Commerzbank on Monday beat analysts' expectations for pretax profit in the third quarter as provisions for bad loans decreased.» Read More
European equities ended higher on Thursday as investors cheering a peace deal agreed between Ukraine and Russia.
Commerzbank's fourth-quarter net profit edged higher to 77 million euros as a falloff in loan loss provisions helped compensate for weaker revenue.
U.S. oil prices were steady Monday, ahead of the first big snowstorm this year in the country's Northeast.
Nymex crude dropped after data from the U.S. government showed commercial crude inventories rose far more than expected last week.
Brent crude prices steadied below $49 a barrel after the IMF cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 implying lower demand for fuel.
Some observers say a less acrimonious future between the United States and Iran makes economic sense.
Commerzbank's expected settlement with authorities is likely to exceed $1 billion in penalties, according to a source.
Oil prices sank to session lows on Wednesday after data showed U.S. commercial crude inventories climbed by 1.5 million barrels last week.
Brent crude oil fell to four-year low below $79 a barrel after Chinese data showed further slowdown in activity.
Fears that Russia's economic downturn will ravage European multinationals may have been overstated in some cases, with companies that sell beer and soap defying expectations.
Oil dived more than 3 percent on Tuesday to multi-year lows, as Saudi Arabia's sharp cut in export prices to the U.S. looked likely to deepen a supply glut.
Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Friday on news of strong supply from OPEC producers and as a case of Ebola in New York spooked equities markets.
Oil prices rose on news Saudi Arabia cut its supply to the market in September and on strong economic data from Europe and China.
Weakness in stocks is distracting from economic tailwinds: lower oil prices, a better U.S. economy, and high cash levels at U.S. corporations.
Oil prices reversed in choppy trading on Friday as investors momentarily overcame fears about the supply outlook.
Crude oil settled below $86 a barrel for the first time since December 2012.
The dollar paused for breath in early European trade after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data on Friday.
The dollar dropped from six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday, weighed down by a fall in U.S. Treasury debt yields.
For the first time since its financial crisis, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections.
The Finnish central bank governor told CNBC that the ECB stands ready to take further measures if required.