The U.K. economy continued its robust expansion in the second quarter, and is now larger than at its pre-crisis peak at the start of 2008.» Read More
John Wraith, fixed income strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC that they are still cautious about investors' move into equities.
Luxury goods group Richemont gave a cautious outlook on Monday after slowing wholesale demand for its pricey products pushed sales growth in the last quarter below forecasts.
Middle-class professionals are to be targeted in a new crackdown on tax evasion promised by the chief prosecutor of England and Wales, the FT reports.
2013 is hailed by many equity strategists as the start of the long-anticipated "great rotation", with investors moving into stocks out of bonds, ending the reign of the bond bull market in recent years. But it's European stocks that are being seen as particularly investable.
Clifford Bennett, Chief Economist, White Crane Reports says the euro is a fantastic buy right now and expects it to rocket higher in 2013. He says the euro zone will be the most fiscally responsible region for the next 10 to 30 years.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC is upbeat about the U.S. economy. He says the fiscal situation has stabilized and the housing cycle has turned a corner.
The International Monetary Fund on Friday estimated that Greece faced a financing gap of up to 9.5 billion euros for 2015 and 2016 and said it had assurances from Europe the aid would be forthcoming for Athens.
An American and a Frenchman have been found dead, and the Obama administration said Friday it was trying to secure the release of U.S. hostages still being held by Islamic militants at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara.
At 2013's meeting, Maria and her team look forward to the themes, opportunities and surprises that come out of the World Economic Forum. In preparation, Maria discusses what will, and has, comes out of Davos. Would you believe Mick Jagger?
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.
Police are hunting for a suspect after a 147-foot underground tunnel was used to launch an audacious raid on a Berlin bank.
The U.K. pound has come under increasing pressure in the last few weeks as the outlook for growth in the country looks sluggish, but the currency could fall even more as the economy faces multiple problems.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe.
Cyprus may seem too small for markets to care. But UBS has warned that the Mediterranean island is big enough to cause trouble in the euro zone after seeking a bailout from the troika, made up of the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.
Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that David Cameron's attempt at EU renegotiation is becoming a farce and he risks being humiliated if it fails.
The "awakening dragon" that is the growing Chinese economy will help boost oil demand in 2013, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday as it raised its 2013 demand forecast.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where the Friday session has started out on a positive note.
The European Central Bank should keep monetary policy easy and perhaps try to lower borrowing costs further to help the euro zone's struggling economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
Guy Wolf, global head of market analytics at Marex Spectron, tells CNBC that the deterioration of the German industrial base is more severe in the short-term than people realise.
Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia says he advises clients to invest in quality names in European energy, retail and luxury sectors as he sees good value there.
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The Big Mac Index compares how much a Big Mac costs in 38 countries, explains Edward McBride, finance editor at The Economist. He outlines which currencies are the most under- and over-valued.
Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, explains that Europe, and equities in general, are attractive as central banks remain supportive.
David Herro, CIO at Harris Capital, says the geopolitical situation has made European valuations a bit more appealing and that now is a good time to pick up quality European stocks.