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  • European Markets Open Higher     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Carolin Roth takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher after a very strong session in the United States.

  • Ireland Can't Deal With Austerity Forever: CEO     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Gary McGann, CEO of Smurfit Kappa, tells CNBC that although austerity is necessary in Europe, people can't deal with it forever without any vision or hope.

  • Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’ Holds Lessons for Europe Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    Europe is embroiled in a Japan-style "lost decade" and must solve its political problems before the economic crisis can be resolved, according to Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management.

  • Ex-Mayor in Greece Gets Life in Prison for Embezzlement Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:36 AM ET
    Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, former Mayor of the Greek northern port city of Thessaloniki.

    The former mayor of Greece's second city, Salonika, and two of his top aides were sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after being found guilty of embezzling almost 18 million euros, or $23.5 million, in public money. The NYT reports.

  • Ireland Is Back in Growth Mode: CEO     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC, tells CNBC that Ireland is clearly back in growth mode, but a lot of budgetary discipline will still be required.

  • US a Great Place to Invest     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    Ralph Silva, Research Director at SRN Research and Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura are bullish on the U.S. economy despite the looming sequestration.

  • Brits May Have to Work Until 75, Thanks to China Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 9:43 PM ET

    A colossal savings glut in China, the world's second largest economy, means British workers in their twenties will only be able to retire at 75.

  • European Union Deal Caps Bankers’ Bonuses Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 9:01 PM ET

    Bankers' bonuses are to be capped at two times bankers' salaries and banks will be subject to a strict transparency regime, under a provisional EU deal that includes minimal concessions to cushion the pay crackdown. The Financial Times reports.

  • Italian Elections a Mess     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest on the Italian election. Political gridlock is pushing the 10-year yield above 5 percent.

  • European Government Computers Hacked Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    Hackers targeted dozens of computer systems at government agencies across Europe in a series of attacks that exploited a security flaw in Adobe software.

  • Portugal Euro Exit 'Totally' Impossible: Minister     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Portuguese Economy Minister Alvaro Santos Pereira says it would be "totally" out of the question for Portugal to leave the single currency.

  • Europe Markets Close Higher     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen reports on Italy's strong bond auction and the gains for most European stocks on Wednesday.

  • European Markets Close Higher     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares posted strong gains, helped by a successful bond auction in Italy.

  • Italy’s Grillo Calls Bersani ‘Dead Man Talking’ Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    Beppe Grillo

    Grillo on Wednesday ruled out voting for any government led by the traditional parties, but said his 5-Star Movement could back individual laws.

  • Can the Bernanke-Fueled Rally Last? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:25 AM ET

    A correction could be on its way for equity markets despite the sigh of relief from markets Tuesday, an expert told CNBC a day after the chairman of the Federal Reserve said easy monetary policy would remain in place for now.

  • Europe Still 'Very Attractive' Despite Risks: Rubenstein Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:11 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle LP.

    Europe is still a very attractive market despite the current political and economic risks, David Rubenstein, co-founder & managing director of the Carlyle Group, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Pare Gains     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports yields on Italian bonds reached their highest levels since October 2012 at an auction of five and ten-year debt.

  • Italy's 10-Year Debt Costs Leap but Demand Healthy Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:31 AM ET

    Italy's 10-year debt costs rose more than half a percentage point on Wednesday at the first longer-term auction since an inconclusive parliamentary election, although they remained below the psychologically important level of 5 percent.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Rises for Fourth Month Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    A customer browses garments for sale inside a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

    Economic and business confidence in the euro zone improved for the fourth straight month in February, the European Commission said on Wednesday, as factories saw their order books filling up.

  • Europe's 'Lost Decade' Continues: Beazley     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management, says the Italian election results are the continuation of a "lost decade" in Europe.

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