Despite the lack of economic good news, euro zone countries are finding it increasingly easy to borrow thanks to record-low bond yields.» Read More
Markets threw up enough technical red flags amid a wave of volatility Wednesday to have traders wondering if the first real sell off of 2013 has finally arrived.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday following varied earning reports.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving headlines from Europe, as shares were mixed on Wednesday.
Bill Blain, senior fixed income partner at Mint Partners, tells CNBC that he questions whether a weaker sterling would actually prompt an increase in UK growth.
Enrico Cucchiani, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, tells CNBC why Italy needs a strong program of reforms for its labor market and judiciary system, as well as an intense period of privatization.
Regardless of who wins next weekend's parliamentary election, Italy's long economic decline is likely to continue because the next government won't be strong enough to pursue the tough reforms needed to make its economy competitive again.
Last year’s exports of beef and pork to Russia were worth more than $550 million. That's a 21 percent increase from 2011 and a share that US companies stand to lose this year.
The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country’s government suggested he buy a factory in the north of France.
Cyprus faces a "material and rising risk" of defaulting on its sovereign debt, especially if the euro zone and International Monetary Fund do not come up with aid, rating agency Standard & Poor's said on Wednesday.
The world's biggest mobile phone makers and app developers will descend on Barcelona next week to show off their latest wares, with heavyweights like Samsung, Nokia and LG vying for attention in an increasingly crowded smartphone market.
Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday during a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes that kept ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports the Bank of England is moving European markets today.
Spanish lender Santander shrank its directors' pay by almost 35 percent in 2012 as profits fell, with Chairman Emilio Botin taking one of the bigger cuts in remuneration among top executives.
Investor optimism about the euro zone tally with an untimely credit squeeze within the bloc over the past couple of months.
The number of Britons in work hit a new all-time high late last year and the number of people claiming unemployment benefit fell much more than expected in January, official data showed on Wednesday.
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was split 6-3 on more bond purchases earlier this month, unexpectedly reviving the prospect that the central bank might restart its quantitative easing program.
A British-based private equity consortium is preparing a bid of 3.5 billion euros for French catering company Elior in what would be the biggest buyout in continental Europe since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008.
Italy's mainstream politicians have failed to understand a change in mentality in Italy, the head of the anti-establishment "5 Star Movement" (M5S) told CNBC in an interview, adding that his party is now "unstoppable".
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in lower.
Wolf Piccoli, head of Europe practice at Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that the Italian election has the potential to become messy.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox
The "iconic London building", the Gherkin, has been put on the market for $1.1 billion. Julian Stocks, partner at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on potential buyers and the London office sector.
Carlos Caicedo, principal analyst at IHS Country Risk, says that Argentina defaulting and then restructuring its debt a few months later could lead to capital flight, currency fluctuations and social unrest.
Hans Humes, founder and CEO of Greylock Capital, discusses Argentina's bond woes and says holdout bondholders need "some kind of gesture" from the country.