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The gap in earnings between the U.S and Europe is at a 25 year high, according to UBS, which says profits in Europe will rebound to their pre-crisis peak within three years.
Thousands of retail businesses in the U.K.'s town centers are on the brink of collapse, a veteran retail analyst will warn this week, as data appears to confirm a rebound in sales.
Manufacturing activity in the euro zone rose to its highest level since June 2011 in August, as the sector expanded across the majority of countries in the region.
The global steel industry should prepare for slowing China growth, Alexey Kulichenko, the chief financial officer of Russia's second-largest steel producer Severstal, told CNBC on Monday.
Shares in Telecom Italia rose 3 percent in early trade on Monday, amid renewed speculation it may join a sector merger wave as Verizon Communications and Vodafone were set to announce a $130 billion deal.
Italy introduced a levy on high-frequency and equity derivative trades on Monday, the second stage of a process started earlier this year to tax financial transactions in the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel may be closer to a grand coalition with her socialist opponent in upcoming elections after he put in a surprisingly well-received performance in a TV debate Sunday.
Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid have broken the world transfer record in soccer after signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for £85.3 million (100 million euros or $132 million).
Angela Merkel touted her government's economic record as she faces off against her rival in their only live televised debate before the Sept. 22 election.
Less than three months after Vladimir Putin was cast as a pariah over Syria, the Russian president has glimpsed a chance to turn the tables on Barack Obama.
Verizon is near a $130 billion deal to buy out the stake in Verizon Wireless it doesn't already own, sources said.
Top investors in Vodafone are set to clash over what it should do with perhaps as much as $130 billion in proceeds from the sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless.
Zurich Insurance will investigate whether excessive pressure was put on the company's finance chief ahead of his apparent suicide.
The co-CEO of Hermes said that volatility in the currency markets, particularly the yen, could lead the French luxury goods maker to price hikes next year.
But there is more at stake in the Champions League than a shiny trophy. The tournament is critical for a club's financial success and poor performance could have a big impact on a team's economic health, according to analysts.
Musician Meat Loaf, actress Judi Dench and Queen guitarist Brian May have joined forces in an unusual alliance in the U.K. to protest against a pilot scheme to cull badgers.
President Francois Hollande has said he believes French economic growth in 2014 will be stronger than expected in official forecasts, as he fended off criticism of his economic reforms.
Business confidence and economic sentiment in the euro zone saw a sharp improvement in August, but unemployment remained at a record high across the 17-nation bloc, putting a dampener on expectations for the region's economic recovery.
The U.K. Parliament's rejection of military action over Syria is a major turning point away from the U.S., according to one U.K. lawmaker.
America Movil said it remained committed to its 7.2 billion-euro ($9.52-billion) takeover bid for Dutch group KPN but would withdraw it if a foundation prepared to block the deal kept its current stance.
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The FBI have stated that North Korea's government is responsible for the Sony attack. Neil Ashdown, deputy head of Asia analysis at IHS, weighs in, saying that it's difficult to "definitively attribute" a hacking attack to a particular group or state.
What were the main highlights of the EU Summit in Brussels? CNBC's Hadley Gamble gives you the lowdown.
Carnival Cruises earnings have beaten expectations in its fourth quarter, with lower fuel prices being a great help, says David Dingle, UK chairman of Carnival Cruises.