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Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, tells CNBC that the ZEW investor survey is an example of more positivity and optimism around the economic outlook but there may still be some disappointments to come.
Ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron's speech outlining his vision for the new U.K. relationship with the European Union, a recent poll shows that the majority of young people in the U.K. back the "European project".
Loading central banks with more tasks and pressing them to pursue more aggressive monetary policies could risk a round of competitive devaluations, European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Monday, citing pressure on the Bank of Japan.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open where stocks have opened lower.
European companies are under mounting pressure to come clean about overpriced acquisitions after regulators found that losses taken on past deals were suspiciously low. The FT reports.
The idea of converting offices into residential property as a way of encouraging house-building is not a new one; David Cameron first flighted the policy two years ago, the FT reports.
Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, tells CNBC that the relationship between France and Germany is now more important than even the last decade.
World unemployment could top record levels this year and continue rising until 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday in its annual employment report.
Fragile economies and extreme weather have combined to crank up the global risk dial in the past year, creating an increasingly dangerous mix, according to the World Economic Forum.
This may be the year that Europe stops being the ticking time bomb of the global economy. Ireland is on track to leave international bailout limbo by summer. Talk of Greece's departure from the euro is off the table. And financial speculators have generally stopped betting the euro zone will blow up. The New York Times reports.
U.K. banks and other finance firms will shed another 18,000 jobs in the first quarter of 2013 after cutting 25,000 in the last quarter, according to a report by a business lobby group.
Inequality risks destabilizing “global society”, Klaus Schwab, the German economist who founded and chairs the World Economic Forum, told CNBC on Tuesday.
Peter Spiegel, Brussels bureau chief at the Financial Times, tells CNBC the euro zone faces paralysis if Angela Merkel is unable to push on with her agenda, due to the German elections.
The World Economic Forum's annual get-togethers in Davos have been widely criticized as a week-long party for the rich and powerful. But for some, the Forum is an important platform for discussing global issues and solutions.
Algerian special forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody siege at a desert gas plant, a security source said on Monday, as the death toll reached at least 80 after troops stormed the complex to end the hostage crisis.
The head of Angela Merkel's Free Democrat (FDP) coalition partners, Economy Minister Philipp Roesler,offered to step down as party chief on Monday despite a stronger-than-expected result for the FDP in a weekend state election, a party source said.
Europe's economies and markets have nothing to fear from the defeat of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in German regional elections this weekend as the euro zone crisis will be on hold until Germany's national elections in September, analysts told CNBC on Monday.
A watch says a lot about the wearer. Merkel's choice of a simple watch shows her aversion to public debt and a fiscal deficit.
Alan Capper, head of credit strategy at Lloyds Banking Group tells CNBC that Germany's worsening growth figures may negatively impact those peripheral European countries it imports from later in the year.
Gloomy economic indicators have plagued the U.K. and put the government's austerity plan at risk. The country's triple-A rating remains on the brink, with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's and Fitch both having negative outlooks on its sovereign debt. But analysts say the real picture for the U.K. economy could be even worse.
Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.
Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, discuss the recent profit-taking in stock markets.
After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.