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  • 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.

  • European Markets Open Lower     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

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

  • G4S Fights Back After ‘Very Tough’ Olympics Fiasco Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:57 AM ET

    The security fiasco at last year's Olympic Games was a "significant distraction" for G4S but its core business has managed to avoid any long-lasting damage to its reputation, Nick Buckles CEO at G4S told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Noodle-Making Moves From China to UK on Weak Pound Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    An employee monitors instant noodles along the production line

    Years of inflation in Chinese wages and freight costs have chased several US manufacturers back home from China. Now a British food producer is delivering arguably the ultimate blow to the one-time factory of the world. The FT reports.

  • Zara Owner Taps Fashion-Hungry Asian Customers Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:31 AM ET
    A logo sits above the entrance to a Zara fashion store, operated by Inditex SA, in Barcelona, Spain.

    Zara owner Inditex posted a 22 percent rise in 2012 profit to 2.4 billion euros ($3.13 billion) on Wednesday, shrugging off belt-tightening in home market Spain by tapping fashion-hungry consumers in markets like Asia.

  • Market Red Flags     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Louise Cooper of CooperCity discusses economic red flags she is seeing. "I think the UK is very bad at analyzing what's going on in Europe," she says.

  • Merkel's Family- Friendly Call Has Foes Crying Foul Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:34 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Chancellor Angela Merkel urged German employers to help get more women back to work after they become mothers in a country that needs to boost its workforce.

  • Hot to Mitigate Risk?     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    How immune is the U.S. market to the continuing crisis in Europe? Ewen Cameron Watt of BlackRock, provides perspective on the global markets, and on what's guiding BlackRock's stock.

  • Are Stocks Still Cheap?     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Dissecting today's market action in the European markets, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs; and weighing in on activists role in the markets and whether stocks are still cheap is Aswath Damodaran, NYU Professor.

  • Central Banks Alone Can't Fix Europe: German Banker Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:51 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    Politicians must act to combat Europe's financial crisis because central banks can't do it alone, Jens Weidmann, the president of the Bundesbank, said Tuesday.

  • Jens Weidmann, president of the Bundesbank and a member of the ECB's governing council, says only politics, not the European Central Bank, can solve the euro zone crisis.

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