Nordea reported underlying profit in line with expectations in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and raised its dividend.» Read More
As much as half of the government's £18 billion stake in Lloyds Banking Group would be sold to retail investors in a provisional scenario being sketched out by officials, the FT reports.
Schneider Electric said it was in early talks to buy Invensys to boost its industry automation business in a deal valued at about 3.3 billion pounds ($5 billion).
Up to 650,000 more UK households face "debt peril" if mortgage rates rise unexpectedly before the economy returns to full strength. The Financial Times reports.
Swiss National Bank begins operations in Singapore, seeking to better manage its portfolio of assets denominated in the region's currencies. The Financial Times reports.
Portugal's government has requested a delay in the next regular review of the country's bailout by its creditors due to the "current political situation".
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Fuelled by three years of austerity Athens has imposed in return for bailout funds from its foreign lenders, unemployment inched up to 26.9 percent in April.
The CEO of Germany's Deutsche Annington told CNBC the float process had been "rocky", following its stock market debut on Thursday.
The poor health of the banking system and youth unemployment are the biggest threats to the euro zone's future economy, according to a Reuters poll of economists on Thursday.
Bail is set at $5 million for a Saudi princess accused in California with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will.
The court also sentences British investment fund head William Browder in absentia to nine years in prison in a case that will further undermine President Vladimir Putin's reputation in the West.
European Union antitrust regulators raided Deutsche Telekom, Orange SA and Telefonica on suspicion that the companies abused their dominant position in Internet connectivity services.
Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations, China's security ministry said on Thursday.
An Irish bookmaker is set to become the first company to offer real-money sports betting on Facebook when it launches an app.
Turkey has launched a probe of foreign exchange transactions, a move some commentators say could chill foreign investment, as Ankara seeks to relieve pressure on the lira and take control after mass protests. The FT reports.
Luxembourg's Prime Minister bowed to pressure for an early election after his junior coalition partner blamed him for failing to curb abuses of power by the secret service.
Capital expenditure across the world is expected to decline this year and next, according to a new report by S&P.
The U.K.'s economy will continue to improve, but the Bank of England faces a "big challenge" to maintain that recovery while ending quantitative easing, according to a report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC).
Egypt's prosecutor ordered the arrest on Wednesday of the leaders of ousted President Mohamed Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood.
Spain's banking aid program is on track and its economy is stabilizing, despite the difficult macroeconomic conditions, the European Commission said on Wednesday.
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Alexis Burris, reporter at Insurance Day, says the damage from the blizzard in the North East of the U.S. will be less than the polar vortex last year.
Larry Hatheway, chief economist at UBS Investment Bank, says the oil price could move lower and will take around two years before it rises by $25.
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says S&P's downgrade of Russia does not have systemic risks for the country's bonds.