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Are the days of Germany cushioning the ongoing euro zone crisis fading? One researcher thinks so.
Greece's foreign lenders hailed a bond buyback as a success even though it narrowly fell short of a target to cut the country's debt, paving the way for Athens to get long-delayed aid to avoid bankruptcy.
Employers are struggling to fill entry-level vacancies, Diana Farrell, Diana Farrell, Director and Co-founder at the McKinsey Center for Government told CNBC
Germany signaled on Wednesday it was ready to back plans for the European Central Bank to be made the chief supervisor of banks, raising the prospect of a breakthrough on the European Union's most ambitious financial reform.
A downgrade next year for the struggling U.K. economy could put the British pound under severe pressure, the head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC has warned.
The Moet British Independent Film Awards celebrated their 15th anniversary on Sunday, celebrating the most successful year ever for British Independent cinema.
The United Kingdom has never been the most ardent fan of the European Union. And is it any wonder? When it originally joined the "European Economic Community" just over 40 years ago, it had no idea that legislators based in Brussels would end up telling it that convicted prisoners must be allowed the vote, or that only certain types of bananas could be stocked in a supermarket.
Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange group, tells CNBC that they have seen a record amount of companies preparing themselves for an IPO but there needs to be one that starts the ball rolling.
Klaudius Sobczyk, founder and managing director at Advanced Dynamic Asset Management, tells CNBC that a stronger Euro is needed to balance out weaknesses in the Dollar and the Yen.
David Bloom, global head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at HSBC, tells CNBC that sterling could be put under massive pressure if Europe is given the benefit of the doubt and the US solves the fiscal cliff.
White ethnic Britons no longer make up the majority of people in London for the first time, according to the latest census data which pointed to a cosmopolitan capital increasingly divergent from the national economy around it. The FT reports.
Beppe Grillo leader of the Five Star Movement which is number two in the polls in Italy tells CNBC that Mario Monti was a bankruptcy curator sent in by France and Germany to save their money.
Spain's Zara owner Inditex continued to buck the pain in austerity-wracked Europe on Wednesday, posting nine-month net profit up 27 percent at 1.65 billion euros through its aggressive store-opening program around the world.
Sixty super-wealthy families had annual returns on investments of as little as a quarter of what they had reaped in 2011.
The Greek debt buyback attracted bids totaling nearly 32 billion euros, and are short by about 450 million euros on their targets, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs. In general, however, there is optimism.
Pier Luigi Bersani is aware of the severity of the crisis his country faces and vows to stick to reforms begun by Prime Minister Mario Monti.
When he won the race to become Italy's center-left candidate, Pier Luigi Bersani said his Democratic Party would have to win by telling "the truth, not fairy tales".
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including
European leaders must re-think their strategy in response to the euro zone's debt crisis as austerity measures will only go so far in solving the problems, former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato told CNBC.
ThyssenKrupp, Germany's top steelmaker, posted a massive 4.7 billion euro ($6.1 billion) net loss for the year as it took a painful write-down on steel mills in the United States and Brazil that it is trying to sell.
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.
Vashi Dominguez, founder, CEO and chairman of Vashi, says diamonds face increasing competition from other gemstones.
Tim Murphy, CEO and founder of IP Global, says Asian buyers are attracted to the London property market.
Daniel Gleeson, mobile analyst at IHS, says next year will see "smartphone ubiquity" - smartphones in every country at every price point.