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  • Telecom Cash Cows Scare Some Dividend Investors Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    European telecom stocks have declined more than 10 percent over the past year. That sell-off has pushed yields on many large-cap names to between 6 and 10 percent. Yet dividend fund managers who would normally snap up such high yielding stocks are steering clear, worried about the sector's health and the prospect of dividend cuts.

  • Core Euro Zone Banks Relying Less on Crisis Funding Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    German banks' use of European Central Bank crisis funding dropped by a third in January from the previous month, a further sign that banks in the heart of the euro zone are returning to money markets after last year's credit squeeze.

  • Ulrich Birkenheier, President  of the MAD, the German Military Counter-Intelligence Service.

    The head of Germany's military intelligence said in a rare interview that one of his main challenges was to protect defense projects from industrial espionage by the Chinese and Russian secret services.

  • If you look at headline tax rates alone, you might think tax competition in Europe had ended. But the more stable headline rates say nothing about how countries define a company's tax base.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made gains in opinion polls ahead of elections on February 24. The way in which he has achieved the bounce might raise eyebrows.

  • Billionaire Green Plans 10 New Topshop Stores in US Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 4:54 AM ET
    Sir Philip Green at the Topshop A/W fashion show in the Tate Modern, London.

    British fashion mogul Sir Philip Green plans to open 10 more Topshop stores in the U.S. within 2.5 years after launching its first Californian branch last week.

  • Italy Elections Could Derail Economy Further Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 3:47 AM ET

    As Italian elections approach and the gap between the right and left-wing candidates closes, analysts fear that the tight political race could result in a hung parliament, an outcome that could easily derail Italy's already-fragile economy.

  • Only One in Three Wants UK to Stay in EU Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have an uphill struggle before any EU referendum according to a poll that says only one in three would vote to stay in the bloc, the FT reports.

  • European Markets Open Lower     Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Carolin Roth takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in lower.

  • We're Nervous About Europe: CIO     Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Lothar Mentel, chief Investment officer at Paradigm Group, tells CNBC he is nervous about Europe as he can't see growth or companies coming through in bulk.

  • French Fin Min: I'm Against Currency Wars     Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 1:38 AM ET

    Pierre Moscovici, the French finance minister, tells CNBC that he has always been against the currency war and he refuses any kind of pressure on central banks

  • Carlsberg Earnings Lag as Russia Stalls Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 1:33 AM ET
    Cans of Carlsberg beer stand on display at the company's store at the headquarters of Carlsberg A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Danish brewer Carlsberg on Monday reported operating earnings slightly below forecasts as its key Russia market stalled.

  • Lagarde: Currency War? More Like Currency Worries Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 10:41 PM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde strongly dismissed concerns over a so-called currency war on the sidelines of the Group of 20 nations (G-20) meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Moscow.

  • Did the G-20 Just Signal Further Global Easing? Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 3:55 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) attends a meeting of G20 states finance ministers.

    By letting Japan off the hook and urging action to address the weak global economy, G-20 policymakers may have signaled that further easing could lie ahead.

  • Tolstoy a Better Read Than the UK Tax Code: Osborne Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, (1828 - 1910), Russian writer.

    "Tolstoy is also a better read. Tax rules ... were developed by the League of Nations after World War I. They've not kept pace with the changes in the world economy," the U.K.'s chancellor of the exchequer told CNBC.

  • Russian Region Begins Cleanup After Meteor Impact Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    A meteor crashing in central Russia's Ural mountains.

    A small army of workers set to work Saturday to replace the estimated 200,000 square meters (50 acres) of windows shattered by the shock wave from a meteor that exploded over Russia.

  • Whither Gold? Bears Circle as Rally Hits Speed Bump Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    Despite fundamentals that should be contributing to a strong rally, gold is clearly losing steam. A slow decline that began late last year is quickly snowballing into a sell off.

  • European Shares Close Down     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Weak utility and banking stocks held back European equities on Friday at the close.

  • European Markets Close: Eye on G20     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a look at the G20 currency discussions taking place.

  • Europe Is Cheap, but Not Very Cheerful: SocGen Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Societe Generale's Albert Edwards once again dismissed U.S. equities as overvalued, while calling on investors to hurry if they want to find good value European stocks.

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  • Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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