*Wall St flat, European stocks rally. NEW YORK, Nov 25- The U.S. dollar gained and the euro briefly hit a seven-month low on Wednesday in a volatile session on views the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy further, including buying more debt and charging banks for hoarding cash. "A lot of people are taking the day off and this is just programs trading There's...» Read More
Two economists have decided to put their money where their mouth is, betting on whether inflation will rise once the U.K. economy recovers.
Germany, the euro zone's largest economy, is on track for a recovery thanks to a pick-up in demand for its products from abroad, the Bundesbank said on Tuesday.
Falling corporation tax has been a key driver of profitability over the last two decades, increasing pressure on CEOs to reduce their company's tax bill, Markit's Will Duff-Gordon told CNBC on Tuesday.
The latest report from Europe's main statistics agency suggests that the European financial crisis has had an impact on birth rates across the continent since 2008.
A bank and savings institution in the Czech Republic was closed and all deposits frozen pending a fraud investigation by the Czech central bank and ministry of finance.
There are no signs of a turnaround for the euro zone after six straight quarters of recession, and even once mighty Germany is struggling, according to the Royal Bank of Scotland's latest World Economy Barometer.
An independent Scotland is at risk of a Cyprus-style banking crisis, as its banking sector would be "exceptionally large" compared to the size of its economy.
Portugal's top bankers have called on Europe's leaders to stop "playing with fire" and moderate their stance towards the euro zone periphery, or risk instilling alarm among bank depositors in future, the FT reports.
France has a special responsibility as a euro zone heavyweight to take deficit cuts seriously, even though its budget deficit is above target, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said in an interview published Sunday.
The process of matching jobless workers to vacancies is deteriorating in the euro zone, according to Goldman Sachs.
New car registrations increased by 1.8 percent to 1.08 million vehicles last month, marking the first rise since September 2011.
Spain may have sank deeper into recession in the first quarter, but the executive director of the euro zone's largest bank says the economy will bottom out this quarter and sees green shoots appearing.
First quarter gross domestic product data points towards a continued slowdown in Central and Eastern Europe unless the German economy improves, according to Lombard Street Research.
Watchmakers Swatch Group and Richemont as well as elevator maker Schindler are among Swiss stocks that stand to gain significantly from a potential free trade agreement between Switzerland and China, analysts told CNBC.
France's fall back into recession is likely to pile more pressure on the country's finance ministry, at a time when infighting has already led one senior politician to fuel rumors that Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici could be replaced.
The euro zone's economy contracted for the sixth straight quarter at the start of this year, marking its longest recession on records dating back to 1995.
The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell much more than expected in April, official data showed on Wednesday.
European shares were mixed on Wednesday despite France's fall into recession and Germany's worse- than-forecast growth figure, with analysts seeing the data as a "glass half full" scenario for markets.
France slipped into recession in the first quarter of 2013 but there was confusion over whether it was the country's second or third recession in the last five years.
The bailouts of the weakest banks in Slovenia should begin next month, the country's finance minister told CNBC on Tuesday, but he insisted that he is not concerned with the timeframe of the process.