France's "big five" banks make a third of their international profits in tax havens, according to an Oxfam report
Japan's central bank kept its powder dry at its March policy review on Tuesday, with economists now only expecting further stimulus in July.
European equities were higher with investors cheering a rally in oil prices and digesting the aggressive easing measures the ECB announced.
European equities reversed sharp gains to finish firmly in the red on Thursday, following comments by Mario Draghi.
Chinese consumer prices accelerated to a six-month high in February as seasonal distortions caused food prices to spike.
European stocks closed mostly higher on Wednesday, as investors eyed the fluctuation in commodity stocks.
Investors shouldn't get starry-eyed about European lenders bearing dividends.
Nick Nelson, UBS Head of European Equity Strategy, says European bank stocks are medium-term investment.
European markets extended gains to close higher Monday, thanks to remarks from ECB head Mario Draghi and a recovery in banks and commodities.
The turmoil hitting the markets and sharp plunge in banking stocks is sparking concern among the euro zone's finance ministers.
Global markets are just plain scared about many things but perhaps the biggest fear is that the world's central banks are no longer able to rescue them.
European stocks ended sharply lower on Thursday, as bank and commodity stocks sold off and investors remained jittery over the global economy's health.
Battered banks are sending Europe’s markets into meltdown. However despite the turmoil, analysts believe there are some pockets of value.
CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports European banks are pulling markets lower as SocGen leads financial stocks lower.
Dominic Elliott, Reuters Breakingviews, weighs in on the slide in global banks as investors become concerned over central banks' ability to control the economy and interest rates sit at historical lows.
CNBC's Nancy Hulgrave provides highlights from her interview with Societe Generale's CEO as shares drop sharply after missing expectations and setting aside 400 million euros to cover litigation costs.
French bank Societe Generale reports worse-than-expected fourth-quarter net profit.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the update on what's driving volatility in European financial stocks.
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, says low oil prices, low interest rates and a weak euro support the euro zone economy.
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, says there is too much nervousness affecting markets which is not justified by reality.