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"It's clear that our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee, al-Qaeda is lapping it up,'' says the chief of Britain's MI6.
Russia's economy will perform far worse than forecast over the next two decades, lagging global growth, business daily Vedomosti reported on Thursday.
The SEC alleged that RBS misled investors in a financial crisis-era subprime mortgage product.
Arguments between Eurotunnel and the European Commission will be sorted out, the chief financial officer of Eurotunnel told CNBC.
The European Central Bank cuts its main interest rate to 0.25 percent from 0.50 percent on Thursday, sending the euro sharply lower.
The Bank of England (BoE) left interest rates at a record low of 0.5 percent and its asset purchase target unchanged at £375 billion as expected on Thursday.
More than 2,000 long-serving staff at Madame Tussaud's and Alton Towers are set to share a cash bonanza, according to sources.
Albert II, the Belgian king who handed the crown to son Philippe in July, has complained that a cut in his annual allowance is "ungrateful" on the part of the Belgian government and financially "problematic" for the former monarch, according to local media reports.
U.S. retailer J. Crew is poised to make its first international debut on Friday.
German engineering conglomerate reports a small rise in fourth-quarter revenue, adding that it expected growth to pick up in 2014.
French banking group Societe Generale reported third quarter net profit of 534 million euros on Thursday, below expectations in a Reuters poll of 583 million euros.
The world's biggest food group Nestle said on Thursday it was selling its Jenny Craig weight management businesses in North America and Oceania to private equity firm North Castle Partners for an undisclosed sum.
Commerzbank posted a 15 percent rise in quarterly net profit as it set aside less cash to cover ailing loans held in its restructuring division.
The euro zone has been struggling through a tough period of recession, but examples of companies surviving the downturn can be found across the continent.
A number of finance firms face billions of euros in fines next month from European Union regulators for colluding on global benchmark interest rates.
A growing number of economists expect a rate cut by the European Central Bank (ECB) either next week or in December.
The CEO of Pirelli, Marco Tronchetti Provera, said that Europe needed a "common policy" to boost its economy.
Morgan Stanley has been asked by the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority to provide details in relation to its foreign exchange investigation, according to sources.
One of Britain's largest department store chains has introduced plus-sized mannequins at its flag-ship store.
Growth in euro zone business activity slowed in October, surveys showed Wednesday, although the slowdown was less marked than originally thought.
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European markets opened higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns over Greece's debt negotiations.
Credit Suisse CEO, Brady Dougan, tells CNBC that fixed income markets are looking toppy, but money flows remain strong in equities.
South Africa's Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, says the country's energy challenge presents an opportunity for investors.