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  • Europe sets out plans to stop Libor rigging Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    European Union regulators proposed new rules on setting commodity and interest-rate benchmarks on Wednesday that backed away from their earlier plans of a sweeping EU oversight.

  • Cyprus on track but bank concerns remain: IMF Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Financially stricken Cyprus is on track with reforms to shore up its economy, the IMF said, but added that downside risks lurked from the banking's sector overhaul.

  • Manchester United earnings lifted by sponsorship Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Premier League champions Manchester United reported record revenues of £363.2 million ($579.9 million) for the year on Wednesday driven by high-profile sponsorship deals.

  • Russian stocks drop on US senator's sanctions call Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 3:46 AM ET

    Moscow banking shares have dropped following a U.S. senator's call for sanctions.

  • Berlusconi video ultimatums could steal spotlight Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 3:29 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Former prime minister could have an ace – or a video or two - up his sleeve that could trump the Senate's vote on whether to expel him from Italian politics.

  • Whither wine? Europe grape harvests wrecked by weather Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 10:16 PM ET

    Many of Europe's grape growers have been hit by hail, windstorms, heavy rains, cold and clouds resulting in one of the worst harvests in decades.

  • One in eight workers believe they can't afford to retire Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 12:24 PM ET

    Nearly one in eight of the world's workers believe they will never be able to afford to retire fully, according to international research by HSBC.

  • Executive pay: Bonuses down, pay freezes up Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:23 AM ET

    Austerity has crept up from the man-in-the-street to the boardroom, with one in 10 chief executives in the FTSE 350 not receiving a bonus this year.

  • Behind Nokia's failure in US, emerging markets Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 12:16 PM ET
    A Microsoft Office logo sits on the touchscreen display of a Nokia Lumia 720 Windows smartphone.

    The lesson from the communications giant is that in the nascent multipolar world, global leaders must excel in both advanced and emerging nations.

  • Mobile-commerce: French banks take on Paypal Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 9:32 AM ET

    Three French banks have joined forces and launched an online mobile payment portal, hoping to challenge Paypal’s influence in the country.

  • 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.

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