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  • European Markets Close Lower on Fed Fears  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports the top business stories from Europe, as investors worry the U.S. Federal Reserve may taper its bond purchase program.

  • European Markets Close Lower  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks have come in lower on Fed fears.

  • Germany on Track for Solid Q2 Recovery: Bundesbank Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    Germany, the euro zone's largest economy, is on track for a recovery thanks to a pick-up in demand for its products from abroad, the Bundesbank said on Tuesday.

  • Low Corporation Tax 'Crucial Profit Driver' Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 5:21 AM ET

    Falling corporation tax has been a key driver of profitability over the last two decades, increasing pressure on CEOs to reduce their company's tax bill, Markit's Will Duff-Gordon told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Growth in the West: Over for Good?  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Stephen King, author of When the Money Runs Out argues that the things we expect for tomorrow, like pensions, may be larger than tomorrow's resources.

  • Falling Petrol Prices Drive Drop in UK Inflation Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    British consumer price inflation fell last month for the first time since September, giving incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney more leeway to support the economy should the recovery weaken. q

  • Vodafone Hit by Southern Europe: Pro  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    Paul Kavanagh, partner and senior market at Killik & Co, tells CNBC that Vodafone¿s business has been hit by its focus on Southern Europe.

  • A Setback Too Far: G4S Chief Departs Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:01 AM ET
    A G4S Plc security officer. The U.K. government said it will deploy troops to provide security at London Olympic venues after G4S Plc, the company with the contract to protect the games, said it wouldn't have enough staff available.

    After last summer's Olympics fiasco and a warning that 2013 would yield lower-than-expected profits, security firm G4S announced on Tuesday that chief executive Nick Buckles would step down at the end of May.

  • European Market Opens Lower  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    European shares opened lower on Tuesday as investors in the U.K. await the latest inflation data.

  • G4S New CEO Has 'Tough Job' Ahead: Pro  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Michael Van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets, discusses G4S following the announcement that its CEO is retiring and says the change of leadership could lead to restructuring.

  • Vodafone Can't Rely on EM to Offset Europe: Pro  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Emeka Obiodu, principal industry, communication and broadcast analyst at Ovum, talks about Vodafone's earning, its European challenges and why emerging markets can no longer offset struggling Europe.

  • Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    The latest report from Europe's main statistics agency suggests that the European financial crisis has had an impact on birth rates across the continent since 2008.

  • Investors 'Wary' of US Bonds: Pro  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Peter Chatwell, interest rate startegist at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, explains why he expects bond yields to remain lower in Europe than in the U.S.

  • South Africa Risks Downgrade as Rand Tumbles Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:14 AM ET

    Further unrest in the South African mining sector has increased the chances of another credit rating downgrade, an analyst told CNBC, after worried investors dumped the nation's currency.

  • Markets Are Strong Because Economy Is Weak  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Roger Nightingale, Economist at RDN Associates says the global economy is in a deceleration phase but markets are being supported by the liquidity. Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia joins in the conversation.

  • Monti: Italy Not Headed for Another Election Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:19 AM ET
    Former Italian First Minister and Member of the Italian senate of the new Italian Government Mario Monti.

    Former Prime Minister Mario Monti said he did not believe an election will be called any time soon.

  • More Pain Ahead For Europe  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia says expect more pain, risk and uncertainty for Europe ahead. However he sees a bright spot in the export sector for Europe.

  • European Markets Close Mixed  Monday, 20 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events from Europe today, as the FTSE 100 touches its highest level since September 2000.

  • European Shares Close Mixed  Monday, 20 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close where stocks have ended mixed.

  • Czech Bank Shut Over Fraud Investigation Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    A bank and savings institution in the Czech Republic was closed and all deposits frozen pending a fraud investigation by the Czech central bank and ministry of finance.

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