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  • UK Retail: Who had a Christmas Cracker?  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, tells CNBC who won and who lost in the Christmas trading.

  • Germany Creates Pile of Golden Opportunities Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:24 AM ET

    Criminal masterminds and Hollywood scriptwriters have been put on notice. Germany's central bank is planning to shift 54,000 gold bars worth 27 billion euros from Paris and New York to its base in Frankfurt. The FT reports.

  • European Markets Open Flat  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where the rally seems to be running out of steam.

  • Hedge Funds Bet British Retailers' Troubles Will Deepen Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Consumers shop for televisions in Walmart.

    Hedge funds are betting that a prolonged consumer squeeze and a further shift to online shopping could spell trouble for Britain's retail chains.

  • Big Upsurge into Equities: CEO  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, tells CNBC that they are seeing very strong flows into equities which have continued into the first quarter of this year.

  • Carrefour Says French Sales Improve Further Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 1:52 AM ET

    Carrefour, Europe's biggest retailer, said fourth-quarter like-for-like sales rose 0.4 percent, reflecting further signs of improvement in its core French market but still difficult trading conditions in austerity-hit Spain and Italy.

  • Why Europe Still Faces More Risks Ahead  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Many critics remain skeptical of the Euro zone's future despite Greece's apparent progress. Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global believes the EU is in so deep in sovereign debt, it has little choice except to continue lending.

  • A Big Bond Market Crash to Come?  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    David Roche, Global Strategist, Independent Strategy predicts a big crash in safe-haven bond markets in 2013. He also sees a manufacturing-led recovery for the global economy.

  • Greece Receives Next Aid Tranche; IMF Sees Progress Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Greece's bailout program is moving in the right direction, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday after the IMF board agreed to pay the next aid tranche to Athens under the country's 240-billion-euro international bailout.

  • European Markets Close  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including

  • HSBC Cuts 2013 Gold Forecast Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 9:24 AM ET

    HSBC, which had forecasted gold prices would hit $2000 per ounce in the second-half of 2012, is now paring back its forecasts for 2013.

  • Fish and chips, London.

    The EU without Britain would be like "fish without chips", the prime minister of Finland said on Wednesday as he made a case for Britain remaining an influential player in Europe.

  • Hungary Attacks Roubini Over Currency ‘Advice’ Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini, chairman and co-founder of Roubini Global Economics

    A spat has broken out between Hungary's Economy Ministry and Roubini Global Economics about who is to blame for the downward spiral of the national currency, the forint, after Roubini's firm Roubini Global Economics(RGE) recommended shorting the currency.

  • European Shares Lower on Weak Auto Sales  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from around the globe, as the euro moves into positive territory.

  • Christmas Turkeys, Holidays Push Up Euro Zone Prices Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:47 AM ET

    Europeans' appetite for turkeys and Christmas getaways pushed up the cost of living in the euro zone in December, but the European Central Bank expects the rate of inflation to cool this year.

  • ECB's Nowotny: Banks Less Reliant on Our Funding Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:23 AM ET

    Europe's banks are have become less reliant on central bank funding, European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • ECB's Nowotny: Don't Overplay German GDP  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Ewald Nowotny, governor of the Austrian Central Bank and ECB policymaker, speaks to CNBC about the outlook for the euro zone in 2013 and the levels of growth expected.

  • Germany’s Strong Man of Europe Image Threatened Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Germany’s economic strength is showing increased signs of fading, as the euro zone crisis continues.

  • Role Model of European Austerity Turns to Stimulus Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:50 AM ET
    Riga, Latvia

    As southern euro zone countries groan under the weight of austerity measures, the Baltic country Latvia has been so enthusiastic and seemingly successful in its application of austerity measures that even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Latvia to not go too far.

  • Helicopter Crashes in South London Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:37 AM ET

    A helicopter crashed into a crane in south London Wednesday morning at around 8 a.m. local time, close to Vauxhall train station.

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