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Global stocks may have been on a wild ride of late but the world's biggest investment bank has told investors they should continue to buy equities.
President Francois Hollande's insistence that the EU executive can't "dictate" reforms to France has outraged Angela Merkel's conservatives, hours before the German leader was due in Paris for talks.
German companies including BMW and BASF are recruiting small numbers of unemployed young Spaniards against a backdrop of chronic youth unemployment in southern Europe and a growing shortage of skilled labour in Germany.
As calls grow for Europe to ease up on its austerity drive, a report on global competitiveness argued that cost-cutting on the continent has halted growth and antagonized the population, creating non-competitive economies.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country, said the CEO of Swiss private bank Julius Baer.
France's Elysee Palace is set to auction off more than $325,000 of wine Thursday. And while some bottles may sell for up to $3,000 a bottle, others might be yours for a mere $20.
Negative deposit rates could boost — rather than hurt — bank profitability, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio told CNBC on Wednesday, bringing the contentious issue of negative rates back into the spotlight.
European stocks closed lower on Wednesday as concerns continued over the possibility the Federal Reserve might begin tapering of asset-purchasing.
The Swiss government says banks can sidestep secrecy laws to disclose clients' names in a move intended to help resolve a long-running tax dispute with the U.S.
Shares in Club Mediterranee extended their gains above the proposed bid price on Wednesday amid signs some investors in the French holiday firm are pushing for a better deal.
The European Commission has given France, Poland, Slovenia and Spain two year extensions to meet budget deficit targets, as it reprimanded Belgium, which could become the first country to be fined for failing to reduce its deficit.
Brussels's softening stance on austerity with stability and growth measures set to be delayed for another two years is an exercise in "pretend and extend" and what's really needed is urgent structural reforms, analysts have told CNBC.
European equities could surprise to the upside this year, with earnings growth making it a "buy-one-get-one-free market," HSBC's Peter Sullivan told CNBC.
The U.K. will have the highest online retail sales of any country by 2018 as a greater number of shoppers shun the High Street, forcing the closure of one in five shops over the next five years.
The Swiss government is considering a proposal to disclose bank client names and pay a multibillion-dollar fine to the United States to resolve a dispute over tax-evasion cases. The New York Times reports.
Mark Carney may move to depreciate the pound, according to Pimco, a gambit which would see the U.K. join the global battle of countries competing to soften their currencies.
While banks must be "credible" and have capital buffers in place, they also must remain profitable to prevent them from taking unnecessary risk, the German central banker responsible for financial stability said.
The Bank of England's deputy governor, has accused investment banks of spending the last 20 years trying to dodge the rules.
Brussels will on Wednesday give its clearest signal yet that it is moving away from a crisis response based on austerity, allowing three of the EU's five largest economies to overshoot budget deficit limits. The FT reports.
Banks have been skipping along the yellow brick road, content in a fairytale landscape awash with quantitative easing. But the sky darkened last week, as the industry's best friend threatened to become a foe.
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Winton Capital's CEO David Harding told CNBC that his company made a lot of money on the drop in oil and likened it to "shooting fish in a barrel."
CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses a TV broadcast on Thursday evening that pitted David Cameron, the U.K. Prime Minister, against Ed Miliband, the leader of the opposition.