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    Ireland will be the poster child of austerity success and will emerge from economic ruin to achieve strong growth and job creation, the country's deputy prime minister told CNBC.

  • Armed Robbers Hit Paris Apple Store Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    Armed robbers targeted an Apple store in central Paris on New Year's Eve, taking thousands of euros (dollars) worth of goods, a police official said on Tuesday.

  • Will 2013 Be a Bond Bubble?     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Credit Agricole Corporation, tells CNBC that 2013 will see more rallying in the yields of periphery markets.

  • Climate Change Threatens French Wine Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Red wine grapes

    Warmer temperatures mean soon you may have to pay more for your favorite Bordeaux — if you can find it, the Global Post reports.

  • Will 2013 Be the UK's 'Groundhog Year'? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    This year risks being a "groundhog year" for the U.K.'s embattled economy as it threatens to repeat much of 2012's gloom, according to an influential think tank.

  • Safety Bid Into US Dollar?     Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 6:30 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research, ANZ says a U.S. fiscal cliff agreement is slipping away, but he doesn't think investors will be buying into the U.S. dollar as a safety bid.

  • What You Need to Know About 2013     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    With less than 20 minutes to go in the last trading session of 2012, what do you need to know about 2013? John Manley, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and Chris Konstantinos, Riverfront Investment Group, discuss.

  • France May Water Down 75% Tax Rate After Setback Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 12:02 PM ET

    An embarrassing derailment of France's 75 percent millionaires' tax may open an opportunity to water down a scheme that had damaged the country's image with international investors.

  • Global Markets Update: EU Shares Flat     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as fears over a lack of resolution to the U.S. "fiscal cliff" sent the FTSE 100 lower.

  • Tech Stocks Defy Europe's Short Selling Decline Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 2:38 AM ET
    A visitor looks at a plaque commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Borsa Italiana, inside Italy's stock exchange, which is part of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc, in Milan, Italy.

    The practice of short selling, betting that stock will fall to profit from the decline, has declined, according to research firm Markit, and this trend is much more pronounced in Europe than it is in the U.S.

  • Stung Bankia Investors Look to Courts for Justice Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 2:28 AM ET

    Spanish savers and pensioners who have seen their money wiped out by investing in state-rescued lender Bankia are likely to seek redress in court rather than wait for any official inquiry, which looks increasingly unlikely.

  • Merkel Says Euro Zone Crisis Far From Over Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 1:21 AM ET
    Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany

    The euro zone sovereign debt crisis is far from over even though reform measures designed to address the roots of the problem are beginning to bear fruit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year's address.

  • Bullish Outlook for Corporate Bonds     Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    Steve Goldman, Managing Director, Kapstream Capital remains optimistic on corporate bonds. Speaking of Europe, he says that ECB action has helped reduce tail risks, leaving a benign environment for EU bonds.

  • Top French Court Overturns 75% Upper Tax Rate Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 4:41 AM ET

    France's Constitutional Council said on Saturday it was overturning a 75 percent upper tax rate on income above 1 million euros ($1.32 million) due to be introduced in 2013 by the seven-month-old Socialist government.

  • European Markets Close     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including France's final estimate of Q3 GDP.

  • Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (R) holds talks with EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn at the Moncloa palace on October 1, 2012 in Madrid.

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday he did not rule out tapping the European Central Bank's bond-buying

  • Global Markets: Why Japan Matters     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks lose ground and hope fades there will be additional monetary easing in Japan and a "fiscal cliff" deal reached in the U.S.

  • Italy's borrowing costs rose slightly at the first auction for long-term debt to be settled in 2013 as thin trading and worries over the U.S. budget weighed on peripheral bonds.

  • How the UK Tax Man Got Cozy With Big Business Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 4:53 AM ET

    For Ian Barlow, Britain's tax authority has gone from being fearsome to being really rather nice.

  • Predictions For the New Year     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Elections, the economy and a looming debt crisis in the U.S. and Europe dominated headlines in 2012. What will take center stage in 2013? Washington Post's Ezra Klein and Yahoo! Finance's Mike Santoli make their predictions on what's ahead for Washington, Wall Street and around the world.

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  • Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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