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There is only a small risk that the U.K. will leave the EU, the U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable said on Friday.
Greece's Parliament early on Sunday approved a budget for 2014 which predicts a timid return to growth. The New York Times reports.
Italian energy company Eni started closing the flow stations on a large Nigerian pipeline because of a fire.
Bob Diamond is making a dramatic return to banking, launching a vehicle with Africa's youngest billionaire. The Financial Times reports.
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, pinned near five-week highs against the dollar on Friday, 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 on Friday.
Deutsche Bank pulled the plug on its global commodities trading business, cutting 200 jobs as it becomes the first major bank to exit the sector.
The ECB on Thursday left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent after surprising markets with a rate cut last month.
The U.K. government is to introduce a new levy on foreign homebuyers, raising concerns that this could put the brakes on London's property market.
Is the European economy on the mend? The ECB's Mario Draghi revises his forecast for the euro zone, while the U.K. looks set to post a surplus.
U.S. and European officials told CNBC on Thursday there was still a chance of a WTO deal, despite India's firm stance on its food security policies.
A Dutch program helps the homeless, drug addicts and alcoholics get back on their feet by paying them in cans of beer.
Companies splashing out on Christmas parties for their staff shouldn't bother, according to new research, as most employees would prefer the cash.
The Bank of England left its main interest rate and monetary stimulus program unchanged.
Tokyo police arrested a Deutsche Securities employee for suspected bribery after the Deutsche official spent thousands of dollars on entertainment.
Despite Europe's troubled economy, its equities are a "sleeping beauty," just waiting to be awakened, said Amundi's investment chief Pascal Blanque.
Britain will clear Huawei to run a UK-based cyber security center if it agrees to tighter rules to allay spying and hacking fears.
Deutsche Bank is committing about $2.3 billion to prove it's sorry that some of its employees rigged interest rates.
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.
Vashi Dominguez, founder, CEO and chairman of Vashi, says diamonds face increasing competition from other gemstones.
Tim Murphy, CEO and founder of IP Global, says Asian buyers are attracted to the London property market.
Daniel Gleeson, mobile analyst at IHS, says next year will see "smartphone ubiquity" - smartphones in every country at every price point.