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  • Ireland set a class apart as S&P upgrades outlook Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:28 AM ET

    Ireland got a pat on the back by Standard & Poor's, which raised its outlook on the country's sovereign rating on Friday, highlighting the contrast between Ireland and its struggling euro zone counterparts.

  • Euro Zone Output Down as Recovery Remains Fragile Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Euro zone factory output fell in May for the first time in four months, data showed on Friday, suggesting a fragile and uneven recovery in the bloc.

  • Break into the Bank of England… via an app Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    For the first time in its 300-plus-year history, the Bank of England has thrown open the doors of its gold vaults to the public – via a new virtual tour.

  • ECB's Constancio: Policy to remain loose for a while Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 4:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's monetary policy will stay loose for an extended period of time as Europe's recovery lags behind the U.S., the vice-president of the European Central Bank told CNBC.

  • Lloyds Sale Could Start as Early as September Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    As much as half of the government's £18 billion stake in Lloyds Banking Group would be sold to retail investors in a provisional scenario being sketched out by officials, the FT reports.

  • Schneider in $5 billion takeover talks Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric said it was in early talks to buy Invensys to boost its industry automation business in a deal valued at about 3.3 billion pounds ($5 billion).

  • ‘Debt Peril’ Awaits UK Households If Rates Rise Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 1:20 AM ET
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    Up to 650,000 more UK households face "debt peril" if mortgage rates rise unexpectedly before the economy returns to full strength. The Financial Times reports.

  • Swiss National Bank Sets Itself Up in...Singapore? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:41 PM ET

    Swiss National Bank begins operations in Singapore, seeking to better manage its portfolio of assets denominated in the region's currencies. The Financial Times reports.

  • Portugal Requests Delay of Bailout Review Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    Portugal's government has requested a delay in the next regular review of the country's bailout by its creditors due to the "current political situation".

  • Royal Baby: Investing Tips for the Future Sovereign? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    Which asset class would be an investment fit for the future king or queen? Vote below and let us know.

  • Deja Vu: Greek Unemployment Breaks Another Record Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Fuelled by three years of austerity Athens has imposed in return for bailout funds from its foreign lenders, unemployment inched up to 26.9 percent in April.

  • Germany's Largest Landlord Admits 'Rocky' IPO Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    The CEO of Germany's Deutsche Annington told CNBC the float process had been "rocky", following its stock market debut on Thursday.

  • Top Threats to Euro: Banks and Youth Unemployment? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:43 AM ET

    The poor health of the banking system and youth unemployment are the biggest threats to the euro zone's future economy, according to a Reuters poll of economists on Thursday.

  • Saudi princess charged with US human trafficking Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Mugshot of Saudi Princess Meshael Alayban, 42, charged with human trafficking in California.

    Bail is set at $5 million for a Saudi princess accused in California with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will.

  • Dead Lawyer Convicted of Tax Evasion in Russia Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:09 AM ET
    File photo of Nataliya Magnitskaya holding a portrait of her son, Sergei Magnitsky.

    The court also sentences British investment fund head William Browder in absentia to nine years in prison in a case that will further undermine President Vladimir Putin's reputation in the West.

  • EU Antitrust Regulators Raid Telecoms Providers Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 7:24 AM ET

    European Union antitrust regulators raided Deutsche Telekom, Orange SA and Telefonica on suspicion that the companies abused their dominant position in Internet connectivity services.

  • China Says Glaxo Executives Confess to Bribing Doctors Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:42 AM ET
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    Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations, China's security ministry said on Thursday.

  • Irish Bookmaker Gambles on Facebook Betting App Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:36 AM ET

    An Irish bookmaker is set to become the first company to offer real-money sports betting on Facebook when it launches an app.

  • Turkey Probes Foreign Exchange Transactions Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 1:53 AM ET
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to thousands of his supporters who greeted the prime minister at Istanbul airport on his return from a North African tour.

    Turkey has launched a probe of foreign exchange transactions, a move some commentators say could chill foreign investment, as Ankara seeks to relieve pressure on the lira and take control after mass protests. The FT reports.

  • Luxembourg Spying Scandal Breaks Juncker Government Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 1:24 AM ET

    Luxembourg's Prime Minister bowed to pressure for an early election after his junior coalition partner blamed him for failing to curb abuses of power by the secret service.

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