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French oil major Total plans to move its corporate treasury department to London to get closer to analysts and raise its profile with investors, a spokesman said.
The news that euro zone business expanded for the first time in 18 months in July has led analysts to question whether Europe's economy is finally on the up.
Britain's dominant services sector grew at its fastest pace in more than six years last month, suggesting a nascent economic recovery is rapidly building steam.
Euro zone business expanded for the first time in 18 months in July, albeit very slightly, suggesting the economy is slowly starting to stabilize.
António Horta-Osório, CEO of Lloyds Banking Group, said he aims to start paying out up to 70 percent of the bank's earnings in dividends within three years.
Thousands of supporters of Silvio Berlusconi protested in Rome against a tax fraud conviction, but the center-right leader said the government must continue.
British telecoms provider Vodafone is suing Telecom Italia for abusing its dominant position in Italy, seeking damages of more than 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion).
The introduction of Five Guys and Shake Shack in London last month is part of a growing trend of American culture seeping into British food and drink.
As markets digest monetary policy statements from three of the world's major central banks within 24 hours, two of the institutions have been hit with accusations of causing confusion and lacking transparency by economists.
ShaNew Zealander Ross McEwan was confirmed as boss of Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday, tasked with laying the foundations for Britain to start selling its 81 percent stake in the bank.
Britons are feeling more upbeat about their job prospects than they have for five years, according to new research, which follows a raft of positive economic data.
Although Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is still safe in public office while a review of what would effectively be political exile takes place, his conviction for tax fraud is an "extremely destabilizing development" with significant implications for Italy's fragile coalition government, analysts said.
U.K. house prices surged to a five-year high in July, according to the U.K.'s biggest building society, but the author of the new report told CNBC that talk of a housing bubble are overplayed and price moves are only "modest".
Europe's largest insurer Allianz posted a strong second quarter performance on Friday helped by the performance of Pimco, which saw a 40 percent profit growth from the first quarter.
A top executive for the media company at the center of Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud conviction said the billionaire politician did not play any role in running the company he founded.
Italy's supreme court rejected Berlusconi's final appeal and upheld his jail sentence in a blow to the former prime minister that could throw the country's government into crisis.
Investors should view Egypt's political crisis as a buying opportunity and get in "sooner rather than later", the country's finance minister told CNBC on Thursday.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday repeated interest rates would remain at present or lower levels for an extended period of time, a move the bank hopes will support a recovery in the euro zone later this year and in 2014.
Amid growing signs of a recovery in the U.K. economy, one currency strategist says the best way to position for the rebound is to sell the euro against sterling.
U.K. homes could soon be powered for nothing at the weekends, if radical plans by energy supplier British Gas are implemented.
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Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Sterne Agee, says U.S. markets are "holding their breath" for Friday's jobs report to see if the loss of momentum will continue.
Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, discusses the threat of deflation and says that with U.S. inflation expectations "plunging", it's difficult to see how the Fed "can tighten".
Natalie Berg, grocery research director at Planetretail, comments on U.K. supermarkets - such as Sainsbury's and Tesco - and says the challenge for Tesco is that they're not "sure what they're about".