HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint told CNBC that relocating the bank's headquarters back to Hong Kong "would be potentially interesting" on Friday.» Read More
Euro zone manufacturing activity slowed slightly in February to 53.2, according to Markit's purchasing managers index (PMI).
Severe U.K. winter floods and storms will cost insurers around £1.2 billion ($2.0 billion), but the hit to the sector's earnings could be "limited".
Inflation in the euro zone is "way below" the European Central Bank's goal, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday.
Demand for new homes in France has failed to rebound after two poor years and industry professionals are now worried 2014 will be a "black year" for the sector.
Russia took a financial hit over its military intervention in neighbouring Ukraine, with its markets and currency plunging on Monday as President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.
Ukraine mobilized after Russia's Vladimir Putin threatened to invade in the biggest confrontation since the Cold War.
Russian banks raised dollar and euro exchange rates to record highs on Sunday amid the crisis in Ukraine, Dow Jones reported.
The prospect of the U.S., Europe and Russia edging ever closer to blows –- diplomatic or otherwise -- over Ukraine looks increasingly real.
If Crimea tries to secede from Ukraine with Russian support, there's almost nothing Ukraine could do to stop it.
Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said "nationalist, pro-fascist gangsters" had forced him from power.
UK house prices recorded their 14th monthly increase in a row in February -- and their biggest annual rise in nearly four years -- according to new data.
Rome could be about to follow in footsteps of bankrupt Detroit, after its government scrapped a measure to help its budget deficit.
Euro zone inflation remained unchanged at 0.8 percent in February, above analyst expectations of 0.7 percent, while unemployment in the region remained stuck at 12 percent.
Cyprus faced fresh uncertainty on Friday over the future of its bailout programme after lawmakers rejected privatization plans.
Britain's spy agency intercepted millions of webcam chats and stored still images of them, including sexually explicit ones, the Guardian reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to consider humanitarian assistance to the Russian-speaking region of Crimea.
Angela Merkel has warned Britain that she could not promise a fundamental reform of Europe that would satisfy all the U.K.'s wishes.
Budget airline Ryanair will offer flights to the U.S. for as little as 10 euros ($13) when it acquires the long-haul aircraft to fly the routes, the airline's chief executive has said.
Military muscle flexing by Russia accentuated risk aversion in global markets on Thursday, with investors once again rushing for safe havens.
New product launches helped Lego's sales shoot up last year, outperforming the global toy market and cementing its position as one of the world's top toymakers.
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Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, discusses what we should watch from Apple earnings, adding that he expects more dividends and more share buybacks.
HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint told CNBC that Hong Kong would be an attractive location if the bank moved its headquarters.
European equities finished slightly higher on Friday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings news.