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British Prime Minister David Cameron's explicit backing of fracking – the controversial process of recovering gas and oil from rock – was welcomed by analysts on Monday.
Weak emerging market data released over the past few weeks has prompted JPMorgan to reaffirm its view that it is too early for investors to pile back into the region.
An expected improvement in the euro zone's fortunes could mean now is a good time to get into European equities, with the asset class attractively priced.
Despite a spate of upbeat economic data for the U.K. over recent weeks, wages in the country have seen one of the steepest falls in Europe.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has told CNBC that one of her most cherished memories during her time as France's first lady was her state visit to the U.K.
A slowdown in emerging markets is not affecting Prudential's insurance business, the group's CEO said on Monday, remaining bullish on the region and arguing it would be the key driver of world growth over the next 20 years.
Greece's latest output data showed the country's economy contracted at a slower rate than the previous quarter, exceeding analyst estimates.
Global economy is emerging from its lull could harden into conventional wisdom by the end of this week if, as expected, data show the euro zone's lengthy recession has ended.
Hot on the heels of a week of upbeat data for the U.K. economy, a new report shows business conditions in the country rose for the sixth consecutive month in July to a high not seen since May 2011.
Britain's largely state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland is unlikely to be reprivatized before 2018, Business Secretary Vince Cable said in an interview published on The Telegraph newspaper website.
After decades of pursuing trade with western Europe, Finland is becoming dependent on Russia again as that country's burgeoning middle class and wealthy investors provide opportunities for growth lacking in recession-hit Europe.
Banks cut 5,500 branches across the European Union last year, 2.5 percent of the total, leaving the region with 20,000 fewer outlets than it had when the financial industry was plunged into crisis in 2008.
One year on from Manchester United's controversial listing, success on the soccer pitch has helped the club's shares soar, analysts told CNBC.
Bidding for a struggling Dutch telecoms group may seem an odd move for a Mexican billionaire, but Carlos Slim could be placing a long-term bet on an improvement in the European economic climate and in Germany in particular.
The Bank of England's (BoE) forward guidance marks a divergence in policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve - a rare event in economic history which points to "pronounced" sterling weakness.
There might be cause for celebration in the euro zone next week, with analysts expecting official figures to show its economy grew for the first time since 2011 in the second quarter.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil has made a 7.2 billion euro ($9.6 billion) bid for the shares in Dutch telecoms group KPN it does not already own, challenging an offer for KPN's German business.
U.S. President Barack Obama comforted the embattled Greek population by hinting that the austerity drive may be tempered with other ways of restoring the economy to health.
Richard Fisher, the president of the Dallas Federal Reserve, is most worried over the euro zone's second-largest economy, rather than its periphery.
Forget subliminal messaging or party political broadcasts; for the next two weeks, over 20,000 of the U.K.'s billboards will be home to works of art.
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Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, discusses what you need to know about this weekend's Spanish regional elections.
Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, discusses Germany in relation to the ECB's monetary policy.
European equities closed mixed on Friday as investors focused on a central bank meeting in Portugal and a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.