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  • How Long Can Europe Continue to Rally?  Monday, 20 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, explains why he expects the European equity rally to continue in the long-term.

  • Thousands of French Households Taxed Over 100% Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:25 AM ET

    More than 8,000 French households' tax bills topped 100 percent of their income in 2012, a French newspaper reported.

  • High Inflation a 'Permanent Fixture' in the UK Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:16 AM ET
    Pound coin

    Inflation in Britain will peak over the summer and remain well above 2 percent – the target set by the U.K's Chancellor – for the foreseeable future, Ernst & Young warned on Monday.

  • Germans Blame Merkel for Eurovision Woes  Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    Germans are blaming Merkel's tough stance on austerity for their entry's unpopularity at this year's Eurovision, in which Denmark was the victor.

  • Tesco Clothing Brand Plans International Expansion Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    The clothing brand sold by Britain's biggest retailer Tesco said on Sunday it planned to open more than 50 new franchise stores worldwide over the next five years.

  • Portugal's Banks Fear 'Cyprus Virus' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    Portugal's top bankers have called on Europe's leaders to stop "playing with fire" and moderate their stance towards the euro zone periphery, or risk instilling alarm among bank depositors in future, the FT reports.

  • Central Banks in Focus: Time to Risk It? Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:39 AM ET

    I was just at an interesting lunch with Garry Kasparov, the man who became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22. He held the title as the world's top player for 20 years before retiring to pursue other chess and non-chess related interests.

  • Why Europe Must Continue Austerity  Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says Europe needs to stay on course with austerity and advises being short on Swiss Franc against the U.S. dollar.

  • Frederic Neumann, MD and co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, discusses German politics and the rise of 'get-out-of-euro' parties and what it would mean for Merkel come September.

  • Australian Dollar Could Head Lower  Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Peter Whitley, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says to short AUD/USD and NZD/USD on any rally.

  • Is Tax Reform on the Way?  Friday, 17 May 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    How tax reform could get stalled by IRS-Gate, with CNBC's John Harwood. Representatives want to simplify the tax code and make it more transparent.

  • European Shares Close at Record Highs  Friday, 17 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where shares have closed higher.

  • Germany 'Risks Becoming Europe's Sick Man Again' Friday, 17 May 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    Berlin, Germany

    German ECB board member Joerg Asmussen warned on Friday that Europe's largest economy must carry out further reforms to continue to grow.

  • Cramer: How to Play 'Bottoming' European Stocks  Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    Jim Cramer says he thinks Europe's worst days are behind it and he thinks European stocks are "where you should be."

  • EU Bonus Cap 'Could Hit Many More Bankers' Friday, 17 May 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Tougher European Union curbs on bonuses will snare far more bankers than current pay limits, with banks having little time to prepare for the change, consultancy PwC said on Friday.

  • Europe's Labor Market Is 'Becoming Less Efficient' Friday, 17 May 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    The process of matching jobless workers to vacancies is deteriorating in the euro zone, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • UK Has Everything to Lose From Europe: Grillo Friday, 17 May 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Beppe Grillo says Britain has "everything to lose from Europe," as he applauded Ukip leader Nigel Farage and welcomed a referendum in the UK on EU membership.

  • Global Markets Update: Europe Drifts Higher  Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks shifted higher despite weak economic data from the U.S. yesterday.

  • Beppe Grillo, founder of Italy's Five Star Movement, talks to CNBC about honest bankers and how he wants the quality to come back into fashion.

  • Singer Cezar of Romania performs during the second semi final.

    It's that time of year again…Europe is getting together for its regional singing contest.

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