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CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a high profile boardroom battle is heating up involving a major international coal mining company named Bumi.
Nat Rothschild, Co-founder of Bumi stepped up the bitter battle for control of the Indonesia-focused miner, attacking both the board for its inaction and CEO Nick von Schirnding for "embellishing his CV."
Dutch Queen Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, announced she was abdicating in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, telling her country it was time to hand the crown to the next generation after more than three decades on the throne.
The U.K. faces a "significant" risk of losing its triple-A rating, as its economy has worsened since it was placed on negative outlook last year, David Riley, Fitch Ratings global managing director for sovereign ratings, told CNBC.
Andrew Slimmon, managing director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, tells CNBC that he thinks the market rally is long from over and although many people are expecting a pullback, he questions whether it will come.
Mark Carney, incoming governor of the Bank of England, struck a cautious note on Monday, saying banks were now better placed to withstand financial shocks but warning that they still needed to reform further.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, with a focus on Spain as the Troika visits the country.
George Osborne is braced for a new political backlash over bank bonuses, as state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland prepares to pay as much as 250 million pounds to staff at an investment banking division heavily implicated in the Libor-rigging scandal. The FT reports.
Spain's conservative prime minister is preparing a package of small measures - such as tax breaks for young entrepreneurs - to stimulate the economy even as he vows to stick to budget cuts.
Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist at City Index says the EUR could go up to 1.39 in the first quarter.
Almost 100 billion euros of private funds flowed back into the euro zone's periphery late last year after action by the European Central Bank encouraged reinvestment in the crisis-hit countries. The Financial Times reports.
European shares closed mixed on Monday, boosted by upbeat U.S. durable goods sales data showing orders jumped 4.6 percent in December. Expectations had been for a 1.8 percent rise.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on what moved markets today in Europe.
Spain may end its ban on short-selling stocks and bonds this week as the euro zone crisis relents, although controls could stay for bank shares which speculators targeted heavily during last year's turmoil.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were flat on Monday, bringing a temporary halt to the rally being seen across global stock markets.
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.
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Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.
Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.