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  • Alternative Euro Zone Solution? Dual Currencies Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 11:18 AM ET

    A new strategy of dual currency has been put forward to help the euro zone.

  • If Germany Sneezes, Does Euro Zone Catch a Cold? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 11:02 AM ET
    Frankfurt, Germany

    Are the days of Germany cushioning the ongoing euro zone crisis fading? One researcher thinks so.

  • Greece's foreign lenders hailed a bond buyback as a success even though it narrowly fell short of a target to cut the country's debt, paving the way for Athens to get long-delayed aid to avoid bankruptcy.

  • Are Today’s Graduates Unemployable? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 9:30 AM ET

    Employers are struggling to fill entry-level vacancies, Diana Farrell, Diana Farrell, Director and Co-founder at the McKinsey Center for Government told CNBC

  • With Germany Onside, EU Nears Banking Union Deal Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    Germany signaled on Wednesday it was ready to back plans for the European Central Bank to be made the chief supervisor of banks, raising the prospect of a breakthrough on the European Union's most ambitious financial reform.

  • Sterling to Tumble If UK Is Downgraded: HSBC Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    A downgrade next year for the struggling U.K. economy could put the British pound under severe pressure, the head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC has warned.

  • Independent Films Boost UK Box Office Taking Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:58 AM ET
    Jude Law attends the British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 9, 2012 in London, England

    The Moet British Independent Film Awards celebrated their 15th anniversary on Sunday, celebrating the most successful year ever for British Independent cinema.

  • Forget Grexit – What About a Brixit? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:14 AM ET
    City of London

    The United Kingdom has never been the most ardent fan of the European Union. And is it any wonder? When it originally joined the "European Economic Community" just over 40 years ago, it had no idea that legislators based in Brussels would end up telling it that convicted prisoners must be allowed the vote, or that only certain types of bananas could be stocked in a supermarket.

  • Will the CEE IPO Market Improve in 2013?  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 3:30 AM ET

    Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange group, tells CNBC that they have seen a record amount of companies preparing themselves for an IPO but there needs to be one that starts the ball rolling.

  • Will the Euro Perform?  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Klaudius Sobczyk, founder and managing director at Advanced Dynamic Asset Management, tells CNBC that a stronger Euro is needed to balance out weaknesses in the Dollar and the Yen.

  • The UK's Plan Is Falling Apart: Expert  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    David Bloom, global head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at HSBC, tells CNBC that sterling could be put under massive pressure if Europe is given the benefit of the doubt and the US solves the fiscal cliff.

  • White Ethnic Britons in Minority in London Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 1:25 AM ET

    White ethnic Britons no longer make up the majority of people in London for the first time, according to the latest census data which pointed to a cosmopolitan capital increasingly divergent from the national economy around it. The FT reports.

  • Italy's Grillo: Mario Monti Needs to Disappear  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 1:20 AM ET

    Beppe Grillo leader of the Five Star Movement which is number two in the polls in Italy tells CNBC that Mario Monti was a bankruptcy curator sent in by France and Germany to save their money.

  • Spain's Inditex Posts Nine-Month Profit Up 27% Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 1:14 AM ET
    A logo sits above the entrance to a Zara fashion store, operated by Inditex SA, in Barcelona, Spain.

    Spain's Zara owner Inditex continued to buck the pain in austerity-wracked Europe on Wednesday, posting nine-month net profit up 27 percent at 1.65 billion euros through its aggressive store-opening program around the world.

  • Wealthy Europeans Suffer Worst Year Since Crisis Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 12:39 PM ET

    Sixty super-wealthy families had annual returns on investments of as little as a quarter of what they had reaped in 2011.

  • Greek Debt Buyback Missed Goal  Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    The Greek debt buyback attracted bids totaling nearly 32 billion euros, and are short by about 450 million euros on their targets, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs. In general, however, there is optimism.

  • Bersani Vows to Reform Italy and Comfort Markets Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:19 AM ET
    Pier Luigi Bersani, Democratic Party Leader.

    Pier Luigi Bersani is aware of the severity of the crisis his country faces and vows to stick to reforms begun by Prime Minister Mario Monti.

  • Italy's Likely Next Leader: No Comedian or Cavalier Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
    Pier Luigi Bersani

    When he won the race to become Italy's center-left candidate, Pier Luigi Bersani said his Democratic Party would have to win by telling "the truth, not fairy tales".

  • Italian Bank Stocks Rebounding  Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

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

  • European leaders must re-think their strategy in response to the euro zone's debt crisis as austerity measures will only go so far in solving the problems, former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato told CNBC.

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