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  • After Cyprus, Is Slovenia Next Euro Zone Domino? Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Successive Slovenian governments have refused to privatize the country's banks, which made disastrous loans to politically connected business interests and now threaten to drag the country center stage in the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Berlusconi Calls for Broad Government or Early Vote Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Buoyed by new opinion polls showing a lead for his center-right coalition, Berlusconi said on Friday Italy must return to the polls quickly unless the center left agrees to govern with him.

  • Hilco Seals Deal to Save UK Music Retailer HMV Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    HMV

    Restructuring specialist Hilco said on Friday it had bought British entertainment retailer HMV, securing the future of the 92-year-old high street firm and 2,500 jobs.

  • Italy’s Record Tax Haul Helps Cut Deficit Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 6:35 AM ET
    Rome, Italy

    Italy's fiscal deficit narrowed in the final quarter of 2012 to 1.4 percent of gross domestic product, compared with 2.6 percent in the same period of 2011.

  • Cyprus Sparks Fears of Crunch Time for Spain Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 6:24 AM ET

    Spain's banking bailout last year is now a distant memory. But according to one strategist, Spain's fragile economy now faces the possibility of tipping over into a renewed credit crunch.

  • Global Markets Update Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    Global Markets Update

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

  • Spanish fishing company Pescanova said early on Friday it would file for insolvency after failing to reach an agreement with its creditors.

  • Why Finland Leads World in Bitcoin Search Traffic Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    Tram in downtown Helsinki, Finland.

    Interest in bitcoins has reached fever pitch around the world helping the price soar to an all-time high earlier this week, and Finland is firmly tuned into the zeitgeist more so than even the U.S. or Japan.

  • Will Europe Become Japan? Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will Europe Become Japan?

    Davide Serra, founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, tells CNBC why he doesn't expect Europe to become like Japan, suggesting that the ECB's help is much more conditional than its BoJ counterpart.

  • Why FX Investors Should Ask About Regulation Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Why FX Investors Should Ask About Regulation

    Brendan Callan, CEO of FXCM Europe, says there is a disproportionate number of foreign exchange firms in Cyprus, because it's easy to get registered there due to relaxed regulations.

  • European Market Opens Mixed Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Market Opens Mixed

    European shares opened mixed on Friday as investors await the latest U.S. jobs data to provide an indication of whether the world's largest economy is recovering.

  • Avoid Playing 'Fundamental Game': Expert Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    Avoid Playing 'Fundamental Game': Expert

    Ian Harnett, European strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, says investors should not "play the fundamental game" as it is still a risk-on, risk-off market.

  • Is Europe Heading for a 'Lost Decade'? Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    Is Europe Heading for a 'Lost Decade'?

    Kit Juckes, global head of FX strategy at Societe Generale, tells CNBC austerity is the wrong policy for Europe and that the region is heading towards a "lost decade" for growth.

  • Big Inflows Into US Bonds Undercut 'Great Rotation' Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 1:16 AM ET

    Fears of a rush for the exits from the U.S. bond market have been greatly exaggerated.

  • France Appeals for German Leniency on Deficit Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 1:13 AM ET
    Cracks in France…as Southern Europe Moves Ahead

    France urged Germany on Thursday to grant it more time to hit its public deficit-cutting target, but denied it was turning into the new "sick man of Europe" even as data pointed to a deepening French downturn.

  • What Can North Korea Really Do? Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:05 PM ET
    What Can North Korea Really Do?

    The war of words is escalating into action since North Korea moved a missile to its east coast. Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army (retired), weighs in.

  • Central Bank Efforts May 'End in Tears': El-Erian Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, CEO PIMCO

    Global central banks are accelerating mostly ineffective policies because they feel they have no choice but to keep trying, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Draghi: The Buck Does Not Stop With ECB Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:06 PM ET
    ECB President Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the central bank would keep monetary policy accommodative "for as long as needed".

  • European Shares Close Lower After Draghi Comments Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday after comments made by the Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), curbed investor sentiment.

  • Be Bullish and Risk More: Strategist Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    Be Bullish and Risk More: Strategist

    Henk Potts, equity strategist at Barclays, tells CNBC that investors don't have enough risk in their portfolios, so should take advantage of a positive signs coming from the US and Europe.

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