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  • Court Rules Hospitalised Berlusconi Can Attend Trial Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 5:45 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Milan court doctors ruled on Saturday that Silvio Berlusconi was able to attend a tax fraud appeal, rejecting the former prime minister's complaint that an eye condition prevented him leaving hospital.

  • Lower CEO Pay and Better Results in Europe? Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Executive excess need not be etched in stone. Just look at the Nordic region, where an egalitarian tradition and a high quality of life leave top managers content with lower paychecks.

  • World's Largest Wealth Fund Halves Holding of Gilts Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Norway's oil fund almost halved its exposure to UK and French government bonds last year while increasing it to debt from the US, Japan and Germany. The FT reports.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares were able to extend gains on Friday after the release of positive jobs numbers from the U.S.

  • Giuseppe Recchi, chairman of Eni SpA, tells CNBC that while sentiment and confidence around the global economy is good, Europe's internal markets are a strain on its recovery.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher on US Jobs Data     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday after better than expected non-farm payrolls in the U.S boosted investor sentiment.

  • 'Excessive Prudence' Hurting Europe: Borges     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Antonio Borges, former Europe director of IMF, tells CNBC that banks hording liquidity is a significant factor in Europe's troubles, one that can only be solved by a rapid move towards banking union.

  • Japan Needs Fiscal Stimulus: Economist Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    Japan will have to make "huge" efforts to get its economy moving again, and the process could take years.

  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    The euro zone may need higher inflation in countries like Germany and lower interest rates across the bloc to ensure a sustained economic recovery brings palpable benefits, the head of the IMF said on Friday.

  • Barclays paid 428 bankers more than 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) in 2012, a torrid year for the British bank after its fine for rigging Libor interest rates.

  • European Markets Higher     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares traded higher ahead of Friday's jobs report in the U.S.

  • Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi

    The big winner in Italy's election was populist leader Beppe Grillo, but young Florence mayor Matteo Renzi is emerging as a less obvious beneficiary of a huge protest vote that threatens to destroy the old political system.

  • European Shares Open Higher     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    European shares opened higher ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls released later today.

  • Greece Set for Comeback as Tourist Destination Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    Mykonos, Greece

    Tourism in Greece is bouncing back this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said.

  • Nouriel Roubini: Italy a ‘Tsunami’ Risk Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    The euro zone is undergoing serious socio-political fragmentation which could lead to further de-stabilization in the bloc, Nouriel Roubini warned Friday.

  • German Production on the Rebound: Expert     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the IFO Institute discusses Germany's willingness to support weaker euro zone economies and reforms needed to kick-start growth.

  • Barclays Chief Wants 30% Staff Reduction Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    Barclays' chief executive Antony Jenkins has told investors that cost reduction is his absolute priority and he wants to find a way for the bank to operate with as few as 100,000 staff – a near 30 per cent reduction on its current headcount. The Financial Times reports.

  • Gold Warnings Surge as Banks Jump Off Bandwagon Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Nomura and Societe Generale are the latest banks to warn about gold, as several banks in recent days have cut their price forecasts and warnings about a correction for bullion have risen.

  • European Shares Edge Lower, Aviva Hit Hard     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday, held back by a post-results slump for British insurer Aviva, and some said they expected the pullback to continue in the short term.

  • European Stock Markets Have the Edge: Expert     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kevin Gardiner, head of investment strategy at Barclays, tells CNBC that from a narrow investor viewpoint, European stock markets have the edge over most other asset classes.

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