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    European stocks were indicated to open flat to slightly higher, ahead of gross domestic product data from the US which would show how solid is the recovery of the world's biggest economy.

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    European shares were set to edge up on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asian markets after the Fed's meeting.

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    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama stressed a need to lower corporate tax rates.

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    European shares are set to rise for a third straight session on Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and on Wall Street.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to edge higher on Monday, tracking Friday's gains on Wall Street.

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    Spain is planning to inject billions of euro into the nation's struggling savings banks, known as cajas, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

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    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday, with stocks poised to extend the previous session's sell-off.

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    European shares were set to edge up on Wednesday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia, on robust earnings overnight from U.S. technology firms.

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    European stocks were seen slightly rising on Tuesday, inching higher for a second day in a row, with global miner Rio Tinto in focus after posting record iron ore output.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    Jean-Claude Trichet’s hawkish comments on inflationary pressures and the resultant jump in the euro following Thursday’s European Central Bank's press conference talk has turned attention back to central bank exit strategies, an economist said Friday.

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    European stocks were set to dip Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street and in Tokyo, with heavyweight resource-related shares feeling the pinch of lower commodity prices.

  • The "Fast Money" traders reveal a second derivative trade off of a European recovery.

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    The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that raises the state income tax from a maximum rate of 3% to 5%. They also raised the corporate income tax...As painful as they are, we are in the position of having no choice and yet, these tax increases will not raise the expected amounts.

  • Elena Salgado, Spain's Economy and Finance Minister

    Spain's banking sector  does not need more government support and the country will not need a bailout from the European Union, finance minister Elena Salgado told CNBC Thursday.

  • The newly created European Banking Authority says it will publish the results of new stress tests on big European banks in mid-2011.

  • European shares were seen mixed on Thursday, as investors take a breather after a brisk two-day rally, bracing for further debt auctions in the euro zone as well as interest rate decisions.

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    U.S. economic reports should dominate early trading Thursday, unless the European debt crisis bubbles up again.

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    The early morning hoopla Tuesday was that Japan had pledged to support the Eurozone in its continuing fight against the ill winds of threatened illiquidity by buying bonds. Probably bonds issued by the Financial Stability thing that has been set up by the European central bank.

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    European shares were set to open flat to lower on Wednesday as caution over the euro zone debt crisis prevailed ahead of a closely-watched Portuguese bond auction.

  • Greece

    Greek Finance Minister George Papanconstantinou sought to reassure investors over the country’s debt burden on Tuesday, saying spreads between Greek and German bonds were high because of broader market turbulence rather than real threat of default.