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  • *Iran orders oil production increase of 500,000 bpd. DUBAI, Jan 18- Iran ordered a sharp increase in oil output on Monday to take immediate advantage of the lifting of international sanctions, and some foreign firms raced to snap up deals as Tehran emerges from years of international isolation. Those measures were scrapped as part of a landmark deal between Iran...

  • *Spain growth seen robust amid political deadlock. *ECB stimulus, consumer spending support output. MADRID, Jan 18- A political logjam in Spain expected to last at least several months is set to slow the pace of economic reforms sharply, storing up obstacles for growth in a country seeking to extend a recovery from deep crisis.

  • Jan 15- Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica SA has expressed interest in buying AT&T Inc's pay TV assets in Latin America, which could be valued at around $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The business includes satellite and cable television services in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina and several other countries.

  • What is weighing on European markets? Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 2:30 PM ET
    What is weighing on European markets?

    CNBC's Wilfred Frost explains why European markets are facing mounting pressure as well despite continued support from Mario Draghi.

  • What traders will watch in China for market direction

    CNBC's Seema Mody highlights data expected out of China that traders will be eyeing for market direction.

  • European markets hit hard Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets hit hard

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Europe stocks falling 10%.

  • LONDON, Jan 15- Japan's Asahi Group Holdings and Spain's S.A. Damm have submitted offers for SABMiller's Peroni and Grolsch beer brands alongside a handful of private equity bidders, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The two brands, which are to be sold as part of Anheuser-Busch InBev's $100 billion- plus takeover of SABMiller, have...

  • Whipsaw market action in Europe Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 11:30 AM ET
    Whipsaw market action in Europe

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including one Bank of England dissenter voting for a rate rise.

  • How negative headlines can become self-fulfilling Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 11:05 AM ET

    "When it's in the press, it's in the price," Fidelity Worldwide Investment's Paras Anand says. He has advice on how to break out of the echo chamber.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 14- When Sophie travels to Paris, there is only one place to stay: The Castille, a five-star boutique hotel on the Rue Cambon, in the heart of the city's fashion district near the Place Vendome. Paris is hardly Sophie's only destination, though. The 10- pound pooch has jetted to Barcelona, to the Spanish resort town of San Sebastian- even to the Ritz-Carlton...

  • *Spain sells 4.3 billion euros at bond auction. *Portugal, Slovakia also in the market in busy supply week. LONDON, Jan 14- German Bund yields hit their lowest levels since the European Central Bank's December meeting on Thursday, after oil prices fell below $30, pinning long-term inflation expectations in the euro zone at 3-1/ 2 month lows.

  • Falling oil prices push Bund yields below 0.50 percent Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 3:41 AM ET

    Brent crude, the global benchmark dropped as far as $29.73, the lowest since February 2004 and down more than 1.5 percent as the prospect of more supplies from Iran loomed. Free-falling oil prices and concerns over a slowdown in China have allowed euro zone bonds to withstand the traditional start-of-the year supply pressure as state treasuries take...

  • European markets close: Banks gain ground Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 11:32 AM ET
    European markets close: Banks gain ground

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including possible bank mergers.

  • INSIGHT-Spain at crossroads as old order is challenged Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET

    VILLANUEVA DE LA TORRE, Spain, Jan 13- Vanessa Sanchez, the mayor of this forlorn town on the plains of central Spain, is an angry and exasperated woman. Then came Spain's economic crisis. "The political class in Spain is rotten," said Sanchez, mayor since May and a leader of the grassroots Ahora Villanueva de la Torre party which is affiliated to the new leftist Podemos...

  • Spanish yields rise before debt sale flurry Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 11:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 12- Spanish bond yields hit a 2016 high on Tuesday as investors, already factoring in risks stemming from inconclusive national elections and a renewed separatist push in Catalonia, geared up for a bumper week of debt issuance in Madrid. Having lined up 2018, 2020 and 2023 bonds for a 4- 5 billion euros auction on Thursday, Spain on Tuesday was set to sell a...

  • Spanish princess goes to court for tax fraud trial Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 3:20 AM ET

    Trial of Princess Cristina is the first time a member of Spanish royalty has faced criminal charges since the monarchy was restored in 1975.

  • European markets close Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 11:31 AM ET
    European markets close

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including why the auto and miner stocks are down 11 percent this week.

  • European markets close cutting losses Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 11:29 AM ET
    European markets close cutting losses

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a slight recovery after earlier heavy losses.

  • European markets close lower Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 11:31 AM ET
    European markets close lower

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including China worries, and news Apple may cut iPhone production, is weighing on markets across Europe.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- AT&T Inc will expand its smart city services to help municipal authorities remotely monitor conditions of roads and bridges in real time and give citizens mobile apps to stay informed about things like traffic and safety problems, the company said on Tuesday. In recent years, authorities of some cities from Barcelona, Spain to San Jose, California,...