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  • Cracks Starting to Appear in Solid Italy Bond Market Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    Chinks are showing in the Italian bond market's resilience to the political stalemate that followed last month's election.

  • Draghi Lectures Euro Zone Leaders About Labor Costs Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave EU leaders a crash course in macroeconomics late on Thursday, emphasizing his concerns about low productivity and high labor costs hurting the euro zone's prospects.

  • Inflation pressures in the euro zone are easing, giving governments and central bankers a touch more leeway for stimulus as the region's leaders seek to shift their focus to reviving economic growth.

  • Could Hungary Be Thrown Out of the EU? Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    Hungary's increasingly aggressive moves against media, judiciary and central bank independence will be discussed by European Union heads of states on Friday.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were relatively unchanged in morning trading.

  • Nicosia, Cyprus

    EU officials worked on a rescue package for Cyprus on Friday, hoping to get approval from the IMF and euro zone finance ministers later in the day.

  • Private Equity to Fill Lending Gap?     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Robin Doumar, managing partner at Park Square Capital says that private equity firms and institutional investors can fill the void left by a pullback in bank lending.

  • EU Finance Experts Burn Midnight Oil Over Cyprus Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:29 AM ET
    Kakopetria in Solea Valley, Trodos, Cyprus

    EU and IMF officials planned to work on a rescue package for Cyprus through the night in Brussels to get an outline of a bailout program to euro zone finance experts.

  • No Threat to Democracy Here: Hungary PM Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:14 AM ET
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed criticism that changes his government has made to the constitution are anti-democratic.

  • Crisis-Hit EU States Get Wiggle Room on Deficits Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:13 AM ET

    European leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday hinted that some countries could be given more time to meet their deficit goals as they address high unemployment and seek to ease the pain of tough austerity measures.

  • European Market Opens Slightly Higher     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    European shares opened slightly higher on Friday, with some focus on a European Union (EU) summit and finance ministers meeting in Brussels where Cyprus is expected to be high on the agenda.

  • Guernsey Tax Deal: Report Unpaid Tax or Face Penalty Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    British citizens using Guernsey to keep their money from the prying eyes of the taxman will have to declare their assets to the Treasury under an agreement designed to combat tax evasion. The Financial Times reports.

  • Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, tells CNBC that the EU needs a combination of budgetary discipline and strategic investment in growth to relaunch the economy, and should work hard in regaining citizens' trust.

  • Get Out of Lager: Expert     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, tells CNBC that lager is one of the worst industries to be in, citing Carlsberg's '10 years of under-performance' to back that up.

  • The Euro Crisis is Coming Back     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, tells CNBC that investors should be shorting bonds as the euro zone heads towards another crisis, centered this time on France and Spain.

  • Italy Parliament Seeks Way Out of Election Gridlock Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Italy's parliament convenes on Friday almost three weeks after last month's inconclusive election, with the parties still deadlocked over how to form a government.

  • Thanos Papasavvas, strategist, fixed income and currencies at Investec Asset Management, tells CNBC that the period before the September elections in Germany is crucial for European leaders to push Germany into taking a more dovish stance on EU reforms as she tries to win over supporters of her main challenger in the elections. The opposition SPD places a greater emphasis on growth than Merkel who has stressed the need for austerity.

  • Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said on Thursday that the central bank was not seeking any further fall in the level of sterling which now appeared to be fairly valued.

  • Rusal CEO: 'Last Act of Drama' in Commodities Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    Oleg Deripaska, the CEO of the world's largest aluminum company Rusal said global commodity producers need to cut output by up to 10 percent.

  • European Markets Close     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as stocks resume their rally and the EU summit begins.

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