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  • What crisis? Fund managers love euro zone stocks Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Fund managers' allocations to euro zone equities have hit pre-crisis levels amid a rapid shift in sentiment towards the region, according to a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • ‘Tourism bonanza’ to give Greece a boost? Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Asprovalta, Greece

    After a bumper summer for tourism in Greece, things appear to be looking up for the country, with economists raising their growth forecasts just a week ahead of bailout inspectors arriving in Athens.

  • Latest highlights from London Fashion Week Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 7:02 AM ET

    Hot on the patent heels of New York Fashion Week, London kicked off its own spring/summer wear showcase on Friday. Click ahead for some early highlights from London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014.

  • Heresy: Germans ponder life after Angela Merkel Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 9:59 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) chats with journalists and Minister of Work and Social Issues Ursula von der Leyen (R).

    It might be heresy to even ask it among the chancellor's supporters but some Germans are asking anyway: who can succeed Angela Merkel?

  • Should UK’s Carney take action to sway markets? Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Mark Carney

    Big doubts remain about whether a U.K. recovery that's been helped by housing and a consumer upturn can lead to strong investment-led growth.

  • Peugeot loses ground as Europe car slump continues Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 2:53 AM ET

    European car sales fell 4.9 percent last month, the Association of European Carmakers said on Tuesday, as PSA Peugeot Citroen lost more ground to rivals.

  • Burberry confident of China despite luxury curb Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    China's crackdown on luxury goods has hit the world's luxury goods industry but Burberry remains confident of the potential of emerging markets.

  • Philips raises earnings targets, buys back shares Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 2:24 AM ET

    Global economic difficulties will persist and could affect Dutch electronics giant Philips, the group's CEO told CNBC Tuesday after raising its financial targets and announcing a share buyback.

  • At London Fashion Week, chirping is the new tweeting Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 6:23 AM ET
    Topshop's front row at London Fashion Week

    At London Fashion Week, Twitter was so last season, with fashion giant Topshop partnering with new and relatively unknown app Chirp to interact with fans and consumers during its catwalk show.

  • Barclays faces $80m fine over Qatar fundraising Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 3:23 AM ET

    The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority plans to fine Barclays £50 million ($80 million) over its 2008 capital raising, as the investment banking division dragged down income.

  • U.K. policymakers plan to address concerns of a housing bubble on Wednesday but not everyone is happy about attempts to "dampen" a nascent housing recovery.

  • Berlin Zoo wins polar bear trademark battle Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    Knut the polar bear

    Berlin Zoo has won the latest round in a long-running legal battle with a U.K. company over the rights to the name of a famous polar bear.

  • The U.K. economy is "flattish" and needs more time to recover despite signs of a recovery, the retail tycoon Philip Green told CNBC on Monday.

  • 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.

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