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  • Rio Tinto Posts Annual Loss; New CEO Vows to Cut Costs Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Rio Tinto's new chief flagged he would slash costs, spend capital more carefully and focus on shareholder value after the world's no.3 miner reported a $3 billion loss, its first ever full-year loss.

  • Currency Wars Rhetoric is Dangerous: ECB's Constancio Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    Policymakers must be careful not to ratchet up rhetoric about "currency wars", which could lead to something worse happening, European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Thursday.

  • Euro Zone 2012: Not a Single Quarter of Growth Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:05 AM ET
    Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    The euro zone slipped deeper into recession in the last three months of 2012 after its largest economies, Germany and France, shrank markedly at the end of the year.

  • GDP Figures Important as Euro Changes: Expert   Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    GDP Figures Important as Euro Changes: Expert

    Jens Nordvig, global head of currency strategy at Nomura Securities, tells CNBC why Thursday's EU GDP numbers were important as growth becomes a driver for the economy rather than yield and risk.

  • Monte Paschi Former Finance Chief Held in Italy Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:56 AM ET
    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

    Italian police arrested the former head of Monte dei Paschi's finance department, who is at the center of a fraud probe at Italy's third largest bank.

  • Nestle's CEO Paul Bulcke speaks during the general meeting of one of the world's leading food and beverage company, Nestle Group, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Low consumer confidence in Europe will remain a drag on profits for Nestle , chief executive Paul Bulcke told CNBC on Thursday after group said it expected 2013 to be as challenging as 2012.

  • Is Spain the New Germany?   Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Is Spain the New Germany?

    Daniele Antonucci, European economist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC why Spain's best hope for recovery is to model itself on Germany's export-driven economy.

  • European Markets Open Down on Valentine's Day   Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Down on Valentine's Day

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks are slightly lower on Valentine's day.

  • BNP Paribas to Focus on Asia, US as Europe Slows Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:14 AM ET
    Jean-Laurent Bonnafe, chief executive officer of BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas will seek to expand in Asia and the United States as Europe shows signs of a "low growth scenario" this year, Jean-Laurent Bonnafe, chief executive of BNP Paribas, told CNBC.

  • Horsemeat Discoveries 'Tip of the Iceberg': Lawmakers Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:52 AM ET
    Findus Beef Lasagne found to contain 60 percent horse meat.

    Discoveries so far of horsemeat in products sold as beef are likely to be the "tip of the iceberg", a British parliamentary report into the scandal said on Thursday.

  • We Have the Right Strategy: Cisco   Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:50 AM ET
    We Have the Right Strategy: Cisco

    Chris Dedicoat, president and EMEA at Cisco, tells CNBC that they are seeing some more positive signs from Northern Europe but the south of Europe remains very challenging.

  • Central Banks Bought Most Gold in Nearly 50 Years Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
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    Central banks scooped up more gold in 2012 than they have annually in nearly half a century as they sought to diversify reserves, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Thursday.

  • From Strip Clubs to Bars: London Banking Cuts Hurt Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:51 AM ET

    Thousands of job losses in London's high-profile banking industry are causing ripple effects across a wide array of businesses that rely on the wealth of City workers.

  • Investing In Europe Banks   Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:23 AM ET
    Investing In Europe Banks

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas shares his investment strategy for Europe's banks

  • Swissie and Yen Top List of Currency War Aggressors: HSBC Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    An HSBC report ranked the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc as the world's most aggressive currency warmongers.

  • European Markets Extend Gains, FTSE at 5-Year Peak   Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Extend Gains, FTSE at 5-Year Peak

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's top business headlines from Europe.

  • Spain Is the ‘Next Germany,’ Says Morgan Stanley Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Spain is set to usurp Germany as the strongman of Europe, due to the increasing competitiveness of its exports, say Morgan Stanley analysts.

  • Russia to Become Biggest Oil Supplier to China Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    Rosneft is seeking to borrow $30 billion from China, making Beijing the largest consumer of Russian oil and further diverting supplies away from Europe.

  • $2 Trillion Economy With a Major Trust Problem Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    A $2 trillion economy and a stock market that trades at valuations cheaper than Pakistan - Russia is struggling to gain the trust of international capital.

  • Inflation Is Coming, Bank of England Warns Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
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    Inflation in the U.K. will remain above target for the next two years, Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned on Wednesday, but tightening monetary policy was not the solution as it could push the economy deeper into recession.

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  • IMF discusses role in Egypt

    Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that the IMF has two roles to play with Egypt, one of which is to provide dialogue and the other is to provide financial support.

  • IMF: Egypt has 'a long way to go'

    Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that Egypt has made a lot of improvements regarding energy subsidies and broader reforms, but still has "a long way to go."

  • Is Greece spiralling out of control?

    Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, says the negotiations between creditors and Greece may not end well.