Strains have emerged in Italy's new coalition government just weeks after its formation. But, former Prime Minister Mario Monti said he does not believe an election will be called any time soon.» Read More
Investors can find excellent value in luxury retailers such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton despite warnings of a sales slowdown in the sector, according to James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management.
Civil unrest and conflict in Syria has spilt over into neighboring countries recently, but despite this the Middle East is very much a place for growth and a good place for investment opportunities according to Simon Williams, HSBC’s chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa.
The euro gets a lift and the yen trades on trade data — it's time for your FX Fix.
Germany is planning to warn Britain that it will seek to cancel next month’s European budget summit if David Cameron, the prime minister, insists that he will veto any deal other than a total freeze on spending. The FT reports.
An EU-wide plan to impose a 40 percent female quota on listed company boards looks likely to be blocked on Tuesday as a rising number of commissioners have expressed categorical opposition to the proposal, the FT reports.
Lloyds Banking Group is examining whether to ditch the concept of annual bonuses for senior staff and extend the timeframe of longer-term incentives to up to 10 years, according to people briefed on a project to overhaul remuneration, the Financial Times reports
The past week has marked a testing time for the EU’s most important bilateral relationship, with the Socialist Mr Hollande letting fly with some pointed barbs at Ms Merkel – and receiving return fire across the Rhine. The FT reports.
Look through the headline tumult, and the euro is still trading on traditional factors.
European shares fell on Friday and ended a four-day winning streak after signs of disagreement from European Union (EU) leaders over how to help the region's debt-ridden banks hit financial stocks.
Government plans for a 160 percent increase in the tax on beer, has left the French beer industry reeling.
Hopes lift the dollar, stalling in Spain hits the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.
From elves to vampires and reindeer wranglers, here's a look at some of the season's odder jobs. Wait, you want me to do what?!
Europe's leading shares closed flat on Thursday as weak earnings from companies in the region capped momentum on an index which is hovering near the highs achieved after central bank action last month.
What do you do with an overcrowded city? The answer seems obvious. Upwards you go. Cities worldwide are reaching for the stratosphere as office space and apartments skim the skyline. Now they may have a new neighbor as the seeds of an agricultural revolution are being sown.
Despite the recent rally in European equity markets following the European Central Bank (ECB)’s commitment to help struggling euro zone countries further, there is still plenty of caution about getting back into European stocks.
Chinese data gives a lift and Germany's Merkel dampens hopes — it's time for your FX Fix.
Lukoil has no plans to deepen its ties with higher-profile Rosneft after the latter's deal with BP, at least not in the short term, Andrei Gaidamaka, Deputy Vice President at Lukoil told CNBC Thursday.
Germany has no choice but to monetize the debt of southern Europe and save the euro to save itself, economists say.
As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday, Greece’s workers aim to make their voices heard by holding a 24-hour strike bringing the country to a halt. But with the economy in the fifth year of a recession, the lost production could cost the economy 100 million euros, according to one expert and prove counterproductive.
The chief executive of Rosneft will on Thursday finalise a deal with BP that will turn the Russian national champion into the world’s largest publicly traded crude oil producer. The FT reports.
Citigroup's Jonathan Stubbs told CNBC that European equities have "rarely" been so appealing to investors.
There are no signs of a turnaround for the euro zone after six straight quarters of recession, and even once mighty Germany is struggling.
The deteriorating economic and political triggers in Europe appear likely to cause a bout of serious risk-off, one experts said.
Rumors that Brazil's social security fund called Bolsa Familia was to be cancelled led to a bank run over the weekend.
An independent Scotland is at risk of a Cyprus-style banking crisis, as its banking sector would be "exceptionally large."
As U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Brussels this week to discuss EU tax policies, he knows there are far more taxing questions at home regarding regarding the EU.
CNBC's Tom MacKenzie reports on the appointment of the first ever British astronaut, Major Tim Peake, selected from over 8,000 applicants for a five-month mission in 2015.
Peter Chatwell, interest rate startegist at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, explains why he expects bond yields to remain lower in Europe than in the U.S.
James Lockhart Smith, principal analyst for Latin America at Maplecroft, says the Brazilian bank run highlights growth and credit issues in the Latin American country.