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  • Russia Assures Investors Over Reforms at Davos Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

    Investors worldwide continue to be skeptical towards Russia, confounded by whether real reforms will bring structural changes. During the World Economic Forum, the Russian delegation has been trying to reassure investors in order to reverse capital outflows that have reached more than $350 billion since 2007.

  • Bizarre Trial Stirs Western Concerns About Russia Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:21 AM ET
    Sergei Magnitsky, deceased man on trial in Russia.

    The fallout from a bizarre trial in Russia appears to be aggravating Western concerns about state-sponsored corruption.

  • Pin the Tail on the Donkey – CEO-Style Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    What's the most appropriate tax rate for the highest earners?

  • UK GDP Drop Raises Risk of Triple-Dip Recession Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 6:15 AM ET
    Auto parts production workers work on a production lines making both metal and plastic bumpers.

    The U.K. economy contracted more sharply than expected in the final quarter of 2012, the country's statistical agency said on Friday.

  • Banks to Repay 137 Billion Euros of ECB Crisis Funds Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 6:02 AM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Banks will repay the European Central Bank 137.159 billion euros in 3-year loans next week, opting to hand back the money early in a sign at least parts of the financial system are returning to health.

  • Olli Rehn: UK Referendum 'Not Helpful'   Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 5:30 AM ET
    Olli Rehn: UK Referendum 'Not Helpful'

    Olli Rehn, European Union economy chief, tells CNBC that the UK announcement of referendum is creating uncertainty and is not necessarily helpful in terms of stabilizing the economy.

  • ECB's Draghi: Economic Activity Is Stabilizing Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 4:51 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Friday that financial markets are experiencing "relative tranquility" at the start of this year and all the indices point to a substantial improvement of financing conditions.

  • Turkey's Basci: We Expect 4% Growth This Year   Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Turkey's Basci: We Expect 4% Growth This Year

    Erdem Basci, governor of the Central Bank of Turkey, tells CNBC that they expect plus four percent growth in 2013 and they have to be careful about rapid credit growth.

  • Finland's Stubb: Love to See Euro Trading Lower   Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
      Finland's Stubb: Love to See Euro Trading Lower

    Alexander Stubb, Finland¿s minister for European affairs and foreign trade, tells CNBC that he would love to see the Euro a little bit weaker as it would drive exports and improve growth.

  • Christine Lagarde at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said global uncertainties, including the euro zone debt crisis and the U.S. fiscal negotiations, are continuing to weigh on growth.

  • European Markets Open Down Ahead of Key Data   Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Down Ahead of Key Data

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where markets have opened in the red.

  •  Iberdrola CEO: Rajoy's Govt Has Made Good Progress

    Ignacio Sanchez Galan, chief executive officer of Spanish power utility company Iberdrola, tells CNBC that the Rajoy government has already taken many hard decisions.

  • Barclays Forced to Name Executives on Libor List Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 2:06 AM ET
    Robert Diamond

    Barclays was forced to name former heads Bob Diamond and John Varley, finance director Chris Lucas and other top executives and traders linked to a global rate-fixing probe, despite their calls for anonymity.

  • FT Editor: Cameron Has Taken a Gamble on Europe   Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
     FT Editor: Cameron Has Taken a Gamble on Europe

    Lionel Barber, editor at The Financial Times, tells CNBC that the key questions will be what kind of powers David Cameron can repatriate from the EU and what about the uncertainty created for business.

  • Expect a Shift Into Riskier Markets: Pro   Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:15 PM ET
    EU Equities: Expect Shift into Riskier Markets

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas tells CNBC's Cash Flow to expect a shift into riskier European equities.

  • Britain Risks Sliding Into Recession, Again Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:29 PM ET

    Britain will find out later on Friday whether its economy shrank again late last year, raising the risk that it is heading for its third recession since the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Italian PM Under Fire Over Bank Crisis Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:39 PM ET

    Mario Monti, Italy's prime minister, was forced to offer to recall parliament on Thursday amid questions about his government's handling of the financial crisis at Monte dei Paschi di Siena and the role of the central bank. The Financial Times reports.

  • London Has World's Most Expensive Office Space Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    City of London

    London trumped Hong Kong for the dubious accolade of world's most expensive city for office space, according to a recent survey.

  • George Soros: European Banking System Revived   Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    George Soros: European Banking System Revived

    Billionaire investor George Soros, provides perspective on Europe's banking crisis, U.S. debt and when he expects to see a spike in interest rates, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. The euro is transforming the European Union into something very different, he says.

  • Interest Rates Could Spike This Year: Soros Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:34 PM ET
    George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC

    Rates will rise dramatically as soon as there are clear signs the US economy is picking up, billionaire financier George Soros said in an interview at Davos.

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