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  • Investors Throw Spain a Lifeline as Economy Shrinks Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    With record unemployment figures, a fractious political scene, years of declining retail sales and Wednesday's depressing growth data, Spain appears to be sinking. Yet an improvement in risk appetite and falling borrowing costs continue to prop up the economy.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Flat Ahead of Fed     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors wait for a policy announcement on interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Rises for Third Month in a Row Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 5:09 AM ET

    Euro zone economic sentiment improved more than expected across all sectors in January, rising for the third time in a row in a sign the economy could be emerging from a low point in the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Will the Car Market Start to Recover in 2013?     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Juergen Pieper, co-head of research at Bankhaus Metzler, tells CNBC why the European car market outlook is not as pessimistic as has been made out, although it should be braced for a tough start to 2013.

  • Euro Zone Periphery Fixes Major Cause of Crisis Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:17 AM ET

    Greece, Portugal and Spain are reversing the loss of wage competitiveness that was a significant cause of the euro zone crisis, the Conference Board said on Wednesday.

  • European Equities Are Place to Be: Strategist     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

    Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, global investment strategist at Julius Bär, tells CNBC that they remain constructive on the market and expect it to do well at least until the end of this quarter.

  • European Markets Open Slightly Easier     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European markets which have opened slightly easier.

  • Rajoy Gets No Love Despite Modest Positive Signs Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:48 AM ET
    Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

    Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy looks to have a tough year ahead as austerity bites, Catalonia bucks, and corruption lurks. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Monte Paschi Ignored Risk Warnings: Documents Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

    Monte dei Paschi's risk control unit and its own internal audit team were alarmed about the department responsible for a series of opaque structured finance deals at the troubled bank as long ago as November 2009, bank documents show.

  • Roche CEO: We See a Stable Headcount in Europe     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, tells CNBC that 2012 was a very good year for Roche with the company outgrowing their markets in both Pharma and Diagnostics by five and four percent.

  • Retailers Must Be in the 'Sweet Spot': CIO     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Chris Wyllie, Chief Investment Officer at Iveagh, tells CNBC that in retail the people who are winning are those who have the right marriage between online and offline.

  • David Hutchings, head of European research at Cushman and Wakefield, tells CNBC that the commercial property market in Europe rebounded in Q4 driven primarily by foreign investors.

  • Roche CEO: Emerging Markets Key to Momentum Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:11 AM ET

    Emerging markets, and in particular, Latin America will be the drivers for continued growth, Swiss drug maker Roche told CNBC, even as the company faces price pressures elsewhere.

  • Bank Lending in the Euro Zone     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Tom Rogers, senior economic adviser at Ernst & Young says look out for more risk appetite as bank lending rises given the improved sentiment in the euro zone.

  • Central Banks Providing the Backstop     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities at Standard Chartered Bank says we are in a better environment for the markets to perform with central banks willing to give support.

  • Monti Win Likely to Boost Italian Bonds: Coutts Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Italy's technocrat prime minister, Mario Monti, is likely to lead the country again after the national election in February, Coutts Chief Investment Officer Norman Villamin told CNBC.

  • CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the automaker's fourth quarter numbers and projected losses. And, Michael Ward, Sterne Agee analyst, weighs in on the earnings and explains why he has a "buy" on the stock.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on the European market as it closes, saying the U.S. data has lifted European equities into the close.

  • Egypt Army Chief Warns of ‘State Collapse’ Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    An Egyptian protester next to a fire, throws stones towards riot police during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 26, 2013.

    Egypt's army chief said political strife was pushing the state to the brink of collapse - a stark warning from the institution that ran the country until last year, as Cairo's first elected leader struggles to contain bloody street violence.

  • Global Markets Update: Bumi Boardroom Battle     Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a high profile boardroom battle is heating up involving a major international coal mining company named Bumi.

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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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