As Spanish and Italian bond yields creep higher, strategists say yields could spike to the autumn 2011 levels that led to fears that Spain needed an imminent bailout.
Oil giant BP has still some way to go until its divestment strategy has finished and CEO Bob Dudley told CNBC Monday that 2014 will be the year that the company's fortunes begin to turn around.
UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti warned on Tuesday that risk appetite remained low among clients after reporting weak client inflows.
There are hardly any jobs, generally low wages and it rains all the time: Not the usual picture that a country wants to portray of its culture or economy. However, U.K politicians are considering launching a negative publicity campaign in Eastern Europe to deter potential migrants from coming to the U.K. in search of jobs.
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his "last great electoral and political battle" on Sunday.
After a slowdown in the fourth quarter of 2012, Germany's economy seems to be getting back on track and some analysts now believe Europe's largest economy will go from strength to strength in 2013.
Spain's short-selling ban came to an end on Thursday but analysts say that although the lifting of the ban is a sign of improved sentiment, further downward pressure should be expected in the coming weeks.
Deutsche Bank shares rose 2.2 percent on Thursday, despite the company posting a 2.6 billion euro ($3.5 billion) pre-tax loss, after the lender reported capital ratios that were better than expected.
With record unemployment figures, a fractious political scene, years of declining retail sales and Wednesday's depressing growth data, Spain appears to be sinking. Yet an improvement in risk appetite and falling borrowing costs continue to prop up the economy.
The euro hit a 14-month high against the dollar, some analysts believe the rally is set to continue as improved sentiment for the euro bloc takes hold.
The return of risk appetite has boosted European stock markets, as more investors have rotated out of safe-haven bonds, and new research shows sentiment towards European equities is now at the best level in several years.
Ireland's shortcomings in underwriting its troubled banks is now a global responsibility that should be addressed, the country's former Prime Minister John Bruton told CNBC on Monday.
In an ominously near-accurate prediction, intelligence experts warned twice last year that the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria could be the target of an attack by Islamic militants.
A consortium that deals with security issues is warning about possible threats to oil installations in Libya.
After causing widespread consternation among his European Union (EU) partners with a speech calling for the EU to change, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has appeared politically isolated. However, support for his position appears to be growing, at least in some quarters within the EU.
Pressure continues to mount up on sterling as sluggish growth in the country was confirmed in Friday's report on gross domestic product (GDP) - and manufacturers have told CNBC that while they welcome a fall in the currency, a significant fall could be risky.
The borrowing terms and conditions that were imposed on Ireland after it applied for financial aid were unfair according to Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, as the country didn't receive the same deal as Greece.
Business leaders, politicians and labor organizations warned on Thursday that urgent action needs to be taken to prevent Europe's youth from becoming a lost generation, a development which could have severe social consequences.
As business leaders from across the world prepare to touch down in Switzerland, a new survey has revealed that just 18 percent of the public trusts business leaders to tell the truth.