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  • Two-Thirds of Italians Oppose Returning to Ballot Box Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 3:59 AM ET
    Members of a polling station count the ballot papers after the closure of the polls for the Italian General Election.

    Two-thirds of Italians oppose returning to the ballot boxes after last month's national election left the country in limbo with no dominant political force, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

  • 'Canada's Warren Buffett' Interested in Greek Bank Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:31 AM ET
    Prem Watsa

    Greece's biggest lender, National Bank (NBG), said on Wednesday that Canadian investment fund Fairfax Holdings was interested in acquiring a stake in it by taking part in a planned recapitalization.

  • Numbers Game Turns Nasty for Greek Stats Chief Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:12 AM ET

    Economist Andreas Georgiou knew his job would not be easy. It was when he discovered his emails were being hacked and leaked that the real challenge of taming his country's approach to official statistics hit home.

  • Germany Unveils Spending Cuts on Eve of EU Summit Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:35 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  walks past flags of the European Union and Germany.

    Germany has ignored calls from its euro zone partners for more economic stimulus by tabling plans to cut spending and balance its budget ahead of schedule on the eve of an EU summit dedicated to growth. The Financial Times reports.

  • What Lies in Store for Europe & Australia?     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:44 PM ET

    Nick Verdi, Director of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific, at Barclays says Italy will likely get a Bersani-led coalition and fresh elections at the end of the year. He also explains why the U.S. still looks better than Australia despite its spectacular employment numbers.

  • Crumbling BRICs: Why You're Better Off Elsewhere Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    Brazil, Russia, India and China have been seen as the collective pillar of emerging market growth. But signs indicate that investors are now looking elsewhere.

  • Vince Cable: Britain Lagging on Emerging Market Exports Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:16 PM ET
  • Euro Zone Hopes Latvia Is No Cyprus on the Baltic Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    The Baltic state of Latvia and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus are both magnets for Russian money.

  • European Markets Pare Losses     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a look at the Italian bond auction.

  • Ireland Wows Market With Bond Comeback Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland returned to the capital markets with a splash on Wednesday, launching its first benchmark bond since the country's controversial bailout by the European Union.

  • European Parliament Rejects EU Budget Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    The European Parliament voted to reject a deal reached by EU leaders on the bloc's next seven-year budget unless significant changes are made to the 960 billion euro plan.

  • Italy Three-Year Debt Cost at 2013 High After Downgrade Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 7:30 AM ET
    Italy, Rome, city skyline from Vittorio Emanuele Monument

    Italy's three-year borrowing costs rose to their highest since December on Wednesday after Fitch cut its credit rating last week, but the country also managed to sell the top planned amount of a new 15-year bond.

  • Nigerian Stocks: High Risk, High Reward? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    Nigeria doesn't seem like a very safe bet for investors. But the country still offers investors several opportunities, especially in the banking and consumer goods sectors.

  • Euro Zone Factory Output Shows Surprisingly Big Fall Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 6:50 AM ET

    Output at euro zone factories fell more than expected at the start of 2013 and production in France and Germany slipped in the latest sign the bloc is struggling to emerge from recession.

  • Does Germany Want to Control the ECB? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 6:35 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    As calls grow for Germany to have more control over the European Central Bank, banker Jens Weidmann played down calls for it to have more voting power.

  • European Shares Lower Ahead of Italy Bond Auction     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports global markets paused for a breath after hitting multi-year highs in recent days.

  • Euro Zone Meets Friday to Try to Seal Cyprus Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:34 AM ET
    Cyprus, Episkopi Bay

    The euro zone's 17 finance ministers will meet on Friday to discuss a financial bailout of Cyprus, signalling growing momentum for a deal.

  • Europe Will Continue to be a Drag on the Market     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager, Stifel Nicolaus, expects the transition from the liquidity-driven stock market rally into an economic and earnings story will be difficult due to continued trouble in Europe.

  • Inditex to Remain Strong: Expert     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Allegra Perry, luxury research managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, tells CNBC that the fall in Inditex's share price is a small correction but she expects their growth figures to remain solid.

  • Goldman Sachs: FTSE to Hit 7,200 Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:57 AM ET

    The U.K.'s blue-chip index has soared 10 percent so far this year. Goldman Sachs says there's more to come.

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