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  • Italy's Berlusconi Closing Gap Ahead of Vote Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:07 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition is making rapid gains ahead of next month's elections, the latest polls suggest, increasing the possibility that even if the center-left wins as expected it may not be able to form a table Italian government.

  • Euro Zone's Poster-Child Faces a New Crisis Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:37 AM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Protests, a mutiny among politicians calling for the prime minister's resignation, billions in bad debt, and an economic recovery on hold — just a few of the challenges facing Slovenia.

  • Battersea Sales Show Two-Speed UK Property Market Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:36 AM ET
    Battersea power station and nearby residential flats.

    One of the most recognizable buildings in London has seen substantial interest from buyers, as its latest developers try to create an 8 billion pounds ($12.9 billion) “new town center” south of the Thames.

  • German Economic Growth Slows in 2012     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
  • European Markets Open Down On German GDP     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, with stocks sliding into negative territory.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    There will be no chance of a financial transactions tax, a short-selling ban, or any other business-unfriendly measure being implemented here if the U.K. is not in the EU. That is a strong reason to suspect that the City would thrive outside of the EU, Professor Moorad Choudhry writes.

  • Undercover With the Neo-Nazis Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
    Thomas Kuban, who for over a decade filmed neo-Nazi concerts and other right-wing events, wears a disguise as he explains the use of one of the miniature cameras he used.

    Disguises, pseudonyms and Hitler's salute were all part of one man's secret mission to infiltrate Europe’s far-right scene, the Global Post reports.

  • Is Risk Appetite Here to Stay?     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    John Wraith, fixed income strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC that in the first week of the year there was a big move away from safe havens into riskier assets., but investors are still uncertain.

  • Germany Cuts 2013 Growth Forecast: Report Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:22 AM ET

    The German government expects economic growth of 0.5 percent this year, business daily Handelsblatt said on Tuesday, citing a report due to be published after cabinet discussions on Wednesday, down from an earlier estimate of 1.0 percent.

  • Is Europe Turning Around For Good?     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer says things are turning around in Europe right now with key markets like Germany back up to its peak and listed companies in France looking attractive.

  • Greece Sees Gold Boom, But at a Price Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 8:23 PM ET

    For some Greek residents, new mining plans are a blessing, but for hundreds of others, it is nothing more than a symbol of the country's willingness to accept any economic development, no matter the cost . The NYT reports.

  • BOJ Easing to Keep Yen Weak This Year     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management sees substantial support for further gains in USD/JPY. She says there will be more monetary easing by the BOJ which will keep the yen weak.

  • European Markets Turn Negative     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as stocks tracked U.S. equities, where Apple was hit by demand concerns.

  • Royal Budgets Face Cuts in Austerity Wracked Europe Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Queen Fabiola of Belgium

    Belgium's prime minister, Elio Di Rupo, has rebuked Queen Fabiola for trying to shield some of her fortune from taxes.

  • Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays PLC.

    Barclays and Deutsche Bank will take a knife to bonuses for investment bankers as they seek to tackle high costs, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Euro Zone Factory Output Falls Amid Signs of Bottom Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    Output at euro zone factories fell for the third straight month in November and against expectations of a rise.

  • Euro Lifts, Yen Slips, Forint Feels Heat Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    The euro continues its climb, the yen keeps up its slide, and Nouriel Roubini gets blamed for the forint's fall - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • European Shares Slightly Higher     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

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

  • How to Trade the Italian Elections     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Daniele Antonucci, European economist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC that Italy is going through a 'political cliff' and that the higher chamber is the place to watch.

  • The Future of Automotive Growth     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Phillipe Houchois, autos analyst at UBS, tells CNBC why automotive industry growth over the next two years will come from outside Europe.

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