Manufacturing output in the euro zone slipped in August, failing to meet market expectations, as economic and geopolitical uncertainties hit demand in the region.» Read More
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday that the Bank of England had to play its part in getting Britain's economy growing and said the government must curb spending and borrowing.
Helmut Siekmann, professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt explains why he believes the ECB will not change its monetary policy in the coming few months.
Alan Higgins, chief investment officer, UK, Coutts, , argues that future monetary policy in Europe should be more creative with quantitative easing going beyond gilts. He is joined by Jan Randolph, head of sovereign risk, IHS Global Insight.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank discusses the continuing stock market rally despite disappointing economic data.
An alliance between Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and Italy's center-left could pave the way for tough conflict of interest rules, forcing Silvio Berlusconi to choose between politics or his vast media empire.
The Bank of England kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.5 percent and kept the size of its asset purchase program at 375 billion pounds on Thursday.
France's jobless rate rose further in the last three months of 2012 to its highest since the second quarter of 1999, showing the challenge the government faces as it seeks to make good on a goal to reverse the upward trend by the end of the year.
Corporate buybacks have surpassed the $1 trillion mark for the first time since 2009, a sign the credit boom is reaching new heights, according to one chief market strategist.
Juergen Michels, European Economist at Citi, tells CNBC that Citi expect an ECB rate cut to come in April rather than today, as the body is forced to revise its targets down.
Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays Retail and Business Banking and Thea Green, CEO and founder of Nails Inc. discuss the dilemma of youth unemployment in Europe.
Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena is seeking damages of at least 1.2 billion euros ($1.56 billion) from two former executives and investment banks Nomura and Deutsche Bank over derivative trades, a judicial source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
The European Central Bank will eschew dramatic action to help Italy or other euro zone countries caught up in its backwash, despite the threat of political turmoil in Rome reigniting the bloc's debt crisis.
We don't need regulation on executive compensation to demonstrate responsibility, Rich Ricci, the chief executive of corporate and investment banking at Barclays told CNBC on Thursday.
The Bank of England will make clearer on Thursday where its priorities for nursing Britain's ailing economy lie, with opinion split evenly on whether it will unveil another round of bond buying.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera highlights what remains a threat to the recent market rally. Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets, and Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities, weigh in.
Three former Greek ministers were charged for failing to declare the source of their income, amid anger at politicians widely seen as corrupt.
Eduardo Santander, executive director of the European Travel Commission, tells CNBC that tourism is south Europe's best industry and they should invest in it accordingly.
European shares fell on Wednesday as investors booked profits on a rally that had sent several markets to multi-year highs, led by weakness in the mining sector after metals prices fell.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports the top business headlines from Europe, including a look at what drove markets higher in the euro zone.
Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and Chris Kacher, managing director of Virtue of Selfish Investing discuss why Europe remains weak versus US positivity.
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Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, discusses sterling following the U.K.'s weak manufacturing data and discusses the outlook for the currency.
Nina Schick, analyst at Open Europe, comments on the appointment of Donald Tusk as European Council president and the potential for France's Pierre Moscovici to become commissioner for economic affairs.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says that as the theme for the rest of the year will be diverging economic performance between U.S., Europe and Japan, we should go long on the dollar.