German ECB board member Joerg Asmussen warned on Friday that Europe's largest economy must carry out further reforms to continue to grow.» Read More
High tax levels in France have recently made the headlines, whether it be regarding the new 75 percent income tax, or over celebrities leaving the country on a quest for tax havens. But France’s main tax issue may lie elsewhere, Fanny Combourieu, lawyer at SJ Berwin, a law firm specializing in tax law, told CNBC.
Italy's Eni plans to invest $8 billion in Libya over the next 10 years to develop its upstream business as it moves to strengthen its grip as the leading international oil and gas producer in the country.
Starting in the late 1990s, Spanish companies began a drive into Latin America that resulted in their takeover of some of the region’s most prized assets. Now, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain wants the investment to flow in the other direction, the New York Times reports.
President Barack Obama flew into Myanmar on Monday, becoming the first U.S. head of state to visit the country - a former pariah state that has taken the world by surprise with speedy political and economic reforms in the past year after five decades of military rule.
Chris Wyllie, chief investment officer at Iveagh, tells CNBC that the Federal Reserve's action has made investors more likely to hold safe haven assets as they continue to be the buyer of last resort.
The Swiss government watered-down a plan to try to clean up the country's image as a haven for untaxed assets.
The dollar fell from a near nine-month high against the yen while the euro surged Friday as U.S. inflation data affirmed the Fed's ultra-easy monetary policy.
When, towards the end of World War II, the British economist John Maynard Keynes led his country’s delegation to negotiate in Bretton Woods the IMF’s charter (articles of agreement), he argued that the stability of the international monetary system and world economy required that surplus and deficit countries should be held equally responsible to balance their trade accounts.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management sees some weakness in the Euro-Dollar cross going into the new year, explaining why the 1.33 to 1.35 range is a good place to short the Euro.
EU officials have begun work on a plan to create a long-term budget without the UK in a move that reflects mounting frustration that Britain’s demand for a spending freeze cannot be reconciled with the rest of the bloc. The FT reports.
Political resistance and potential court challenges are among "very large" risks to reforms for Greece's bailout program, the country's lenders said on Monday.
A prominent US bond investor has increased an already aggressive bet on Ireland’s recovery from the financial crisis, raising eyebrows among rival fund managers. The FT reports.
What investors can expect from oil prices in 2013, Italy's debt situation and how going over the fiscal cliff could impact Eni SpA, with Chairman Giuseppe Recchi.
Google reported sales of more than $4 billion in Britain last year. It paid less than $10 million in taxes. The NYT reports.
UBS AG is expected to be hit with a $1 billion-plus fine to settle charges of rigging Libor interest rates this week.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including profit warnings and a big change in the government of Japan.
Barack Obama will arrive in Bangkok on Sunday, the first leg of a three country tour that will include bilateral talks with Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the first visit by a sitting US president to Myanmar. The FT reports.
Global media reports that the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his engagement have been dismissed by native Italians who say Berlusconi has been mis-translated.
The currency markets should be less volatile ahead of the U.S. holiday, and that means good news for a key risk-sensitive currency.
European shares closed down on Friday, with losses led by the banking sector, in tandem with weakness on Wall Street due to ongoing concerns about the U.S. fiscal policy outlook.
The markets are buzzing about the possibility of the Fed's tapering off its $85 billion a month asset-purchasing program.
Wall Street's stocks-are-cheap meme may come under stress if what Citi calls a "profitless rally" continues.
Beaten-down gold just can't find any love, and analysts expect it to retest its April lows before long.
Billionaire George Soros reduced his holdings of exchange-traded products backed by gold prior to last month's freefall.
The chief executive of the world's largest container shipping company Moeller-Maersk told CNBC that the company would not order any new ships this year.
Samsung has become the "undisputed king" of the Android smartphone industry, creating more profit from the software than Google, according to research.
Clive Lambert, director of FuturesTechs, joins CNBC for a technical look at the markets.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where shares have closed higher.
Nader Mousavizadah, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners, tells CNBC that France is up against some deep structural challenges.