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  • The Bank of England

    U.K. banks are still lending too little to the real economy, according to Andrew Haldane, the BoE's executive director for financial stability.

  • BA Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Heathrow Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:59 AM ET
    British Airways new Airbus A380 aircraft.

    A plane travelling from London to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing after a fault in one of the engines.

  • Europe's Largest Economy Picking Up Steam Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:44 AM ET

    German business morale rose far more than expected in May, suggesting Europe's largest economy is picking up steam after posting anaemic growth in the first quarter.

  • What Central Bankers Can Learn From Volatile Markets Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:35 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    One thing the world's central bankers can take away from this week's market volatility: They need to do a better job of communicating.

  • European Market Opens Higher   Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Market Opens Higher

    European shares opened higher on Friday, following a volatile session in Asia.

  • Why Staying in EU Is Better for UK Trade   Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    Why Staying in EU Is Better for UK Trade

    David Mackie, chief European economist at JPMorgan and Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, explain why the U.K should remain a member of the EU.

  • Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake Hits Russian Far East Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:02 AM ET
    Kamchatka twilight landscape with Tolbachik volcano on background

    A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck Russia'a Far East in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • Draghi: 'We Need More, Not Less Europe' Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:35 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank (ECB) insisted that the euro zone was more stable than a year ago but that the region needed more integration - and the U.K should be a part of that.

  • Global Economy Getting Stronger: Pro   Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    Global Economy Getting Stronger: Pro

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, says the overall global economic picture is improving with Europe slowly pulling out of recession and the U.S. private sector looking more solid.

  • Europe Shares Close Sharply Down on Fed Fears Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:47 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, after a huge 7.3 percent drop in Japan's Nikkei index. The sell-off was sparked by weak China data and fears the Federal Reserve may end its asset-purchasing program sooner than expected.

  • European Markets Close   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Close

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including

  • European Markets Close Sharply Lower   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Close Sharply Lower

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks are sharply lower.

  • London Attackers Known to British Security Services Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    London Soldier Murder 23rd May 2013

    Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services.

  • The Most Popular Country in the World: Revealed Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    A poll of 26,000 people across 25 countries has revealed the world's most popular nation—and given the ongoing euro zone crisis, the result might come as somewhat of a surprise.

  • Recessions Hurt, but 'Austerity Kills': Author Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    An international study on recessions and governments' responses to them has found that cuts to healthcare systems prompted by fiscal austerity are making matters far worse - for both governments and society.

  • Japan's Monetary Policy a 'Big Experiment' Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    Japan is in the middle of a "big monetary experiment," from which market volatility should be expected, Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC.

  • Euro Zone Slump Eases but New Orders Dry Up Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    The downturn across euro zone businesses eased slightly this month, although a dearth of new orders means the bloc's economy is likely to contract again in the second quarter, business surveys showed on Thursday.

  • Europe Is Still in a Downturn: Economist   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Europe Is Still in a Downturn: Economist

    Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, tells CNBC that the key take away from the Eurozone PMIs is that we are still in a downturn.

  • Lagarde Faces Questioning Over Misuse of Public Funds Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.

  • Grexit No Longer Likely, Says Man Who Coined Phrase Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    The economist who coined the term "Grexit" says the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone has receded "markedly", reversing predictions he made in July when he saw a 90 percent chance of an exit within the next 12-18 months.

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Europe Video

  • Fed hike? Expect volatility in bonds

    How are the bond markets impacted by a possible rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Darren Ruane, head of fixed interest at Investec Wealth & Investment Limited, believes that future volatility is likely.

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    What are the biggest risks to hedge funds at the moment? CNBC's Karen Tso talks to some corporate hedge fund leaders about what they think are the current risks.

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    iMatchative is changing the way institutional investors pair with hedge funds. Sam Hocking, CEO of iMatchative, talks about who the company is appealing to.