The nascent recovery in euro zone business activity continues with better-than expected data -- despite figures from France.» Read More
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where markets have opened in the red.
Ignacio Sanchez Galan, chief executive officer of Spanish power utility company Iberdrola, tells CNBC that the Rajoy government has already taken many hard decisions.
Barclays was forced to name former heads Bob Diamond and John Varley, finance director Chris Lucas and other top executives and traders linked to a global rate-fixing probe, despite their calls for anonymity.
Lionel Barber, editor at The Financial Times, tells CNBC that the key questions will be what kind of powers David Cameron can repatriate from the EU and what about the uncertainty created for business.
Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas tells CNBC's Cash Flow to expect a shift into riskier European equities.
Britain will find out later on Friday whether its economy shrank again late last year, raising the risk that it is heading for its third recession since the 2008 financial crisis.
Mario Monti, Italy's prime minister, was forced to offer to recall parliament on Thursday amid questions about his government's handling of the financial crisis at Monte dei Paschi di Siena and the role of the central bank. The Financial Times reports.
London trumped Hong Kong for the dubious accolade of world's most expensive city for office space, according to a recent survey.
Billionaire investor George Soros, provides perspective on Europe's banking crisis, U.S. debt and when he expects to see a spike in interest rates, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. The euro is transforming the European Union into something very different, he says.
Rates will rise dramatically as soon as there are clear signs the US economy is picking up, billionaire financier George Soros said in an interview at Davos.
The U.S. energy complex including the growth of natural-gas drilling is "a game changer" that could contribute to global economic growth and promote jobs, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris told CNBC.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving events from Europe as shares extended gains, taking direction from the S&P 500.
Work to improve the banking sector's health is still incomplete, says Jaime Caruana, general manager at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Pro trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at important technical levels for the yellow metal.
Business leaders, politicians and labor organizations warned on Thursday that urgent action needs to be taken to prevent Europe's youth from becoming a lost generation, a development which could have severe social consequences.
Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, warns against getting carried away with the idea that the European crisis is over.
Kris Gopalakrishnan co-chairman of Infosys, says macroeconomic prospects are better this year because there is less chance of the euro zone disintegrating, among other reasons.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European nations to continue the economic reforms they have begun and argued that the debt crisis offered an opportunity for the bloc to become more competitive.
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has defended his government's austerity program, a day after the International Monetary Fund said the U.K. government should ease up on austerity.
What can small private banks do to win back trust in their concierge financial services? In Switzerland, banks are focusing on the country's political stability, strong currency, and selling their niche appeal through lavish dinners and exclusive access.
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Andy Green, advisor to the Manchester United Supporters Trust, says the Glazer family has to take "a lot of blame" for the "disaster" at the soccer club this season.
Bob Parker, senior advisor of investment, strategy and Research at Credit Suisse, says valuation of technology stocks is becoming "stretched" and there is a rotation into value stocks.
Samir Brikho, CEO of AMEC, says the geopolitical tension in Europe from the Ukraine crisis is "alarming" for energy security.