HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint told CNBC that relocating the bank's headquarters back to Hong Kong "would be potentially interesting" on Friday.» Read More
A report from a leading international economic body boosts hopes that unemployment across the world's advanced economies may fall next year despite further rises in a number of European countries.
Inflation in the U.K. rose to 2.9 percent in June slightly less than analysts had forecast. Sterling fell and gilts rose following the data, which gave hope to investors that monetary policy in the U.K. will remain loose.
Athens ground to a halt on Tuesday as Greek workers went on strike in protest at thousands of planned public sector job cuts, just days before a high-profile visit to the country by Germany's finance minister.
Car sales for June in the European Union fell to their lowest point since 1996, prompting analysts to warn the data could get worse before it gets better.
The German ZEW indicator of economic sentiment for July missed analyst expectations, data released on Tuesday showed.
U.K. bankers earning more than 1 million euros ($1.3 million) in 2010 and 2011 outnumbered all of their counterparts in the rest of the European Union put together, although the average pay of U.K. bankers fell.
Spain's Banco Santander has considered investing in Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest bank, the daily Die Welt reported.
Jonathan Horton, North America President at FTSE, says that competition in the marketplace is strong and that the index provider is looking to do deals that make commercial sense.
Fitch Ratings has cut its credit grade for the European fund that provides rescue loans to Greece, Ireland and Portugal.
Vladimir Putin said Monday that he saw signs that fugitive leaker Edward Snowden was shifting toward stopping "political activity" directed against the United States.
China's growth data may have been welcomed with a sigh of relief by markets, but it is unlikely to reassure Europe's powerhouse Germany.
The Libor scandal is under the spotlight once again, as two U.K. brokers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and are set to face court, in what could be the first case of the global rate rigging scandal to go to trial.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is facing renewed pressure to step down after the country's El Mundo newspaper reported on Monday that he had sent supportive text messages to his party's disgraced ex-treasurer for two months after the eruption of a corruption scandal.
U.K. employees are world leaders at claiming sick leave, taking more than four times as many days off work than their global colleagues, according to research by PwC.
The French president Francois Hollande appeared the eternal optimist on Sunday when he told the nation that France was "in recovery" despite economic evidence to the contrary, prompting analysts to say Hollande was refusing to face up to France's economic reality.
The price of houses in the U.K. hit a record high in July, according to online real estate portal Rightmove, which also doubled its forecast for 2013 prices.
The U.K. economy will expand significantly more than forecast in 2013, according to an economic forecasting group, which has become the latest organization to up its growth outlook for Britain.
Worldwide business confidence has fallen back to its financial crisis lows, according to an economic sentiment survey by Markit.
Germany approached Swiss Bank UBS to discuss selling the government's stake in Commerzbank, a magazine reported over the weekend.
Greece's bank rescue fund picked Eurobank to buy New Hellenic Postbank as part of consolidation in the sector and to meet a condition for the next tranche Greece's bailout.
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Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, discusses what we should watch from Apple earnings, adding that he expects more dividends and more share buybacks.
HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint told CNBC that Hong Kong would be an attractive location if the bank moved its headquarters.
European equities finished slightly higher on Friday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings news.