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  • Clarke Steps Up Pro-EU Rhetoric Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:16 AM ET

    Ken Clarke has stepped up the pro-European rhetoric as the battle over Britain's future in the EU intensifies, warning that a referendum on the issue is a "gamble" and that David Cameron may be about to open the door accidentally to a British exit, the Financial Times reports.

  • James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says while Germany's economic fundamentals are strong, the external environment is impacting its growth.

  • Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets says that current official forecasts indicating a strong euro zone recovery are wildly optimistic.

  • Germany Wants Its Gold Back—Should You Worry? Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:10 PM ET

    The world's second-biggest holder of gold reserves, Germany, is planning to bring home some of its gold held in New York and Paris - a move that would mark a breakdown of trust between the world's major central banks, analysts said.

  • Spain Calls on Germany to Boost Growth Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 9:08 PM ET

    Mariano Rajoy has called on Germany and other creditor countries in the euro zone to do more to stimulate growth, arguing that a switch to a more expansionary policy would boost economic recovery across the single currency area. The Financial Times reports.

  • Goldman Sachs Backs Down on UK Bonus Plan Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs backed down on Tuesday on its plan to delay paying U.K. bonuses in order to benefit from an imminent cut in the top personal tax rate.

  • Technical Look at the Markets     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Joel Stainton, head of research and trading strategy at SEB Futures, joined CNBC for a technical look at copper, sterling 1-year, and the EU economy.

  • European Markets Close     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the German economy growing 0.7 percent in 2012 versus growth of 3 percent in 2011.

  • Berlusconi Says Would Back Draghi as President Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday he would back Mario Draghi if the head of the European Central Bank was proposed as the country's next president.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • European Shares Flat After German GDP Data     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports the latest market action from around the globe, including Italy's plans to tap the debt market for the first time in two years, with a new 15-year bond.

  • Italy's Berlusconi Closing Gap Ahead of Vote Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:07 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition is making rapid gains ahead of next month's elections, the latest polls suggest, increasing the possibility that even if the center-left wins as expected it may not be able to form a table Italian government.

  • Euro Zone's Poster-Child Faces a New Crisis Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:37 AM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Protests, a mutiny among politicians calling for the prime minister's resignation, billions in bad debt, and an economic recovery on hold — just a few of the challenges facing Slovenia.

  • Battersea Sales Show Two-Speed UK Property Market Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:36 AM ET
    Battersea power station and nearby residential flats.

    One of the most recognizable buildings in London has seen substantial interest from buyers, as its latest developers try to create an 8 billion pounds ($12.9 billion) “new town center” south of the Thames.

  • German Economic Growth Slows in 2012     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
  • European Markets Open Down On German GDP     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, with stocks sliding into negative territory.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    There will be no chance of a financial transactions tax, a short-selling ban, or any other business-unfriendly measure being implemented here if the U.K. is not in the EU. That is a strong reason to suspect that the City would thrive outside of the EU, Professor Moorad Choudhry writes.

  • Undercover With the Neo-Nazis Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
    Thomas Kuban, who for over a decade filmed neo-Nazi concerts and other right-wing events, wears a disguise as he explains the use of one of the miniature cameras he used.

    Disguises, pseudonyms and Hitler's salute were all part of one man's secret mission to infiltrate Europe’s far-right scene, the Global Post reports.

  • Is Risk Appetite Here to Stay?     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    John Wraith, fixed income strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC that in the first week of the year there was a big move away from safe havens into riskier assets., but investors are still uncertain.

  • Germany Cuts 2013 Growth Forecast: Report Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:22 AM ET

    The German government expects economic growth of 0.5 percent this year, business daily Handelsblatt said on Tuesday, citing a report due to be published after cabinet discussions on Wednesday, down from an earlier estimate of 1.0 percent.

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  • Justin Lafferty, editor of Inside Facebook, discusses Facebook's earnings and, in particular, its strategy for attracting advertisements.

  • Cole Smead, managing director at Smead Capital Management, says that he has hardly any exposure to the tech sector, because technology companies tend to have weak free cash flow positions.