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The euro gets a lift and the yen trades on trade data — it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe. The Spanish IBEX 35 Index was up 0.2 percent, after regional elections in Spain were seen as positive for the Prime Minister's austerity drive.
Germany is planning to warn Britain that it will seek to cancel next month’s European budget summit if David Cameron, the prime minister, insists that he will veto any deal other than a total freeze on spending. The FT reports.
An EU-wide plan to impose a 40 percent female quota on listed company boards looks likely to be blocked on Tuesday as a rising number of commissioners have expressed categorical opposition to the proposal, the FT reports.
Lloyds Banking Group is examining whether to ditch the concept of annual bonuses for senior staff and extend the timeframe of longer-term incentives to up to 10 years, according to people briefed on a project to overhaul remuneration, the Financial Times reports
Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia, Finaport says that the AUD is being supported by risk on trade as the USD weakens and that there's more downside for the Aussie.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie says that markets are still worried about whether Spain's banks would need a bailout and that the fear is capping gains on the Euro.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC says that lower interest rates will boost the country's housing and construction sectors, while a lower AUD will boost tourism and manufacturing.
Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst, Patersons Securities says that after walking away with a 'limp' from the June meeting, Merkel's has not managed to win support from Italy, Spain and France on several issues.
The past week has marked a testing time for the EU’s most important bilateral relationship, with the Socialist Mr Hollande letting fly with some pointed barbs at Ms Merkel – and receiving return fire across the Rhine. The FT reports.
Look through the headline tumult, and the euro is still trading on traditional factors.
European shares fell on Friday and ended a four-day winning streak after signs of disagreement from European Union (EU) leaders over how to help the region's debt-ridden banks hit financial stocks.
Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, explains why he is bullish on European equities, and investors should consider buying high quality corporate bonds.
Government plans for a 160 percent increase in the tax on beer, has left the French beer industry reeling.
Hopes lift the dollar, stalling in Spain hits the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as European leaders meet for a second day to discuss a euro zone-wide banking union.
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Europe's leading shares closed flat on Thursday as weak earnings from companies in the region capped momentum on an index which is hovering near the highs achieved after central bank action last month.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Rick Santelli & Gary Kaminsky offer insight on the market close in Europe.
What do you do with an overcrowded city? The answer seems obvious. Upwards you go. Cities worldwide are reaching for the stratosphere as office space and apartments skim the skyline. Now they may have a new neighbor as the seeds of an agricultural revolution are being sown.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics and Johan Jooste, head of London investment office at Julius Baer, discuss Japanese equities and the yen.
European equities opened lower on Friday as investors continue to speculate over when the U.S. Federal Reserve could unwind its monetary stimulus program.
Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, says there will be no "happy ending" in Europe unless the banking sector is made stronger.