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  • French Bank Reforms Not ‘Soft’: SocGen CEO Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:44 AM ET

    Frederic Oudea, chief executive of Societe Generale, has hit out at critics who have argued that France's bank reforms, unveiled on Wednesday, do not go far enough and marks a U-turn by President Hollande who had promised a "long war" on the financial sector.

  • WPP CEO: It Doesn't Pay to Take Chances     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 4:37 AM ET

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP tells CNBC just what kind of year 2012 has been for business and what he is expecting for 2013.

  • Usmanov Ready to Take Control of Arsenal Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 3:49 AM ET
    Arsene Wenger the Manager of Arsenal speaks to Robin van Persie of Manchester United

    The second-largest shareholder of U.K. soccer team Arsenal has told CNBC that he is ready to do all he can to help the team and is ready to take control of the club and buy the remaining shares.

  • European Market Opens Lower     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 3:00 AM ET

    Ross Westgate takes you through the European market open, with stocks weighted to the downside.

  • Hollande Unveils Softened French Bank Reform Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France unveiled a long-awaited bank reform, hailing it as a model for the rest of Europe even as critics said it fell short of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledge to get tough with the financial sector.

  • Wait for Facebook Surge: Russia’s Richest Man Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:31 AM ET

    The Russian billionaire who is one of Facebook's biggest investors believes that the social networking company's potential is "not fully understood."

  • Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

    Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney will get a 250,000 pound ($406,000) annual housing allowance when he starts as governor of the Bank of England next year, on top of a salary of 624,000 pounds, the BoE said on Wednesday.

  • Positive Outlook for Europe in 2013     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 10:11 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks Europe will recover in 2013.

  • New PM, New Japan?     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Management outlines why despite a change in government, not much else will change in the world's third-largest economy.

  • One in Three Yen Libor Banks Involved in Rigging Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 4:32 PM ET

    The official U.K. Libor manipulation report points the finger at five banks for helping UBS rig the rate. So which banks were they?

  • After UBS, Focus Turns to These London Brokers Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 9:23 AM ET

    The UBS Libor settlement swings the spotlight on to the role of interdealer brokers in the burgeoning scandal, alleging that employees at these institutions actively "colluded" with rate-fixing efforts.

  • UBS Traders' 'Humongous' Libor-Fixing Boasts Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Two young businessmen drinking champagne at bar counter

    The scale of Libor manipulation at Swiss bank UBS was laid bare today in documents published by U.K. authorities which showed one trader openly boasting of keeping the benchmark rate artificially low.

  • European Stocks Post Gains     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports Greek banks are leading European markets higher, as shares in the National Bank of Greece rose by eight percent.

  • Global Miners Face Rising Risks in South Africa Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 5:59 AM ET

    South African President Jacob Zuma has kicked off five days of discussions over the country's economy, including the possible introduction of a mining tax and greater state intervention in the sector.

  • EU Downturn Will Worsen in 2013: Pimco     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 5:40 AM ET

    Pimco Head of European Portfolio Management Andrew Balls says growth in Europe will contract by up to 1.5 percent next year, with policymakers facing severe economic and political hurdles.

  • Geithner Was Told of Libor Fears in 2008 Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 1:47 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was warned as early as mid-2008 that banks may have been misreporting their Libor borrowing rate to aid their own trading positions, much earlier than previously known.

  • Berlusconi: Italy May Be Forced to Leave the Euro Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 1:20 AM ET

    Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday Italy would be forced to leave the euro zone unless the European Central Bank gets more powers to ensure lower borrowing costs.

  • Greece Rating Upgraded From 'Selective Default' Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 12:47 PM ET

    Rating agency S&P raised Greece's sovereign credit rating to B-minus with a stable outlook from selective default, citing its European partners' efforts to keep the country part of the euro.

  • Euro Zone Rescuer Draghi Faces Daunting 2013 Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

    With two short sentences, the head of the European Central Bank took the heat out of the euro zone crisis this year. In 2013 Mario Draghi has to live up to even bigger expectations.

  • Spain May Dodge Bailout, Market in Christmas Truce Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 8:20 AM ET

    Spain may not be fully out of the woods, but investors' favorable attitude towards the country suggests it is biding its time well and may get not need to request a bailout, analysts told CNBC.

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