Lyn Graham-Taylor, fixed income strategist at Rabobank, says he is "very positive" on the European periphery bonds and advises going long Spain, short Germany.» Read More
Belgian brewer InBev, the world's second-biggest by volume, could start talks with rival Anheuser Busch on a possible merger bid Tuesday, according to a published report.
The first criminal trial in a mammoth bribery probe at German engineering giant Siemens began on Monday and the prosecutor warned that it should send a signal to corporations that corruption would not be tolerated.
This much is clear: European nation states are focusing on different ways of securing energy supplies for the long-term through a mix of politics and innovation.
Euro zone economic growth looks set for a sharp slowdown in the second quarter after a strong performance at the start of the year, data showed on Friday, but rocketing inflation will keep interest rates on hold.
European shares were set to fall on Tuesday, snapping a four-session winning streak, tracking a mixed performance on Wall Street and weaker Asian stock markets as persistently high oil prices fuelled concerns about rising inflation.
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Up to 60 percent of Europeans may bank online by 2020, a level already reached by Sweden and Denmark today, Deutsche Bank said in a report on Tuesday.
Shares of Dow component Boeing and the parent of its European rival Airbus slipped in European trading Monday after weekend reports that both companies were facing more delays for much anticipated aircraft.
Talk about coming of age. The Beijing Auto Show and China's auto market are making a statement this week. It's loud and clear: "We are world players!" In fact, it brings up the question about whether this show and the Chinese market are bigger than the Detroit Show and U.S. Market?
A cash shortage among private-equity firms will slow down overall merger and acquisition activity even more this year, but investors looking for action should keep an eye on consolidation and strategic deals.
Surging energy and food prices pushed euro zone inflation to a new high of 3.6 percent in March, boosting the euro to a record high against the dollar on fading chances of a ECB rate cut in the near term.
China has accumulated a stake of just under 1 percent in BP, raising fresh questions about Beijing's strategy for investing its huge foreign currency reserves.
European shares closed firmly in the red Monday, but were off the session's lows, as U.S. retail sales, a key gauge of the economy's health, came in better than expected.
The European Central Bank kept rates on hold at 4 percent, as expected, on Thursday, sticking to its mandate to fight inflation at any cost. Economists now think the possibility of monetary easing is more likely as late as the fourth quarter.
The European Central Bank's mission to fight inflation prevents it from worrying about economic weakness. But an abrupt slowdown could anger politicians and endanger the central bank's very mandate.
European shares snapped a two-day winning streak to end Tuesday 1 percent lower, led down by banks on persistent worries of more losses from a global credit crisis, and by weakness in technology shares.
The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.
There is a real danger that the housing market crisis in the US could be repeated in Britain, analysts said on Tuesday.
The European Union on Monday opened the way for air travelers to use mobile phones to talk, text or send e-mails on planes throughout Europe's airspace.
Italy's government scrambled to salvage Air France-KLM's collapsed deal to buy Alitalia on Thursday, promising to keep the airline flying despite a looming cash crisis.