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  • Rising Oil Prices: The Euro Zone's Next Big Problem? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    After the banking crisis, oil prices are the next threat to the euro zone, analysts told CNBC, arguing that prices will rise once the shale oil revolution in the U.S. dies down.

  • EU Takes UK to Court for Lack of Migrant Benefits Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:56 AM ET
    Passengers at Heathrow

    The European Commission has referred the U.K. to the EU's Court of Justice for not allowing citizens of the Union residing in the U.K. to receive social security benefits which they are entitled to under EU law.

  • Goldman: Carry On Buying Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Global stocks may have been on a wild ride of late but the world's biggest investment bank has told investors they should continue to buy equities.

  • Hollande Reform Defiance Sparks German Anger Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:44 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande (L) speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)

    President Francois Hollande's insistence that the EU executive can't "dictate" reforms to France has outraged Angela Merkel's conservatives, hours before the German leader was due in Paris for talks.

  • German Companies Sip From Spain's Jobless Pool Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:28 AM ET

    German companies including BMW and BASF are recruiting small numbers of unemployed young Spaniards against a backdrop of chronic youth unemployment in southern Europe and a growing shortage of skilled labour in Germany.

  • Competitiveness Comeback for US, Europe Stalls Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    As calls grow for Europe to ease up on its austerity drive, a report on global competitiveness argued that cost-cutting on the continent has halted growth and antagonized the population, creating non-competitive economies.

  • Switzerland Still Favorite Banking Hub: Julius Baer Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country, said the CEO of Swiss private bank Julius Baer.

  • French Palace Wine Auction: Not Just for Snobs Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    Bottles of French wine Petrus Pomerol.

    France's Elysee Palace is set to auction off more than $325,000 of wine Thursday. And while some bottles may sell for up to $3,000 a bottle, others might be yours for a mere $20.

  • Negative Rates May Boost Bank Profit: ECB's Constancio Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    Negative deposit rates could boost — rather than hurt — bank profitability, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio told CNBC on Wednesday, bringing the contentious issue of negative rates back into the spotlight.

  • Europe Closes Lower on Fed Uncertainty Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday as concerns continued over the possibility the Federal Reserve might begin tapering of asset-purchasing.

  • Secret's Out! Swiss Banks Can Now Reveal Clients Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 9:52 AM ET

    The Swiss government says banks can sidestep secrecy laws to disclose clients' names in a move intended to help resolve a long-running tax dispute with the U.S.

  • Club Med Raises Bid Price as Some Investors Seek More Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    Shares in Club Mediterranee extended their gains above the proposed bid price on Wednesday amid signs some investors in the French holiday firm are pushing for a better deal.

  • EU Gives France Leeway as It Reprimands Belgium Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    The European Commission has given France, Poland, Slovenia and Spain two year extensions to meet budget deficit targets, as it reprimanded Belgium, which could become the first country to be fined for failing to reduce its deficit.

  • EU Criticized for 'Pretend and Extend' on Austerity Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:49 AM ET

    Brussels's softening stance on austerity with stability and growth measures set to be delayed for another two years is an exercise in "pretend and extend" and what's really needed is urgent structural reforms, analysts have told CNBC.

  • European Equities a ‘Buy-One-Get-One-Free Market’ Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 5:32 AM ET

    European equities could surprise to the upside this year, with earnings growth making it a "buy-one-get-one-free market," HSBC's Peter Sullivan told CNBC.

  • One in Five UK Shops to Disappear by 2018 Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    The U.K. will have the highest online retail sales of any country by 2018 as a greater number of shoppers shun the High Street, forcing the closure of one in five shops over the next five years.

  • Swiss Mull Giving Up Thousands of Bank Client Names Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:17 AM ET

    The Swiss government is considering a proposal to disclose bank client names and pay a multibillion-dollar fine to the United States to resolve a dispute over tax-evasion cases. The New York Times reports.

  • Currency War Could Heat Up When Carney Joins BoE Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:06 AM ET
    Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Mark Carney may move to depreciate the pound, according to Pimco, a gambit which would see the U.K. join the global battle of countries competing to soften their currencies.

  • 'Profitability Has Become a Bad Word' Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    While banks must be "credible" and have capital buffers in place, they also must remain profitable to prevent them from taking unnecessary risk, the German central banker responsible for financial stability said.

  • Banks Navigated Rulebooks for 20 Years: BoE’s Tucker Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:12 AM ET
    Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank of England.

    The Bank of England's deputy governor, has accused investment banks of spending the last 20 years trying to dodge the rules.

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