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  • What's Really Driving the Euro Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    Look through the headline tumult, and the euro is still trading on traditional factors.

  • European Shares Hit by EU Bank Discord Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    European shares fell on Friday and ended a four-day winning streak after signs of disagreement from European Union (EU) leaders over how to help the region's debt-ridden banks hit financial stocks.

  • Best Investment Ideas: Expert  Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, explains why he is bullish on European equities, and investors should consider buying high quality corporate bonds.

  • Brewers Battle to Reverse French 150% Tax Increase Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Government plans for a 160 percent increase in the tax on beer, has left the French beer industry reeling.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Slips, Euro Zone Banks Get a Boss Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 7:55 AM ET

    Hopes lift the dollar, stalling in Spain hits the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets: EU Shares Edge Lower  Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as European leaders meet for a second day to discuss a euro zone-wide banking union.

  • Seasonal Odd Jobs: From Elves to Vampires Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    From elves to vampires and reindeer wranglers, here's a look at some of the season's odder jobs. Wait, you want me to do what?!

  • Earnings Worries Cap European Shares Momentum Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 12:03 PM ET

    Europe's leading shares closed flat on Thursday as weak earnings from companies in the region capped momentum on an index which is hovering near the highs achieved after central bank action last month.

  • Markets Across Europe Close  Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Rick Santelli & Gary Kaminsky offer insight on the market close in Europe.

  • Is the Future of Farming Looking Up? Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    What do you do with an overcrowded city? The answer seems obvious. Upwards you go. Cities worldwide are reaching for the stratosphere as office space and apartments skim the skyline. Now they may have a new neighbor as the seeds of an agricultural revolution are being sown.

  • ‘Full Steam Ahead’ on European Stocks: HSBC Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:02 AM ET

    Despite the recent rally in European equity markets following the European Central Bank (ECB)’s commitment to help struggling euro zone countries further, there is still plenty of caution about getting back into European stocks.

  • Yen Slips, Chinese Data Cheers Investors Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Chinese data gives a lift and Germany's Merkel dampens hopes — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • We’re Not Looking for Rosneft Deal…Yet: Lukoil Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    Lukoil has no plans to deepen its ties with higher-profile Rosneft after the latter's deal with BP, at least not in the short term, Andrei Gaidamaka, Deputy Vice President at Lukoil told CNBC Thursday.

  • European Market Update  Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on what's moving global markets, ahead of a two-day EU summit set to take place in Brussels.

  • Euro Zone’s Only Option: Ask for the Bill in German Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:45 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Germany has no choice but to monetize the debt of southern Europe and save the euro to save itself,  economists say.

  • People walk by closed shops in Athens on Oct. 18, 2012, during the 24-hour general strike.

    As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday, Greece’s workers aim to make their voices heard by holding a 24-hour strike bringing the country to a halt. But with the economy in the fifth year of a recession, the lost production could cost the economy 100 million euros, according to one expert and prove counterproductive.

  • Global Markets: EU Shares Trading Lower  Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a preview of the likely agenda at an EU summit set to take place in Brussels.

  • Rosneft Set to Clinch Deal on TNK-BP Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 2:11 AM ET

    The chief executive of Rosneft will on Thursday finalise a deal with BP that will turn the Russian national champion into the world’s largest publicly traded crude oil producer.  The FT reports.

  • Europe Banking Supervisor Plan ‘Illegal’ Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 1:41 AM ET
    The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, outside the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

    A plan to create a single euro zone banking supervisor is illegal, according to a secret legal opinion for EU finance ministers that deals a further blow to a reform deemed vital to solving the bloc’s debt crisis, the Financial Times reports

  • Finding Growth Potential in Central Europe  Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Pawel Swieboda, President, demosEuropa explains why he's optimistic on Central European nations. He adds that the shift to continental Europe has given nations like Poland an opportunity to expand into global markets.

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