Finland has informed its 900,000 military reservists of their roles in the event of a military crisis against a backdrop of rising tensions.» Read More
Turkey has launched a probe of foreign exchange transactions, a move some commentators say could chill foreign investment, as Ankara seeks to relieve pressure on the lira and take control after mass protests. The FT reports.
Luxembourg's Prime Minister bowed to pressure for an early election after his junior coalition partner blamed him for failing to curb abuses of power by the secret service.
Capital expenditure across the world is expected to decline this year and next, according to a new report by S&P.
The U.K.'s economy will continue to improve, but the Bank of England faces a "big challenge" to maintain that recovery while ending quantitative easing, according to a report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC).
Egypt's prosecutor ordered the arrest on Wednesday of the leaders of ousted President Mohamed Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood.
Spain's banking aid program is on track and its economy is stabilizing, despite the difficult macroeconomic conditions, the European Commission said on Wednesday.
The European Commission will propose creating an agency to salvage or shut failed banks, but its power to clean up the euro zone's financial sector will be tempered by resistance from Berlin.
Since the financial crisis, the world's wealthy have increasingly parked their cash in tangible items like fine art in order to preserve capital - but some analysts are warning of an art market bubble.
Italy's credit downgrade should be viewed as a "wake-up call" by the country's fractious government, analysts told CNBC - but they remained divided over whether the announcement would have any impact in Rome.
The private banking sector is showing improving signs of life as new money flowing into the sector sees a significant rebound, with UBS once again taking the top spot in a global poll of wealth managers.
The Greek government submitted a draft law to parliament on Tuesday, to quickly pass policies to meet the conditions for the release of further bailout funding.
The European Central Bank's guidance on interest rates extends beyond 12 months, and the bank could pursue other measures to shore up the euro zone, ECB policymaker Joerg Asmussen said.
Wilbur Ross, the U.S. billionaire who has made 65 percent profit on his 2011 investment in a struggling Bank of Ireland (BOI), said he is likely to bid for financial assets in Spain.
The euro has been expected to fall against a broadly robust U.S. dollar for some time and it finally appears to be succumbing to sustained selling pressure.
Europeans worry more about unemployment than any other social or economic problem, such as inflation. Who topped the list? The GlobalPost reports.
Sterling fell to a three-year low against the dollar on Tuesday, as weak data raised concerns that an economic recovery in the U.K. was still some way off.
European politicians backed proposals to increase the number of women on the boards of top European companies on Tuesday.
Greece's economy could shrink by as much as 5 percent this year, the Athens-based IOBE think tank said on Tuesday, revising down its previous projection and offering a more pessimistic forecast than the country's foreign lenders.
The International Monetary Fund downgraded its global growth outlook for 2013 on Tuesday, and warned of three "new risks" that threaten to derail the global economic recovery.
Egypt's interim president on Tuesday named liberal economist and former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi as prime minister in a transitional government, as the authorities sought to steer the country to new parliamentary and presidential elections.
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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.