European stocks closed higher on Tuesday, after Vladimir Putin stated that any use of force in Ukraine would be a last resort.
Stock markets extended gains on Tuesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin quelled fears of immediate conflict in Ukraine.
European stocks closed sharply lower on Monday, with investor sentiment curbed by the growing instability in Crimea.
Analysts are concerned that Matteo Renzi may need superhuman strength to maintain his bold reform plans.
Gold may extend gains to fresh three-month highs this week, on mixed U.S. data, though some warn the rally may be capped around $1,350.
China's central bank is trying to take the punch bowl away from banks, but latest surge in bank lending figures show otherwise.
DBS Group Holdings posted a 6 percent increase in core quarterly profit, missing expectations as it took higher provisions for bad debt charges.
U.S. oil rose, but data showing a larger-than-expected build in oil inventories pulled prices off their highs.
European stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors around the globe cheered strong Chinese export data and a U.S. debt deal.
The global economy will improve but 2014 will be a "transition year" says Severin Cabannes, deputy CEO at Société Générale, saying the bank has a positive but "prudent" outlook for the year.
Severin Cabannes, deputy CEO at Société Générale, says the ECB stress tests are a "key process" to restore credibility and stop the "fragmentation" of the region's banking sector.
Xavier Denis, Economist & Strategist at Societe Generale Private Banking, explains why he still prefers developed equities for now.
More than a dozen banks are being probed by the NY Department of Financial Services regarding possible manipulation in the foreign exchange markets.
Investors bet Hungary and Russia will be the next emerging economies forced to defend their currencies after India, Turkey and South Africa.
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating financial funds that may have violated anti-bribery laws in their dealings with Libya.
Fragile growth in the euro zone may be welcome after a prolonged recession, but any recovery is failing to show up in monetary data.
Frederic Oudea, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Group, provides his thoughts on whether there is a currency crisis looming and how the Fed's tapering program is likely to impact global economies.
Japanese shares have gotten off to a rocky start this year, but the market's bulls remain undeterred, expecting solid gains.
As banks that comply with Islamic law are making inroads into the global banking scene, Western businesses are working to meet their expectations.
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale, believes the European banking system is in a "much better shape" than most people think and that the ECB has done "a great job" to boost confidence.