Germany, the euro zone's largest economy, is on track for a recovery thanks to a pick-up in demand for its products from abroad, the Bundesbank said on Tuesday.» Read More
The euro gained for a fourth straight session on Monday to hit a six-week high as news from Spain and Greece eased concerns about the debt-burdened countries.
China could eclipse the United States sooner than many think as the yuan becomes a major player on the word stage that could put the dollar in the shade, analysts told CNBC.
The U.K.'s welfare state has a long and distinguished history, with elements of its healthcare recently being compared with President Barack Obama's Medicare reforms.
Pensions in Britain will be hit by further cuts to tax relief announced on Wednesday by Finance Minister George Osborne. Analysts tell CNBC that the measures will not just affect Britain's high earners.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting a baby, destined to be the country's future monarch.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including gains for defensive stocks such as utilities.
Governments and economists from elsewhere in the developed world are looking East for a clue to the long-term consequences of loose monetary policy.
Pope Benedict's new handle on Twitter will be @pontifex, beating out other contenders that had been considered to showcase the thoughts of one of the world's most visible leaders.
A bomb went off at the offices of a Greek ultra-right group near Athens early on Tuesday causing damage but no casualties.
Spain on Monday requested formally the disbursement of 39.5 billion euros of European funds to recapitalize its crippled banking sector.
Swiss bank UBS is close to a settlement with U.S. and U.K. authorities and is expected to pay more than $450 million over claims that some of its employees submitted false Libor rates, the NYT reported.
Greece on Monday said it would conduct its bond buyback offer through a modified Dutch auction method in which investors declare how much they are willing to sell their bonds at before the price is determined.
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German Chancellor Merkel said Greece's creditors may look at writing down more of its debt, but not before the current bailout program runs its course.
British Chancellor George Osborne said on Sunday that it would be "catastrophic" to reverse his austerity policy,but Adam Posen, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC that both Osborne's austerity package - and apocalyptic warnings - were self-defeating.
Advertising tycoon Martin Sorrell says uncertainty across the globe is stifling business, and he criticized Washington for "fiddling while Rome burns."
France backed away from a threat to nationalize a steelworks, saying it secured promises from ArcelorMittal to avoid any forced layoffs at the site.
The euro rose to its highest in more than five weeks against the dollar on Friday, heading for its fourth straight month of gains, as investors clung to hopes that U.S. politicians would reach a fiscal deal before the end of the year.
London-based Prudential PLC is riding the wave of demographic change occurring in emerging Asia, says CEO Tidjane Thiam.
European stocks finished higher in choppy trading Friday, logging 17-month highs amid a backdrop of mixed signals about U.S. budget talks.
Further unrest in the South African mining sector has increased the chances of another credit rating downgrade, an analyst told CNBC.
The big divergence over the past few months in the direction of the S&P 500 and copper.
Citigroup's Jonathan Stubbs told CNBC that European equities have "rarely" been so appealing to investors.
Rumors that Brazil's social security fund called Bolsa Familia was to be cancelled led to a bank run over the weekend.
An independent Scotland is at risk of a Cyprus-style banking crisis, as its banking sector would be "exceptionally large."
As U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Brussels this week to discuss EU tax policies, he knows there are far more taxing questions at home regarding regarding the EU.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks have come in lower on Fed fears.
Eric Wasserstrom, managing director at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, tells CNBC that in his own view the Jamie Dimon JPMorgan vote is unlikely to garner sufficient support to compel the board to make a change.
Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, tells CNBC that the housing starts tumble is likely to be a blip and should recover next month.