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  • 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.

  • Why the Correction Will Be Short-Lived   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:05 AM ET
    Why the Correction Will Be Short-Lived

    Manoj Ladwa, head of trading at TJM Partners, explains that the current profit-taking should be very short-lived as there is still "a lot of retail money" waiting to come in.

  • European Market Opens Sharply Lower   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Market Opens Sharply Lower

    European shares opened sharply lower on Thursday, ahead of flash manufacturing and services data from the euro zone.

  • IMF Chief Under Investigation in France   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    IMF Chief Under Investigation in France

    CNBC's correspondent, Stephane Pedrazzi, reports from Paris where IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being questioned for a role in a dispute when she was French finance minister in 2007.

  • 'Huge Milestone' Has Been Passed: Aveva CEO   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    'Huge Milestone' Has Been Passed: Aveva CEO

    Richard Longdon, CEO of Aveva, says he is very confident about the short-term outlook as the Enterprise Solution segment has started to make a profit and its new 3D business is already profitable.

  • ECB Can Expand Its Tools to Fight Crisis: Official Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:26 AM ET
    Austrian architect Wolf Prix of CooP Himmelblau gestures during a media tour of the the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters on September 20, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany.

    The ECB recently set up a task force with the European Investment Bank to assess ways to unblock lending to small- and medium-sized businesses, including promoting a market for ABS based on loans for smaller firms.

  • 'We Are Penetrating Our Markets': Investec CEO   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:15 AM ET
    'We Are Penetrating Our Markets': Investec CEO

    Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec, talks about full-year earnings and the company's strategy of diversifying away from capital intensive business.

  • US Core Market Still Under Pressure: SABMiller CEO   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    US Core Market Still Under Pressure: SABMiller CEO

    Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, comments on full-year earnings and says that most markets are growing except the U.S. core market which remains under pressure.

  • 'Tectonic Plate Shift' for Markets on Fed Fears Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:41 AM ET

    Japanese stocks plunged 9 percent off intraday highs on Thursday as weak Chinese data added to growing fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve may withdraw its bond buying sooner than expected.

  • Why Rich Western Investors Are Returning Home Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:29 AM ET
    Cult of Equity Killed Off by Pension Funds

    The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.

  • Why Investors Should Be on Bubble Watch   Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    On Bubble Watch

    Lothar Mentel, Chief Investment Officer at Tatton Investment Management says the recent rally shows a confused market and expects some volatility ahead.

  • Soldier Killed in London in Suspected Islamist Attack Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:52 PM ET

    A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

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  • IMF discusses role in Egypt

    Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that the IMF has two roles to play with Egypt, one of which is to provide dialogue and the other is to provide financial support.

  • IMF: Egypt has 'a long way to go'

    Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that Egypt has made a lot of improvements regarding energy subsidies and broader reforms, but still has "a long way to go."

  • Is Greece spiralling out of control?

    Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, says the negotiations between creditors and Greece may not end well.