The Swiss National Bank kept its cap on the franc at 1.20 per euro, reiterating its commitment to take further measures if needed.
With uncertainties surrounding the Scottish independence referendum, anxious investors in the country have been busy adding to their holdings of the precious metal gold.
German drugmaker, Bayer, plans to float its plastics business on the stock market and focus on healthcare and crop science.
The Spanish prime minister attacked Scotland's independence vote, warning such events "torpedo" the foundations of Europe.
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European shares opened higher on Thursday, with investors showing relief over the U.S. Federal Reserve's accomodative policy stance.
HRH Turki al Faisal, chairman at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, discusses the benefits of opening up the Saudi Arabia stock exchange and the opportunities in the country.
Justin Knight, head of European rates strategy at UBS, says the demand for the European Central Bank's TLTROs could be below market expectations.