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  • Euro zone business activity expands, euro rallies Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Economic activity in the euro zone expanded in July, purchasing managers index (PMI) readings showed on Wednesday, marking the first uptick for business activity since January this year.

  • ARM profits beat, but CEO warns about rising costs Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    U.K.-based chip designer ARM holdings reported better than expected earnings on Wednesday, but the company's new CEO Simon warned about the rising cost of production.

  • China soy bean demand to boost growth: Syngenta CEO Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    Seeds and pesticides maker Syngenta reported sales for the second half of 2013 below analysts' forecasts, but the CEO told CNBC it could still achieve its ambitious long-term sales target.

  • Will the British royal baby boy buoy the economy? Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:10 AM ET
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carrying her newborn son on July 23, 2013.

    On the day the Prince of Cambridge emerged into the world, economists question if the royal baby would help boost the economy. The Financial Times reports.

  • Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22.

    The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William share a first look of their newborn son at St. Mary's Hospital in London, with the "Street Signs" crew. Prince William says he "will remind his son of his tardiness when he is older."

  • People protest against Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy outside the headquarters of the PP (Popular Party) in Madrid.

    Upbeat growth and unemployment reports from Spain led the country's stocks and bond prices to rally on Tuesday, but some economists warned that hopes of an imminent recovery remained unrealistic.

  • Euro zone consumer confidence nears 2-year high in July Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    Consumer morale in the euro zone improved by more than expected in July, rising to its highest level in almost two years, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

  • ‘The worst is still to come’ for EU job crisis Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    One in two people feel "the worst is still to come" for the job crisis in the European Union (EU), according to a survey released today.

  • Generation gap: Ageism hurts Europe’s youth Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    Europe has plenty of big divides. But one divide transcends all of those and has worsened as a result of the crisis: the divide between the youth and the older generation.

  • Swisscom: CEO found dead in apparent suicide Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Swisscom said its Chief Executive Carsten Schloter was found dead at his home in Freiburg on Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide.

  • UK housing recovery spurs 'bubble' warnings Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    The U.K. housing market recovery is gathering speed according to the latest data and is set to be further supported by government funding schemes, but some are warning the measures could spur a housing bubble.

  • Debt-crippled Dutch wake up to housing crash Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 5:36 AM ET
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The Netherlands - home to the most indebted households in the euro zone - is undergoing a severe housing correction which will further dampen consumer spending and extend the country's recession, according to Michael Taylor, an economist at Lombard Street Research.

  • One year on: Did Draghi's promise solve anything? Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    On the anniversary of Mario Draghi's promise the ECB would do "whatever it takes" to support the euro, how should one assess its performance the past year?

  • STMicro struggles with softening smartphone market Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:28 AM ET

    STMicroelectronics posted a second-quarter loss more than double that of a year earlier, as Europe's largest maker of semiconductors struggles with a softening smartphone market.

  • 'I don't care': Swatch CEO on falling share price Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Nick Hayek, chief executive officer of Swatch Group AG.

    Swatch's chief executive said on Tuesday he did not care about the company's falling share price, stressing he is "quite bullish" on growth for the company.

  • Over $10 billion to change hands in this sector Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:15 AM ET
    Passengers pass a Royal KPN NV internet centre at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Over $10 billion is set to change hands in the world of telecommunications as two key merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced on Tuesday.

  • UK millionaires failing to protect £1 trillion wealth Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:57 AM ET

    Britain's millionaires are not being proactive enough when it comes to protecting their wealth for future generations, according to a new report by private bank and wealth manager Coutts.

  • British finance minister George Osborne will meet lenders and house builders on Tuesday to flesh out how a state-backed scheme to guarantee mortgages for risky borrowers will work when it comes into force.

  • Luanda, Angola.

    Luanda, the capital of Angola in Southern Africa, has overtaken Tokyo as the world's most expensive city to live in for expatriates, according to Mercer's cost of living survey.

  • If there is a catalyst looming in the distance that could send markets spiraling into a selling frenzy, most pros think it’s Europe.

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