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  • IMF Chief Urges Major Economies to Promote Growth Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:13 AM ET
    Schaeuble and Lagarde Clash Over Austerity

    The European Central Bank should keep monetary policy easy and perhaps try to lower borrowing costs further to help the euro zone's struggling economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • Europe Crisis Is Not 'Yesterday's Problem': Expert

    Guy Wolf, global head of market analytics at Marex Spectron, tells CNBC that the deterioration of the German industrial base is more severe in the short-term than people realise.

  • Look for Value Stocks Amongst European Equities: Strategist

    Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia says he advises clients to invest in quality names in European energy, retail and luxury sectors as he sees good value there.

  • Bad Time to Sell Your House in Europe: S&P   Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Bad Time to Sell Your House in Europe: S&P

    Jean-Michel Six, chief European economist at ratings agency Standard & Poor's, says European house prices will continue to fall in 2013.

  • European Markets Close Higher After US Data   Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Close Higher After US Data

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving events from Europe.

  • As the financial crisis in Europe and the U.S. forces governments to reduce budgets, entitlement policies have been cut and income inequality has increased.

  • Travel advice for the wealthy elite -- plus guidelines on cocktail attire -- seem far removed from the Forum's commitment to "improving the state of the world."

  • It's the US, Not Europe, in Sharp Focus at Davos Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    In a departure from recent times, the Davos gathering will be dominated by the U.S. fiscal crisis rather than Europe's.

  • Which Troubled Economy Will Seek New Debt Relief First? Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:02 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland, seen by some as a relative success story for austerity, may want to access the funds, known as Outright Monetary Transactions.

  • Airbus Beaten by Boeing as Orders Plunge Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    The Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Europe's Airbus posted a 43 percent drop in orders and surrendered its crown as the world's largest planemaker to Boeing last year, but predicted improvements in both orders and deliveries for 2013 as airlines seek to reduce fuel costs.

  • Rio Tinto Blame Game Begins After Big Writedown Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    Rio Tinto, the mining giant, was in turmoil Thursday morning after the abrupt departure of its chief executive and the announcement of a $14 billion writedown.

  • UK Retail: Who had a Christmas Cracker?   Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK Retail: Who had a Christmas Cracker?

    Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, tells CNBC who won and who lost in the Christmas trading.

  • Germany Creates Pile of Golden Opportunities Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:24 AM ET

    Criminal masterminds and Hollywood scriptwriters have been put on notice. Germany's central bank is planning to shift 54,000 gold bars worth 27 billion euros from Paris and New York to its base in Frankfurt. The FT reports.

  • European Markets Open Flat   Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Flat

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where the rally seems to be running out of steam.

  • Hedge Funds Bet British Retailers' Troubles Will Deepen Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Consumers shop for televisions in Walmart.

    Hedge funds are betting that a prolonged consumer squeeze and a further shift to online shopping could spell trouble for Britain's retail chains.

  • Big Upsurge into Equities: CEO   Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
     Big Upsurge into Equities: CEO

    Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, tells CNBC that they are seeing very strong flows into equities which have continued into the first quarter of this year.

  • Carrefour Says French Sales Improve Further Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 1:52 AM ET

    Carrefour, Europe's biggest retailer, said fourth-quarter like-for-like sales rose 0.4 percent, reflecting further signs of improvement in its core French market but still difficult trading conditions in austerity-hit Spain and Italy.

  • Why Europe Still Faces More Risks Ahead   Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Why Europe Still Faces More Risks Ahead

    Many critics remain skeptical of the Euro zone's future despite Greece's apparent progress. Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global believes the EU is in so deep in sovereign debt, it has little choice except to continue lending.

  • A Big Bond Market Crash to Come?   Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    A Big Bond Market Crash to Come?

    David Roche, Global Strategist, Independent Strategy predicts a big crash in safe-haven bond markets in 2013. He also sees a manufacturing-led recovery for the global economy.

  • Greece Receives Next Aid Tranche; IMF Sees Progress Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Greece's bailout program is moving in the right direction, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday after the IMF board agreed to pay the next aid tranche to Athens under the country's 240-billion-euro international bailout.

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