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The return of risk appetite has boosted European stock markets, as more investors have rotated out of safe-haven bonds, and new research shows sentiment towards European equities is now at the best level in several years.
The Italian National Revenue Agency is being accused of bullying after taking on tax-evasion by looking at how much suspected tax cheats spend. The New York Times reports.
This month, the Italian National Revenue Agency decided to try a new tack. Rather than attempting to ferret out how much suspected tax cheats earn, the agency began trying to infer it from how much they spend.
Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at Citigroup, tells CNBC why equities represent such good value in the current economic climate.
The British Prime Minister threw down the gauntlet on EU membership last week, announcing a referendum on U.K. membership of the EU by 2017. Now a new opinion poll in France shows a majority of the French population favor an exit by the British - "Les Rosbifs" - from the Union.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open where stocks have opened flat.
Nick Clegg, leader of the junior party in Britain's ruling coalition, denounced David Cameron's pledge to hold a referendum on quitting the European Union, as polls on Sunday indicated the prime minister's move may gain him votes.
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi triggered outrage from Italy's political left on Sunday with comments defending fascist wartime leader Benito Mussolini at a ceremony commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
Bank of America has begun moving more than $50bn of derivatives business out of its Dublin-based operation and into its UK subsidiary, according to people close to the operation.
The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) has clashed with Germany's finance minister over Cyprus, arguing that failure to bail out the tiny island nation could endanger the wider euro zone.
Credit Suisse Group Inc faces a potential $2 billion of exposure over fraud that occurred a decade ago at National Century Financial Enterprises, a result of a federal judge's determination on how to apportion responsibility.
Monte dei Paschi di Siena said on Sunday it was seeking a financial investor as the political storm over a derivatives scandal at the ailing bank intensified ahead of next month's Italian election.
Han De Jong, Chief Economist, ABN Amro says markets are ripe for a pullback but they're still at the early stage of a very significant move up.
Han De Jong, Chief Economist, ABN Amro says the global economic situation has changed over the last few months and financial markets have moved from a vicious to virtuous cycle.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS discusses the ground level risks that energy firms face. He says companies are taking a more disciplined and methodological approach to risk.
Amid the increasingly crowded space of social media and social commerce businesses, what does it take to stay on top and stand out in the tech startup arena? Brand loyalty and exclusive products, said one Silicon Valley executive to CNBC.
Business leaders and policymakers cautioned against complacency amid optimism that the euro zone is emerging from the crisis.
Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney warned against an emerging consensus among delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the worst of the euro zone debt crisis was over.
International bankers and finance ministers warned on Saturday that Europe's crisis was not over even though the euro currency is now stabilized.
Corporate chieftains gathered in Davos, Switzerland this week see reason to be optimistic that the shale boom can re-industrialize the US economy and drive not only U.S. but also global growth.
Illinois senator Dick Durbin says Russian president Vladimir Putin uses natural gas as a bargaining tool in political affairs.
Taron Wade, associate director for EMEA corporate research at Standard & Poor's Ratings, says IPOs are still below their 2007 level and the recent boom in floatations just the beginning of the cycle.
European stocks started the week mixed on Monday, on heightened concerns over Ukraine after exit polls from a weekend referendum showed Crimea voting to join Russia.