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  • 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.

  • ECB to Hold Fire as Euro Zone Shows Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:41 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is expected to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.75 percent on Thursday, refraining from a cut as the euro zone economy shows some signs of stabilising and inflation still tops its target.

  • Deutsche Bank Benefited From Libor Trades: Report Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Germany's Deutsche Bank benefited from trades pegged to the London Interbank Offer Rate (Libor) currently under investigation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, adding that the bank made at least 500 million euros ($654 million) in profit from the trades in 2008.

  • Spain Kicks Off Tough 2013 With Strong Bond Sale Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Spain's Treasury sold 5.8 billion euros in bonds on Thursday, well above its target range of 4 billion to 5 billion euros, and borrowing costs came down at its first debt auction of the year.

  • If It Wants to Be Special to America, UK Needs EU Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    The Obama administration on Wednesday publicly signaled its growing concern about a possible British exit from the EU, just days before David Cameron sets out plans for a referendum on the issue.

  • Anti-Business Image Is English Caricature: France Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:25 AM ET

    France may have bid adieu to one of its main cultural exports in actor Gerard Depardieu who has left the county in a protest over tax, but it is assiduously courting the international business world in order to revive the French economy.

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