The euro zone's biggest bank Santander on Tuesday reported a 32 percent rise in first-quarter profit from a year earlier.» Read More
As he bides his time preparing a possible comeback, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has a winning asset - his wife.
Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday.
Spain will probably begin the privatization of bailed-out Bankia with the sale of a 5 to 10 percent stake to institutional investors.
Center-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy's prime minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said states breaking away from existing EU countries would struggle to gain EU membership, further complicating Scottish nationalists' already uncertain plans for independence.
Moody's raised its outlook on Italy's Baa2 sovereign debt rating, citing the country's financial strength and reduced balance sheet risks.
The euro hits its highest level against the dollar in almost three weeks on Friday, following better-than-expected growth data.
The Bank of England will only start to increase interest rates when a range of measures suggest the economy is operating at closer to full capacity, central bank governor Mark Carney said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
In the revolving door that is Italian politics, the country is set to get its third prime minister in a year with Enrico Letta officially resigning.
The euro zone economy grew faster than expected amid signs of a narrowing gap between the region's strongest and weakest countries.
The current state of the U.K. pension system is leaving consumers short-changed, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Investors have plowed into Europe, making it the consensus positive call, but some analysts are starting to think it's time to curb the enthusiasm.
The euro zone economy is expected to have expanded at a modest rate in the fourth quarter, but economists warned of a weak and uneven recovery.
Italy's Letta will tender his resignation on Friday after his Democratic Party (PD) called for him to step aside to make way for a new government.
The app sector in the European Union (EU) could add 63 billion euros and nearly 5 million jobs to the economy, a new report finds.
French lender BNP Paribas reported net profit for 2013 that missed market expectations with two different charges for the bank hitting its figures for the year.
British finance minister George Osborne warned Scotland on Thursday it cannot keep the pound if it votes for independence.
State-backed bank reports a statutory profit of £415 million ($689 million) for 2013 compared with last year's £606 million loss.
French carmaker Renault pledged on Thursday to lift its operating margin to 5 percent in 2017, extending its turnaround plan by one year.
Swiss industrial conglomerate has trimmed its target for revenue growth in 2014, blaming a sluggish global economic recovery.
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David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse said the dollar basket faces a "nervous few days" ahead of the Fed meeting this week.
Laurence Janta-Lipinski, associate director at YouGov, said the strength of the Scottish National Party in the run-up to the U.K. general election has been the main story of the campaign so far.
European equities closed higher Monday, with investor sentiment boosted by a reshuffle of the team of Greek officials that are negotiating with its creditors.