Despite the lack of economic good news, euro zone countries are finding it increasingly easy to borrow thanks to record-low bond yields.» Read More
German business morale rose far more than expected in May, suggesting Europe's largest economy is picking up steam after posting anaemic growth in the first quarter.
One thing the world's central bankers can take away from this week's market volatility: They need to do a better job of communicating.
European shares opened higher on Friday, following a volatile session in Asia.
David Mackie, chief European economist at JPMorgan and Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, explain why the U.K should remain a member of the EU.
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck Russia'a Far East in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank (ECB) insisted that the euro zone was more stable than a year ago but that the region needed more integration - and the U.K should be a part of that.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, says the overall global economic picture is improving with Europe slowly pulling out of recession and the U.S. private sector looking more solid.
European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, after a huge 7.3 percent drop in Japan's Nikkei index. The sell-off was sparked by weak China data and fears the Federal Reserve may end its asset-purchasing program sooner than expected.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks are sharply lower.
Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services.
A poll of 26,000 people across 25 countries has revealed the world's most popular nation—and given the ongoing euro zone crisis, the result might come as somewhat of a surprise.
An international study on recessions and governments' responses to them has found that cuts to healthcare systems prompted by fiscal austerity are making matters far worse - for both governments and society.
Japan is in the middle of a "big monetary experiment," from which market volatility should be expected, Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC.
The downturn across euro zone businesses eased slightly this month, although a dearth of new orders means the bloc's economy is likely to contract again in the second quarter, business surveys showed on Thursday.
Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, tells CNBC that the key take away from the Eurozone PMIs is that we are still in a downturn.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.
The economist who coined the term "Grexit" says the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone has receded "markedly", reversing predictions he made in July when he saw a 90 percent chance of an exit within the next 12-18 months.
Manoj Ladwa, head of trading at TJM Partners, explains that the current profit-taking should be very short-lived as there is still "a lot of retail money" waiting to come in.
European shares opened sharply lower on Thursday, ahead of flash manufacturing and services data from the euro zone.
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Ranjith Gopinathan, programme manager, life sciences and healthcare practice at Frost & Sullivan, discusses pharmaceutical groups Merck and Pfizer ahead of their quarterly results.
Hessam Nadji, CSO at Marcus and Millichap, discusses the U.S. real estate market and says that on the residential side, the back half of the year should be "pretty strong".
Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, says that on a relative basis, the U.S. equity market remains "where you want to be".