Germany's European commissioner has questioned whether President Hollande has the "willingness to act" to reform the French economy, the FT reports.» Read More
The Belgian government agreed on fresh budgetary measures to cut pollution and counter climate change, yet kept its overall 2007 target on a surplus of 0.3% of gross domestic product.
Here some of Friday's big movers on European stock markets: Boehler-Uddeholm, Verbund, Thomson, Bekaert, Imperial Tobacco, Unilever, TUI, Dexia and Pirelli.
InBev, the world's largest brewer by volume, said Thursday fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as the company increased sales across all regions except Western Europe
A court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Belgian newspapers that sued Google, claiming that the Web search Internet search leader infringed copyright laws and demanded it remove their stories.