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  • At 2013's meeting, Maria and her team look forward to the themes, opportunities and surprises that come out of the World Economic Forum. In preparation, Maria discusses what will, and has, comes out of Davos. Would you believe Mick Jagger?

  • European Markets Close     Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • Berlin Bank Looted Via 150-Foot Tunnel Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 9:50 AM ET

    Police are hunting for a suspect after a 147-foot underground tunnel was used to launch an audacious raid on a Berlin bank.

  • Sterling Takes 'Absolute Pasting' as Troubles Mount Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    The U.K. pound has come under increasing pressure in the last few weeks as the outlook for growth in the country looks sluggish, but the currency could fall even more as the economy faces multiple problems.

  • Global Markets Update     Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe.

  • Small Cyprus May Trigger Big Trouble in Europe Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 5:25 AM ET
    Nicosia, Cyprus

    Cyprus may seem too small for markets to care. But UBS has warned that the Mediterranean island is big enough to cause trouble in the euro zone after seeking a bailout from the troika, made up of the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

  • Cameron Faces Tough EU Questions: Expert     Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:05 AM ET

    Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that David Cameron's attempt at EU renegotiation is becoming a farce and he risks being humiliated if it fails.

  • IEA Ups Oil Demand Forecast, Warns on Supplies Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:48 AM ET

    The "awakening dragon" that is the growing Chinese economy will help boost oil demand in 2013, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday as it raised its 2013 demand forecast.

  • European Markets Edge Higher     Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where the Friday session has started out on a positive note.

  • IMF Chief Urges Major Economies to Promote Growth Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank should keep monetary policy easy and perhaps try to lower borrowing costs further to help the euro zone's struggling economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • Guy Wolf, global head of market analytics at Marex Spectron, tells CNBC that the deterioration of the German industrial base is more severe in the short-term than people realise.

  • Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia says he advises clients to invest in quality names in European energy, retail and luxury sectors as he sees good value there.

  • Bad Time to Sell Your House in Europe: S&P     Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jean-Michel Six, chief European economist at ratings agency Standard & Poor's, says European house prices will continue to fall in 2013.

  • European Markets Close Higher After US Data     Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving events from Europe.

  • As the financial crisis in Europe and the U.S. forces governments to reduce budgets, entitlement policies have been cut and income inequality has increased.

  • Travel advice for the wealthy elite -- plus guidelines on cocktail attire -- seem far removed from the Forum's commitment to "improving the state of the world."

  • It's the US, Not Europe, in Sharp Focus at Davos Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    In a departure from recent times, the Davos gathering will be dominated by the U.S. fiscal crisis rather than Europe's.

  • Which Troubled Economy Will Seek New Debt Relief First? Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:02 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland, seen by some as a relative success story for austerity, may want to access the funds, known as Outright Monetary Transactions.

  • Airbus Beaten by Boeing as Orders Plunge Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    The Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Europe's Airbus posted a 43 percent drop in orders and surrendered its crown as the world's largest planemaker to Boeing last year, but predicted improvements in both orders and deliveries for 2013 as airlines seek to reduce fuel costs.

  • Rio Tinto Blame Game Begins After Big Writedown Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    Rio Tinto, the mining giant, was in turmoil Thursday morning after the abrupt departure of its chief executive and the announcement of a $14 billion writedown.

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