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  • Biggest European Buyout Since Lehman Planned Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 3:41 AM ET
    Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

    A British-based private equity consortium is preparing a bid of 3.5 billion euros for French catering company Elior in what would be the biggest buyout in continental Europe since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008.

  • Comic's 'Unstoppable Epidemic' to Hit Italy Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    Italian showman Beppe Grillo

    Italy's mainstream politicians have failed to understand a change in mentality in Italy, the head of the anti-establishment "5 Star Movement" (M5S) told CNBC in an interview, adding that his party is now "unstoppable".

  • European Markets Open Down     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in lower.

  • Don't Underestimate Beppe Grillo: Pro     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Wolf Piccoli, head of Europe practice at Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that the Italian election has the potential to become messy.

  • Timo Soini, leader of the True Finns, a nationalist party in Finland tells CNBC why his is dissatisfied with Europe.

  • Rebalancing Away From Europe: Wolters Kluwer     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Nancy McKinstry, CEO at Wolters Kluwer, tells CNBC that Europe remains challenging but their North American and Asian businesses were able to grow fast enough to overcome these challenges.

  • Spain's Banks Face More Pain From Property Clear-Out Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 1:57 AM ET
    A sign reading "Visit our pilot housing, funded by Bankia" stands near new residential apartment blocks under construction in Navalcarnero, near Madrid, Spain.

    Banks in Spain may take bigger losses than they hoped this year on real estate repossessed from borrowers, as they compete for buyers with the agency clearing up the weaker banks.

  • Credit Agricole posted a 6.5 billion-euro ($8.68 billion) full-year loss - the worst since the French bank went public in 2001 - as taxes on the sale of its Greek unit pushed the bank even deeper into the red than expected.

  • The Euro Is Here to Stay     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Wealth Management says that policymakers are determined to ensure the euro doesn't fail.

  • Jim Cramer's Dating Advice for Your Portfolio Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 7:05 PM ET

    A week after Valentine's Day, Jim Cramer offered his "Mad Money" viewers dating advice for their portfolios.

  • As Gold Drops, Cramer Reevaluates His Recommendation Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 6:36 PM ET

    As the precious metal continues to lose steam, Cramer looks at where gold might be headed next and how to trade it.

  • Jim Cramer: Investment Strategy Has Changed Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 5:59 PM ET

    As the Dow and the S&P 500 have both rallied 7 percent since the beginning of the year, the "Mad Money" host said investors need to change the way they're investing.

  • Armed robbers stole diamonds worth 50 million euros ($67 million) while the gems were being loaded onto a plane at Brussels Airport on Monday evening, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported.

  • Market Pro: Why Gold Is In Trouble Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    Rich Ilczyszyn, founder and chief market strategist of iiTrader, on what's troubling the yellow metal now.

  • Greek Current Account Gap at Lowest in Euro Era Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    Greece's current account deficit narrowed last year to its lowest level since the country joined the euro, adding to evidence that the economy is slowly responding to harsh austerity measures.

  • European Stocks Post Broad Gains     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks posted gains on Tuesday after a better than expected reading on investor sentiment in Germany. Louisa Bojesen reports.

  • European Markets Extend Gains     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving headlines, including a report showing new car registrations in Europe are contracting.

  • Soini: Let Every Generation Decide on EU     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Timo Soini, leader of the True Finns Party, tells CNBC why he's pushing for every generation to hold a referendum on Finland's membership of an 'immoral' European Union.

  • This Europe Has Failed: Grillo     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Beppe Grillo, leader of Italy's Five Star Movement, tells CNBC he isn't anti-Europe, but for a different Europe as this one has failed.

  • How Significant Is Italy's Election?     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jon Moulton, chairman of Better Capital and Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, debate the impact the Italian elections could have on the rest of the euro zone.

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