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  • A Mining CEO, a Family Scion, and a Resume Spat Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 5:25 AM ET
    Financier Nat Rothschild

    Nat Rothschild, Co-founder of Bumi stepped up the bitter battle for control of the Indonesia-focused miner, attacking both the board for its inaction and CEO Nick von Schirnding for "embellishing his CV."

  • Dutch Queen Abdicates, Willem-Alexander to Succeed Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Queen Fabiola of Belgium

    Dutch Queen Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, announced she was abdicating in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, telling her country it was time to hand the crown to the next generation after more than three decades on the throne.

  • Fitch: UK Faces Significant Risk of Downgrade Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:27 AM ET

    The U.K. faces a "significant" risk of losing its triple-A rating, as its economy has worsened since it was placed on negative outlook last year, David Riley, Fitch Ratings global managing director for sovereign ratings, told CNBC.

  • Market Rally 'Long From Over': Pro   Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
    Market Rally 'Long From Over': Pro

    Andrew Slimmon, managing director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, tells CNBC that he thinks the market rally is long from over and although many people are expecting a pullback, he questions whether it will come.

  • Banks Healthier but Risks Remain: Mark Carney Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:09 AM ET
    Mark Carney Needs to Start Studying for a Citizenship Test

    Mark Carney, incoming governor of the Bank of England, struck a cautious note on Monday, saying banks were now better placed to withstand financial shocks but warning that they still needed to reform further.

  • European Markets Open Higher   Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Higher

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, with a focus on Spain as the Troika visits the country.

  • They're Back: RBS Prepares for Big Bank Bonuses Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:49 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland

    George Osborne is braced for a new political backlash over bank bonuses, as state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland prepares to pay as much as 250 million pounds to staff at an investment banking division heavily implicated in the Libor-rigging scandal. The FT reports.

  • Spain's Rajoy Adds Some Stimulus to the Austerity Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:46 AM ET
    Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

    Spain's conservative prime minister is preparing a package of small measures - such as tax breaks for young entrepreneurs - to stimulate the economy even as he vows to stick to budget cuts.

  • EUR Playing Catch-Up   Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    EUR Playing Catch-Up

    Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist at City Index says the EUR could go up to 1.39 in the first quarter.

  • Euro Periphery Draws Back 100 Billion Euros in Funds Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 8:20 PM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    Almost 100 billion euros of private funds flowed back into the euro zone's periphery late last year after action by the European Central Bank encouraged reinvestment in the crisis-hit countries. The Financial Times reports.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed   Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe Shares Close Mixed

    European shares closed mixed on Monday, boosted by upbeat U.S. durable goods sales data showing orders jumped 4.6 percent in December. Expectations had been for a 1.8 percent rise.

  • European Markets Pare Losses   Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Pare Losses

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on what moved markets today in Europe.

  • Spain May End Short-Selling Ban as Crisis Eases Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    Spain may end its ban on short-selling stocks and bonds this week as the euro zone crisis relents, although controls could stay for bank shares which speculators targeted heavily during last year's turmoil.

  • Global Markets: European Rally Stalls   Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 6:12 AM ET
    Global Markets: European Rally Stalls

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were flat on Monday, bringing a temporary halt to the rally being seen across global stock markets.

  • Surge in Europe Equity Flows Sparks Worries Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    The return of risk appetite has boosted European stock markets, as more investors have rotated out of safe-haven bonds, and new research shows sentiment towards European equities is now at the best level in several years.

  • Italians Have a New Tool to Unearth Tax Cheats Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 4:21 AM ET

    The Italian National Revenue Agency is being accused of bullying after taking on tax-evasion by looking at how much suspected tax cheats spend. The New York Times reports.

  • Italians Have a New Tool to Unearth Tax Cheats Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 4:18 AM ET

    This month, the Italian National Revenue Agency decided to try a new tack. Rather than attempting to ferret out how much suspected tax cheats earn, the agency began trying to infer it from how much they spend.

  • Equities 'Cheapest in Decades': Expert   Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Equities 'Cheapest in Decades': Expert

    Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at Citigroup, tells CNBC why equities represent such good value in the current economic climate.

  • Most French People Want 'Les Rosbifs' to Leave EU Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    The British Prime Minister threw down the gauntlet on EU membership last week, announcing a referendum on U.K. membership of the EU by 2017. Now a new opinion poll in France shows a majority of the French population favor an exit by the British - "Les Rosbifs" - from the Union.

  • European Markets Open Flat   Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Flat

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open where stocks have opened flat.

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