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  • European Markets Close Lower     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market action in Europe, as shares pared losses after a series of earnings weighed on market sentiment.

  • Germany Slowdown? Not Anymore, Say Analysts Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    Reichstag building, Germany.

    After a slowdown in the fourth quarter of 2012, Germany's economy seems to be getting back on track and some analysts now believe Europe's largest economy will go from strength to strength in 2013.

  • Stimulus Will Do Little for Spain's Worsening Debt Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:13 AM ET

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to announce stimulus measures as soon as Friday and the EU looks willing to ease budget deficit targets for Madrid, but it could all be in vain as the debt mounts up, according to an HSBC economist.

  • ‘It's Horrible Here,’ UK May Tell EU Migrants Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 7:20 AM ET
    A British riot policeman stands guard in front of a burning building and burnt out car in Croydon, South London.

    There are hardly any jobs, generally low wages and it rains all the time: Not the usual picture that a country wants to portray of its culture or economy. However, U.K politicians are considering launching a negative publicity campaign in Eastern Europe to deter potential migrants from coming to the U.K. in search of jobs.

  • Global Markets Update     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe.

  • Start the 'Rocky' Music—Structured Finance Is Back Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 5:17 AM ET

    Structured finance deals of a type last seen before the financial crisis are set to come back in 2013, according to market experts, signaling a return to the credit boom in 2004.

  • Is There Too Much Banking Legislation?     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Olly Burrows, senior banks analyst at Rabobank, tells CNBC that the vast amount of legislation brought in after the banking crisis is now affecting credit flow to the real economy.

  • European Markets Open Flat, Earnings Eyed     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    European markets have opened flat, with a focus on earnings.

  • Spain's Clandestine Restaurants Hide From Taxman Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    Economic hardship has inspired a full range of clandestine entrepreneurship in Spain. The combination of higher taxes and unemployment has pushed desperate Spaniards to convert their apartments and underused lofts and warehouses into jazz clubs, hair salons, restaurants and even flamenco halls.

  • Diageo CEO: Southern Europe Is Difficult     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo, tells CNBC the company are increasing their dividend again by nine percent but continue to see difficulty with consumer expenditure in Southern Europe.

  • Diageo CEO: Europe Market Is Lackluster Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Diageo, the world's biggest spirits maker, reported slowing growth in earnings on Thursday and the CEO told CNBC the Europe market was lackluster.

  • Flee ‘Safe’ Sovereign Debt, Says Hasenstab Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 1:31 AM ET

    The man who made some of the boldest contrarian bets in the bond market last year has a new message for investors: get out of supposedly safe government debt now, before it is too late.

  • UK Proposes Tougher Accounting Test on Banks Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Accountants will have to determine more thoroughly if a bank can stand on its own two feet for well over a year without taxpayer help under draft changes from Britain's audit regulator.

  • Deutsche Bank CEO: Major Progress on Capital Ratio Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 1:16 AM ET
    Anshu Jain, co-CEO of German's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank shares rose 2.2 percent on Thursday, despite the company posting a 2.6 billion euro ($3.5 billion) pre-tax loss, after the lender reported capital ratios that were better than expected.

  • Bank CEOs Say Trading Curbs Will Stifle French Economy Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    The heads of France's top three banks said tougher laws to curb risky trading would put the country at a competitive disadvantage as it struggles with record unemployment and a grim economic outlook.

  • Overweight Germany, Underweight Japan: HSBC     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC says Germany is a safe way to play the Europe markets. He says the excitement in Japan is priced in and is skeptical on whether the BOJ will do anything more aggressive.

  • Monte dei Paschi Harbored Bank Within a Bank Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:31 PM ET
    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

    The secret document at the heart of the Monte dei Paschi banking scandal lay for months in a concealed safe in a 14th century Tuscan palace. Chief Executive Fabrizio Viola said he learnt about the safe's contents only last October, a full 10 months after he had been called in to sort out Italy's third biggest bank.

  • European Markets Close in the Red     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares closed lower after weaker-than-expected GDP data came in from the U.S.

  • Investors Throw Spain a Lifeline as Economy Shrinks Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    With record unemployment figures, a fractious political scene, years of declining retail sales and Wednesday's depressing growth data, Spain appears to be sinking. Yet an improvement in risk appetite and falling borrowing costs continue to prop up the economy.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Flat Ahead of Fed     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors wait for a policy announcement on interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

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