CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including talks of sanctions against Russia and a ruling by The Hague against the Russian government to pay more to ex-Yukos shareholders.» Read More
PARIS— French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including gains for European banks and a sales miss for Unilever.
ALGIERS, Algeria— An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said.
MADRID— Spanish energy company Repsol says its second quarter net profit nearly doubled following capital gains it made from extricating itself from Argentina's YPF, which was nationalized in 2012.. Repsol S.A. said Thursday that profit for April through June was 520 million euros, up 95 percent from 267 million euros in the same period in 2013..
MADRID— Official figures show that Spain's unemployment rate edged down to 24.5 percent in the second quarter from 25.9 percent in the previous three-month period, a further sign that the economy's recovery is gaining traction and making solid inroads into the labor market.
CALGARY/ VANCOUVER, July 23- Talisman Energy Inc shares rose more than 12 percent on Wednesday as it confirmed it has been approached by Spain's Repsol SA about potential deals, raising the prospect that one of Canada's largest independent oil companies will sell off major assets or be taken over.
CALGARY, Alberta, July 23- Talisman Energy Inc said on Wednesday it has been approached by Repsol, a day after a report that the Spanish oil producer was considering a bid for Canada's No. 5 oil company.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rally for Portuguese banks and Daimler earnings beat forecasts.
MADRID— The Bank of Spain says the country's economy continues to show signs of recovery, growing by 0.5 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months. If the April-June growth figures are confirmed by the National Statistics Institute's official report later this month, the economy will have grown over four consecutive quarters.
*Fresh clashes in Tripoli and Benghazi. BENGHAZI, Libya, July 22- A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city. Suicide bombings are rare in Libya, where a fragile government is struggling to impose order.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Europe breaks its three day losing streak led by building and property stocks.
*Fresh clashes in Tripoli and Benghazi. The El-Feel oilfield last week was forced to cut back due to events in Tripoli, where two rival brigades of militias have fought over control of the airport.
The euro has remained stubbornly strong amid a slew of obstacles, and some analysts said the European Central Bank has kept it higher.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including losses ahead of tomorrow's EU sanctions meeting and if Putin will in turn impose sanctions against the EU.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concerns for Volvo and AbbVie's deal with Shire PLC.
NEW YORK— The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. The operating system that runs the phones was to blend the core technology found in Google's Android system with services and designs found in Microsoft's own Windows Phone system.
WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for June, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for June, 10 a.m.. GENEVA— Credit Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland behind UBS, reports its second quarter results before the opening of trading in Zurich.
LONDON, July 17- European shares slumped on Thursday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. The crash revived investors' fears over tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concern over the effect of Russian sanctions and Volkswagen denies it's making a bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.