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  • UK Proposes Tougher Accounting Test on Banks Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Accountants will have to determine more thoroughly if a bank can stand on its own two feet for well over a year without taxpayer help under draft changes from Britain's audit regulator.

  • Deutsche Bank CEO: Major Progress on Capital Ratio Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 1:16 AM ET
    Anshu Jain, co-CEO of German's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank shares rose 2.2 percent on Thursday, despite the company posting a 2.6 billion euro ($3.5 billion) pre-tax loss, after the lender reported capital ratios that were better than expected.

  • Bank CEOs Say Trading Curbs Will Stifle French Economy Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    The heads of France's top three banks said tougher laws to curb risky trading would put the country at a competitive disadvantage as it struggles with record unemployment and a grim economic outlook.

  • Overweight Germany, Underweight Japan: HSBC  Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC says Germany is a safe way to play the Europe markets. He says the excitement in Japan is priced in and is skeptical on whether the BOJ will do anything more aggressive.

  • Monte dei Paschi Harbored Bank Within a Bank Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:31 PM ET
    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

    The secret document at the heart of the Monte dei Paschi banking scandal lay for months in a concealed safe in a 14th century Tuscan palace. Chief Executive Fabrizio Viola said he learnt about the safe's contents only last October, a full 10 months after he had been called in to sort out Italy's third biggest bank.

  • European Markets Close in the Red  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares closed lower after weaker-than-expected GDP data came in from the U.S.

  • Investors Throw Spain a Lifeline as Economy Shrinks Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    With record unemployment figures, a fractious political scene, years of declining retail sales and Wednesday's depressing growth data, Spain appears to be sinking. Yet an improvement in risk appetite and falling borrowing costs continue to prop up the economy.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Flat Ahead of Fed  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors wait for a policy announcement on interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Rises for Third Month in a Row Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 5:09 AM ET

    Euro zone economic sentiment improved more than expected across all sectors in January, rising for the third time in a row in a sign the economy could be emerging from a low point in the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Will the Car Market Start to Recover in 2013?  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Juergen Pieper, co-head of research at Bankhaus Metzler, tells CNBC why the European car market outlook is not as pessimistic as has been made out, although it should be braced for a tough start to 2013.

  • Euro Zone Periphery Fixes Major Cause of Crisis Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:17 AM ET

    Greece, Portugal and Spain are reversing the loss of wage competitiveness that was a significant cause of the euro zone crisis, the Conference Board said on Wednesday.

  • European Equities Are Place to Be: Strategist  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

    Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, global investment strategist at Julius Bär, tells CNBC that they remain constructive on the market and expect it to do well at least until the end of this quarter.

  • European Markets Open Slightly Easier  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European markets which have opened slightly easier.

  • Rajoy Gets No Love Despite Modest Positive Signs Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:48 AM ET
    Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

    Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy looks to have a tough year ahead as austerity bites, Catalonia bucks, and corruption lurks. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Monte Paschi Ignored Risk Warnings: Documents Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

    Monte dei Paschi's risk control unit and its own internal audit team were alarmed about the department responsible for a series of opaque structured finance deals at the troubled bank as long ago as November 2009, bank documents show.

  • Roche CEO: We See a Stable Headcount in Europe  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, tells CNBC that 2012 was a very good year for Roche with the company outgrowing their markets in both Pharma and Diagnostics by five and four percent.

  • Retailers Must Be in the 'Sweet Spot': CIO  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Chris Wyllie, Chief Investment Officer at Iveagh, tells CNBC that in retail the people who are winning are those who have the right marriage between online and offline.

  • Lack of Supply in Commercial Property Market: Expert  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    David Hutchings, head of European research at Cushman and Wakefield, tells CNBC that the commercial property market in Europe rebounded in Q4 driven primarily by foreign investors.

  • Roche CEO: Emerging Markets Key to Momentum Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:11 AM ET

    Emerging markets, and in particular, Latin America will be the drivers for continued growth, Swiss drug maker Roche told CNBC, even as the company faces price pressures elsewhere.

  • Bank Lending in the Euro Zone  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Tom Rogers, senior economic adviser at Ernst & Young says look out for more risk appetite as bank lending rises given the improved sentiment in the euro zone.

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