Germany's businesses grew more confident in April, the widely followed Ifo index showed on Thursday.» Read More
The head of Italian defense group Finmeccanica was arrested in a corruption probe centered on the sale of helicopters to the Indian government.
Karen Cho takes you through the European markets where stocks have opened lower.
Olli Rehn, EU commisioner, tells CNBC that the euro group meeting discussed exchange rate policy and the EU is 'committed to ensuring stable monetary relations'.
Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Philip Hampton has defended the bonus due to be paid to chief executive Stephen Hester even though the British bank has been punished for rigging interest rates.
Pope Benedict left the Catholic world in shock after becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to resign his office, saying that failing strength had left him unable to lead the church through a period of relentless change and turmoil.
NBC News' Claudio Lavanga reports on the Pope's abdication. And Fernando Napolitano, CEO & president, Italian Business & Investment Initiative, shares his thoughts on the Pope's resignation as well as opportunities in Italy now.
Discussions about an overvaluation of the euro are simply a diversion from governments' task of sorting out their economies, ECB's Weidmann said on Monday, resisting political pressure to weaken the currency.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European markets closed in the red as shares of Danish Pharma group Novo Nordisk fell sharply after U.S. regulators requested additional tests on the firm's new insulin drugs.
European shares closed lower on Monday as sharp falls in Danish pharma group Novo Nordisk outweighed rallies in rival Sanofi and Dutch retailer Ahold.
Jessica Bridge from Ladbrokes puts odds on who will be the next pope.
The Group of Seven nations are considering issuing a statement reaffirming their commitment to "market-determined" exchange rates in response to heating rhetoric about a currency war.
Norway's $700 billion oil fund made its first property purchase in the United States, buying minority stakes in five assets for around $600 million from financial services firm TIAA-CREF.
Austerity as the solution to the euro zone's protracted debt crisis could be on the way out if another bad set of euro zone gross domestic product (GDP) numbers are released this week, according to Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.
A quick check on what investors need to know as the week kicks off trading, with Scott Shellady, Trean Group.
Paul McCulley, Global Interdependence Center, and Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust, size up the U.S. economy, and weigh in on how political uncertainty is impacting the markets.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European shares were mixed in Monday morning trading, ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers.
As leaders from around the world meet this week to discuss fears of competitive currency devaluations, analysts told CNBC the currency war could lead to a sharp rise in gold prices in the second half of this year, after a falloff in the first half.
Commercial banks took no overnight emergency funds from the ECB, data showed on Monday, pointing to a consistent improvement in money market access this year.
As Britons choke on discovering they may have eaten horse that was imported as beef, this new scandal has exposed the sometimes murky labyrinth by which food reaches Europe's dinner tables.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open. With Asian indices closed for Chinese New Year.
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Hernan Cristerna, co-head of global mergers and acquisition at JPMorgan, discusses whether activist investors drive value for companies they are involved in.
Mark Hawtin, investment director at GAM, says Apple's share price is "incredibly cheap".