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  • Finmeccanica Head Arrested in Corruption Probe Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 3:35 AM ET
    Giuseppe Orsi, chief executive officer of Finmeccanica SpA, left, and general manager Alessandro Pansa

    The head of Italian defense group Finmeccanica was arrested in a corruption probe centered on the sale of helicopters to the Indian government.

  • Boris Johnson Rings the Opening Bell     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European markets where stocks have opened lower.

  • Olli Rehn, EU commisioner, tells CNBC that the euro group meeting discussed exchange rate policy and the EU is 'committed to ensuring stable monetary relations'.

  • RBS Chairman Says CEO's Pay Is 'Modest' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:46 AM ET
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Philip Hampton has defended the bonus due to be paid to chief executive Stephen Hester even though the British bank has been punished for rigging interest rates.

  • Pope Resignation Leaves Catholic World in Shock Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 9:20 PM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives at the St. Peter's Basilica for a mass with newly appointed cardinals on November 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

    Pope Benedict left the Catholic world in shock after becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to resign his office, saying that failing strength had left him unable to lead the church through a period of relentless change and turmoil.

  • Pope Resignation Impact on Italy     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives at the St. Peter's Basilica

    NBC News' Claudio Lavanga reports on the Pope's abdication. And Fernando Napolitano, CEO & president, Italian Business & Investment Initiative, shares his thoughts on the Pope's resignation as well as opportunities in Italy now.

  • ECB's Weidmann Dismisses Talk of Euro Intervention Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Discussions about an overvaluation of the euro are simply a diversion from governments' task of sorting out their economies, ECB's Weidmann said on Monday, resisting political pressure to weaken the currency.

  • European Stocks Weighed Down by Novo Nordisk     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European markets closed in the red as shares of Danish Pharma group Novo Nordisk fell sharply after U.S. regulators requested additional tests on the firm's new insulin drugs.

  • Europe Stocks Close Down     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday as sharp falls in Danish pharma group Novo Nordisk outweighed rallies in rival Sanofi and Dutch retailer Ahold.

  • Ladbrokes Puts Odds on the New Pope     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Jessica Bridge from Ladbrokes puts odds on who will be the next pope.

  • G7 to Release Statement to Cool Currency War Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    The Group of Seven nations are considering issuing a statement reaffirming their commitment to "market-determined" exchange rates in response to heating rhetoric about a currency war.

  • Norway's $700 Billion Oil Fund Buys US Property Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    Norway's $700 billion oil fund made its first property purchase in the United States, buying minority stakes in five assets for around $600 million from financial services firm TIAA-CREF.

  • Could Weak Euro Zone GDP Spell End to Austerity? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Austerity as the solution to the euro zone's protracted debt crisis could be on the way out if another bad set of euro zone gross domestic product (GDP) numbers are released this week, according to Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • Look For the Market's 'Sweet Spot': Expert     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:38 AM ET

    A quick check on what investors need to know as the week kicks off trading, with Scott Shellady, Trean Group.

  • Week Ahead in the Markets     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:23 AM ET

    Paul McCulley, Global Interdependence Center, and Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust, size up the U.S. economy, and weigh in on how political uncertainty is impacting the markets.

  • Global Markets Update: Stocks Mixed     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European shares were mixed in Monday morning trading, ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers.

  • Currency War? Here's How to Hedge It With Gold Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    As leaders from around the world meet this week to discuss fears of competitive currency devaluations, analysts told CNBC the currency war could lead to a sharp rise in gold prices in the second half of this year, after a falloff in the first half.

  • Overnight Borrowing from ECB Drops to Zero Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:13 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Commercial banks took no overnight emergency funds from the ECB, data showed on Monday, pointing to a consistent improvement in money market access this year.

  • Horsetrading Exposed by British Beef Scandal Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:09 AM ET

    As Britons choke on discovering they may have eaten horse that was imported as beef, this new scandal has exposed the sometimes murky labyrinth by which food reaches Europe's dinner tables.

  • European Markets Open Mixed     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open. With Asian indices closed for Chinese New Year.

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