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  • Italy's 10-Year Debt Costs Leap but Demand Healthy Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:31 AM ET

    Italy's 10-year debt costs rose more than half a percentage point on Wednesday at the first longer-term auction since an inconclusive parliamentary election, although they remained below the psychologically important level of 5 percent.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Rises for Fourth Month Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    A customer browses garments for sale inside a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

    Economic and business confidence in the euro zone improved for the fourth straight month in February, the European Commission said on Wednesday, as factories saw their order books filling up.

  • Europe's 'Lost Decade' Continues: Beazley     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management, says the Italian election results are the continuation of a "lost decade" in Europe.

  • Three Men Arrested in London in Insider Dealing Probe Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:06 AM ET

    Three men have been arrested in London in connection with a probe into insider dealing and market abuse.

  • Bank of England Hints at Radical Growth Ideas Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    Senior Bank of England policymaker Charles Bean added his voice on Wednesday to skepticism about the idea of the central bank targeting a mix of inflation and growth but said it would be sensible to review the bank's policy framework.

  • No Problem Selling Italian Bonds: Expert     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, tells CNBC that he expects a 5% yield to tempt domestic demand in the Italian bond auction which should see recent panic subside.

  • European Markets Open Higher     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Carolin Roth takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher on the Federal Reserve comments.

  • Young Spaniards Fleeing Crisis Seek Solace in Boho Berlin Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:55 AM ET
    A graffiti reading "Berlin" has been sprayed on a metal sheet near the main station

    They find the language difficult and the locals as chilly as the weather but for young Spaniards Berlin has become a popular spot to sit out the economic crisis at home.

  • How Should Investors Play the Italian Panic? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:47 AM ET

    Over the past week, risk appetite has soured following a political stalemate in Rome and anxiety over the upcoming U.S. "sequester" spending cuts, but strategists told CNBC that there is a way to trade this panic.

  • EU Moves Closer to Imposing Caps on Banker Bonuses Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    The European parliament and EU states could agree on Wednesday to impose caps on bankers' bonuses, a measure that would channel public fury at financial sector greed, but which opponents say marks a reckless overreach by Brussels.

  • Heimo Scheuch, CEO of brick maker, Wienerberger, tells CNBC that they expect the North American housing market to offset Europe in 2013.

  • Barclays to Reveal Annual Millionaires in Its Ranks Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Barclays is set to reveal the number of staff who earned above 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) last year, in a push for transparency that could turn the bank into a trailblazer for the sector, the FT reports.

  • Moody's United Kingdom Sovereign Downgrade: Yawn Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:24 AM ET
    City of London

    The U.K. has a plateful of economic problems to contend with right now. A 1-notch downgrade to its credit rating isn't one of them, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Investors Focused on Italy     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Tom Rogers, senior economic adviser at Ernst & Young says that investors are very focused on Italy and waiting for some political clarity.

  • Italy's Contagion Fears     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Guy Stear, Head of Research for Asia Pacific at Société Générale says the Italian problem will continue to linger on.

  • Warning! Market Volatility Ahead: Pro     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:05 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO for Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, warns that equity markets are set for a choppy ride in the coming months.

  • Cramer: Don't Get Distracted From Opportunity Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 6:27 PM ET

    There are many issues for investors to worry about, but Cramer thinks there is still opportunity out there.

  • Stocks Rise to Session Highs     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 3:53 PM ET

    How the Italian election is impacting the markets, with Mike Thompson, S&P Capital IQ, and Mark Freeman, Westwood Holdings Group. "Europe and Italy will continue to be a mess for a while," says Freeman.

  • The Economics of the Taboo Against Eating Horse Meat Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:34 PM ET

    Some people have brought religion into the debate over America's aversion to eating horse meat. But really, it's just economic common sense.

  • Syrian regime forces take position outside a cement factory following clashes with rebels in the strategic district of Sheikh Said in the northern city of Aleppo on February 3, 2013.

    Vladimir Putin may not be able to keep Bashar Al-Assad in power completely, but he may have formulated a plan to save the Middle Eastern strongman -- and boost Russia's power in the region, to boot, reports Oilprice.com.

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