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  • ECB President Mario Draghi

    The number of investors who think a country will leave the euro zone soon has dropped by two thirds in the year since the head of the bloc's central bank promised to safeguard the currency.

  • Siemens CEO Löscher said to fight his ouster Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:13 AM ET

    Siemens CEO Peter Löscher will fight the group's plans to oust him, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday, saying the chief of the industrial group will only step down if the company's chairman also quits.

  • Bond bear market presents opportunity: Aberdeen CEO Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:34 AM ET
    Bond traders

    A 30-year bull run for bonds has finally come an end, according to Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, who told CNBC that the outflows seen in the market presents a buying opportunity.

  • Billionaire Carlos Slim may buy Dutch telco KPN Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:28 AM ET
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

    Dutch telecom group KPN's main shareholder America Movil has ended an agreement to limit its holding to below 30 percent, a sign it may bid for the whole company.

  • Mad Men? Rivals question $35 billion ad deal Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    The multi-billion dollar merger between advertising giants Publicis and Omnicom will create the world's largest ad agency but their competitors brushed off concerns about a more powerful rival on Monday.

  • Britain's banks set to return to the capital markets Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Barclays said it would give an update on its capital plans alongside its first-half results on Tuesday, responding to weekend media reports the bank is considering selling new shares.

  • US drugmaker Perrigo to buy Ireland's Elan Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    U.S. generic drugmaker Perrigo agreed to buy fellow drug company Elan for $8.6 billion on Monday in a deal that will hand it royalty rights from a blockbuster treatment and tax savings from being domiciled in Ireland.

  • Is the net closing in on 'Houdini' Berlusconi? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    The final verdict in Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud trial, expected on Tuesday, could see the billionaire politician and media mogul banned from holding public office for five years.

  • Jewels worth millions stolen in armed Cannes heist Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:39 AM ET

    A robber carrying an automatic pistol stole jewelry and watches worth millions of euros from the luxury Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Sunday.

  • No green shoots in southern Europe yet: Ryanair Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    Despite the emergence of some positive data from crisis-hit Spain, Ryanair says it does not yet see a recovery in southern Europe, Howard Millar, deputy chief executive of the Irish budget airline told CNBC on Monday.

  • A Connecticut state investigator examines the scene of a Metro North train collision on May 18, 2013

    The driver of a Spanish high-speed train that derailed and killed 79 people was released pending trial on charges of reckless homicide, a judge ruled on Sunday night.

  • Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in the street earlier this month.

    Investors on Egypt's Stock Exchange appeared unfazed by violence across the country over the weekend, with the benchmark EGX30 index easing only 0.7 percent in Sunday trade.

  • Egypt's Brotherhood stands ground after killings Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 3:04 PM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stood their ground outside a Cairo mosque a day after at least 72 were gunned down by security forces.

  • Thousands gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 5

    The United States urged Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Want to run the Libyan central bank? Click here Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    Libya has posted an online advertisement seeking a candidate to run its central bank, although it is not quite clear whether that means the man who has been doing the job has been fired.

  • China, EU settle biggest-ever trade dispute Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | 4:43 AM ET
    A container ship berths in Qingdao port, east China's Shandong province.

    The European Commission said on Saturday it had agreed a deal to resolve a dispute over alleged Chinese dumping of solar panels in Europe.

  • Famed French policymaker to be tried for pimping Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn_200.jpg

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be tried on charges of pimping, prosecutors said on Friday, capping an inquiry into sex parties attended by the former IMF head.

  • Is Greece on the right track after all? Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Is Greece back on the right track at last?

    In a rare piece of good news for Greece, euro zone officials approved the transfer of 4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) of funding on Friday, leading analysts to claim that – although there is a tough road ahead – the worst is over for the embattled country.

  • Banks shiver as UBS swallows $885 million US fine Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    UBS will pay $885 million in a settlement with a U.S. regulator over allegations the Swiss bank misrepresented mortgage-backed bonds during the housing bubble.

  • ECB will soon need to help France: Ex-ECB official Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:23 AM ET

    The euro zone debt crisis will flare up again towards the end of this Fall, former European Central Bank chief economist Juergen Stark told German daily Handelsblatt on Friday.

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