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  • European Markets Close Mixed  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks were flat on Thursday, as investors react to the the Bank of England's decision to keep monetary policy unchanged.

  • European Market Closes Mixed  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Thursday after better-than-expected jobs data from the U.S.

  • EU Regulations Could Hurt Financial Sector: Pro  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Richard Ward, CEO of Lloyd's, highlights that the European Union is very important to the U.K's financial sector but that some of its planned regulations could hurt.

  • Fracking Moves Closer to London Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    An anti-fracking protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on December 1, 2012.

    The only company to have fracked for shale gas in the UK, Cuardilla Resources, is set to begin exploratory drilling for oil 31 miles (50 km) south of London.

  • Sterling To Slip Despite Data: Currency Strategist Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, said the U.K. economic environment points to a weaker British pound, despite stronger-than-expected economic data.

  • South Africa Hits Out at UK Over Canceled Aid Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:27 AM ET
    South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan

    South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has accused the UK of trying to "pass the buck entirely onto the South African side" following the fallout from the UK government's withdrawal of aid.

  • Global Markets: China's Core Inflation Weak  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell on worries over rising inflationary pressure in China, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • London's Tabloid World in New TV Series Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:41 AM ET

    The world of tabloid journalism, London-style, will be showcased in a new television series executive-produced by CNN host Piers Morgan, who is also a former editor of two of Britain's popular newspapers.

  • Bank of England Holds Back on New Stimulus Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:26 AM ET

    The Bank of England left its benchmark rate unchanged at 0.5 percent, a record low, on Thursday. Policymakers also kept the size of the asset purchase program unchanged at 375 billion pounds ($584 billion).

  • Cameron: Stratospheric Unemployment Fuels EU Debate Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:11 AM ET
    David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has said the debate over the role of the European Union (EU) wasn't surprising given the "stratospheric" levels of unemployment in countries like Spain.

  • Oil Market is Over-Supplied: Pro  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, director of energy research and analysis at Datamonitor, expects oil prices to lower as global oil production continues to increase despite "sluggish" demand.

  • Nokia Unveils New $99 Smartphone Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:40 AM ET
    A resident speaks on a Nokia Asha mobile phone on a street in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Nokia unveiled a new mid-range Asha phone priced at $99, aiming to prevent consumers, particularly in emerging markets, from switching to Google's Android as they upgrade from basic phones.

  • Prison for Berlusconi? Don't Bet On It Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:21 AM ET

    Despite an Italian court ruling that Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi should go to prison, the leader of the center-right bloc could once again dodge Italy's legal system.

  • UK Looking Good in 'New Normal': Ex-BoE Official Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Andrew Sentance, a former member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, told CNBC that he doesn't expect more stimulus from the central bank on Thursday.

  • European Markets Open Mixed  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

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

  • French Growth Will Remain Subdued: Expert  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:28 AM ET

    Andrew Sentance, senior economic advisor for PwC, tells CNBC that the French economy is not going to grow very much this year and the country needs to halt unemployment.

  • Bundesbank's Weidmann: ECB Still Has Room to Act Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 1:09 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said the ECB is still able to take policy action to address the euro zone crisis, a German newspaper reported on Thursday.

  • Berlusconi Tax Fraud Sentence Upheld Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 12:27 AM ET

    A Milan appeals court upheld a four-year sentence for tax fraud against former prime minister and center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday.

  • European Markets Close Higher  Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as the risk-on rally continues.

  • European Market Closes Higher  Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    The risk-on rally continued on Wednesday, with European shares extending gains to close higher, boosted by upbeat Chinese export data.

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