This weekend is the one Europe's Christmas tree industry has been working so hard for all year.
Ukraine's opposition accused President Viktor Yanukovich of betraying national interests after talks with Russia, though both countries said nothing had been agreed.
The euro was pinned near five-week highs against the dollar on Friday and it could be headed for further gains as negative interest rates seem to be off the table, analysts say.
Germany's Bundesbank raised its forecast for growth of the euro zone's largest economy this year and next.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
Alex Donohue, spokesman for Ladbrokes, tells football fans how he thinks they should place their bets for Next Year's World Cup.
Nick Stone, co-founder of FIXR, says his new clubbing app could revolutionize nights out in London.
Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says markets are taking the Federal Reserve taper threat in their stride, and focusing more on the improving economy.