Euro zone business activity accelerated at its fastest pace in more than four years last month as Italy turned in its best performance since early 2011 and German growth strengthened, surveys showed on Thursday.» Read More
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Monday that euro zone members must be prepared to cede control over certain policy domains to European institutions.
Pimco's Bill Gross has launched an attack on Britain and the euro zone for cutting debt with severe austerity measures, warning that such action risks stifling recovery, the FT reports.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as political concerns in Italy softened after its President agreed to stay for another term.
Financial market pressure on Slovenia has lain bare how this tiny euro zone state achieved Europe's smoothest transformation from a Communist economy to a market-based model: it only went half way.
How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.
Swiss industrial group ABB is to buy solar energy firm Power-One for about $1 billion, betting growth in emerging markets will revive a sector ravaged by recession-hit Europe.
Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at Citigroup, explains that the long-term trend for European equities is still bullish despite expected disappointing European earnings.
The U.K. can't resort to major fiscal stimulus, the head of sovereign ratings at Fitch told CNBC.
Karen Tso takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher.
Despite the election of Giorgio Napolitano as Italy's president, analysts said a snap election couldn't be ruled out.
Up to half the 21 companies where the U.K. government has a shareholding could be wholly or partly privatized in the next few years, a senior official has said.
Frans Van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips Electronics, tells CNBC that the start of the year was as soft as they expected with particular weakness in Europe and the US.
Cypriot insurance companies and charity organisations will be affected by a bail-in on deposits in an attempt to minimize the broader impact on savers.
The re-election of Italy's president has raised the prospect of an end to the stalemate that followed the general election, with a move to form a government foreseen within days.
An early peek this week at how the euro zone economy performed in April could cement the case for the next installment in monetary easing by the world's major central banks.
With the bloom coming off the emerging markets rose, one economist has drawn a circle around two countries that stand the greatest risk of crisis.
Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.
The Italian parliament on Saturday re-elected President Giorgio Napolitano to serve a second term in an attempt to resolve the political stalemate following February's inconclusive election.
Former Prime Minister Romano Prodi withdrew from the race for the Italian presidency on Friday, deepening the chaos in the centre-left after party rebels helped his old enemy Silvio Berlusconi scupper his candidacy.
European shares closed higher on Friday, helped by a rally in mining stocks and better-than-expected output from Anglo American.
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Matthew Beesley, head of global equities at Henderson Global Investors, says his biggest fear is that concerns over China start to feedback into themselves.
One company has developed tech to recycle plastics from complex waste streams.
Thomas Harr, global head of FICC research at Danske Bank, explains why the Riksbank kept its key interest rate steady Thursday.