A number of companies are improving their outlooks for the future, but the retail sector remains cause for concern amid a shift in consumer habits.
A referendum that would force the Swiss central bank to hold a fifth of its assets in gold could rock foreign exchange markets.
Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says investors should buy the dollar against low yielding currencies like the euro and yen as the U.S. Federal Reserve approaches a rate hike.
The euro recovered lost ground in rangebound trade on Monday, boosted by weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data.
Companies have yet to cut oil output even with prices at a two-year low; however, that could change in 2015 if supply grows and demand slips.
Oil dropped below $80 per barrel on Monday morning, and falling prices could impact job growth in the shale industry.
Oil companies have yet to cut production and capital expenditures amid low oil prices. But if oil drops furthers, that could change.
The euro rallied on Friday ahead of an official report on the health of the euro zone's main banks as investors covered short-positions.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including details on the number of euro zone banks that have failed the ECB's stress test.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, discusses why the euro is not weak on a relative basis and won't have a big impact on helping the euro zone economy.
Good earnings and improving economic data are causing money to pile into the U.S. stock market.
The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, with an underpinning of promising data.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Tesco's $420 million mistake and the performance of some European blue chips.
While lower oil prices contributed to a 21 percent slump in Occidental Petroleum's third-quarter profit, they have bolstered airline company earnings.
Oil is skidding amid oversupply and concerns about slowing growth and deflation. That's pressuring the stock market.
The US dollar extended broad-based gains on Wednesday after slightly higher-than-expected US inflation data and amid concerns over European banks.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decline for some euro zone banks.
A huge divergence in monetary policy around the world will put the macro in focus and weigh on markets, says hedge funder Kyle Bass.
Companies are maintaining guidance for the fourth quarter, easing concerns that slower global growth will hit Q4 earnings.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says investors should still be long sterling against the euro.