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President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying that Russia could not ignore calls for help from ethnic Russians in Ukraine.
Piraeus Bank, one of Greece’s largest banks, will be the first Greek bank to raise new capital on the markets since the start of the euro zone crisis.
George Osborne faces a black hole of more than £20 billion in the public finances,according to official government economic models, the Financial Times reports.
The euro hit a two-and-a-half high against the dollar on Friday, after an upbeat tone from the ECB, and analysts said it could be set to power higher.
Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday for money laundering.
While tensions in Ukraine have ebbed, it’s not time for global markets to put the crisis behind just yet, analysts say.
Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia, setting a referendum in 10 days, drawing a sharp riposte from U.S. President Barack Obama.
U.S. investments in Russia and Ukraine are not likely to be heavily impacted, long term, by current military and political tensions.
As Ukraine remains in crisis mode, the country's oligarchs have more than their wealth at stake.
The crisis on Ukraine can still send the markets into a tailspin, despite Russia appearing to back away from all-out war.
Interim finance minister Oleksander Shlapak told CNBC that Ukraine would not default on its debts despite being nearly broke.
The European Central Bank (ECB) upped its growth forecast for 2014 on Thursday, sending the euro higher, but downgraded its outlook for inflation.
The French government had barely breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as unemployment dipped in the last quarter of 2013, before a survey showed the people's economic morale is plummeting.
Italian soccer giant AC Milan is weighing a sale, Bloomberg has reported, citing three sources with knowledge of the matter.
Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days in an escalation of the crisis over Crimea.
The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, the U.K.'s largest listed company has become the latest chief executive to wade in on the Scottish independence debate.
Recordings made in secret by Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign adviser posted on Wednesday have thrown the former French president's UMP party into disarray, weeks before local elections in which it hoped to claw back terrain from the ruling Socialists.
As tensions in Ukraine appear to be easing, some analysts see an opportunity for cautious bargain hunting.
Ukrainian politician Vitali Klitschko told CNBC that Russian President Vladimir Putin was worried over how events were unfolding in Ukraine.
Russia shrugged off Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases amid a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris.
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Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, discusses what you need to know about this weekend's Spanish regional elections.
Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, discusses Germany in relation to the ECB's monetary policy.
European equities closed mixed on Friday as investors focused on a central bank meeting in Portugal and a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.