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  • International Cooperation Needed on Tax: David Cameron  Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 5:53 AM ET

    David Cameron, British prime minister, tells CNBC ahead of the EU Summit on tax fraud that he 'believes in low taxes for businesses' and highlights that international cooperation is crucial to tackle tax evasion.

  • This Bonus Cap May Put Pressure on US Banks Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    As EU regulators mull introducing the world's strictest bonus cap, the president of the European parliament told CNBC that the plan could put pressure on the U.S. to follow suit.

  • Bonus Limits Won't Reduce Competitiveness: Schulz  Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:51 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, president of the European parliament, rejects the idea that implementing tougher bonus limits will reduce European banks' competitiveness.

  • Tax Evasion Dangerous for Europe: Schulz Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:27 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, president of the European parliament, has warned that revelations of tax evasion by major companies were leading to a loss of trust among the European public.

  • 'Brixit' Still Possible: Pro  Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, talks about the likelihood of a referendum on EU membership and says a "Brixit" could still happen in the coming five years.

  • Tax Evasion Erodes Trust in Europe: Schulz  Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 3:38 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, president of the European parliament, told CNBC that growing concerns over tax evasion was leading to a loss of trust among the European public.

  • European Markets Open Mixed  Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in mixed.

  • The Thin Lady Sings: Spanish Opera Protests Austerity Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Austerity opera "El crepusculo del ladrillo," premiered on Sunday in la Tabacalera, a rundown tobacco factory in downtown Madrid, to rapturous applause.

  • Opportunities in Market 'Dislocations': Pro  Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Simon Waxley, senior portfolio management at Whitebox Advisors, tells CNBC that Europe is in a dislocation at the moment and they are trying to exploit moves around this.

  • Kids Turn to Twitter, Shun Facebook 'Drama' Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:29 AM ET

    Teen use of Twitter has grown significantly, a new report into social media networks shows, while Facebook is losing market share to its quick-messaging rival.

  • EU Bank Bonuses to Affect a Lot More Bankers Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:27 AM ET

    EU regulators confirmed on Tuesday that they will cap bonuses of bankers earning more than 500,000 euros a year and added other conditions to make the pay ceiling harder to smash.

  • Shale Gas Could Be UK's 'New North Sea' Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
    Drill pipe at a shale gas exploration site in Singleton, U.K.

    Shale gas development in the U.K. could create 74,000 jobs and halve the country's future dependency on gas imports, according to a new report by the Institute of Directors.

  • Are Markets Getting a Free QE Lunch?  Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Blu Putnam, chief economist at CME Group, tells CNBC that there is a time delay from Fed QE with the good effects now and then all kinds of trouble on the exit strategy from 2016.

  • Europe Needs Big Reforms: Bank of Canada's Carney Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:46 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Europe could face a decade of stagnation unless it makes big reforms and should heed the lessons of Japan, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday as he highlighted Japan's bold moves to bolster growth.

  • Economists Put Cash on the Line With Twitter Bet Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    Two economists have decided to put their money where their mouth is, betting on whether inflation will rise once the U.K. economy recovers.

  • European Markets Close Lower on Fed Fears  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports the top business stories from Europe, as investors worry the U.S. Federal Reserve may taper its bond purchase program.

  • European Markets Close Lower  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks have come in lower on Fed fears.

  • Germany on Track for Solid Q2 Recovery: Bundesbank Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    Germany, the euro zone's largest economy, is on track for a recovery thanks to a pick-up in demand for its products from abroad, the Bundesbank said on Tuesday.

  • Low Corporation Tax 'Crucial Profit Driver' Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 5:21 AM ET

    Falling corporation tax has been a key driver of profitability over the last two decades, increasing pressure on CEOs to reduce their company's tax bill, Markit's Will Duff-Gordon told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Growth in the West: Over for Good?  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Stephen King, author of When the Money Runs Out argues that the things we expect for tomorrow, like pensions, may be larger than tomorrow's resources.

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