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  • Why This May Be the Week the ECB Cuts Rates Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:06 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    A growing number of economists predict the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee will vote to cut interest rates again at Thursday’s meeting.

  • Business Leaders Warn Cameron on EU Exit Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 1:44 AM ET
    David Cameron

    UK business leaders, including Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell, warned Prime Minister David Cameron in a letter to the Financial Times on Wednesday that he risks hurting Britain's businesses if he proposes to exit the European Union.

  • European Markets Close Slightly Negative   Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Close Slightly Negative

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as shares surrendered gains and investors braced for sluggish earning results from the U.S.

  • Prosecutor to Open Tax Probe on French Budget Minister Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Cracks in France…as Southern Europe Moves Ahead

    The Paris Prosecutor's office said on Tuesday that it was opening a preliminary investigation into French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac over allegations that he had an undisclosed bank account in Switzerland.

  • Delta Airlines baggage tags are affixed on the handle of luggage on December 11, 2012 in Manchester, England.

    Virgin Atlantic said American Airlines executive Craig Kreeger would become its next CEO as the British carrier looks to make a success of its transatlantic joint venture with Delta Air Lines.

  • How to Play Earnings Season in Europe Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    Investors had one eye on the start of the earnings season in the U.S., but strategists said Europe's own earnings season could throw up a few surprises.

  • Ireland Raises $3.3 Billion in First Issue of 2013 Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 7:30 AM ET
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    Ireland sold 2.5 billion euros ($3.3 billion) of debt on Tuesday, raising a quarter of the 10 billion euros it aims to borrow in 2013 ahead of a planned exit from its EU/IMF bailout.

  • European Shares Higher Ahead of US Earnings   Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    European Shares Higher Ahead of US Earnings

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as prices on EU debt rise and yields fall slightly.

  • Business Morale Improves, but Unemployment at High Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 5:16 AM ET
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    Morale among businesses in the euro zone improved again in December, but the unemployment rate reached a new record and households held back from spending in the run-up to Christmas, suggesting the bloc's emergence from recession will be slow.

  • Greece is Delivering on Reforms: PM Samaras Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 5:13 AM ET
    Antonis Samaras

    Greece is delivering on tough economic reforms, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Tuesday during a visit to Germany.

  • Goldman Sachs Says Buy Megafon—Despite IPO Snub Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:59 AM ET
    MegaFon Gets Low Valuation in $1.7 Billion IPO

    Megafon’s $1.7 billion share offering raised eyebrows last year when Goldman Sachs pulled out as lead bookrunner close to launch – but the investment bank has now issued a “buy” rating on the stock.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi withdrew as candidate for Italy's premiership on Monday as the price of a pact with the devolutionist Northern League that could prevent the formation of a stable government after next month's election.

  • Is This the Year the Euro Crisis Ends? Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:50 PM ET
    Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    The euro zone crisis is over – that is, if you choose to believe Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • European Markets Close   Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Close

    European stocks are sliding despite big gains for banks, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Sterling to 'Lose Contest of Uglies': HSBC Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 8:18 AM ET
    Pound Sterling Symbol

    With fears over the U.S. "fiscal cliff" calmed and the euro zone debt crisis having abated somewhat, there is pain coming for sterling this year, according to HSBC's currency strategist.

  • The Battle Lines Are Drawn in Italy’s Election Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:56 AM ET
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    The stage is being set for the battle for the heart of Italy, as warning signs about the state of the country’s economy become more difficult to ignore.

  • Global Markets: Shares Edge Lower   Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 6:13 AM ET
    Global Markets: Shares Edge Lower

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as bank stocks pushed higher after regulators eased key elements in the Basel III reform package.

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    Franco-Dutch carrier Air France-KLM is in "advanced" talks to take control of Italy's flagship airline Alitalia by the summer, Rome's Messaggero newspaper reported on Sunday without citing its sources.

  • Why Euro Zone Crisis May Get Worse This Year Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 2:29 AM ET

    With scant prospect of a swift return to growth in the Euro zone, the risk in 2013 is less outright conflagration in the single-currency area than a fraying of social and political ties and an insidious erosion of hope.

  • Worst In Europe Is Over   Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 12:30 AM ET
    Worst In Europe Is Over

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas says that the worst is over in Europe and investors should now turn their attention to the peripheral countries such as Italy and Spain where he believes there is money to be made.

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