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  • UPDATE 1-Job insecurities mar Spain's labour rebound Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:41 AM ET

    MADRID, July 23- Eric Martin, a freelance property agent, also drives trucks and sometimes moonlights as a football referee. As Spain emerges from a deep downturn, short-term job contracts like Martin's are helping to chip away at an unemployment rate that is falling but still affects 22.4 percent of the workforce, second only to Greece's in Europe.

  • MADRID, July 23- Spain's jobless rate dropped to its lowest level in over three years in the second quarter, offering a boost to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he seeks to persuade voters that an economic recovery is taking root. At 22.4 percent, the unemployment rate is still higher than anywhere else in Europe bar crisis-hit Greece and it has not dipped below a...

  • Job insecurities mar Spain's labour rebound Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:00 AM ET

    MADRID, July 23- Eric Martin, a freelance property agent, also drives trucks and sometimes moonlights as a football referee. As Spain emerges from a deep downturn, short-term job contracts like Martin's are helping to chip away at an unemployment rate that affects nearly a quarter of the workforce and is second only to Greece's in Europe. But they are accentuating...

  • European markets close: Goldman's view Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    European markets close: Goldman's view

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Goldman's 3-month view.

  • BERLIN, July 21- The families of 18 schoolchildren and teachers killed in the Germanwings crash have called for an apology from the head of Lufthansa, saying their children might still be alive if the airline's doctors had paid more attention to the pilot's health. The children and their teachers were returning to Germany from an exchange trip in Spain when the...

  • European markets close: Banks open in Greece Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    European markets close: Banks open in Greece

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Europe stock gains and a rise in Italy bond yields.

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    An infamous chapter in Spain's economic crisis may be ending with a buyer offering just 10,000 euros for a billion-euro ghost airport. The Financial Times reports.

  • European markets close: German parliament backs Greek talks

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the Greek prime minister reshuffling his own government.

  • LONDON, July 17- Whoever took all the lead out of the London Metal Exchange warehousing system in the second quarter has just been kind enough to return it. A total 50,475 tonnes of the heavy metal were placed on warrant in the South Korean port of Busan earlier this week. The International Lead and Zinc Study Group assesses lead as being in small 7,000- tonne...

  • European markets close: IMF demands Greek debt reduction Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    European markets close: IMF demands Greek debt reduction

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Europe stocks extending Greek gains on ECB and European autos.

  • LONDON, July 16- New payment technologies such as Apple Pay and FC Barcelona wristbands carrying a digital wallet will increasingly mean bank customers ditch cards and cash for wearable technology, experts predict. "People want to tell their payment provider how they want to pay and not be told in the traditional way of' here's your plastic, now get on with it'," said...

  • MADRID, July 16- Spain sold 6.4 billion euros in bonds on Thursday at its biggest auction in over a year, with benchmark yields falling as investors piled in, reassured by Greece's progress in securing a bailout. Together with a Treasury bill auction on Tuesday, Spain has raised 12.2 billion euros in debt this week, one of the biggest amounts in recent years, making...

  • European close: Heat on Tsipras Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    European close: Heat on Tsipras

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest from Greece and the euro zone.

  • BRUSSELS, July 13- A list of demands handed to the Greek government in order to secure a European bailout inspired a social media backlash against Germany and its hawkish finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble. #ThisIsACoup was the second top trending hashtag on Twitter worldwide- and top in Germany and Greece- as euro zone leaders argued through the night to...

  • Protestors hit streets as tensions rise in Greece Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    Protestors hit streets as tensions rise in Greece

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on tensions in Greece as the people wait for a verdict from creditors on the new reform proposals from Greece.

  • Euro markets rise on Greek optimism Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Euro markets rise on Greek optimism

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Steve Liesman report on Greek action.

  • *Macron says optimistic Greece to reach deal. PARIS, July 10- French President Francois Hollande said the latest proposals for reforms by the Greek government were "serious and credible", and said talks between Greece and international creditors must now resume with the aim of reaching a deal. Hollande added that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' decision to...

  • MADRID, July 10- Greece's last-minute proposals to secure an aid deal could meet the expectations of the country's euro zone partners, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Friday, adding that Athens' long-term debt was unsustainable. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras offered its EU and IMF creditors concessions shortly before midnight on...

  • MADRID, July 10- French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said he was reasonably optimistic that Greece would reach an aid-for-reforms deal with its creditors.

  • European markets close: Major rally Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close: Major rally

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a big broad-based rally, ahead of a Greek proposal.