The ECB on Thursday left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent after surprising markets with a rate cut last month.» Read More
CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including light volume ahead of the holiday.
Ralph Silva, VP of Banking Strategy, HfS Research discusses Barron's cover story which forecasts Europe stocks could rally as much as 20 percent in 2013.
Silvio Berlusconi, Former Italian Prime Minister says he is returning to run in Italy's elections in February because of the threat from leftist parties.
Louisa Bojesen takes a look at US stock futures and how European stocks have been trading on Monday.
Former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who is preparing to make a comeback in elections due in February 2013, has hinted at a conspiracy that toppled his government in November last year.
Two days after stepping down, Mario Monti announced on Sunday he would consider seeking a second term as Italian prime minister if approached by allies committed to backing his austere brand of reforms.
Clifford Bennett, Chief Economist at Orb Global Investments says the Euro will hit 1.50 next year as it is the only viable reserve currency compared to the U.S. dollar.
This week, Daniel Loeb, one of Wall Street's most successful investors, scooped up a $500 million windfall for his clients in a bond buyback deal with the Greek government. The FT reports.
There are just five trading days left until the fiscal cliff deadline, with Peter Andersen, Congress Asset Management Company; Jeff Saut, Raymond James; Dean Maki, Barclays; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Friday he was preparing to hand in his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano shortly, opening the way to elections expected in February.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as Japanese investors buy up Polish debt, in an attempt to find higher yields.
Ballooning central bank balance sheets across the U.S., Europe, the U.K. and Japan are “profoundly abnormal”, according to Jean-Claude Trichet, the former president of the ECB.
Kevin Gardiner, head of global investment strategy at Barclays, tells CNBC that the storm clouds are lifting over the global economy although he expects the euro zone to remain flat.
With gloomy economic forecasts, falling consumer confidence and poor retail figures adding to concerns over talk of the U.K. leaving the European Union, 2013 is set to be a tough year for the country, analysts say.
The terms of a state bailout scheme for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest lender, could pose more challenges to the bank's performance, the European Central Bank said.
Britain needs to introduce legislation that could break up banks if standards slipped because current reform proposals fall short of what is needed, an influential panel of lawmakers said.
Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia, at Bank Julius Baer tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he likes Southeast Asian and European markets for 2013.
Marc Harris, RBC Capital Markets, explains the single, most important guideline investors need to follow in the New Year.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
Kevin Gardiner, chief investment officer for Europe at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, says economic data from the U.S. is still not strong enough to lead the Federal Reserve to start tapering its asset purchases this year rather than next.
Thursday's Autumn Budget in the U.K. suggests fiscal austerity is dragging less on the economy than previously, says Melanie Baker, an economist with Morgan Stanley.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach asks ECB President Mario Draghi if he would consider adopting a policy similar to the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme. Here's his reply.