IMF head Christine Lagarde told a German newspaper that a Greek exit from the euro zone was possible but that this would probably not herald the end of the euro currency.» Read More
The Bank of England left its main interest rate and monetary stimulus program unchanged.
Tokyo police arrested a Deutsche Securities employee for suspected bribery after the Deutsche official spent thousands of dollars on entertainment.
Despite Europe's troubled economy, its equities are a "sleeping beauty," just waiting to be awakened, said Amundi's investment chief Pascal Blanque.
Britain will clear Huawei to run a UK-based cyber security center if it agrees to tighter rules to allay spying and hacking fears.
Deutsche Bank is committing about $2.3 billion to prove it's sorry that some of its employees rigged interest rates.
Cypriot Finance Minister Harris Georgiades talks about his country's faster-than-expected rebound.
France must increase its investment in Africa, the country's finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, told CNBC ahead of a summit in Paris.
British farmers are to begin exporting pig semen to China next year in a deal said to be worth $73.6 million.
Spotify has gone on a charm offensive to win back major artists who have criticized the way the company pays out royalties.
Ratings agency S&P said on Wednesday that more countries were likely to be downgraded than upgraded in 2014, with the EMEA most at risk.
Some of the world's biggest banks have been hit with a 1.71 billion euros ($2.3 billion) fine for interest rate-rigging by traders.
Instead of deep across-the-board wage and pension cuts, the 2014 Greek budget targets its cuts on specific parts of the welfare state.
Finance Minister George Osborne is unlikely to make concessions when he presents his annual "Autumn Statement" on Thursday.
German brewers are pushing to have their beer protected by the same UN agency that has safeguarded the Great Wall of China and Egypt's pyramids.
Adidas, second only to Nike in sportswear market sales, is hoping to bounce back from a troubled 2013 with a winning World Cup next year.
Supermarket Tesco reported a sharp drop in third-quarter like-for-like sales on Wednesday, as the retailer struggles to woo cash-strapped consumers ahead of the key Christmas trading period.
The precipitating fallout from being downgraded may actually help bolster Greek equity prices, says Nick Skrekas.
The sooner central banks stop "running" the world's economies, the better for the future state of businesses and markets, Jon Moulton said.
The U.K. is in danger of being left behind in these two key areas over the next 10 years, according to Goldman Sachs' Chief U.K. Economist.
Activity in the U.K.'s construction industry grew at its fastest pace in six years in November, bolstering claims of a robust wider economic recovery.
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European equities closed flat to lower on Thursday, as hopes faded that a reforms-for-aid deal between Greece and its lenders was getting nearer.