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  • Technical Red Flags Could Signal More Stock Selling Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Markets threw up enough technical red flags amid a wave of volatility Wednesday to have traders wondering if the first real sell off of 2013 has finally arrived.

  • European Shares Close Down; FTSE Hits 6,400     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday following varied earning reports.

  • European Markets Close Choppy Trading Session     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving headlines from Europe, as shares were mixed on Wednesday.

  • Is Weak Sterling Good for UK?     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bill Blain, senior fixed income partner at Mint Partners, tells CNBC that he questions whether a weaker sterling would actually prompt an increase in UK growth.

  • Intesa CEO: Italy Needs Structural Reform     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Enrico Cucchiani, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, tells CNBC why Italy needs a strong program of reforms for its labor market and judiciary system, as well as an intense period of privatization.

  • Rome Will Burn, Regardless of Italian Election Result Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 10:56 AM ET
    St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.

    Regardless of who wins next weekend's parliamentary election, Italy's long economic decline is likely to continue because the next government won't be strong enough to pursue the tough reforms needed to make its economy competitive again.

  • Russia's US Meat Ban: Why Now? Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Last year’s exports of beef and pork to Russia were worth more than $550 million. That's a 21 percent increase from 2011 and a share that US companies stand to lose this year.

  • US CEO Blasts 'Three Hours a Day' French Workers Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country’s government suggested he buy a factory in the north of France.

  • S&P Warns Risk of Cyprus Default 'Material and Rising' Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:10 AM ET
    Nicosia, Cyprus

    Cyprus faces a "material and rising risk" of defaulting on its sovereign debt, especially if the euro zone and International Monetary Fund do not come up with aid, rating agency Standard & Poor's said on Wednesday.

  • Tech Giants Descend on Barcelona for Mobile Parade Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    The world's biggest mobile phone makers and app developers will descend on Barcelona next week to show off their latest wares, with heavyweights like Samsung, Nokia and LG vying for attention in an increasingly crowded smartphone market.

  • Thousands of Greeks Rally in Anti-Austerity Strike Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday during a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes that kept ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.

  • Global Markets Update: FTSE Hits 6,400     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports the Bank of England is moving European markets today.

  • Santander Cuts Botin’s Pay as Profits Slump Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 5:40 AM ET

    Spanish lender Santander shrank its directors' pay by almost 35 percent in 2012 as profits fell, with Chairman Emilio Botin taking one of the bigger cuts in remuneration among top executives.

  • Squaring Investor Optimism with Tighter Euro Credit Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 5:25 AM ET

    Investor optimism about the euro zone tally with an untimely credit squeeze within the bloc over the past couple of months.

  • Number of People in Work Hits Record in UK Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    The number of Britons in work hit a new all-time high late last year and the number of people claiming unemployment benefit fell much more than expected in January, official data showed on Wednesday.

  • Pound Tumbles on Signs of New Monetary Stimulus Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was split 6-3 on more bond purchases earlier this month, unexpectedly reviving the prospect that the central bank might restart its quantitative easing program.

  • Biggest European Buyout Since Lehman Planned Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 3:41 AM ET
    Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

    A British-based private equity consortium is preparing a bid of 3.5 billion euros for French catering company Elior in what would be the biggest buyout in continental Europe since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008.

  • Comic's 'Unstoppable Epidemic' to Hit Italy Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    Italian showman Beppe Grillo

    Italy's mainstream politicians have failed to understand a change in mentality in Italy, the head of the anti-establishment "5 Star Movement" (M5S) told CNBC in an interview, adding that his party is now "unstoppable".

  • European Markets Open Down     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in lower.

  • Don't Underestimate Beppe Grillo: Pro     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Wolf Piccoli, head of Europe practice at Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that the Italian election has the potential to become messy.

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