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  • Peter Spiegel, Brussels Bureau chief at the FT, tells CNBC that the result of the Italian election may stir action at the Eurogroup meeting.

  • HSBC Full-Year Profit Misses, Shares Fall Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 3:19 AM ET

    Europe's biggest bank HSBC posted a pre-tax profit of $20.65 billion for 2012, much lower than the $22.7 billion forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll.

  • Bruno Verstraete, partner at Lakefield Partners, tells CNBC that there will be increased market volatility in March due to the US Sequester and the ongoing political discussions in Italy.

  • European Markets Open Lower On China Losses     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in lower on China losses.

  • Greece Reclassified as an 'Emerging Market' Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 2:08 AM ET
    A man eats food donated  by the Greek church in central Athens.

    Greece has been reclassified from a "developed" to an "emerging market" by a major U.S.-based fund manager.

  • Wealthy Homebuyers Boost Britain's Tax Coffers Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 1:09 AM ET

    Britain's taxman has raised more cash than it hoped for from tax increases on property transactions as London luxury residential prices continue to climb.

  • Swiss Vote to Curb 'Fat Cat' Pay     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    David Costa, Dean and Collegiate Professor, Rob Kennedy College says the Swiss vote shows a strong will to enhance transparency and give more power to shareholders.

  • Euro to Trade Lower     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 12:23 AM ET

    Thomas Harr, Former Senior FX strategist at Standard Chartered says the trend for the euro is to go lower on renewed worries over the region's debt crisis.

  • George Soros Blasts Germany     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Billionaire George Soros says the euro cannot survive, and that Germany is at fault for prolonging the 4-year old crisis, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Maersk Warns of Over-Capacity Risk in 2013 Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 11:03 PM ET

    Over-capacity in the global container ship market will continue to provide a drain on profit growth in 2013, according to Maersk CEO of North Asia, Tim Smith

  • Why the Italian Vote Is a German Failure Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 10:19 PM ET

    Signals sent by the Italian election, such as reaffirmed changes in the euro area fiscal consolidation policies, have shown that Germany could have helped prevent much of what is currently hamstringing the Italian government.

  • Swiss Back Strict Executive Pay Curbs Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 5:38 PM ET

    Swiss citizens voted on Sunday to impose some of the world's strictest controls on executive pay, forcing public companies to give shareholders a binding vote on compensation, result projections showed.

  • Italy's 'Clown' Grillo Wants Vote on the Euro Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 9:32 AM ET
    Beppe Grillo

    The leader of the 5-Star Movement has said he wants an online vote on Italy's membership of the euro, in an interview with a German magazine published on Sunday.

  • Risks Too High to Focus on Middle East: CEO Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    Egyptian anti-Morsi protesters hold up their shoes near a burning police vehicle in Tahrir Square during a march against a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

    One of the world's largest contractors is actively diversifying away from its home turf in the Middle East in light of rising political risks, opting instead to win exposure to territories such as Africa, former Soviet Republics and Australia.

  • George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC

    "Germany did the minimum that was necessary to preserve the euro... And that is what maintained the crisis conditions," business magnate George Soros said.

  • Europeans Want to See Gain Before More Pain: Blair Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    There's anxiety across Europe that the mix of economic-stabilization policies are not getting the job done, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC.

  • The Threat to Wall Street From Europe’s Bonus Cap Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    Bankers working on Wall Street for European banks could have their bonuses capped under new rules agreed by the European Parliament this week. U.S. banks operating in Europe will also be affected.

  • Pound Tumbles as UK Eyes More Money Printing Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    The pound fell below a key level against the dollar on Friday as worse-than-expected U.K. manufacturing data increased the likelihood of further quantitative easing by the Bank of England.

  • Before the fall of communism, Vaclav Sloup trained the soldiers who caught thousands trying to flee across Czechoslovakia's fortified border to West Germany. Today, he helps power a Czech communist party that has surged to second place in polls, tapping anger over poverty and graft.

  • European Shares Lower on Weak Economic Data     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports manufacturing data for the euro zone continued to show contraction, and billions of dollars of automatic spending cuts due in the U.S. weighed on investor sentiment.

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