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Tensions over Ukraine have been simmering for weeks and now threaten to spill over into a much deeper risk-off mood in global financial markets.
Pfizer, one of the world's biggest drugs firms, may have had a $106 billion takeover bid for rival AstraZeneca rejected, but analysts expect it to get its way in the end.
The EU's energy chief warned Moscow that the Ukraine crisis was hardening Brussels' stance on a gas pipeline that Russia is planning to build.
France is under renewed pressure to cut its budget deficit, after the European Commission forecast it would miss its 2015 reduction target.
France continues to blame the rest of the world for its woes, Pascal Lamy, the French former head of the World Trade Organisation, told CNBC.
French members of Parliament are being encouraged to go on work placements in an effort to boost their understanding of the business world.
Investors and policymakers worldwide are braced for a shake-up of global markets, due to heightening tensions and sanctions in Ukraine and Russia.
Pfizer reported revenues well below Wall Street expectations, hurt by falling sales of generic medicines it calls established pharmaceuticals.
First-time buyers in the U.K. are increasingly dependent on support from their parents, according to a new report.
The risk of deflation in the euro zone is low, the European Union's executive arm said, despite warning that inflation is expected to slow this year.
Two migrants drowned and about 30 were missing after their boats capsized off the eastern Greek island of Samos early on Monday.
A top IMF official has warned that the rally in euro zone bond markets risks ending in disappointment.
Germany's foreign minister has called for a second international conference at Geneva, after pro-Russian militants stormed a Ukrainian police station in Odessa on Sunday.
U.S. authorities are ratcheting up pressure on Credit Suisse to plead guilty to helping wealthy Americans hide untaxed money.
Portugal said it would exit its three-year 78-billion-euro bailout this month without a precautionary credit line.
US secretary of state John Kerry has threatened Russia with further sanctions unless the country stopped backing separatists in eastern Ukraine. The FT reports.
Greece is expected to ask its fellow euro zone countries for debt reduction at Monday's meeting of the region's finance ministers.
Britain's opposition Labour party has called for an inquiry into a potential takeover of British firm AstraZeneca by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer.
When Eleanna Malemi graduated in Athens in 2010, she did not expect to be working in a bar four years later. But Malemi is one of the lucky ones.
Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian helicopters on Friday, killing two crew, as troops tightened their siege of separatist-held Slaviansk.
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Thomas Moore investment director for UK larger companies at Standard Life Investments, says few firms are delivering strong dividend opportunities in the UK.
Ben Gutteridge, head of fund research at Brewin Dolphin, says it's not the right time to buy into commodities.
Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine, says the company is still seeing growth in the paper-based notebook side of the business.