A gun attack in east Ukraine at the weekend threatens to derail a peace deal to prevent a broader conflict in the region, analysts say.» Read More
European telecom stocks have declined more than 10 percent over the past year. That sell-off has pushed yields on many large-cap names to between 6 and 10 percent. Yet dividend fund managers who would normally snap up such high yielding stocks are steering clear, worried about the sector's health and the prospect of dividend cuts.
German banks' use of European Central Bank crisis funding dropped by a third in January from the previous month, a further sign that banks in the heart of the euro zone are returning to money markets after last year's credit squeeze.
The head of Germany's military intelligence said in a rare interview that one of his main challenges was to protect defense projects from industrial espionage by the Chinese and Russian secret services.
If you look at headline tax rates alone, you might think tax competition in Europe had ended. But the more stable headline rates say nothing about how countries define a company's tax base.
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made gains in opinion polls ahead of elections on February 24. The way in which he has achieved the bounce might raise eyebrows.
British fashion mogul Sir Philip Green plans to open 10 more Topshop stores in the U.S. within 2.5 years after launching its first Californian branch last week.
As Italian elections approach and the gap between the right and left-wing candidates closes, analysts fear that the tight political race could result in a hung parliament, an outcome that could easily derail Italy's already-fragile economy.
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have an uphill struggle before any EU referendum according to a poll that says only one in three would vote to stay in the bloc, the FT reports.
Carolin Roth takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in lower.
Lothar Mentel, chief Investment officer at Paradigm Group, tells CNBC he is nervous about Europe as he can't see growth or companies coming through in bulk.
Pierre Moscovici, the French finance minister, tells CNBC that he has always been against the currency war and he refuses any kind of pressure on central banks
Danish brewer Carlsberg on Monday reported operating earnings slightly below forecasts as its key Russia market stalled.
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde strongly dismissed concerns over a so-called currency war on the sidelines of the Group of 20 nations (G-20) meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Moscow.
By letting Japan off the hook and urging action to address the weak global economy, G-20 policymakers may have signaled that further easing could lie ahead.
"Tolstoy is also a better read. Tax rules ... were developed by the League of Nations after World War I. They've not kept pace with the changes in the world economy," the U.K.'s chancellor of the exchequer told CNBC.
A small army of workers set to work Saturday to replace the estimated 200,000 square meters (50 acres) of windows shattered by the shock wave from a meteor that exploded over Russia.
Despite fundamentals that should be contributing to a strong rally, gold is clearly losing steam. A slow decline that began late last year is quickly snowballing into a sell off.
Weak utility and banking stocks held back European equities on Friday at the close.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a look at the G20 currency discussions taking place.
Societe Generale's Albert Edwards once again dismissed U.S. equities as overvalued, while calling on investors to hurry if they want to find good value European stocks.
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Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.
Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.