The Swiss banking giant reported a hike in profit for its first quarter, despite the SNB's shock decision to unpeg its currency from the euro.» Read More
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.
Italy's finance minister said that there had been no "political assassination" at Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo when Enrico Cucchiani was ousted.
BAE Systems said it would start a consultation process to lay off 1,775 ship workers across the UK.
Asia churned out the highest number of billionaires globally in 2013, a stark contrast to Europe - which saw a decline in its ultrawealthy population.
Dutch lender ING missed profit expectations on Wednesday as the bank announced its restructuring, after years of state aid, was finally nearing completion.
The European Central Bank should show that it is ready to tackle the strong euro and stimulate growth later this week, Italy's economy and finance minister said.
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