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  • European Shares Close Near 17-Month High Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks finished higher in choppy trading Friday, logging 17-month highs amid a backdrop of mixed signals about U.S. budget talks.

  • European Shares Close Higher on US Boost Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, getting a fresh boost from stronger-than-expected U.S. housing data.

  • European Shares Cut Losses on Boehner Comments Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    European shares pared losses in afternoon trading on Wednesday to close higher after U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said he was optimistic that a deal on the U.S. "fiscal cliff" of tax rises and spending cuts could be reached.

  • European Shares Edge Up on Greek Debt Deal Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    European shares edged higher on Tuesday after an agreement by international lenders to cut Greece's debt gave some short-term support to investor sentiment.

  • Banks Slide to End 5-Day Europe Winning Run Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    European shares ended a five-day winning streak on Monday as a slump in Barclays after a shareholder sold warrants in the company resulted in it leading both financial stocks and the broader market lower.

  • European Shares Post Best Week of 2012 Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    European shares posted their best weekly gain so far this year after rising for a fifth day on Friday, boosted by strong German data and growing expectations Greece will soon get the next dose of financial help.

  • European Shares Drift Higher, Greek News  Awaited Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    European shares closed higher after choppy trade on Wednesday as investors watched for signs of progress on a delayed deal to unlock aid to keep Greece solvent.

  • European Shares Up on Prospect of Cash for Greece Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    European equities edged higher on Tuesday, building on the previous session's strong gains and bolstered by expectations that euro zone finance ministers will approve the next tranche of bailout cash for Greece.

  • Europe Shares Close Up on US Fiscal Deal Hopes Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:42 AM ET

    The European stock indexes closed sharply higher on Monday on signs of progress in U.S. negotiations to avert the looming $600 billion “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and spending cuts.

  • European Stocks Close Down on US Budget Concern Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Friday, with losses led by the banking sector, in tandem with weakness on Wall Street due to ongoing concerns about the U.S. fiscal policy outlook.

  • Structural Change Under Way for Exchanges     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    PATRICK LEGLAND, Global Head of Research, Societe Generale says there is a structural change under way in exchanges as market volumes have fallen and people have moved to dark pools.

  • European Shares Hit as Euro Zone Back in Recession Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    European stocks ended lower on Thursday, with a key index hitting a two-month low, as data that showed the euro zone had slipped into recession again spooked investors.

  • European Shares Close Higher on Greece Hopes Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Bargain-hunting and talk of a financial aid deal for Greece pushed European shares into a positive close, despite gloomy German data and negative corporate news.

  • Europe Shares Hit by US Fiscal, Greek Debt Concerns Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    European shares ended lower for a fourth straight session on Monday, with mounting uncertainties related to a looming U.S. fiscal crisis and the next tranche of aid for Greece hurting investor sentiment.

  • Shares Close Narrowly Higher After US Data Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    European stocks trimmed losses on Friday to close narrowly in the black after a batch of positive U.S. data suggested the world's largest economy grew more than initially estimated in the third quarter.

  • European Shares End Choppy Session Slightly Down Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    European equities ended slightly down on Thursday following a roller-coaster session marked by brisk volume, with rekindled worries about Greece keeping investors on edge.

  • Obama Rally Fizzles After German Data Disappoints Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    European shares reversed course on Wednesday to close lower, after data showed weak German industrial production. European indexes had rallied in the morning session after U.S. President Barack Obama won re-election.

  • European Shares Get Earnings Boost into US Election Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    European equities were lifted by a clutch of strong earnings reports on Tuesday, although volumes were subdued as many preferred to wait for the outcome of the neck-and-neck U.S. Presidential campaign.

  • European Shares Close Lower on US Uncertainty Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    The European markets closed lower on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Investors across the globe are nervous as to how the U.S. will contend with an automatic $600 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes at the end of the year — known as the fiscal cliff — after the election.

  • As Russian Firms List Abroad, Is Now the Time to Invest? Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    The listing of Russia’ largest bank Sberbank on the London Stock Exchange, raising some $5 billion, is just the beginning of a wider trend and shows how Russian state-owned businesses are increasingly turning towards privatization, Anton Karamzin, deputy chairman and CFO of Sberbank, told CNBC.