CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a warning from BP, and news UBS revealed a U.S. dark pool investigation.» Read More
European shares were broadly lower Friday, as weakness in banking stocks dampened investor sentiment, but U.S. stocks made firm gains at the open on the Wall Street.
Spain's Inditex, the world's No. 2 clothing retailer, reported lower-than-expected nine-month sales on Wednesday, dragging its shares lower despite net profit coming in above analysts' forecasts.
European equities were expected to gain ground on Monday, adding to a two-session recovery as investors continue to look for bargains following a selloff in the first three weeks of November.
Iberia has received a takeover approach from Spain's Gala Capital that values the airline at up to 3.7 billion euros ($5.4 billion), topping an earlier approach led by private equity group TPG.
European stock indexes closed mixed on Tuesday as the impact of gains in telecoms inspired by a raised outlook from Vodafone, was countered by losses in the energy sector which tracked weaker oil prices.
European shares ended flat on Monday after a three-day losing streak as a bounce-back in financial stocks, which have borne the brunt of the global liquidity crisis, offset a fall in energy shares.
European equities lost ground on Thursday, ending at their lowest close in six weeks as persistent credit fears continued to pull banking stocks lower.
European stocks rose slightly Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as investors embraced some upbeat earnings reports from the likes of Swiss Reinsurance and U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer.
European shares declined for a third straight session on Monday, with banks again topping the losers' list as Citigroup's warning of loan losses sparked fresh worries over the impact of credit market woes.
Global banks are going to take far longer than previously imagined to clear away debris left by a receding tide of U.S. subprime mortgages which has played havoc with balance sheets, a top investment banker said on Monday.
European bank stocks took a dive on Thursday as fear spread among investors that the U.S. subprime crisis will take another huge chunk out of profits in the fourth quarter.
Major European markets ended in positive territory Monday, as anticipation of lower U.S. interest rates helped sentiment.
Nordic telecommunications operator TeliaSonera on Friday reported a 6.8 percent rise in its third-quarter net profit, boosted by higher sales and its minority-owned operations in Eurasia, but still warned for more savings initiatives.
Britain only has itself to blame for how problems at Northern Rock turned into the first run on a UK bank in 140 years, the European Union's top financial regulator, Charlie McCreevy, is expected to say later Friday.
Spain's largest bank Santander posted nine-month net profit of 6.57 billion euros ($9.35 billion) on Thursday, up 32.8 percent year-on-year and slightly above analysts' forecasts.
European Union leaders clinched final agreement on Friday on a treaty to reform the 27-nation bloc's institutions, replacing a defunct constitution and ending a two-year crisis of confidence in Europe's future.
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Better-than-expected earnings from mobile-phone company Sony Ericsson boosted telecommunications stocks in Europe and added to a firm close for the major indexes Monday.
European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to review a slew of financial rules in the light of the summer's credit squeeze that tipped securities markets into turmoil.
The world's top banking supervisors gathered on Monday to review remedies to a crisis that has seen a major disruption of the global financial system and risks to global growth.