Europe finished higher on Monday shrugging off a sharp dip in oil prices, as investors looked ahead to a raft of central bank meetings.
George Osborne, the U.K.'s finance minister, will announce this year's budget on Wednesday and is expected to cut public spending further, despite the slowing British economy.
Attacks in Ivory Coast by al-Qaeda linked militants is seen by some experts as an attempt to scare off western investment in the region
The UN human rights office in Moscow is set to close, according to reports, in a move that one analyst says is warning shot to political opposition.
The global shipping industry continues to fall victim to weakening demand with freight rates on some routes hitting all-time lows.
The German chancellor suffered one of her largest political setbacks this weekend after her party, the CDU, saw losses in regional elections.
A car bombing in Turkey's capital has killed at least 37 people, the second such attack in the area in less than a month.
President Barack Obama is to visit the U.K. in April to try to persuade Brits to vote to stay in the EU, according to The Independent on Sunday.
Squawk Box Live in Europe tracked German elections results, where Merkel suffered setbacks amid anti-migrant sentiment.
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians flooded the streets on Sunday in record protests calling for President Dilma Rousseff's removal.
Charles Newsome, divisional director of Investec Wealth, talks about the chances of a market correction and the possible impact of Brexit.
Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, shares his outlook for the investment market and discusses the impact of German elections.
Andreas Kluth, Berlin bureau chief at The Economist, explains what the German election results will mean for Angela Merkel's immigration policy.
European equities opened higher on Monday, following a positive lead set in Asia and looking ahead to a raft of central bank meetings this week.
Angela Merkel's conservatives lost in two out of three regional state elections, as Germans gave a thumbs-down to her refugee policy.
European equities were higher with investors cheering a rally in oil prices and digesting the aggressive easing measures the ECB announced.
Moody's will stop issuing domestic ratings for Russian companies to avoid being caught in a legal crossfire between Moscow and the West.
These are the top earnings being announced next week.
CNBC breaks down the six big stories to keep an eye out for the coming week.
Software firm Opera has added a built-in ad-blocking feature into its internet browser, allowing users to surf the web without seeing ads.