The Royal Bank of Scotland has avoided being split in two and will instead hive off some $61 billion in toxic assets into an internal "bad" bank.
The ECB won't find cause for concern over German banks when it carries out rigorous stress tests of European lenders, according to the president of the country's banking regulator.
BNP Paribas third-quarter net profit beat forecasts on Thursday, up 2.4 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Nokia shares rose after the company released its first financial results since announcing it was selling its handset division to Microsoft.
Canada is careering towards a sharp fall in house prices with ultralow interest rates taking their toll on the property market, Goldman Sachs reports.
The euro is only set to get stronger this week, according to currency analysts, with the dollar weakening further against the single currency.