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  • Britain Risks Sliding Into Recession, Again Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:29 PM ET

    Britain will find out later on Friday whether its economy shrank again late last year, raising the risk that it is heading for its third recession since the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Italian PM Under Fire Over Bank Crisis Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:39 PM ET

    Mario Monti, Italy's prime minister, was forced to offer to recall parliament on Thursday amid questions about his government's handling of the financial crisis at Monte dei Paschi di Siena and the role of the central bank. The Financial Times reports.

  • London Has World's Most Expensive Office Space Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    City of London

    London trumped Hong Kong for the dubious accolade of world's most expensive city for office space, according to a recent survey.

  • George Soros: European Banking System Revived  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros, provides perspective on Europe's banking crisis, U.S. debt and when he expects to see a spike in interest rates, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. The euro is transforming the European Union into something very different, he says.

  • Interest Rates Could Spike This Year: Soros Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:34 PM ET
    George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC

    Rates will rise dramatically as soon as there are clear signs the US economy is picking up, billionaire financier George Soros said in an interview at Davos.

  • Dow Chemical CEO: Energy Growth a 'Game Changer' Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The U.S. energy complex including the growth of natural-gas drilling is "a game changer" that could contribute to global economic growth and promote jobs, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris told CNBC.

  • European Markets: FTSE Hits Fresh Highs  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving events from Europe as shares extended gains, taking direction from the S&P 500.

  • Work Still Needed to Heal Banks: BIS  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Work to improve the banking sector's health is still incomplete, says Jaime Caruana, general manager at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

  • Pro: Why Gold is Still a Short Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    Pro trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at important technical levels for the yellow metal.

  • Leaders at Davos Put Spotlight on Europe's Biggest Burden Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    Business leaders, politicians and labor organizations warned on Thursday that urgent action needs to be taken to prevent Europe's youth from becoming a lost generation, a development which could have severe social consequences.

  • Sweden's Borg: Crisis Not Yet Over  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, warns against getting carried away with the idea that the European crisis is over.

  • 2013 Will Trump 2012: Infosys Chair  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Kris Gopalakrishnan co-chairman of Infosys, says macroeconomic prospects are better this year because there is less chance of the euro zone disintegrating, among other reasons.

  • Merkel Says Europe Must Persist With Reforms Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European nations to continue the economic reforms they have begun and argued that the debt crisis offered an opportunity for the bloc to become more competitive.

  • UK’s Osborne: Wrong to Abandon Austerity Plan Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:19 AM ET

    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has defended his government's austerity program, a day after the International Monetary Fund said the U.K. government should ease up on austerity.

  • Private Banks Lure New Clients With Old-School Perks Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    The plaque of the private bank Edmond de Rothschild

    What can small private banks do to win back trust in their concierge financial services? In Switzerland, banks are focusing on the country's political stability, strong currency, and selling their niche appeal through lavish dinners and exclusive access.

  • UK's Osborne: Credibility Is Hard Won and Easily Lost  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    George Osborne, Britain's finance minister, tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo why the U.K. must stick to its deficit plan.

  • Moody's Warns European Banks Need More Cash Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Banks in Spain, Italy, Ireland and Britain need to set aside much more money to cover potentially bad loans, credit ratings agency Moody's said on Thursday, meaning European taxpayers may again be tapped for cash.

  • Monte Paschi Faces $1 Billion Loss on 'Surprise' Trades Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:01 AM ET
    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest bank,revealed on Thursday it could face losses of as much as 720 million euros($956 million) on past trades in financial derivatives which new management only recently discovered.

  • French Government Denies Dropping 75% Tax Plan Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 7:48 AM ET
    French tax forms.

    The French government has denied reports that it's planning to scrap the controversial 75 percent tax rate on high-earners.

  • Nokia Shares Drop After Dividend Is Suspended Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    The new Nokia 920 smartphone is seen in this undated handout photo made available to the media on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Nokia Oyj unveiled two smartphones using Microsoft Corp.’s new Windows Phone software, betting on the devices to win back sales lost to the iPhone and Android handset makers.

    Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia said it was to axe its annual dividend payment for the first time in over 20 years, aiming to shore up its finances amid a fall in sales.

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