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  • Is the EU Bonus Cap 'Disastrous'?     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, tells CNBC why the Swiss pay vote is far more sensible than a "disastrous" potential EU cap on bankers' bonuses.

  • Political Situation 'Hairy': Expert     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, tells CNBC that politics rather than economics is looking most likely to cause a market shock.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Falls Sharply in March Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 9:21 AM ET
    EU Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

    An inconclusive election in Italy, the region's third- largest economy, rattled investors and caused a sharp fall in Euro-Zone sentiment, Sentix said on Monday.

  • Italy Moves Closer to New Vote After Ultimatum Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    Italy could be inching closer towards another election within months after center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani issued an ultimatum to anti-establishment 5-Star Movement boss Beppe Grillo to support a new government or return to the polls.

  • Swiss Prison Sentences for Golden Parachutes Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 5:26 AM ET

    Swiss voters on Sunday approved what has been dubbed the toughest executive pay rules in the world. Sixty eight percent of voters were in favor of forcing Swiss companies to give shareholders sweeping powers in deciding on executive pay.

  • US Investors Should Fear Tumbling Pound: Citi Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 5:06 AM ET

    New research by Citigroup has shed a light on the growing gap between a weak economy and a bullish stock market in the U.K., but the bank says sterling's tumble could be a warning for overseas investors, particularly those from the U.S.

  • Poland No Longer the Darling of Investors Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 4:38 AM ET
    Workers decorate the fence  surrounding Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday May 30, 2012. Poland is in full preparation mode as it counts down to the Euro 2012 football tournament that it is co-hosting with Ukraine starting on June 8. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland's bond market, which saw record inflows last year, is no longer appealing, according to BNP Paribas' Bartosz Pawlowski.

  • Long Haul Ahead for Britain's Struggling Economy Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 3:36 AM ET
    Clouds over the City of London

    Nearly three years after Britain's Conservative-led government vowed to restore the country to financial health, the economy looks stuck in a rut and could already be in its third recession since 2008.

  • Peter Spiegel, Brussels Bureau chief at the FT, tells CNBC that the result of the Italian election may stir action at the Eurogroup meeting.

  • HSBC Full-Year Profit Misses, Shares Fall Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 3:19 AM ET

    Europe's biggest bank HSBC posted a pre-tax profit of $20.65 billion for 2012, much lower than the $22.7 billion forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll.

  • Bruno Verstraete, partner at Lakefield Partners, tells CNBC that there will be increased market volatility in March due to the US Sequester and the ongoing political discussions in Italy.

  • European Markets Open Lower On China Losses     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

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

  • Greece Reclassified as an 'Emerging Market' Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 2:08 AM ET
    A man eats food donated  by the Greek church in central Athens.

    Greece has been reclassified from a "developed" to an "emerging market" by a major U.S.-based fund manager.

  • Wealthy Homebuyers Boost Britain's Tax Coffers Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 1:09 AM ET

    Britain's taxman has raised more cash than it hoped for from tax increases on property transactions as London luxury residential prices continue to climb.

  • Swiss Vote to Curb 'Fat Cat' Pay     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    David Costa, Dean and Collegiate Professor, Rob Kennedy College says the Swiss vote shows a strong will to enhance transparency and give more power to shareholders.

  • Euro to Trade Lower     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 12:23 AM ET

    Thomas Harr, Former Senior FX strategist at Standard Chartered says the trend for the euro is to go lower on renewed worries over the region's debt crisis.

  • George Soros Blasts Germany     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Billionaire George Soros says the euro cannot survive, and that Germany is at fault for prolonging the 4-year old crisis, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Maersk Warns of Over-Capacity Risk in 2013 Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 11:03 PM ET

    Over-capacity in the global container ship market will continue to provide a drain on profit growth in 2013, according to Maersk CEO of North Asia, Tim Smith

  • Why the Italian Vote Is a German Failure Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 10:19 PM ET

    Signals sent by the Italian election, such as reaffirmed changes in the euro area fiscal consolidation policies, have shown that Germany could have helped prevent much of what is currently hamstringing the Italian government.

  • Swiss Back Strict Executive Pay Curbs Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 5:38 PM ET

    Swiss citizens voted on Sunday to impose some of the world's strictest controls on executive pay, forcing public companies to give shareholders a binding vote on compensation, result projections showed.

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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.