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  • The euro zone finally emerged from 18 months of recession, but for investors looking at the data as a trigger to increase exposure to European stocks, some analysts have advised to wait.

  • Portugal’s political strain remains despite growth Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:49 AM ET
    Demonstrators march during a protest against economic austerity measures in Portugal

    Portugal delivered a surprise on Wednesday, posting the euro zone's strongest growth in the second quarter, but political fragility is still concerning analysts.

  • Cisco defends layoffs, sees weak southern Europe Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:17 AM ET

    Cisco expects no change short term in southern Europe, the group's CEO for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia told CNBC on Thursday, a day after Cisco said it would cut 5 percent of its workforce.

  • Egypt: At least 235 killed as camps cleared Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:58 PM ET
    A supporter of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi walks through the debris following clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead.

    Egypt's capital descended into a chaotic bloodbath Wednesday after security forces moved in on protest camps set up by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, sparking deadly violence.

  • Scenes from the turmoil in Egypt Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
    Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

    Egyptian police in riot gear sweep in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo.

  • Road rage! Beware the man in the blue BMW Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Steer clear if you see a blue BMW on your commute home, as new research claims that men driving blue BMWs are the angriest drivers on the road.

  • Euro zone recovery faces ‘serious headwinds’ Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    The euro zone's debt crisis is far from over and could pose a risk to the region's recovery, according to analysts, despite its economy returning to growth.

  • Why Europe’s woes could prompt crime surge Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Financial difficulties and social unrest may be the least of Europe's problems, according to crime experts, who warn that the continent's economic woes mean it risks a rise in human trafficking, counterfeit products and illegal migration.

  • Inside Greece's violent new anarchist groups Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    Close to the Athenian ruins where democracy was born centuries ago, young anarchists intent on toppling Greece's political system run a cafe where the beer is cheap and the artwork features police cars set on fire.

  • BoE split on guidance as unemployment holds steady Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 6:36 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference

    Britain's unemployment rate remained at 7.8 percent, according to official figures, which have taken on a new significance after BoE Governor Carney linked the data to monetary policy.

  • Euro zone exits longest recession in over 40 years Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    The euro zone posted 0.3 percent growth in the second quarter of 2013 from the first, beating expectations for 0.2 percent growth and signaling the end of the longest recession in continental Europe in over 40 years.

  • Barclays finance chief to step down due to ill health Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:34 AM ET

    Barclays Finance Director Chris Lucas is stepping down from the bank six months ahead of his scheduled retirement, citing health reasons, the bank said.

  • Berlusconi fights for survival…on the beach Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi's center-right party is launching a nationwide summer campaign, to revitalize support for the group and its founder, sentenced for tax fraud by Italy's Supreme Court earlier this month, the FT reports.

  • Half of UK youths never held a job Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:03 PM ET
    People stand outside the Job Centre in Chatham, in south-east England

    One-half of U.K. young people who are not in full-time education have never held a job, a leading U.K. think tank said on Wednesday, ahead of the release of the country's official monthly unemployment numbers.

  • 'London Whale' cuts a deal to avoid prosecution Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:34 PM ET
    A JPMorgan sign is seen outside the Los Angeles office tower housing the financial services firm's offices.

    The former JPMorgan trader known as the "London Whale" will not be prosecuted for the whopping losses he was involved in, as he made a non-prosecution deal, sources told CNBC.

  • Cybercrime threat? 'You ain't seen nothing yet' Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Combating cybercrime will become an uphill struggle, with the tools needed to commit technological crimes readily available to anyone armed with a computer and a few dollars.

  • Soccer clubs slash spending amid finance crackdown Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    Alex Ferguson celebrates with the Premier League trophy

    Soccer clubs in Britain are slashing their spending on player transfers and wages, according to new research, as regulations designed to bolster clubs’ finances come into play.

  • Why Socialism may make French stocks rally Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    Stock market success may traditionally be associated with pro-free market rather than socialist governments but, according to Societe Generale, one key reason why French shares are set to push higher is France's current left-of-center regime.

  • 'Less bad' Europe will outperform US: Bob Doll Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    Bob Doll, chief equity strategist, Nuveen Asset Management.

    Despite improving fundamentals in the U.S., equities markets may slow, but Europe presents a good place to find relative value in the near-term, strategists tell CNBC.

  • Linking rates to jobs: logical or dangerous? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Mark Carney

    The Bank of England said interest rates will not be raised from their current record low until the unemployment rate is at 7 percent. But is linking the two figures a logical step or dangerous move?

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