HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint told CNBC that relocating the bank's headquarters back to Hong Kong "would be potentially interesting" on Friday.» Read More
Hopes of a deal to boost the world economy at next week's G-8 summit were at risk on Thursday, as France and Canada resisted a push for a trade and tax package. The FT reports.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday his patience had run out after almost two weeks of anti-government protests and gave a final warning to those occupying a central Istanbul park to leave.
Czech authorities on Thursday said investigators were raiding national government offices in connection with a criminal investigation, but declined to provide further details.
Following Stephen Hester's shock departure from the RBS, bookmaker Ladbrokes has published odds on who could be the part-nationalized bank's new chief executive.
Greece's jobless rate rose to 27.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 26 percent in the previous three-month period as economic activity slumped.
Buses and subway trains stopped running in Athens on Thursday as Greek workers began to stage a nationwide strike in protest against the "sudden death" of state broadcaster ERT.
Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Philip Hampton said CEO Stephen Hester's departure was not a result of a falling out with finance minister George Osborne, but time for him to move on as he had not so many "years ahead of him".
Stephen Hester's departure as the CEO of U.K.-taxpayer owned Royal Bank of Scotland surprised London's financial sector.
Google has aggressively avoided paying corporate tax in Britain, a U.K. parliamentary committee said in a damning report on Thursday.
Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi and his father denied wrongdoing on Wednesday after the Spanish tax authorities accused them of defrauding the state of more than four million euros ($5.3 million).
The ECB has hit back at suggestions that its mandate should be up for discussion. The Financial Times reports.
A strike by air traffic controllers forced cancellations of more than 60 percent of flights around France and disrupted travel elsewhere in Europe.
Europe's largest companies left $1 trillion of working capital unused in 2012, according to a report published on Wednesday.
Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow demanding Vladimir Putin resign on Wednesday, as the president took the helm of a loyalist movement designed to broaden his power base.
Global index compiler MSCI has upgraded the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to Emerging Market status from Frontier Market, marking a new era for their capital flows.
Late Tuesday, MSCI downgraded Greece as an "emerging market," effectively bringing the country full circle from when it was upgraded to a developed market.
Greece's fragile government faced protest on Wednesday over the sudden closure of state broadcaster ERT, hours after seeing its bourse downgraded to emerging market status.
Industrial output from euro zone factories defied market expectations and rose in April, but expansion was slowed by a drop in production of energy and durable consumer goods.
The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell more than expected in May to its lowest in two years.
Attention may be focused on rising yields in major economies, but Europe's peripheral bond yields are also on the rise again.
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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.