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John McFall, who described bank bosses as being "asleep at the wheel", has warned that proposals for the break-up of Royal Bank of Scotland could be swept aside by the chancellor.
Turkish stocks tumbled more than 5 percent on Thursday afternoon after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan refused to back down in the face of protests.
If car sales are any sign, Britain's economy is doing just fine. These numbers, plus a raft of other positive data on Thursday, helped spur a rally in the pound.
Wednesday's sharp selloff in U.S. stocks should be a wake-up call for investors, Societe Generale's notoriously bearish strategist Albert Edwards said.
The Bank of England voted to keep benchmark interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent, at Mervyn King's final policy meeting as Governor.
As political leaders arrive for the 61st annual Bilderberg conference in London, police have implemented a no-fly zone and used anti-terror laws to close-off streets to traffic.
France's unemployment rate rose to 10.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013, casting fresh doubt on President Francois Hollande's goal of reversing the rising jobless trend by year-end.
The European Central Bank left its interest rate and deposit rate unchanged on the back of improving economic data, following May's 25-basis-point reduction in the base rate to a record low of 0.5 percent.
Stock market operator NYSE Euronext on Thursday delayed the opening of its stock market indexes, attributing the late start of trade to technical issues which caused "aggravation" and "angst" among traders.
The path to happiness is an elusive one for many and even more so for Germans it would seem. But Germany's leader Angela Merkel had some handy advice for her compatriots.
Despite cooling of talks between Austria and Poland about a possible merger of their two stock exchanges, CEO of the Warsaw index has given his strongest hint yet that a deal is drawing closer.
An International Monetary Fund study is highly critical of its own and the EU's handling of Greece's first $144 billion bailout.
France must improve its relationship with Germany, the leader of France's opposition party said on Wednesday, following speculation about a rift between the countries' leaders.
European equities relative to their U.S. counterparts are the cheapest they have been for 25 years, and analysts predict there is still 15 percent upside in the S&P 500.
Rebekah Brooks, a former executive to Rupert Murdoch and a close friend of Prime Minister David Cameron, pleaded not guilty in a London court on Wednesday to charges related to phone hacking.
Latvia is due to get the green light to become the 18th member of the euro zone on Wednesday, prompting questions over why the small, economically successful Baltic nation wants to join the troubled currency union.
As Her Majesty the Queen celebrates 60 years since her coronation, another formidable bastion of power and dominance passes its own Diamond Jubilee: the Bilderberg Group meets in Watford, U.K. this week for the 61st time.
Europe's economic woes eased slightly last month, but a chronic shortage of new orders means an economic recovery in the euro zone still looks some way off.
China launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe in European wine on Wednesday in response to the European Union's decision to impose duties on imports of Chinese solar panels.
Parliament's subsidised cocktails stirred up outrage amongst the Spanish public. So the heads of political parties agreed to take them off the menu.
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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.