There were strong signals Tuesday that the European Union is preparing to step up its economic sanctions against Russia.» Read More
Ross Westgate takes you through the European market open where stocks have closed slightly lower.
Peter Spiegel, Brussels Bureau Chief at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that if Germany is unwilling to move on banking union, Brussels will be left without any progress.
Pierre Moscovici, French finance minister, tells CNBC that Europe needs to move fast on banking union and can move very far with the existing treaty.
The world's two biggest fashion retailers backed an accord aimed at preventing a repeat of last month's collapse of a Bangladesh factory building.
Lloyds Banking Group Chairman Win Bischoff is to retire in the next year, handing the reins to a successor who must steer it through a potentially risky multi-billion pound government share sale.
As UK Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Washington to press for a new EU-US trade deal, prominent members of his cabinet said Britain should no longer be a part of the European Union.
Leah Zell, Lizard Investors founder, shares stock ideas with an international flare.
Cyprus is continuing talks with the Russian government to relax the terms of a 2.5 billion euro loan, the country's finance minister told CNBC as euro zone finance ministers meet to approve a first bailout payment to the country.
The split on a European banking union resurfaced this weekend, with Germany's finance minister warning that the creation of a single banking supervisor and rescue fund for European banks would "take time," while the head of the Eurogroup hoped of a deal before summer.
Harris Georgiades, the Cyprus Finance Minister, tells CNBC that there greatest priority remains doing away with the capital restrictions and they are eager to repair their relationship with Brussels.
Global hotel brands' aggressive expansion in the Arabian Gulf is helping to drive profits and offset markets hit by the Arab uprisings, hotel group CEOs told CNBC.
James Halstead, senior associate at Aviation Economics, discusses the growing interest in airlines as the sector's consolidation is supportive of future price increases.
European shares opened mixed on Monday as European finance ministers were due to meet in Brussels.
Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, explains why despite expectations of very slow growth in the UK, the market will continue going higher.
The least lucrative strategy for the investment banks and stockbrokers is "buy and hold" and it's the "buy and hold" investors who have made most of the money so far since those 2012 lows. Steve Sedgwick, Anchor at CNBC Europe writes.
ECB governing council member Ignazio Visco told CNBC that the central bank is "technically prepared" to introduce negative deposit rates.
Peter Toogood, investment services director at OBSR, Old Broad Street Research, comments on the mining sector and explains why mining stocks should never be seen as long-term secular hold.
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta warned his center-right coalition partners on Sunday that the future of the government was at risk following a furious row over Silvio Berlusconi's attacks on magistrates in a rally at the weekend.
Henning Meyer, senior visiting fellow for the department of government at London School of Economics, discusses whether a treaty change is necessary for a European banking union.
Ulrich Leuchtmann, Head of FX Research at Commerzbank says the BoJ's expansionary moves will inevitably mean high yields for Japan.
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European shares closed higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns surrounding events in both Gaza and Ukraine.
Scott Kessler, information technology group director and senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, discusses Apple ahead of the group's quarterly results and says expectations are now ahead of reality.
Shari Olefson, real estate attorney and author of "Foreclosure Nation", says there are still "two major headwinds" for U.S. home sales ahead of the release of the latest existing home sales data.