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  • Markets Across Europe Close     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Rick Santelli & Gary Kaminsky offer insight on the market close in Europe.

  • Is the Future of Farming Looking Up? Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    What do you do with an overcrowded city? The answer seems obvious. Upwards you go. Cities worldwide are reaching for the stratosphere as office space and apartments skim the skyline. Now they may have a new neighbor as the seeds of an agricultural revolution are being sown.

  • ‘Full Steam Ahead’ on European Stocks: HSBC Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:02 AM ET

    Despite the recent rally in European equity markets following the European Central Bank (ECB)’s commitment to help struggling euro zone countries further, there is still plenty of caution about getting back into European stocks.

  • Yen Slips, Chinese Data Cheers Investors Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Chinese data gives a lift and Germany's Merkel dampens hopes — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • We’re Not Looking for Rosneft Deal…Yet: Lukoil Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    Lukoil has no plans to deepen its ties with higher-profile Rosneft after the latter's deal with BP, at least not in the short term, Andrei Gaidamaka, Deputy Vice President at Lukoil told CNBC Thursday.

  • European Market Update     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on what's moving global markets, ahead of a two-day EU summit set to take place in Brussels.

  • Euro Zone’s Only Option: Ask for the Bill in German Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:45 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Germany has no choice but to monetize the debt of southern Europe and save the euro to save itself,  economists say.

  • People walk by closed shops in Athens on Oct. 18, 2012, during the 24-hour general strike.

    As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday, Greece’s workers aim to make their voices heard by holding a 24-hour strike bringing the country to a halt. But with the economy in the fifth year of a recession, the lost production could cost the economy 100 million euros, according to one expert and prove counterproductive.

  • Global Markets: EU Shares Trading Lower     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a preview of the likely agenda at an EU summit set to take place in Brussels.

  • Rosneft Set to Clinch Deal on TNK-BP Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 2:11 AM ET

    The chief executive of Rosneft will on Thursday finalise a deal with BP that will turn the Russian national champion into the world’s largest publicly traded crude oil producer.  The FT reports.

  • Europe Banking Supervisor Plan ‘Illegal’ Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 1:41 AM ET
    The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, outside the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

    A plan to create a single euro zone banking supervisor is illegal, according to a secret legal opinion for EU finance ministers that deals a further blow to a reform deemed vital to solving the bloc’s debt crisis, the Financial Times reports

  • Finding Growth Potential in Central Europe     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Pawel Swieboda, President, demosEuropa explains why he's optimistic on Central European nations. He adds that the shift to continental Europe has given nations like Poland an opportunity to expand into global markets.

  • Mixed Bag for Earnings Season     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Monty Agarwal, Managing Partner, MA Capital Management says that although companies are beating earnings expectations, they are doing so from a low base.

  • France's 'Rich' Tax = Deals on Paris Mansions Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
    This townhouse in Villa Montmorency, one of Paris's best neighborhoods, is on the market for about $18 million.

    The 75 percent tax on millionaires in France has caused more of the rich to put their homes up for sale. But don't expect bargains in Paris, where prices remains high.

  • European Shares Power to 3-Week Highs, Led by Spain Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    Europe's equity market powered to three-week highs on Wednesday, with the Madrid bourse and the banking sector bolstered by news that Spain had escaped a rating downgrade to 'junk' and hopes that it will soon seek a bailout.

  • Why Bigger Isn't Better for Investors Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 9:31 AM ET

    The challenge for corporates in the post-crash environment is to remain competitive. That calls for stronger engagement with customers, and sticking to one’s areas of genuine expertise, not necessarily becoming bigger, argues Moorad Choudhry.

  • UK Lobby Group Plans to Curb Rogue Bankers Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 9:16 AM ET

    Bankers in Britain could in the future face being struck off an industry-wide register if they misbehave, if plans being drawn up by a U.K. banking group go ahead.

  • Spain Keeps Its Rating, Euro Lifts Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Spain avoids a cut and the British go to work — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Reform Pension Systems or Pay the Price, Report Warns Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 6:21 AM ET

    As populations rapidly age, reform to straining pension systems must happen now or we will all pay the pay the price when we retire, according to the latest report on pension provision.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Edge Higher     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the Spanish IBEX, the main gainer in Wednesday morning trading.

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