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Dubai has once again outdone the world in flashy extravagance by tantalizing dieters with a one-time offer: a gram of gold for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) lost over the course of a one-month challenge.
At a G20 meeting, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has told Europe it is time to focus on boosting growth as President Obama has done since the 2008 financial crisis.
Petros Doukas, Greece's former deputy finance minister, has said the country needs a "sizable haircut" of 40 percent on its current debts.
Finnish mobile maker Nokia shipped fewer phones than forecast in the second quarter, despite a 32 percent rise in sales of its flagship Lumia smartphone.
Dissent is growing within the ranks of Spain's ruling center-right People's Party over a corruption scandal, but there are few signs of any rebellion strong enough to topple Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Germany offered Greece further aid to establish a growth fund on Thursday, but a German member of the European Parliament (MEP) told CNBC the amount was too small, and came two years too late.
Growing political tensions in a number of euro zone countries could lead to a renewed bout of instability on the continent.
A Russian judge sentenced protest leader Alexei Navalny to five years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of large-scale theft.
In the first big day of earnings in Europe there was one word on every CEO's lips: China.
Nasdaq OMX chairman Borje Ekholm warned of "bubbly valuations" in financial markets as a result of ultra-loose monetary policy from the world's largest central banks.
Publicis CEO Maurice Lévy said on Thursday that growth in U.S. ad spending and digital had helped the company's sales accelerate in the second quarter.
Greece's shaky coalition government scraped through a vote on Wednesday on a bill to sack public sector workers as thousands chanting anti-austerity slogans protested.
European banks plan to raise executive base salaries to counter regulation-driven bonus cuts, undermining the effectiveness of the planned variable pay cap in bringing down pay.
It's not every day that you catch a national leader drop the F-bomb. But Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras appeared to do just that when recording a TV address on sales taxes.
China is barring a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country amid a widening $490 bribery scandal ensaring the drug giant.
Wednesday may have been a big day for the U.S. Federal Reserve, but it was the Bank of England that turned heads on the other side of the Atlantic.
Italy is heading for an even more severe economic downturn than previously forecast, and will contract by 1.9 percent this year, the country's central bank said on Wednesday.
More than half of the office space in London's new "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper has been pre-let, the building's developer said on Wednesday.
Interns working for some of Europe's top institutions and non-governmental organizations in Brussels are set to protest working conditions on Wednesday.
The latest report from the U.K.'s Office of Budgetary Responsibility (OBR) showed that despite the "austerity rhetoric", the government is nowhere near its deficit reduction targets.
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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.