Cyprus is expected to take some dramatic measures this weekend to secure an EU bailout, including approving some type of tax on big savers.
Fitch ratings agency warns that they may cut the UK's AAA credit rating due to the country's deep economic problems.
Cyprus' lawmakers geared up to vote on a series of bills put forward in a renewed effort to strike a bailout deal with European partners on Friday after talks with Russia collapsed.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest in Cyprus, and a rally in European bond markets.
Ronnie Chopra, head of strategy at Tradenext, tells CNBC that investors should be careful as the market gets carried away on a wave of positive news from the U.S. and ignores potentially dangerous European problems.
With Europe locked in a multi-billion-dollar game of chicken with Cyprus, markets Friday were watching closely to see which side would blink first.
Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura International, tells CNBC that Slovenia's fiscal situation is quite different to Cyprus, despite the fact it may too be forced to ask for a bailout.
Takis Phidias, acting CEO of Laiki Bank, tells CNBC that the proposed Cypriot resolution will hand 'tremendous powers' to the national bank in an attempt to deal with the country's huge financial problems.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, tells CNBC that the market's steady response to Cyprus is reminiscent of its movement as the first Greek crisis loomed large in 2010.
Cypriot leaders are scrambling to make a deal with the European Union, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
What's the next step for the island nations and how should investors prepare for it? Julian Callow, Barclays chief international economist, weighs in.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports lawmakers in Cyprus are working on a bailout plan after the country's finance minister failed to secure a funding deal from Russia.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the update on the financial crisis in Cyprus. And Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman & CEO, explains how overexposure to Greece helped create banking problems in Cyprus.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the latest details on bailout talks in Cyprus. And, Gillian Tett, Financial Times columnist, explains how a growing rift between the European Union and Russia is keeping investors on edge around the globe.
CNBC's Karen Tso reports European markets are trading lower on Friday, as talks collapse between Russia and Cyprus.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick grilled the president of the EU commission, José Manuel Barroso and the Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, on the relationship between Europe and Russia at a press conference in Moscow.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Cypriot finance minister has left Moscow without a major deal, while lawmakers now work on Plan C.
Slovenia, which is struggling to avoid a bailout, must issue a bond by June 6 to meet its financial obligations, the former Prime Minister said.
Pay for Credit Suisse Chief Executive Brady Dougan rose by more than one third to 7.77 million Swiss francs ($8.22 million) in 2012, the Swiss bank said on Friday.
Standard & Poor's cut the sovereign long-term foreign currency credit rating on Cyprus deeper into junk status on Thursday, lowering the rating to CCC from CCC-plus.