The Swiss National Bank kept its cap on the franc at 1.20 per euro, reiterating its commitment to take further measures if necessary.» Read More
The price of buying a Patek Philippe, employing a housekeeper or getting a Botox treatment in London outpaced overall inflation in 2012.
A former U.K. minister told CNBC that he "learned to live" with "several security services" bugging his electronic communications.
Egypt's powerful armed forces gave Islamist President Mohamed Morsi a virtual ultimatum on Monday to share power within 48 hours.
Strong U.K. manufacturing and mortgage data signaled an improving British economy, coincidentally on the same day the Bank of England welcomed its new governor, Mark Carney.
European leaders warned on Monday that claims the NSA bugged EU offices and hacked into its computer network could derail major trade talks.
The sell-off in commodity currencies over the past two weeks has hit the Norwegian krone particularly hard, but according to one strategist the decline is "overdone" and the krone is set for a rebound.
China formally launched on Monday an investigation into whether Europe is unfairly subsidizing and dumping its wines in the Chinese market, potentially adding to trade frictions between the world's second-largest economy and its biggest trade partner.
Manufacturing output in the euro zone improved in June to a 16-month high, a sign that the economy was stabilizing, albeit slowly. But the readings for individual countries revealed a more mixed picture.
Greece and its international lenders resume talks on Monday to unlock 8.1 billion euros ($10.5 billion) of rescue loans after a two-week break during which the government almost collapsed.
Nokia will pay $2.2 billion to buy out partner Siemens AG in their network equipment joint venture, a deal that is likely to bring some stability to the company after it stumbled in smartphones.
Croatia joined the European Union at midnight on Sunday, two decades since fighting itself free of Yugoslavia.
Mark Carney's taking over the reins at The Bank of England from outgoing Governor, Mervyn King, has been greeted with unprecedented fanfare but one analyst has overriding concerns about his appointment.
The level of business in the U.K. financial services sector returned to a level considered "normal" for the first time since March 2011, according to a survey released on Monday.
Tens of Thousands of protesters rallied in Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square and elsewhere across the nation on Sunday, calling for President Mohamed Mursi to step down after completing a mere year of his term.
America's National Security Agency bugged European Union offices in Washington and infiltrated the EU's computer networks, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.
Spain announced tax hikes and limitations on corporate tax deductions, as part of the government's battle to raise public revenue hit by an economic slump.
Europe's top economies may be stalled, but the region's super wealthy posted strong wealth gains in 2012, according to a new study from Wealth-X.
A senior Catholic cleric with connections to the Vatican bank was arrested on Friday for plotting to help rich friends smuggle tens of millions of euros in cash into Italy from Switzerland.
Germany's banking system is one of the worst in the world, according to Paul Gambles, managing partner at advisory firm MBMG International, who told CNBC that Deutsche Bank is over-leveraged and is an accident waiting to happen.
The European Central Bank denied a German newspaper report that it was considering launching a new bond purchase program under which it would buy debt of all 17 euro zone countries.
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European shares opened higher on Thursday, with investors showing relief over the U.S. Federal Reserve's accomodative policy stance.
HRH Turki al Faisal, chairman at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, discusses the benefits of opening up the Saudi Arabia stock exchange and the opportunities in the country.
Justin Knight, head of European rates strategy at UBS, says the demand for the European Central Bank's TLTROs could be below market expectations.