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  • No more bling: Hollande's self-imposed austerity Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 8:55 AM ET

    France socialist president, Francois Hollande, was applauded on Monday after auditors found his government saved taxpayers nearly 6 million euros ($7.8 million) in 2012.

  • OECD: Unemployment to stay high next year Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    A report from a leading international economic body boosts hopes that unemployment across the world's advanced economies may fall next year despite further rises in a number of European countries.

  • Fuel prices push UK inflation higher Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:52 AM ET
    Pound coin

    Inflation in the U.K. rose to 2.9 percent in June slightly less than analysts had forecast. Sterling fell and gilts rose following the data, which gave hope to investors that monetary policy in the U.K. will remain loose.

  • Greek communist union members protest on July 16

    Athens ground to a halt on Tuesday as Greek workers went on strike in protest at thousands of planned public sector job cuts, just days before a high-profile visit to the country by Germany's finance minister.

  • Recovery far off as Europe's car sales hit 17-year low Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Car sales for June in the European Union fell to their lowest point since 1996, prompting analysts to warn the data could get worse before it gets better.

  • ZEW shows dark clouds from China over Germany Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:03 AM ET
    Bradenburg Gate in Germany.

    The German ZEW indicator of economic sentiment for July missed analyst expectations, data released on Tuesday showed.

  • High-earning UK bankers: more of them, earning less Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 3:34 AM ET

    U.K. bankers earning more than 1 million euros ($1.3 million) in 2010 and 2011 outnumbered all of their counterparts in the rest of the European Union put together, although the average pay of U.K. bankers fell.

  • German Commerzbank is pictured in front of their headquarters in Frankfurt, central Germany.

    Spain's Banco Santander has considered investing in Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest bank, the daily Die Welt reported.

  • FTSE president: Markets need competition   Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 7:39 PM ET
    FTSE: Competition is good

    Jonathan Horton, North America President at FTSE, says that competition in the marketplace is strong and that the index provider is looking to do deals that make commercial sense.

  • Fitch downgrades European rescue loan fund Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Fitch Ratings has cut its credit grade for the European fund that provides rescue loans to Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

  • Putin seeing signs of Snowden shifting on the US Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Vladimir Putin said Monday that he saw signs that fugitive leaker Edward Snowden was shifting toward stopping "political activity" directed against the United States.

  • Why China's slowdown spells trouble for Europe Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:03 AM ET
    Port Of Hamburg

    China's growth data may have been welcomed with a sigh of relief by markets, but it is unlikely to reassure Europe's powerhouse Germany.

  • UK charges two brokers in Libor investigation Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    The Libor scandal is under the spotlight once again, as two U.K. brokers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and are set to face court, in what could be the first case of the global rate rigging scandal to go to trial.

  • Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

    Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is facing renewed pressure to step down after the country's El Mundo newspaper reported on Monday that he had sent supportive text messages to his party's disgraced ex-treasurer for two months after the eruption of a corruption scandal.

  • Calling in sick? This country beats everyone Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    U.K. employees are world leaders at claiming sick leave, taking more than four times as many days off work than their global colleagues, according to research by PwC.

  • The French president Francois Hollande appeared the eternal optimist on Sunday when he told the nation that France was "in recovery" despite economic evidence to the contrary, prompting analysts to say Hollande was refusing to face up to France's economic reality.

  • UK house prices leap to record high Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:45 AM ET
    London

    The price of houses in the U.K. hit a record high in July, according to online real estate portal Rightmove, which also doubled its forecast for 2013 prices.

  • Don't panic! UK recovery is 'firmly entrenched' Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    The U.K. economy will expand significantly more than forecast in 2013, according to an economic forecasting group, which has become the latest organization to up its growth outlook for Britain.

  • Business confidence back to financial crisis lows Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Worldwide business confidence has fallen back to its financial crisis lows, according to an economic sentiment survey by Markit.

  • Germany talked to UBS about big bank sale: Report Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, Pool)

    Germany approached Swiss Bank UBS to discuss selling the government's stake in Commerzbank, a magazine reported over the weekend.

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