CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the euro zone confidence rising to a fresh 4-year high.» Read More
European stocks were indicated to open lower Monday, after a defeat of Angela Merkel's conservatives in a regional stronghold and with oil prices slipping.
Unilever is set to become the first European multinational to launch an offshore renminbi-denominated “dim sum” bond when it raises Rmb300 million ($46 million) from institutional investors in Hong Kong on Monday, bankers say, reports the Financial Times.
From Portugal to Ireland, nothing has dented the euro's surprising strength. And in Canada, even a no-confidence vote hasn't jarred the Canadian dollar. Here's how to trade them.
There is one market, far away from Asia, which may surprise in 2011: the USA, according to Frederic de Narp, CEO and President of diamond giant Harry Winston.
Some of the world’s largest hedge funds and private equity groups have held talks with Spain’s troubled savings banks as they rush to secure €15 billion ($21.3 billion) in new capital to avoid a state bail-out, Financial Times reports.
European stocks are called to follow Asia and open higher on Friday, despite another ratings downgrade for Portugal, this time from Standard & Poor's.
Reserves injected by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank are going to gold and equities, rather than being used for timber, steel and copper down the road. Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, explains why it's happening.
Attempts by Germany to renegotiate the structure of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) just as markets believed things had been settled at the meeting of euro zone leaders last week are an "ominous sign," Simon Derrick, the head of research at Bank of New York Mellon, wrote in a market note.
Warren Buffett told CNBC Thursday that the collapse of the euro zone's single currency is far from "unthinkable." "I know some people think it's unthinkable...I don't think its unthinkable," Buffett said.
"Crito, we owe a rooster to Asclepius. Please, don't forget to pay the debt." According to Plato, these were the last words of the Greek philosopher Socrates, following his decision to drink poison rather than try and pay off the guards and escape from prison.
Austerity and political longevity are clearly not correlated, following the fall of another euro-zone government.
This was pegged as the summit to end all summits; the end of the euro-zone debt crisis; a clear road map for the future.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has deeply strained relations with allies in the European Union and the NATO alliance, raising new questions about Germany’s ability to play a global role in foreign policy, the New York Times reports.
European stocks look set to open slightly higher on Thursday despite the resignation of Portugal's prime minister.
The budget presented by George Osborne, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, is pro-growth and the closest to a "free lunch" available to create jobs, which will help the pound.
The events in Europe are finally coming to a head, David Albrycht, executive managing director and portfolio manager of Virtus Investment Partners, told CNBC on Wednesday.
Insight on the Fed's efforts to respond to community banks and a look at Portugal's debt crisis, with David Albrycht, Virtus Investment Partners.
There is no shortage of challenges facing the world today and many investors are frozen waiting for clarity in these times of uncertainty. The problem is, in all likelihood, the world will not settle down any time soon and we will surely continue to see geopolitical shifts and unrest plaguing the investment world. So what are investors to do?
The crisis in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people will not have an effect on the European Central Bank's interest rate policy, Manfred Schepers, vice-president finance and chief financial officer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told CNBC.
Greece will have to restructure its debt, but Spain is out of the woods, according to former European Central Bank Board Member Otmar Issing.