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  • Painting a Profit: 10-Year Boom Ahead for Art? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 7:52 AM ET
    Pablo Picasso's Femme pres d'une fenetre

    The art market is to experience a "10- year boom" according to an expert, as investors from China and the Middle East drive demand towards unprecedented levels.

  • Banks Pay Back More Cheap Loans to ECB Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 6:28 AM ET

    Banks will pay back 4.993 billion euros next week of the 3-year loans they took from the European Central Bank a year ago, bringing the total payback of the first 489 billion in loans to 146 billion.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Friday's market moving events from Europe.

  • The Ghost of ABN Amro Haunts Europe's Banks Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 5:14 AM ET

    The Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena and the Dutch lender SNS Reaal have one thing in common with the UK's Royal Bank of Scotland and Belgium's Fortis. They all bought a part of the Dutch bank ABN AMRO in 2007 and suffered from the capital strain and losses caused by that acquisition.

  • Draghi Seems More Pessimistic: Jefferies     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Marchel Alexandrovich, senior European economist at Jefferies International, says EU Summit is not an event that would influence Draghi who seems to be getting a bit more pessimistic about the European economy.

  • The Euro Is Not Overvalued: Expert     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 3:39 AM ET

    Lars Feld, economic advisor to German chancellor Angela Merkel, tells CNBC that he does not think the euro is overvalued.

  • Horses stand in a pasture

    Testing has confirmed that beef lasagna produced by food manufacturer Findus contained horsemeat, Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said on Thursday.

  • Alex Friedman, global CIO of UBS Wealth Management, tells CNBC he is moderately risk on for now, with markets heading in the right direction.

  • European Market Opens Higher     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European Market Open where stocks have come in higher.

  • UK Food Bank Visits Surge, Not Just for the Poor Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 2:11 AM ET
    Cans of food at the Thamesmead food bank in London.

    With unemployment at a 16-year high and one in five people living below the poverty line, the number of people using food banks in the U.K. has escalated during the recession. But it's not just the less well-off that are in need of help.

  • Securitas CEO: Pessimistic About France     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Alf Goransson, CEO at Securitas, tells CNBC 2012 has been a tough year, but they are quite optimistic about North America.

  • German 2012 Exports Hit All Time High     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Guy Monson, managing partner at Sarasin & Partners, tells CNBC that the euro crisis gave Germany an amazing opportunity to penetrate the Asian markets.

  • What Will Europe Look Like in 2020?     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 1:33 AM ET

    Professor Norman Lammert, president of the Bundestag speaks to Ross Westgate about how he sees the bloc evolving in the years to come.

  • Tracking Euro Appreciation     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank says Draghi wants to slow the appreciation of the euro because even though it's a sign of confidence it could pose some downside risks.

  • The Yen is the Macro Threat to Europe     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, JP Morgan Securities, Asia Pacific says the German industrial base should be very concerned about the movements in the Yen. He see's downside risk to European exporters earnings.

  • 2013 Recession in Europe: Pro     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategist, SHK Private says the European economy is either going into a mild recession or a deeper one this year. He explains why.

  • Fed's Evans on QE & US Debt     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the details of his interview with Charles Evans, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank president in regards to quantitative easing and fixing the nation's debt.

  • European Shares Turn Negative     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's trading activity in Europe.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower After ECB Decision     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower after choppy trading on Thursday, tracking falls on the U.S. equity markets, while a decline in French drugmaker Sanofi also weighed on the region's bourses.

  • Greeks Forgo Winter Heating After Jump in Fuel Tax Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    With Greeks already struggling under wage and pension cuts imposed by the foreign lenders, many have been forced to brave the winter cold without heating to escape spiraling fuel prices.

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