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Vodafone Group Plc has agreed to buy Spain's largest cable operator Ono for 7.2 billion euros ($10 billion).
Will Crimeans voting to join Russia lead to further escalation of hostilities between the Western powers and Russia?
There were two large rallies in Moscow Saturday, but as authorities crack down on independent news outlets the opposition is being drowned out.
Voting got underway in Crimea on Sunday as the inhabitants of this Ukrainian region began to cast their ballots in a referendum.
Ukraine is prepared to consider all options, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsya told CNBC ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.
Ukraine's military on Saturday claimed it had repelled the first Russian military incursion on to mainland territory.
President Barack Obama's national security team discussed the Ukraine crisis in a session at the White House on Saturday.
The Fed's custody holdings report is usually a sleeper, but this week there was a whopping withdrawal by a central bank. Speculation is it was Russia.
Moscow shipped more troops and armor into Crimea on Friday, showing no sign of bowing to Western demands to pull back.
On Sunday, the people of Crimea go to the polls in a referendum on whether to stay part of Ukraine.
The looming referendum in Crimea saw Russian markets continue to slide on Friday, as Goldman Sachs reported that capital outflows from the country had surged.
The euro has continued to strengthen with strategists debating whether the boost was from China's move to diversify its foreign holdings.
Russia's Foreign Minister has insisted that Russia had no plans to invade Ukraine, and will respect the upcoming referendum in Crimea.
Wm Morrison, Britain's No. 4 grocer, suffered a major theft of data from its staff payroll system.
Vivendi said on Friday that it would enter exclusive talks to sell its SFR telecom unit to Altice.
One year on from its bailout, Cyprus is not entirely avoiding the headlines, although it appears to be on the right track.
The chairman of one of the U.K.'s biggest pub chains, JD Wetherspoon, said the future of the British boozer hinges on supermarkets being taxed the same rate for alcohol sales.
UBS chief executive Sergio Ermotti's pay rose by a fifth to $12.30 million in 2013, according to its annual report published on Friday.
The chief executive of Société Générale, said he is committed to keeping links between Europe and Russia strong, in light of the crisis in Ukraine.
Barclays is braced for further job losses at its investment bank, as the re-shaping of the bank continues, sources close to the matter said.
Conall MacCoille, chief economist at Davy Stockbrokers, says Ireland is currently in a "pretty strange kind of recession" as, despite the poor GDP data, underlying conditions are "much more positive."
Christopher Nicholson, director at ORACA Independent Equity Research, says Vodafone¿s deal to buy Spain's Ono is good strategically and explains why Vivendi should sell the SFR business to Numericable.
The EU will "have to stick to its guns" regarding Russian sanctions following the "illegal" referendum in Crimea, says Radek Sikorski, Polish foreign minister.