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  • 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.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Rises for Third Month in a Row Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 5:09 AM ET

    Euro zone economic sentiment improved more than expected across all sectors in January, rising for the third time in a row in a sign the economy could be emerging from a low point in the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Will the Car Market Start to Recover in 2013?     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Juergen Pieper, co-head of research at Bankhaus Metzler, tells CNBC why the European car market outlook is not as pessimistic as has been made out, although it should be braced for a tough start to 2013.

  • Euro Zone Periphery Fixes Major Cause of Crisis Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:17 AM ET

    Greece, Portugal and Spain are reversing the loss of wage competitiveness that was a significant cause of the euro zone crisis, the Conference Board said on Wednesday.

  • European Equities Are Place to Be: Strategist     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

    Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, global investment strategist at Julius Bär, tells CNBC that they remain constructive on the market and expect it to do well at least until the end of this quarter.

  • European Markets Open Slightly Easier     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European markets which have opened slightly easier.

  • Rajoy Gets No Love Despite Modest Positive Signs Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:48 AM ET
    Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

    Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy looks to have a tough year ahead as austerity bites, Catalonia bucks, and corruption lurks. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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