Swiss bank Credit Suisse on Wednesday reported a 34 percent drop in first-quarter net profit from the same period last year, worse than analysts had expected.» Read More
Pro trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key levels for the precious metal.
Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, and Kathleen Brooks, research director UK EMEA at Forex.com, discuss on CNBC why there is so much pessimism in the build up to Thursday's Bank of Japan meeting.
Online currency bitcoin has surged in value since the Cyprus bailout saga sparked global interest in alternatives.
Spanish protesters seeking to stop a wave of evictions have resorted to embarrassing politicians at their homes over harsh mortgage laws that have multiplied the pain of a property crash in the recession-hit country.
French President Francois Hollande announced new measures to prevent corruption in public office after a former budget minister was investigated for tax evasion.
Australia will force corporate giants to disclose their tax arrangements to curb alleged tax avoidance by multinational corporations.
Barclays needs to further rein in pay for top staff if it wants to repair its reputation, a report commissioned by the bank said on Wednesday.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares are trading lower on Wednesday as political uncertainty in Italy continues to shake stocks.
The rate of consumer price inflation in the 17 countries using the euro fell to an annual rate of 1.7 percent in March. It could provide a rationale for an interest rate cut when central bankers meet on Thursday.
The death of Laiki, also known as Cyprus Popular Bank, was brutal. Board members said they had fought to the bitter end.
U.K.'s Liverpool Football Club may not be enjoying the success it has become accustomed to but Ian Ayre, the club's managing director told CNBC that U.S. owners Fenway Sports respect the club's history and are in it to invest for the long term.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist & CIO at Saxo Bank, tells CNBC why he likes the Nikkei better than many European markets.
The chief executive of upmarket notebook maker Moleskine told CNBC that the company was robust enough to withstand political instability in Italy and the digital age as it launched its initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday.
Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades has urged judges looking into the country's banking disaster to examine transactions handled by his family law firm as "a priority" in a bid to defuse public anger, the FT reports
Queen Elizabeth II has received a 5 million-pound ($7.6 million) boost in annual funds the British monarch receives from taxpayers to carry out official duties.
Rich Chinese tourists are now looking to spend their mega bucks closer home, choosing Hong Kong and Singapore over London and New York to get their luxury fix, according to an HSBC report.
European shares opened lower on Wednesday as Italy's political impasse continues to shake markets.
Zachary Latif, managing director, TLG Capital Investments, explains to CNBC why he is short on peripheral banks but long on the sovereign side.
Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the Ernst & Young says the overall funding environment for Europe's banks should recover in the second half of 2013 and will support the region's recovery.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, led by the telecoms sector, which was boosted by new reports that Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, could be bought.
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Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, comments on Nestle's earnings and highlights that currency weakness was a "big pain" for the group in the first quarter.
European shares closed lower on Tuesday, as Ukraine worries and fears about slowing demand in China weighed on stocks, along with disappointing data from the U.S.
Paul Renken, chief geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, discusses mining stocks and the outlook for iron ore, after Rio Tinto posted an 8 percent drop in the metal's shipments.