Structural and labor market reforms underway in France will help ensure that the Group of 20 meets the goal of boosting global growth, the country's finance minister said.» Read More
Bruce Kasman, Chief Economist & Managing Director of Global Research at JP Morgan says that the global environment is shifting in favor of risky assets with reduced tail risks after global central bank moves.
Germany's lower house of parliament approved Croatia's entry to the European Union on Thursday, clearing the last formal hurdle for the former Yugoslav republic to enter the bloc.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as shares turned negative after downbeat economic data from the U.S.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks are slightly lower after US earnings data.
The Royal Bank of Scotland said it would cut 1,400 jobs over the next two years as it continues to restructure its operations.
Nader Mousavizadah, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners, tells CNBC that France is up against some deep structural challenges.
David Beckham is retiring from soccer after the season, ending a career in which he become a global superstar since starting his career at Manchester United.
French President Francois Hollande called on Thursday afternoon for a euro zone government with its own budgetary capacity, a harmonized tax system and a president.
The head of Societe Generale's Russian unit Rosbank faced up to seven years in jail for bribery on Thursday after Russian investigators released a film of him with cash piled on his desk.
Watchmakers Swatch Group and Richemont as well as elevator maker Schindler are among Swiss stocks that stand to gain significantly from a potential free trade agreement between Switzerland and China, analysts told CNBC.
France's fall back into recession is likely to pile more pressure on the country's finance ministry, at a time when infighting has already led one senior politician to fuel rumors that Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici could be replaced.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras headed to China on Wednesday, amid hopes that the world's second largest economy can revive one of the euro zone's most debt laden countries.
As the rally in global equity markets continues, with the S&P 500 closing at a fresh high on Wednesday, Rosenblatt Securities' Brian Reynolds warned that the index is still some way off the 2,500 level.
Costas Michalos, president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, comments on bilateral talks between Greece and China and why China is interested in investing in the country
One of Britain's smaller banks, championed by lawmakers as an alternative to institutions like Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland, is floundering. The New York Times reports.
U.K. business experts told CNBC what a U.K. exit from the EU - its biggest trading partner - would mean for the country's businesses and economy.
Pierre Wauthier, CFO of Zurich Insurance, discusses quarterly results and highlights the company's strong diversification as U.S., LatAm and Asia-Pacific "more than offset" weakness in Europe.
Chris Dedicoat, president of Cisco EMEA, says all global segments returned to order growth in the first quarter and explains why it remains invested in Southern Europe despite persisting challenges.
Even as gold prices tumble a tug of war between physical buyers and institutional sellers will put a floor under the precious metal, said analysts.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, warns that a risk-off phase is about to start, prompting a 10% decline in European stocks as well as a fall in EUR/USD and governments' bond yields.
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Power will definitely be devolved to the Scottish people, says Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Secretary of State, as all three U.K. political parties have agreed to it.
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, says the U.S. equity market is "very close to a top" and could start to see some selling pressure.
Josef Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, and Jeffrey Dachis, CEO and co-founder of Razorfish, discuss the Alibaba IPO and whether the group will be able to continue to grow as it has so far.