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  • Banking Union: First Step to Two-Speed Europe? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:33 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's new powers as a banking regulator may end up being all the more powerful for what they symbolize – the solidifying of the separation of European Union countries into two camps.

  • Global Markets: Weak Session For European Stocks  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets edged lower ahead of the next round of aid for Greece.

  • Tourism in China Is 'Exploding': CEO  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:20 AM ET

    David Scowsill, president and CEO of World Travel and Tourism Council, tells CNBC that most of the future tourism growth is coming out of China, 'a market which is exploding'.

  • Spain, Italy Comfortably Sell 3-Year Debt Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:10 AM ET

    Spain sold 2.02 billion euros of bonds on Thursday at its final debt auction of the year.

  • European Markets to Outperform US in 2013?  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:00 AM ET

    Peter Oppenheimer, European equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, tells CNBC that European equities will perform strongly in 2013 because of their attractive valuations.

  • Danone to Cut Costs to Cope With European Woes Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:07 AM ET
    Groupe Danone Products.

    French food group Danone said it was preparing a two-year cost-cutting plan to save around 200 million euros ($261 million) in Europe to cope with a lasting economic downturn in the region.

  • Fed Action: An Invitation for Risk Assets?  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    Chris Wyllie, chief investment officer at Iveagh, tells CNBC that the Federal Reserve's action has made investors more likely to hold safe haven assets as they continue to be the buyer of last resort.

  • Will the ECB Become More Aggressive?  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    Marie Diron, senior economic advisor at Ernst and Young and Vicky Pryce, senior managing director for economics at FTI Consulting discuss whether the ECB will follow the Fed and ease more aggressively.

  • Berlusconi ‘Would Back Monti’ as Prime Minister Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:27 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Silvio Berlusconi offered on Wednesday to stand back and make way for Mario Monti as Italy's next leader if the outgoing technocrat premier agreed to run as the candidate for a center-right coalition.

  • Banking Deal Sets EU Leaders Up for Upbeat End to 2012 Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:54 PM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    The European Union reached a landmark deal on Thursday to make the European Central Bank the bloc's top banking supervisor, giving EU leaders greater confidence that they are gaining the upper hand over the euro zone's debt crisis.

  • Alternative Euro Zone Solution? Dual Currencies Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 11:18 AM ET

    A new strategy of dual currency has been put forward to help the euro zone.

  • If Germany Sneezes, Does Euro Zone Catch a Cold? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 11:02 AM ET
    Frankfurt, Germany

    Are the days of Germany cushioning the ongoing euro zone crisis fading? One researcher thinks so.

  • Greece's foreign lenders hailed a bond buyback as a success even though it narrowly fell short of a target to cut the country's debt, paving the way for Athens to get long-delayed aid to avoid bankruptcy.

  • Are Today’s Graduates Unemployable? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 9:30 AM ET

    Employers are struggling to fill entry-level vacancies, Diana Farrell, Diana Farrell, Director and Co-founder at the McKinsey Center for Government told CNBC

  • With Germany Onside, EU Nears Banking Union Deal Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    Germany signaled on Wednesday it was ready to back plans for the European Central Bank to be made the chief supervisor of banks, raising the prospect of a breakthrough on the European Union's most ambitious financial reform.

  • Sterling to Tumble If UK Is Downgraded: HSBC Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    A downgrade next year for the struggling U.K. economy could put the British pound under severe pressure, the head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC has warned.

  • Independent Films Boost UK Box Office Taking Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:58 AM ET
    Jude Law attends the British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 9, 2012 in London, England

    The Moet British Independent Film Awards celebrated their 15th anniversary on Sunday, celebrating the most successful year ever for British Independent cinema.

  • Forget Grexit – What About a Brixit? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:14 AM ET
    City of London

    The United Kingdom has never been the most ardent fan of the European Union. And is it any wonder? When it originally joined the "European Economic Community" just over 40 years ago, it had no idea that legislators based in Brussels would end up telling it that convicted prisoners must be allowed the vote, or that only certain types of bananas could be stocked in a supermarket.

  • Will the CEE IPO Market Improve in 2013?  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 3:30 AM ET

    Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange group, tells CNBC that they have seen a record amount of companies preparing themselves for an IPO but there needs to be one that starts the ball rolling.

  • Will the Euro Perform?  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Klaudius Sobczyk, founder and managing director at Advanced Dynamic Asset Management, tells CNBC that a stronger Euro is needed to balance out weaknesses in the Dollar and the Yen.

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