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  • European Shares Soar on US 'Cliff' Deal     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe, as stocks jumped after U.S. lawmakers passed a budget deal last night.

  • Monti Fires Opening Salvo of Second-Term Campaign Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti pledged to cut labor taxes to fuel growth on Wednesday as he shed his neutral technocrat stance and fired the opening salvo of his campaign for a second term.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European markets made solid gains after Congress approved a bill to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • UK Manufacturing PMI Hits 15-Month High in December Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:35 AM ET

    The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a 15-month high of 51.4 in December from an upwardly revised 49.2 in November - a far stronger increase than any predicted in a Reuters poll of 24 economists.

  • Euro Zone Periphery May Be Due a Re-Rating Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    The much-maligned peripheral economies of the euro zone are showing some encouraging signs, leading to talk of a revaluation which would have seemed optimistic for most of last year.

  • Positive on US Equities Despite Cliff: Pro     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Tom Elliott, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells CNBC that despite the fiscal cliff he still has confidence that US equity returns will be positive this year.

  • Euro Zone Factory Downturn Deepens in December Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    The slowdown in euro zone factory activity deepened in December as new orders tumbled, a business survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may have slipped further into recession in the last quarter of 2012.

  • Growth in Europe Will Stay at Zero: Strategist     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, tells CNBC that the gap between Europe and the United States has never been greater.

  • Will the ECB Be More Aggressive in 2013?     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS shares his views on whether the European Central Bank will step in and do more in 2013.

  • European Markets Open Higher     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick takes you through the open of the European market on the 2nd of January 2013.

  • Ireland's flag

    Ireland will be the poster child of austerity success and will emerge from economic ruin to achieve strong growth and job creation, the country's deputy prime minister told CNBC.

  • Armed Robbers Hit Paris Apple Store Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    Armed robbers targeted an Apple store in central Paris on New Year's Eve, taking thousands of euros (dollars) worth of goods, a police official said on Tuesday.

  • Will 2013 Be a Bond Bubble?     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Credit Agricole Corporation, tells CNBC that 2013 will see more rallying in the yields of periphery markets.

  • Climate Change Threatens French Wine Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Red wine grapes

    Warmer temperatures mean soon you may have to pay more for your favorite Bordeaux — if you can find it, the Global Post reports.

  • Will 2013 Be the UK's 'Groundhog Year'? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    This year risks being a "groundhog year" for the U.K.'s embattled economy as it threatens to repeat much of 2012's gloom, according to an influential think tank.

  • Safety Bid Into US Dollar?     Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 6:30 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research, ANZ says a U.S. fiscal cliff agreement is slipping away, but he doesn't think investors will be buying into the U.S. dollar as a safety bid.

  • What You Need to Know About 2013     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    With less than 20 minutes to go in the last trading session of 2012, what do you need to know about 2013? John Manley, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and Chris Konstantinos, Riverfront Investment Group, discuss.

  • France May Water Down 75% Tax Rate After Setback Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 12:02 PM ET

    An embarrassing derailment of France's 75 percent millionaires' tax may open an opportunity to water down a scheme that had damaged the country's image with international investors.

  • Global Markets Update: EU Shares Flat     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as fears over a lack of resolution to the U.S. "fiscal cliff" sent the FTSE 100 lower.

  • Tech Stocks Defy Europe's Short Selling Decline Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 2:38 AM ET
    A visitor looks at a plaque commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Borsa Italiana, inside Italy's stock exchange, which is part of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc, in Milan, Italy.

    The practice of short selling, betting that stock will fall to profit from the decline, has declined, according to research firm Markit, and this trend is much more pronounced in Europe than it is in the U.S.

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