There were strong signals Tuesday that the European Union is preparing to step up its economic sanctions against Russia.» Read More
The chairman of one of China's leading real estate investment groups, made famous by his bid to buy a farm in Iceland, says the deal would have been very profitable had it gone through.
Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group says the weak housing market in Europe is a key concern having a direct bearing on the wealth effect.
Stocks are moving higher on better-than-expected earnings, with the FMHR traders; and John Taylor, FX Concepts, shares his market and commodity outlook for investors.
Italy's president held urgent talks on Tuesday aimed at naming a prime minister to head a coalition government and end two months of post-election stalemate.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as stocks extend gains on a positive Spanish bond auction and better-than-expected French manufacturing data.
Kelly Evans takes you through the close of the European markets, where stocks are sharply higher.
Hungary's central bank cut interest rate to a new record low of 4.75 percent on Tuesday, in an attempt to bolster the flagging economy, as inflation has eased to a record low of 2.2 percent.
Moorad Choudhry, professor at Brunel University, tells CNBC that cheap liquidity is driving equity markets both sides of the Atlantic.
Recent comments by European Central Bank (ECB) governing board members have the market brimming with anticipation of an imminent rate cut. But according to one of Angela Merkel's top economic advisers, the ECB shouldn't cut rates.
After German 10-year bund yields fell to their lowest for several months, renowned economist Jim O'Neill told CNBC he would not invest in the safe haven debt.
U.S. regulator Gary Gensler said the world needs an alternative to the scandal-plagued Libor.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as shares moved higher on better-than-expected PMI data from France.
Spain sold 3-month bills at the lowest yield on record at an auction on Tuesday, as investors snatch up relatively high-paying instruments in expectation of a ECB rate cut.
Cyprus is not giving priority to a sale of gold reserves and is still exploring all options to meet its side of the bailout deal, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said.
A sharp drop in German business activity overshadowed an easing downturn in France in April, surveys showed on Tuesday.
European shares opened higher on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to euro zone manufacturing data which will likely show weak factory activity.
Robina Barker-Bennett, global head of funds at Lloyds Bank, explains that small and mid-cap firms are able to raise money a lot more easily than big companies and funds.
Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, discusses the bank's quarterly earnings and warns that while new banking regulations are needed, there is a tendency to over-regulate.
Mark Tinker, global portfolio manager, at Axa Framlington, prefers Japanese banks over European ones due to the "dramatic" policy change which should bring a "very significant increase in activity".
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European shares closed higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns surrounding events in both Gaza and Ukraine.
Scott Kessler, information technology group director and senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, discusses Apple ahead of the group's quarterly results and says expectations are now ahead of reality.
Shari Olefson, real estate attorney and author of "Foreclosure Nation", says there are still "two major headwinds" for U.S. home sales ahead of the release of the latest existing home sales data.