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  • Germany's business sentiment rises in September Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    German business sentiment rose in September, though it fell short of analysts' expectations, according to the latest data from the country's closely watched Ifo business climate index.

  • How much?! Executives hit by pay overhaul Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    Last year's "shareholder spring" has led Britain's largest companies to overhaul their remuneration packages, leaving top executives out of pocket, according to a new report.

  • More cheap loans for Europe's banks? Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    ECB President Mario Draghi said another round of cheap loans for European banks could be provided to support the recovery.

  • Merkel wins: And now for the hard part Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Angela Merkel may have won a resounding victory in the German elections, but her triumph leaves key questions unanswered.

  • UK retailer Tesco launches cut-price tablet Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    U.K. supermarket giant Tesco launched its attempt to tap into the tablet computer market and boost its online shopping and download services Monday when it unveiled its £119 ($190.95) "Hudl".

  • Angela Merkel's victory dance Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    Angela Merkel celebrated her election victory by dancing in true 'mutti' style.

  • UK IPOs surge in best post-crisis performance Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    The number of U.K. companies opting to float on the stock market has risen this year to its highest volume since 2007, according to new research, marking an improvement in funding conditions as the economy recovers.

  • Luxury brands have regained their cool factor as signs of a healthier economy have boosted their appeal, but technology companies are losing their shine.

  • Germans give Merkel a mandate but markets muted Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU).

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a ringing endorsement in elections on Sunday, removing uncertainty in the market.

  • Euro zone business activity powers ahead Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    Business activity in the euro zone grew faster than forecast in September, helped by improved performances by both Germany and France, boosting hopes that the region's economic recovery is becoming more broad based.

  • Anger at Elop’s Nokia pay-off spreads Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:34 AM ET

    Finland's prime minister and finance minister joined in criticism of Stephen Elop's proposed 18.8 million euro pay-off from Nokia, the Financial Times reports.

  • What Greece is considering to avoid third bailout Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    A dilapidated mansion stands for sale by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund in central Athens, Greece. The government opted for online auctions as the best way to quickly and transparently move assets off its hands.

    The Greek finance ministry is looking at a plan that could see state owned property assets used as collateral for loans that could help it avoid a third bailout by the EU and IMF.

  • Cocaine stash worth $270 million on Air France plane Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 6:52 PM ET
    French Interior minister Manuel Valls talks to journalists in front of cocaine seized by French police, on September 21, 2013 in Nanterre, France.

    French police made one of the biggest cocaine busts in history earlier this month when 1.3 tonnes of the drug was found aboard an Air France cargo flight in Paris.

  • Merkel wins resounding victory in German election Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates at her the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's headquarters in Berlin on September 22, 2013, after the German general elections.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party performed better than expected in Sunday's elections, almost certainly guaranteeing a third term for her, but conflicting projections put her just short of an absolute majority.

  • ECB's Asmussen says Ireland must keep to austerity Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Ireland should not ease up on austerity in next month's budget but stick to targets for cuts and tax hikes, ECB official Joerg Asmussen said.

  • Vodafone gets EU nod for $10 billion takeover Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    Vodafone won EU approval on Friday for its 7.7 billion euro ($10.43 billion) acquisition of Germany's largest cable company, Kabel Deutschland.

  • Telecom Italia investors in talks to do... nothing Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a Telefonica SA fixed-line public telephone in Madrid, Spain

    Telefonica is in talks with the Italian core shareholders in Telecom Italia to keep the same ownership structure for another six months, two sources told Reuters.

  • Tensions remain as lenders return to Greece Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 9:53 AM ET

    The speed at which shutters come down in central Athens at the first sign of protest highlights the tensions in a country that has been through a great deal of political and economic pain.

  • Artificial support? Bra price-fixing probe launched Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into whether some of the country's largest department stores had fixed the price of sports bras with a manufacturer.

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