European shares closed flat-to-higher on Wednesday as investors considered the possibility of more monetary easing in the euro zone.» Read More
Russian military convoys rolled out of three key positions in Georgia and headed toward Moscow-backed separatist regions on Friday in a significant withdrawal two weeks after thousands of troops roared into the former Soviet republic.
Geert-Jan Nikken at Rabobank sees plenty of upside for stocks from semiconductors and multimedia companies.
Belgian brewer InBev said on Monday that U.S. antitrust regulators have asked it for additional information regarding its planned takeover of Budweiser beer maker Anheuser-Busch.
European equities were seen opening slightly lower on Monday, as investors turn cautious following a dip in the U.S. dollar versus the euro and with oil prices rising.
The surging popularity of alternative energy helped Denmark’s wind-turbine maker Vestas to post a 27 percent rise in first-half profits, and CEO Ditlev Engel told CNBC Europe he remains confident that looming energy shortages will make the wind industry more attractive to investors over the long term.
A top Russian general on Friday said Poland's deal with the United States to set up parts of a missile defence shield on Polish territory lays it open to a possible military strike, a Russian news agency reported.
European equities were set to rise on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia, as a fall in commodity prices further eased concerns over consumer spending and inflation.
Stabilizing U.S. economic growth, falling oil prices and a deteriorating outlook outside the United States have led Goldman Sachs to abandon its ten-year bearish stance on the U.S. dollar.
European equities were seen gaining ground on Thursday, recovering after the previous session's sharp losses as rising commodity prices help support heavyweight mining and energy shares.
Georgia and Russia agreed in principle to an EU-brokered peace plan over South Ossetia on Wednesday as the U.S. showed disapproval of Moscow's attacks on its neighbor.
UBS will separate its investment bank from its prized wealth management arm, paving the way to sell the business that made it Europe's biggest casualty of the credit crunch.
Most institutional investors expect another failure of a major financial services firm in the coming year and view credit default swaps as a serious threat to market stability, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered a halt to military operations in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of fighting and just before French President Nicolas Sarkozy was to hold peace talks in Moscow.
The Russian rouble and share indexes rebounded on Monday from a severe drop earlier in the day, boosted by President Dmitry Medvedev's statement the military conflict with Georgia might be nearing its end.
The European Central Bank is widely expected to keep interest rate on hold Thursday, but is monetary policy really the most important thing for the future of the Euro-Zone economy?
A quick, decisive, Fed-led program of dollar purchasing would stabilize the currency and re-set levels for the 40-plus nations pegged against it. It would bring oil prices down by an estimated 20 to 30 percent.
The industrial gases sector is shielded from cyclical effects and the four sector majors can generate earnings growth of around 10 percent between 2007 and 2011, Jean-Paul Sabbagh, equity research analyst at Oddo Securities, said.
The world's number one bearings maker, Swedish SKF, is speeding up plans to close down a factory in Kentucky, moving production to Mexico as the financial markets turmoil has hit hard the automotive industry, SKF CFO Tore Bertilsson told CNBC.com on Tuesday.
Tire maker and auto supplier Continental said Monday that it has discussed a "possible engagement" by family owned German company Schaeffler KG, following a report that the smaller firm planned to take it over.
U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch accepted a sweetened $50 billion takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev, creating the world's largest beer maker.