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  • Italy Is the Big Political Risk: Economist     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg, tells CNBC why another election in Italy would be bad news for markets.

  • Reasons to Believe Spain's Recovery Is Not Far Away Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    Economist and former Finance Minister of Spain Alfredo Pastor makes the case that Spain is finally beginning its recovery.

  • Falklanders Vote Overwhelmingly to Keep British Rule Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:31 AM ET
    The Union Jack waves over Stanley, Falklands.

    Residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to stay under British rule in a referendum aimed at winning global sympathy as Argentina intensifies its sovereignty claim, results showed on Monday.

  • Another Investigation Into HP's Autonomy Allegations Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:38 AM ET
    HP Spectre laptop

    Britain's Serious Fraud Office has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in opening an investigation into Hewlett-Packard's allegations that it was misled when it bought British software maker Autonomy for $11.5 billion.

  • Commodities Sell-Off Overdone: Goldman Sachs Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs turned bullish on commodities on Monday, upping its near-term return forecast from 2 percent to 6 percent, despite renewed concerns about China.

  • Banks Saved, but Europe Risks 'Losing a Generation' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Europe has spent hundreds of billions of euros rescuing its banks but may have lost an entire generation of young people in the process.

  • Power Struggle Erupts on Reforming Vatican Bank Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    The Vatican

    As the conclave to elect a new pope begins Tuesday, the specter of financial scandal presents a challenge for Pope Benedict's XVI's successor. The NYT reports.

  • One in Four Germans Would Back Anti-Euro Party Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:22 AM ET
    Reichstag building, Germany.

    One in four Germans would be ready to vote in September's federal election for a party that wants to quit the euro, according to an opinion poll published on Monday that highlights German unease over the costs of the euro zone crisis.

  • Robot Revolution: How to Stay Calm and Make Money Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    One analyst has told CNBC that 2013 could well be the year robots become a force to be reckoned with.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets traded lower on Monday as investors reacted to Italy's credit rating downgrade.

  • The End of the Euro Crisis     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, tells CNBC that despite Italy's political uncertainty the signs are positive for the euro zone to be almost past its period of crisis by the end of the year.

  • European Shares Open Lower     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    European shares were lower in morning trade on Monday as investors reacted to Italy's credit rating downgrade.

  • Italy to Become the Bad Boy of Europe?     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, tells CNBC that a 'blow up' of the Italian yield could prove to be the big risk this week.

  • Why Italy Could Be the Next 'Bad Boy of Europe' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Italy could see its borrowing costs rise above those of troubled Spain this week, analysts told CNBC on Monday.

  • Merkel Must Keep Europe Calm: Expert     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC that Germany's frugal position on Europe is dictated entirely but the upcoming elections.

  • Grillo's Party Wants to Lead Italy Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:47 AM ET
    Beppe Grillo

    Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said it wanted to lead Italy's next government and reiterated that it would not agree to an alliance with any other party.

  • A large majority of Italians are in favor of staying in the euro zone and are also against holding a referendum on membership, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.

  • Court Rules Hospitalised Berlusconi Can Attend Trial Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 5:45 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Milan court doctors ruled on Saturday that Silvio Berlusconi was able to attend a tax fraud appeal, rejecting the former prime minister's complaint that an eye condition prevented him leaving hospital.

  • Lower CEO Pay and Better Results in Europe? Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Executive excess need not be etched in stone. Just look at the Nordic region, where an egalitarian tradition and a high quality of life leave top managers content with lower paychecks.

  • World's Largest Wealth Fund Halves Holding of Gilts Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Norway's oil fund almost halved its exposure to UK and French government bonds last year while increasing it to debt from the US, Japan and Germany. The FT reports.

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  • A yes vote in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum could lead some insurers to move their headquarters to London, says Mark Nicholson, associate director at Standard & Poor's Rating Services.

  • The U.S. Federal Reserve remains data dependent and will not bow to hawks, says Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, as Janet Yellen continues to make the argument that there is slack in the labor market.

  • European shares closed lower on Friday as tensions in Ukraine flared up once again. It comes after stocks fluctuated as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke about the labor market in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.