Bond yields across Europe continued to slide Thursday as weak inflation data boosted hopes of a full-blown sovereign bond-buying program.» Read More
As calls grow for Europe to ease up on its austerity drive, a report on global competitiveness argued that cost-cutting on the continent has halted growth and antagonized the population, creating non-competitive economies.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country, said the CEO of Swiss private bank Julius Baer.
France's Elysee Palace is set to auction off more than $325,000 of wine Thursday. And while some bottles may sell for up to $3,000 a bottle, others might be yours for a mere $20.
Negative deposit rates could boost — rather than hurt — bank profitability, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio told CNBC on Wednesday, bringing the contentious issue of negative rates back into the spotlight.
European stocks closed lower on Wednesday as concerns continued over the possibility the Federal Reserve might begin tapering of asset-purchasing.
The Swiss government says banks can sidestep secrecy laws to disclose clients' names in a move intended to help resolve a long-running tax dispute with the U.S.
Shares in Club Mediterranee extended their gains above the proposed bid price on Wednesday amid signs some investors in the French holiday firm are pushing for a better deal.
The European Commission has given France, Poland, Slovenia and Spain two year extensions to meet budget deficit targets, as it reprimanded Belgium, which could become the first country to be fined for failing to reduce its deficit.
Brussels's softening stance on austerity with stability and growth measures set to be delayed for another two years is an exercise in "pretend and extend" and what's really needed is urgent structural reforms, analysts have told CNBC.
European equities could surprise to the upside this year, with earnings growth making it a "buy-one-get-one-free market," HSBC's Peter Sullivan told CNBC.
The U.K. will have the highest online retail sales of any country by 2018 as a greater number of shoppers shun the High Street, forcing the closure of one in five shops over the next five years.
The Swiss government is considering a proposal to disclose bank client names and pay a multibillion-dollar fine to the United States to resolve a dispute over tax-evasion cases. The New York Times reports.
Mark Carney may move to depreciate the pound, according to Pimco, a gambit which would see the U.K. join the global battle of countries competing to soften their currencies.
While banks must be "credible" and have capital buffers in place, they also must remain profitable to prevent them from taking unnecessary risk, the German central banker responsible for financial stability said.
The Bank of England's deputy governor, has accused investment banks of spending the last 20 years trying to dodge the rules.
Brussels will on Wednesday give its clearest signal yet that it is moving away from a crisis response based on austerity, allowing three of the EU's five largest economies to overshoot budget deficit limits. The FT reports.
Banks have been skipping along the yellow brick road, content in a fairytale landscape awash with quantitative easing. But the sky darkened last week, as the industry's best friend threatened to become a foe.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that abandoning the continent's welfare model in favor of tougher U.S. standards would cause "revolution".
The French central bank chief urged President Hollande and his government to stop hiking taxes and to cut government spending. His comments on Tuesday echoed ratings agency Standard & Poor's calls.
Germany's insistence on keeping wage growth in check has given the country an unfair competitive advantage and is preventing troubled countries from returning to growth, a new study argues.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox
For Black Friday, you should be strategic and set up alerts for your favourite retailers, says Shannon Edwards, CEO of Styloko.
The ECB is directing its monetary policy to use new channels, ensuring that price stability in the euro area as a whole says European Central Bank's vice president, Vitor Constancio.
OPEC's first female president, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says that non-OPEC members need to "share the burden" of falling oil prices.