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  • Economic Outlook Increasingly Optimistic: ICC     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Jean-Guy Carrier, secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, tells CNBC that he has seen a clear increase in market confidence over the past six months and expects that to continue.

  • IEA Sees Iran Oil Sales Falling as Sanctions Bite Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 4:26 AM ET
    Oil refinery and petrochemical complex, Mahshahr, Iran,

    Iranian oil output will likely fall further from its lowest in three decades as the West tightens sanctions on the Islamic Republic, depriving Tehran of hard currency revenues, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

  • European Markets Open Mixed     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European Market open, where stocks are looking a little bit firmer.

  • Valuations of Markets Still Reflect Fear: Pro     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    John Haynes, head of research at Investec Wealth & Investment, tells CNBC there is a tension between those who want to take money off the table and others who think they need to stick with the rally a bit longer.

  • Heineken Sees Growth Regions Outweighing Weak Europe Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:34 AM ET
    Heineken

    Heineken, the world's third largest brewer, reported higher than expected 2012 profit on Wednesday on the back of sharply higher earnings from Africa and the Americas and forecast higher revenue this year.

  • Jean Francois van Boxmeer, CEO of Heineken, tells CNBC that the importance of Europe is declining for Heineken and they have been increasing their footprint in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

  • SocGen Reshuffles Executive Team After Loss Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:16 AM ET
    Frederic Oudea

    French bank Societe Generale has named a new chief financial officer and reshuffled its management team after swinging to a loss in the fourth quarter on the back of a weak euro zone economy and one-off charges.

  • We Won't Manipulate Currency: Russia's Moiseev Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:31 AM ET
    Alexei Moiseev, Russia's deputy finance minister

    As tension over exchange rates grows and central bankers across the globe try to cool talk of a "currency war", Russia on Wednesday denied it was manipulating its currency.

  • ING to Cut 1 Billion Euros in Costs, Slash 7,500 Jobs Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:26 AM ET
    An employee arrives at the Dutch bank ING in Amsterdam

    Dutch banking and insurance group, ING reported fourth-quarter net profit that missed expectations on Wednesday but the company's Chief Financial Officer told CNBC it would implement major cuts to save 1 billion euros in operating costs per year.

  • London's Yuan Push Stirs Hopes of Eurodollar-Style Boom Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:26 AM ET

    A BofE pledge to help London become a global trading center for China's yuan has stirred talk of a revival in the city's fortunes, similar to the explosion of the U.S. dollar market in the 1960s and 70s.

  • ING CFO: Cutting 7,500 Jobs in 2013     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    Patrick Flynn, CFO of ING Group, tells CNBC that the group saw a solid result in the background of a difficult European environment.

  • European Markets Close Higher     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares staged a turnaround, as bank stocks closed higher.

  • ECB'S Draghi Says Currency War Talk Exaggerated Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said exchange rates are as important for growth as for price stability.

  • Barclays to Axe at Least 3,700 Jobs in 2013 Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 9:09 AM ET
    Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays PLC.

    Barclays plans to cut at least 3,700 jobs in 2013 as part of a strategic overhaul aimed at reducing the group's annual costs by 1.7 billion pounds ($2.7 billion) by 2015.

  • Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics group, said it was open to a strategic acquisition, a day after unveiling results at the top end of expectations and a 500 million euro ($669 million) share buyback.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports Barclays announced its turnaround plan aimed at reducing the bank's annual costs, which sent the stock up over 4 percent.

  • No Sign of ETF Slowdown: Expert     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Jeff Molitor, CIO Europe at Vanguard, tells CNBC why exchange-traded funds are so useful for investors and why the ETF boom is sustainable.

  • London Trumps Silicon Valley Donut Shacks: Mayor Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 4:06 AM ET

    London's mayor told CNBC the U.K. capital is far more attractive than Silicon Valley as a base for technology companies.

  • 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.

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