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New research shows the French public now have less faith in their economy and the European Union than the Spanish or the Italians.
The free trade talks between India and the EU, which started in 2007, were close to ending in a deal that would be the "biggest" free trade agreement that the EU would have entered into, India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma told CNBC in Singapore.
ECB governing council member Ignazio Visco told CNBC that the central bank is "technically prepared" to introduce negative deposit rates.
Cyprus is continuing talks with the Russian government to relax the terms of a 2.5 billion euro loan, the country's finance minister told CNBC as euro zone finance ministers meet to approve a first bailout payment to the country.
The EU and Canada are near to signing an historic $28 billion free trade agreement but a row over the labeling of Canadian oil as "dirty" in Europe could threaten the deal.
The only company to have fracked for shale gas in the UK, Cuardilla Resources, is set to begin exploratory drilling for oil 31 miles (50 km) south of London.
Trade numbers for China showed an unexpected increase in imports and exports, leading analysts to question whether the numbers were "misleading."
Several renowned investors may have made the case to be more bearish on bonds recently, but one analyst has told CNBC that now is the perfect time to look at high yielding peripheral bonds.
Angela Merkel's euro zone strategy may be backfiring, as calls grow for a more radical approach.
After one year in office, no French president has been as unpopular as Francois Hollande.
The EU's growth forecasts are proving to be so off the mark, that the real question is whether anyone should even pay attention to them.
The euro jumped against the dollar after ECB Governing Council Member Ewald Nowotny told CNBC on Friday that the markets over-interpreted Mario Draghi's comments on negative deposit rates.
European Central Bank board member Erkki Liikanen told CNBC on Friday that he agreed with the bank's decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points and said there was no split on the governing council regarding the decision.
The Harvard economists have responded once again to the ongoing contentious debate over whether tough austerity measures are helpful or harmful.
Since the financial crash five years ago, the economic world can clearly be separated into two factions: the "austerians" and the "spendanigans."
The Independence Party may have won the most votes, but the Progressive Party in Iceland is the real winner of the election.
Marios Mavrides a member of parliament for Cyprus's ruling party argues that things are very bad for the economy and the broken banking system risks a depression.
UBS CEO told CNBC Tuesday that the company is reaping the benefits of its radical restructuring, after the company reported a net profit of 988 million Swiss francs, beating expectations of a 510 million Swiss francs profit.
Now that Fabrizio Saccomanni has "made it" to head the economy ministry, markets may expect him to be the ECB's new man in Rome.
South Africa is the world's biggest gold producer after China, so you would expect this year's 15.6 percent drop in gold to have a big impact. Not so.