Turkey advised people to postpone non-urgent travel to Russia on Saturday, as the tit-for-tat accusations continue after the downing of a Russian jet.» Read More
Italy's FTSE MIB traded down 2.5 percent on Monday after members of Berlusconi's center-right People of Freedom (PDL) party threatened over the weekend to bring down Prime Minister Enrico Letta's government.
Spain's telecom giant Telefonica agreed to improved terms for KPN's German unit E-Plus in a deal that won support from the Dutch telecom group's biggest shareholder, América Móvil.
German business leaders have warned that the country's next government must maintain political stability, as pressure mounts on Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of elections.
Members of Silvio Berlusconi's center-right party on Sunday openly warned they would bring down the government if their center-left coalition allies voted next month to expel the former prime minister from parliament.
Consumer morale in the euro zone jumped to its highest level in two years in August, the European Commission said on Friday, adding to encouraging signs that the bloc has started to recover.
A housing crash, rising unemployment and weak growth leaves the AAA-rated Netherlands teetering on the brink of a credit downgrade. But analysts said more is at risk than the country's perfect credit rating.
Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, benefiting from a broad-based pick-up in activity that looked to have put the country's recovery on a firmer footing.
As European leaders openly disagree over whether Greece will get further financial aid, the country's prime minister has turned to Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal for investment.
Relations between the partners in Italy's coalition government seemed close to breaking point on Thursday over whether to evict Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over a tax fraud conviction.
The need for a new rescue program for Greece promises a drawn-out drama of late-night negotiations but is unlikely to trigger the sort of crisis that has threatened the breakup of the euro.
Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group, sees a lot of value in Europe in terms of stock picking.
French soccer club PSG saw sales of its official replica shirts soar by over 60 percent in the 2012-2013 season, a feat largely attributable to David Beckham.
Societe Generale joined a growing chorus of banks growing increasingly bullish on European equities at the expense of U.S, Japanese and emerging market stocks, and forecast a net $100 billion could soon flow back into the struggling continent.
The global economy showed signs of improvement on Thursday with factory output improving in two of the world's largest economies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her attachment to saving the single currency is the source of Europe's weakness rather than its strength, according to the CEO of Danish bank Saxo.
The U.K. banking regulator says it has reached a deal with 13 major banks and credit card issuers to compensate customers who were mis-sold credit card protection.
Kensington council has demanded a fee of more than £800,000 from a hedge fund manager seeking to build a subterranean extension underneath two London properties. The FT reports.
Banks in the euro zone could offer the best returns, says David Herro, Morningstar's international fund manager of the decade.
Stickers used in messaging applications are delivering healthy revenues for Asian technology firms, and as the craze starts to sweep the Western world, more companies are looking for a slice of the cash.
France is under pressure from Brussels and its euro zone neighbors to deliver budget and pension system reforms, in the nation's latest test to show it can become more competitive.
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