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European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, after a huge 7.3 percent drop in Japan's Nikkei index. The sell-off was sparked by weak China data and fears the Federal Reserve may end its asset-purchasing program sooner than expected.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks are sharply lower.
Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services.
A poll of 26,000 people across 25 countries has revealed the world's most popular nation—and given the ongoing euro zone crisis, the result might come as somewhat of a surprise.
An international study on recessions and governments' responses to them has found that cuts to healthcare systems prompted by fiscal austerity are making matters far worse - for both governments and society.
Japan is in the middle of a "big monetary experiment," from which market volatility should be expected, Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC.
The downturn across euro zone businesses eased slightly this month, although a dearth of new orders means the bloc's economy is likely to contract again in the second quarter, business surveys showed on Thursday.
Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, tells CNBC that the key take away from the Eurozone PMIs is that we are still in a downturn.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.
The economist who coined the term "Grexit" says the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone has receded "markedly", reversing predictions he made in July when he saw a 90 percent chance of an exit within the next 12-18 months.
Manoj Ladwa, head of trading at TJM Partners, explains that the current profit-taking should be very short-lived as there is still "a lot of retail money" waiting to come in.
European shares opened sharply lower on Thursday, ahead of flash manufacturing and services data from the euro zone.
CNBC's correspondent, Stephane Pedrazzi, reports from Paris where IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being questioned for a role in a dispute when she was French finance minister in 2007.
Richard Longdon, CEO of Aveva, says he is very confident about the short-term outlook as the Enterprise Solution segment has started to make a profit and its new 3D business is already profitable.
The ECB recently set up a task force with the European Investment Bank to assess ways to unblock lending to small- and medium-sized businesses, including promoting a market for ABS based on loans for smaller firms.
Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec, talks about full-year earnings and the company's strategy of diversifying away from capital intensive business.
Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, comments on full-year earnings and says that most markets are growing except the U.S. core market which remains under pressure.
Japanese stocks plunged 9 percent off intraday highs on Thursday as weak Chinese data added to growing fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve may withdraw its bond buying sooner than expected.
The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.
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