    U.S. generic drugmaker Perrigo agreed to buy fellow drug company Elan for $8.6 billion on Monday in a deal that will hand it royalty rights from a blockbuster treatment and tax savings from being domiciled in Ireland.

  • Is the net closing in on 'Houdini' Berlusconi? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    The final verdict in Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud trial, expected on Tuesday, could see the billionaire politician and media mogul banned from holding public office for five years.

  • Jewels worth millions stolen in armed Cannes heist Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:39 AM ET

    A robber carrying an automatic pistol stole jewelry and watches worth millions of euros from the luxury Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Sunday.

  • No green shoots in southern Europe yet: Ryanair Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    Despite the emergence of some positive data from crisis-hit Spain, Ryanair says it does not yet see a recovery in southern Europe, Howard Millar, deputy chief executive of the Irish budget airline told CNBC on Monday.

  • A Connecticut state investigator examines the scene of a Metro North train collision on May 18, 2013

    The driver of a Spanish high-speed train that derailed and killed 79 people was released pending trial on charges of reckless homicide, a judge ruled on Sunday night.

  • Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in the street earlier this month.

    Investors on Egypt's Stock Exchange appeared unfazed by violence across the country over the weekend, with the benchmark EGX30 index easing only 0.7 percent in Sunday trade.

  • Egypt's Brotherhood stands ground after killings Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 3:04 PM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stood their ground outside a Cairo mosque a day after at least 72 were gunned down by security forces.

  • Thousands gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 5

    The United States urged Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Want to run the Libyan central bank? Click here Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    Libya has posted an online advertisement seeking a candidate to run its central bank, although it is not quite clear whether that means the man who has been doing the job has been fired.

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