The U.K. bank-to-funerals business announced a £2.5 billion loss, bringing to an end what the CEO called a "disastrous year" for the mutual.» Read More
Re-gifting and 'rehoming' of presents is getting bigger as millions of shoppers panic-buy their way through the last week before Christmas.
Massive protests against Viktor Yanukovich hammered Ukraine's financial markets on Monday, increasing the risk of a currency crisis.
The euro zone could face its third recession in six years in 2014 if emerging market growth slows more than forecast, a senior economist from Standard & Poor's said.
Financial "stress" in the euro zone has fallen and is now near levels last seen before the economic crisis in 2007, the ECB said on Wednesday.
Stocks in weaker euro zone countries like Spain and Italy look set to outperform their stronger peers this year, analysts say.
Croatian stocks rallied in the build-up to its addition to the European Union in July, but markets have cooled on the former Yugoslav country since then.
Hungary's central bank governor rebutted claims of government interference in monetary policy.
Aerospace and defense group EADS said higher-than-expected manufacturing costs for its new wide-body model were proving challenging.
Danish shipping group delivered better-than-expected net profit and raised earnings outlook for the year on stronger Asia growth.
Deutsche Post, Europe's biggest mail and express delivery company, reported earnings on Tuesday that narrowly missed analysts' expectations and gave a downbeat assessment of the business going into next year.
Commerzbank posted a 15 percent rise in quarterly net profit as it set aside less cash to cover ailing loans held in its restructuring division.
German engineering conglomerate reports a small rise in fourth-quarter revenue, adding that it expected growth to pick up in 2014.
Dutch lender ING missed profit expectations on Wednesday as the bank announced its restructuring, after years of state aid, was finally nearing completion.
Holcim, the world's largest cement maker by market value, said on Tuesday it does not expect 2013 sales to reach the previous year's levels, as demand in Latin and North America and Africa and the Middle East falls short.
Security firm may have received unwanted attention in recent days, but the company managed to report promising growth on Tuesday.
The strong euro has weighed on Lufthansa's earnings this year, but its chief executive said the ECB should not intervene to weaken the currency.
BNP Paribas third-quarter net profit beat forecasts on Thursday, up 2.4 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Oil giant BP on Tuesday reported forecast-beating profit for the third quarter and hiked its dividend by 5.6 percent.
Deutsche Bank posted a 98 percent drop in quarterly pre-tax profit to 18 million euros ($24.81 million), below the lowest expectations.
CEO hails an "important" nine months for the the U.K. retail lender as third-quarter underlying pretax profit hits of £1.5 billion.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.