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On Sunday, the people of Crimea go to the polls in a referendum on whether to stay part of Ukraine.
The looming referendum in Crimea saw Russian markets continue to slide on Friday, as Goldman Sachs reported that capital outflows from the country had surged.
The euro has continued to strengthen with strategists debating whether the boost was from China's move to diversify its foreign holdings.
Russia's Foreign Minister has insisted that Russia had no plans to invade Ukraine, and will respect the upcoming referendum in Crimea.
Wm Morrison, Britain's No. 4 grocer, suffered a major theft of data from its staff payroll system.
Vivendi said on Friday that it would enter exclusive talks to sell its SFR telecom unit to Altice.
One year on from its bailout, Cyprus is not entirely avoiding the headlines, although it appears to be on the right track.
The chairman of one of the U.K.'s biggest pub chains, JD Wetherspoon, said the future of the British boozer hinges on supermarkets being taxed the same rate for alcohol sales.
UBS chief executive Sergio Ermotti's pay rose by a fifth to $12.30 million in 2013, according to its annual report published on Friday.
The chief executive of Société Générale, said he is committed to keeping links between Europe and Russia strong, in light of the crisis in Ukraine.
Barclays is braced for further job losses at its investment bank, as the re-shaping of the bank continues, sources close to the matter said.
Billions of Western dollars in aid to Ukraine will likely end up in the coffers of the Russian government thanks to a bond clause.
ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank has "non-standard monetary policy measures" at the ready to combat deflation, should it occur.
The possibility that Crimea will join Russia has sparked such fear among customers, banks have had to impose withdrawal limits.
Netflix is betting on international expansion to keep its numbers up. The next stop is Europe, but it could be more difficult than expected.
European retailers are flocking to list in 2014, but traditional high-street chains have been replaced by the online, discount and convenience players that are shaking up shopping.
Chief executive of Italy's largest insurer, Mario Greco, says dividend boost should send a clear message of confidence to investors.
Ireland's economy contracted by a shock 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter from the previous three months.
Euro zone governments must persist with their economic reforms as geopolitical risks loom, the president of Germany's Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann, has told CNBC.
In his first year, Pope Francis' aggressive efforts to reform the Vatican's scandal-scarred financial apparatus show he's not all talk. NBC News reports.
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