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  • Swatch Group Acquires Harry Winston for $750 Million Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Jeweler Harry Winston is selling its high-end watches-to-necklaces division to Swatch Group in a $750 million cash deal that expands Swatch's luxury offering and lets the Canadian group concentrate on its diamond mines.

  • Separating European Sovereigns From Banks     Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Luc Frieden, Finance Minister of Luxembourg describes the debate over whether national countries should be part of the European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) rescue operation.

  • UK Upsets Germany Over Key EU Speech Saturday, 12 Jan 2013 | 5:09 AM ET
    David Cameron

    David Cameron has astonished Berlin by looking to make his controversial Europe speech on the same day that France and Germany stage lavish celebrations marking their postwar reconciliation. The FT reports.

  • How to Save $2 Trillion     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    Dr. David Blumenthal, Obama health care expert and Harvard Medical School professor, shares his plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system, which would save $2 trillion, he says.

  • Put Money to Work Now?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    The S&P is inching towards fresh, 5-year highs, with Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies; David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors; and Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds.

  • Watershed Event in Italian Bonds Today     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Italian government borrowed 3.5 billion euros of 3-year bonds at a yield of 1.85 percent on Friday.

  • Winter of Discontent Looms for PIIGS: Goldman Sachs Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Europe's peripheral economies face a re-run of the U.K.'s "winter of discontent", with high unemployment and stagnant growth, according to a report by Goldman Sachs.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Flat     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from around the globe, including the unveiling of a new stimulus package in Japan.

  • Europe Oil Demand: 20-Year Low and to Slide Further Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:01 AM ET

    Oil demand in Europe, already at its lowest in 20 years after five years of declines, is set to fall further, dented by a bleak economic outlook, increasing energy efficiency and a switch to alternative forms of energy.

  • German Efficiency in Doubt After Airport Debacle Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Germans take pride in their engineering and organisational skills but their country's reputation for efficiency has been exploded by a farcical series of delays in building Berlin's new international airport

  • Forecast for 2013: Market Predictions Will Be Wrong Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Investors sifting through analysts' new year predictions for stock market movements may want to press "delete" and look instead for sound companies, as history shows equity index forecasts are usually wrong.

  • Has Draghi Won the Battle With Financial Markets? Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 9:34 PM ET

    A fall in euro zone government bond yields, rallying regional equity markets and a stronger euro suggest that six months after Mario Draghi pledged to save the euro zone from collapse, the European Central Bank (ECB) chief appears to be winning his battle with financial markets.

  • Brussels Takes Tough Stance on Google Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:03 PM ET

    Google will be forced to change the way it presents search results in Europe or face antitrust charges for "diverting traffic" to its own services, the EU's competition chief has said, laying out a sharply different approach from his US counterparts. The FT reports.

  • Hollande's Clumsiness Endangers French Reforms Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:29 PM ET
    French President Francois Hollande.

    Francois Hollande's clumsy handling of financial reform promises has turned public mood against him and prompted smirking foreign leaders to offer refuge to French tax exiles.

  • European Markets Close Flat After ECB Decision     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as the ECB decided to keep its interest rates unchanged at 0.75 percent.

  • Pinpoints: BRICs May Face Middle-Income Trap Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    One analyst is warning that developing economies may run out of cheap labor and additional growth, which must be driven by increasing total-factor productivity linked to social and political reform.

  • Pinpoints: The Scramble for Inflation-Linked Bonds Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    Lately, once-wonky price indexes have found themselves at the center of heated policy debates on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • BoE Leaves Rates, Asset Purchase Target Unchanged Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    The Bank of England kept its powder dry on Thursday, voting as expected not to buy more government bonds.

  • ECB's Draghi Sees Signs of Economic Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    The ECB said on Thursday that recent economic surveys and indicators had shown signs of stabilizing, suggesting an improved picture later in the year.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors looked towards key rate decisions by the European Central Bank and Bank of England.

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