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  • Twitter goes head-to-head with the Bank of England Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    Performing Q&A sessions over social media site Twitter has had their fair share of mishaps, but that hasn't dissuaded the Bank of England.

  • Why are Germans seen as rude? The country explains Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 6:08 AM ET

    In an attempt to dispel myths about Germans the country has launched a series of videos explaining where the misconceptions arise from.

  • Spain to ‘come out on top’ in stress tests Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 4:34 AM ET
    Emilio Botin

    The chairman of Spanish bank Banco Santander has told CNBC he is not concerned about the upcoming round of stress tests, arguing that Spain will "come out on top."

  • A property hotspot that may surprise you Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 11:34 PM ET
    Thistle Street in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Property investors looking for the next hot market should turn to some unusual locations, such as Edinburgh, according to IP Global.

  • Car hacking: The next global cybercrime? Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 1:03 AM ET

    As modern cars evolve towards becoming fully autonomous, security experts are warning of a new form of cybercrime: Car hacking.

  • HSBC hit with record $2.46 billion judgment Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 3:02 AM ET

    A unit of British bank HSBC was hit with a record $2.46 billion final judgment in a U.S. securities class action lawsuit on Thursday.

  • $2,800 a month for every Swiss person Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    A wave of discontent over income inequality and executive pay is sweeping Switzerland, despite being one of the most richest countries in the world.

  • Prince Charles: We need 21st century pension funds Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has called on pensions funds to invest in companies that tackle environmental challenges.

  • Alert! Europe bullishness triggers 'sell' signal Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 8:48 AM ET

    Fund managers have grown so bullish on European equities that a "contrarian" sell signal has been triggered, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Nestle CEO: Debt deal is key to our success in US Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    The short-term fix to the U.S. debt ceiling is a "starting condition" for Nestle's continued growth in America, the company's CEO told CNBC on Thursday.

  • In the frame: Art becomes an asset Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Demand for fine art is thriving, but it is the priciest works that are attracting most interest, as a number of paintings sold for millions of dollars at the Frieze Masters art fair in London.

  • Compliance: A policeman’s lot is not a happy one Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    Hector Sants’ break from his role as chief compliance officer at Barclays due to stress has highlighted the strains on banks’ internal policemen.

  • Carrefour says French recovery gains momentum Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 1:41 AM ET

    Carrefour said sales at its French hypermarkets returned to growth in the third quarter while China also improved, further reassuring investors.

  • Roche looking to emerging markets for growth: CEO Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    Emerging markets still offer room for growth, Roche's CEO told CNBC after the pharma posted an 8 percent increase in third-quarter sales.

  • UK unemployment steady but claimant count plummets Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    The U.K's jobless rate – which is closely watched by the Bank of England – held steady in the three months to August, but the number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell much more than expected.

  • Southern Europe helps car registrations post recovery Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 5:24 AM ET

    New car registrations released on Wednesday - often used as a proxy for sales - showed that demand is hinting at a recovery in countries such as Spain and Greece.

  • GE Money Bank sets price range for Swiss IPO Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 9:19 AM ET

    General Electric expects to value its Swiss consumer finance unit GE Money Bank at a total market capitalisation of up to $1.67 billion.

  • Danone cuts 2013 goals as China woes hit sales Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:31 AM ET
    Danone buys YoCrunch.

    French food group Danone on Wednesday cut its 2013 financial goals after sales in its high-margin baby food division fell a worse-than-expected 8.6 percent in the third quarter following an infant formula product recall in Asia.

  • Paris landlords take 'micro-apartments' to extreme Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 10:19 AM ET

    Compact, or micro-apartments may be the latest answer to housing shortages, but some Parisian landlords have been accused of taking the trend to the extreme.

  • These stocks are ready for a World Cup bounce Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    English soccer fans were booking their flights to Rio de Janeiro Tuesday evening after a shaky qualifying round finally ended with the national team qualifying for next year's Brazilian World Cup.

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