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  • French Elections, Nicholas Sarkozy

    Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Thursday for "abuse of weakness" in a 2007 party funding case involving elderly L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the public prosecutor said.

  • Is the Market Calm Slowing Down Cyprus Solution? Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Is the Market Calm Slowing Down Cyprus Solution?

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, says the markets¿ calm response to the Cyprus crisis offers less incentive for EU ministers to act and that there¿s a greater risk of Cyprus exiting the euro zone than there was for Greece.

  • S&P Cuts Rating on Cyprus by One Notch to Triple-C Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:43 PM ET
    A woman carrying her baby withdraws money at an ATM machine in the Mediterranean city of Limassol.

    Standard & Poor's cut the sovereign long-term foreign currency credit rating on Cyprus deeper into junk status on Thursday, lowering the rating to CCC from CCC-plus.

  • Cyprus Risks Euro Exit After EU Bailout Ultimatum Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 7:53 PM ET
    A man holds a protest sign that says " no to the shutting down of banks"

    The European Union gave Cyprus till Monday to raise the billions of euros it needs to secure an international bailout or face a collapse of its financial system.

  • Will Cyprus Sink the Euro Zone? Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Will Cyprus Sink the Euro Zone?

    Cyprus is working to secure a bailout, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; and how this is impacting the rest of the world, with Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association CEO; Larry McDonald, Newedge; and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG.

  • Market Reaction Doesn't Reflect Cyprus Severity Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    Market Reaction Doesn't Reflect Cyprus Shock

    Michael Woolfolk of Bank of New York Mellon explains why equity and currency markets remain vulnerable as investors have not fully priced in the perfect storm scenario for Cyprus.

  • Too Late for Russia to Help Cyprus? Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 6:13 PM ET
    Too Late For Russia To Help Cyprus?

    Douglas Rediker, Visiting Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, explains why he thinks it's too late for Russia to play the role of white knight for Cyprus.

  • The Dow's Record Run Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    The Dow's Record Run

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the latest details of Cyprus' bailout negotiations; and discussing the chances the Dow could hit 18,000 by the end of 2014, with the "Fast Money" traders and Jeremy Siegel, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Finance.

  • Cyprus' Central Bank Proposal Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:21 PM ET
    Cyprus' Central Bank Proposal

    Central bank of Cyprus urges resolution to the banking crisis, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Turkey May Block Natural Gas Use for Cyprus Bailout Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    Turkey could challenge any move by Cyprus to speed up offshore natural gas exploration as a way of attracting investment to save its economy, Turkish officials said.

  • Scenes From the Cyprus Crisis Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    For Cyprus—and for Europe—the clock is ticking, with the prospect of the eastern Mediterranean island exiting the euro zone or defaulting on its debt looming ever larger. Click ahead to see how the crisis has unfolded.

  • ATM Lines Grow as Europe Sets a Deadline Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    ATM Lines Grow as Europe Sets a Deadline

    The banks are still closed in Cyprus but the ATM lines are growing, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Russia Creates World's Largest Listed Oil Major Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    The logo of OAO Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil producer, sits on a plaque outside the company's headquarters in Moscow, Russia.

    Russian state oil company Rosneft closed its deal to buy TNK-BP from UK-based BP and four tycoons on Thursday, releasing $40 billion cash to the sellers and becoming a bigger oil producer than Exxon Mobil.

  • When Going Gets Tough, Italians Get Going Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 12:45 PM ET
    When Going Gets Tough, Italians Get Going

    Riccardo Monti, president of Italian Trade Promotion Agency, tells CNBC that as Italians traditionally do best in the most difficult situation, he expects Italy to form a government in the near future.

  • UK Debt Level 'Concerning': Expert Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET
    UK Debt Level 'Concerning': Expert

    Simon Hayes, chief UK economist at Barclays, tells CNBC that the level of UK debt is far too high, and is set to rise still further after Wednesday's budget.

  • Why Cyprus is 'Too Small to Fail' Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Why Cyprus is 'Too Small to Fail'

    Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers LLP and David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, tell CNBC why the markets are steady despite the crisis surrounding Cyprus.

  • Allow Bad Cyprus Banks to Fail: Banking Expert Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Cypriots line up at the ATM to withdraw their savings in the midst of the banking crisis in Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Cash-strapped banks in Cyprus should be restructured, banking expert Adam Lerrick of the American Enterprise Institute told CNBC.

  • Rate Rigging Probe Homing In on Deutsche Bank Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    German markets watchdog Bafin is set to tell Deutsche Bank of "organizational flaws" in how it supervised its contribution to setting Libor rates, sources familiar with the investigation said.

  • Contribution From Cypriots 'Inevitable': Dutch Fin Min Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Contribution From Cypriots 'Inevitable': Dutch Fin Min

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister and head of the Eurogroup, tells CNBC that a contribution from the Cypriot side is inevitable as Cyprus would not be able to pay back a bigger Euro Zone programme.

  • Global Markets: European Markets Open Lower Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    Global Markets: European Markets Open Lower

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports data from Germany showed a slowing of business activity in March, sending the euro lower against the dollar on the news.

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Europe Video

  • Greece in 'biggest crisis' since joining EU

    Dora Bakoyannis of Greece's New Democracy party discusses the country's "biggest crisis" since joining the European Union. Bakoyannis is touted as a future leader of the center-right party.

  • Greece: 'We just don't know what will happen'

    Tom Caddick, head of global multi asset solutions at Santander Asset Management, discusses the mood on Greece at Fund Forum International in Monaco.

  • Could Fed be bigger for markets than Greece?

    Markets rocked on Monday after Greece instigated capital controls. However, Slim Feriani, CEO of MENA Capital, says an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve could be bigger news than Greece for markets.