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Growth in the euro zone's dominant service sector slowed for a third straight month in June, and by more than an initial estimate, with sluggish new orders dimming the outlook, a survey showed on Tuesday.
The European Central Bank will continue to accept Greek debt as collateral for loans unless all the major credit rating agencies it uses declare it to be in default, said a senior finance official to the Financial Times.
The troubled periphery of the euro zone and the global economy will affect yields of US bonds more than the official end of the latest round of money-printing by the Federal Reserve, analysts told CNBC.
The week's top business news and investment advice, including end of QE2 plays, European equities, financial favorites and more.
Warren Buffett famously said: "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it."
The end of the second round of quantitative easing in the US has been likened to a department store's biggest customer leaving the store by Tony Crescenzi, a strategist at Pimco.
France is in shock again in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn saga, as in the latest twist of the story the Socialist politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be cleared of accusations of sex crimes against a maid in a New York hotel.
During a discussion over forward planning at CNBC’s London offices on Thursday our Assignments Editor told me we have been on 103 outside broadcasts in Europe and the Middle East alone in the first half of the year.
A mood of austerity may be stalking Britain, but the champagne is still flowing at Buckingham Palace thanks to a government plan to put the queen on what might be seen as profit-related pay, reported the FT.
A late rally for stocks this week helped stock investors end the first half of 2011 with gains. The Dow finished the first half higher by 7.2 percent following a small positive gain for the second quarter due to a late June rally.
Strong medicine for Greece will jumpstart aid plans and currency investors' fears will ease, one strategist says.
Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.
Around 750,000 British teachers, civil servants, border agents and other public sector workers went on strike on Thursday after negotiations with the government failed to come to a resolution over proposed pension reforms.
High oil prices and concerns over the safety of nuclear power following the Fukushima crisis in Japan are reigniting interest in renewable energy, with wind power likely to be a major beneficiary, Tulsi Tanti, chairman of Suzlon Group, told CNBC.
To adapt the exchange between Ernest Hemingway and his literary agent: the super-rich are very different from the rich. They have even more money, according to the FT.
Press reports that the European Banking Authority (EBA) could fail up to 15 European banks as a show of the strength and resilience of the tests are completely unfounded, the EBA’s chairman said on Wednesday.
The UK government needs to address the concerns that the parliamentary committee which oversees the banking industry still has over its proposed regulatory reforms, a senior Conservative politician has told CNBC.com
In an interview with CNBC, Greece's minister for growth, competitiveness and shipping, Michalis Chrisochoides, was utterly confident that his PASOK party will be able to push through the unpopular medium-term austerity package.
Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly, could take advantage of Greece's sovereign debt crisis to strengthen its leading position on European gas supply and counter attempts by the European Union to diversify its energy relationships.
A Greek default could be a couple of years away, and that wouldn't be such a bad thing, this strategist says.